Why Retailers Need To Automate Testing? 

Quality assurance and software testing are important ways to prevent issues in application software or sites. However, Software Testing is not only about detecting bugs and fixing them but more of an approach that shapes, refines, and elevates the product at every level of its development lifecycle.

The millennials are inclined to mobile and social shopping, thereby abandoning traditional methods. Their shopping habits change frequently which leaves retailers with no option other than understanding their needs and engaging them with cool offers and customer-centric shopping experience. To provide the best user experience, many retailers integrate integral features in their online stores.

But what goes wrong after implementing these new features is that they fail to execute test automation and software testing.

To ensure a smooth, seamless shopping experience for the online customer, it is necessary that front and back-end functionalities of the e-commerce application and the Point of Sale (PoS) system is properly working in sync with other functions. Retailers should focus more on using more technology, data, and analytics to provide service performance to their customers.

End-to-End testing of these applications is a necessary ingredient in the recipe to succeed. Choosing the right tool along with the right technology is imperative. Implementing test automation is highly essential to an efficient testing process for various reasons such as:

  • Improved test efficiency
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Minimal manual intervention
  • Maximum test coverage
  • Reusability of code

Before we get into the details, let us assimilate the concept of the Test Automation Framework. Test Automation Framework is the set of protocols, coding standards, project hierarchies, modularity, and guidelines that define the rules of testing a specific product. In simpler terms, test automation frameworks help organizations to perform various tests on software applications using automation tools and achieve results in a coherent & beneficial manner.

Why Automation Frameworks Matter? 

Quality Assurance experts play a pivotal role in successfully building an automation framework, as they help in controlling and monitoring the entire testing process and enhancing the fidelity of the results. This helps the testing teams to perform the automated tests in a more practical and simplified manner.

What is DCqaf? 

DCqaf is a flexible and secure automation testing framework built to empower retailers’ end-to- end retail landscape that includes front-end, back-end of eCommerce application and POS systems in one fabric. Powered by AI and ML components, DCqaf aids organizations perform test automation right from the start of the development cycle, adding more power to Agile and DevOps driven retail environments. 

DCqaf ensures that the entire testing process in the SDLC is rigorous and perfect to befit every operation. Apart from the default potential test automation tools like Jenkins, TestLink, TestComplete, etc. DCqaf enables the effective integration of the third-party tools to allow customization until the very last part of code for the end-user. 

Leveraging DCqaf can help you stay ahead of your competitors in the retail industry by: 

Offers the teams with flexibility to functionality changes and script modifications.

Offers multi-test data execution for test cases to increases its flexibility immensely.

Supports mobile devices, multi-thread, and multi-browser capabilities

Reduces cross-browser testing complexities

Provides automation testing support for 3rd party eCommerce tools, test management applications

Enables easier integration with cloud-based platforms for browsers and mobile devices

Using advanced and efficient tools and technology like WebDriver, Cucumber, Ruby Rake, Appium, TestLink, and Jenkins, DCqaf aims to support iOS, Android, and other cloud-based Test Automation platforms. The level of data access to the users is high and the test execution report derived by DCqaf is easy to interpret and delivered to the user regularly. Other intelligent automation solution accelerators can quickly ease the automation of manual and regression test scenarios to decrease the time-to-market for the customers.

DCqaf Integrates with Robotic Arm 

DCqaf also integrates with Aspire Systems’ in-house built Robotic-arm which automates the entire EMV scenarios. This helps retailers attain 90% test automation from previously compared 65%. From eComm to EOM to WMS to POS – DCqaf helps customers through the entire Retail landscape keeping the application at its highest quality. Through this implementation, retailers attain intangible benefits passed on to customers by having a better quality website, faster performance and high surveillance on security breaches along with tangible benefits of guaranteed faster time to market with a greater return on investment.

Aspire’s DCqaf has many organizations in the industry to retain their quality standards high while rapidly delivering exciting new features to address the constantly changing consumer demands in no time.

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