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 no more just 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 adhered to mobile and social shopping, thereby abandoning traditional shopping. Their shopping habits change frequently which leaves retailers with no option other than to understand their needs and engage them with cool offers and customer-centric shopping experience. To provide the best user experience, many retailers integrate integral features in their online store. But what goes wrong after implementing these new features is that they fail to execute test automation and software testing. Retailers should focus more on using more technology, data, and analytics to provide service performance to their customers. In short, to succeed in test automation using 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 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 state of the art, robust, automation testing framework which is mainly designed to address both the business and functional challenges in developing retail solutions. It is a tailor-made, flexible, secure and versatile testing framework that maximizes efficiency, collaboration and resource utilization to the project teams in the most cost-efficient way. It encompasses the entire test data collection to custom test reports generation and ensures that the entire testing process is accurate to suit every operation in retail. 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:

  • Enables short regression cycles
  • 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.

Christina Sridhar

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