The distributed team can now run tests for multiple configurations in parallel, as well as multiple software versions on the same configuration.
Prior to adopting Ranorex Studio, the main challenge for the team was to set up and reproduce a test environment that simulated the real production environment. At any given time, an customer might have multiple versions of their software installed across production sites, due to issues such as the time required to implement a new version or regulatory approvals. But testing on physical machines limited the possible configurations and the number of production scenarios that could be tested.
Now, the team can run multiple configurations in parallel, as well as multiple software versions on the same configuration. Either approach saves time and spreads test coverage among multiple possible platforms.
The team has also extended their test coverage significantly. “We are able to control and pilot all the applications simultaneously, because we instruct Ranorex Studio to do so”, explained the team’s manager, rather than having “4 or 5 people clicking manually in multiple locations.”
Executing tests in a virtual environment brings many advantages: the test engineers can connect the test environment remotely, without restrictions for the availability of hardware; and the system is qualified by a simulated production environment, using test data similar to real production data.
As a result, the team was able to achieve a 30% increase in testing productivity.