Why Retailers choose Salesforce Reference Architecture (SFRA)? 

Salesforce Reference Architecture gives a blueprint of best practices on how a retail or eCommerce website must be designed and built with an avenue for customizations. It is more like a reference architecture that provides as package of industry best practices and some essential, yet extraordinary functionalities of web storefront that serves as the foundation of a new Salesforce Commerce B2C site. It enables retailers to launch their platform at a lower cost and in a shorter time frame.

Moving to SFRA can significantly help retailers in their business especially if they want to start a new site, redesign the existing site or launch a new brand in specific sites. In all these examples, SFRA help developers with many benefits by providing pre-built designs and templates that can be used to develop innovative functionalities quickly, thus reducing the time-to-market. SFRA also aids in also aids in enhancing the seamless digital shopping and checkout experience.

How a Test Automation Framework can bridge gaps during SFRA implementation?

However while you choose to implement SFRA you need to make sure you are able to continuously integrate it with your existing system and for this you need to perform parallel test execution to evaluate the cross-browser compatibility of the mobile devices. This requires managing cross-browser testing complexities, perform parallel test execution and optimize the regression suite to achieve this seamless integration.

A Success Story to affirm this…

To highlight a real-time scenario, a leading US-based Retail giant with nearly 700 stores in the United States and Canada, wanted to implement Salesforce Storefront Reference Architecture (SFRA) to create a mobile-optimized UX and ensure the website is completely navigable across all mobile devices. They wanted a test automation framework that can support SFRA, to establish automated testing and debugging protocols to quickly test each of the retail application’s functionality. They expected a cost-effective test automation solution that can also minimize cross-browser testing complexities.

At Aspire Systems, we understand the need for seamless retail applications and websites and help them to achieve quality by leveraging our best of intelligent Test Automation technology. Our versatile framework, DCqaf ensures that the end-to-end testing process is rigorous and accurate to suit every operation in retail.  It helps in developing retail solutions by supporting mobile devices, multi-thread, and multi-browser capabilities thereby downsizing cross-browser testing complexities and providing agility to the software development cycle while mitigating costs.

Aspire’s home-grown Retail Test Automation, Digital Commerce quality automation framework (DCQaf ) has helped them to achieve:

  • 25% reduced regression suite size & 50% reduced regression testing cycle time
  • The test development time is reduced by 60%
  • Prepared around 19,000 test cases and uncovered 5000+ defects
  • Achieved 60+ production releases and created 3900 test scripts
  • In just 6 years, the company saved about $20 million

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