We are part of a fast-moving world and it is imperative that brands quickly adapt to ever-changing business models, newer markets, and new channels for customers. Moreover, time-to-time application and infrastructure changes is also important so that new application versions are in place, there is customization based on client requirement, and also new features of the vendor are put to action. Now the question that begets is, are applications tested or updated adequately at regular intervals? In most of the cases, it does not happen effectively. Let us understand why.

Why applications are not updated or tested adequately?

  • The cost of testing is too high that results in fewer patching/updates with almost no or limited testing
  • Most of the times testing is done by subject matter experts (SME) keeping them away from their day-to-day jobs

Nevertheless, when applications are not tested or updated regularly, it exposes a business to security risks, which in turn might indicate not having an edge over their competitors.

However, Oracle Application Testing Suite (OATS) is now available and it promises to reduce 80% of test automation efforts.

What is OATS?

Oracle Application Testing Suite is a comprehensive and integrated Web application testing solution that offer tools to ensure the scalability and reliability of all critical applications of a business.

OATS include the following products:

  • Oracle Functional Testing: Automated functional and regression testing
  • Oracle Load Testing: Used to measure scalability, performance, and load testing of web applications
  • Oracle Test Manager: Comprises test requirement management, test management, test execution, and defect tracking

Why use OATS?

Oracle Application Testing Suite lessens the requirement of manual testing. This is because it is a reliable, easy-to-use, and automated testing tool. It accelerates the entire testing process. The specialty of this robust, integrated testing solution is that is that it offers testing management, load stress testing, and functional testing in a single test suite.

OATS has pre-built automated test scripts to test EBS application transactions and hence, does not need any programming experts from test developers. Thus, the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can focus on their day-to-day jobs. As OATS uses the same, easy-to-use open script for functional as well Load Testing, it enhances the overall productivity and lowers the total cost of ownership.

Benefits of OATS

Organizations that have used OATS for automating functional and regression testing, executing of load tests, and managing their test processes have come across some of the most significant benefits of the Testing Suite. They are the following:

Reduced Testing Time and Cost: With OATS, organizations have automated their test cases, and leveraged some of the most easy-to-use test solutions. The result is they have been able to cut down the need of manual testing and alongside their test cycles have become more competent.

Increased Application Quality and Performance: By being able to automate both functional testing and load testing, organizations have been able to extend their test coverage to a large extent, test their applications under production-level workloads, and they are able to identify and address more functionality issues and performance logjams before the deployment itself. The result is the cost to fix bugs is lesser.

Improved Control and Visibility over Test Processes: As far as OATS is concerned testing is mostly managed from a central console thereby, enabling test team members collaborate and share information while gaining more control and visibility over the test processes.

Last but not the least; Oracle Application Testing is an effective testing framework that has the ability to manage the test processes of an organization and leverage benefits of automated testing largely, thereby decreasing the need for manual testing. OATS offers enterprises with platforms so that they can test all tiers of application stack before the deployment. It is a comprehensive model of testing that validates both application functionality as well as performance under real-world operating conditions.

Shraddha Banerjee

From an Instructional Designer to a Writer, Shraddha loves learning new things every day. When not writing or researching on emerging technologies, she is busy playing with her little bundle of joy.