HP and TurnKey Solutions have teamed up to deliver out-of-the-box automated testing frameworks for enterprises.
HP and TurnKey Solutions have
announced an agreement to deliver automated testing frameworks for enterprises.
In a blog post
, Matthew Morgan, vice president of
product marketing for HP Software, said HP and TurnKey Solutions
will deliver automated testing frameworks
for enterprise applications via three core components: Business Process Test (BPT) Accelerators
With the growing adoption of mobile
and cloud computing as well as Agile methods, which promise faster delivery of
new functionality, enterprises are being asked to deliver new software updates
to their end users at a higher velocity with constrained resources, Morgan
said. When looking at packaged applications from a testing perspective, the
industry standard practice for delivering software updates faster has been to
expand the number of manual testers.
Indeed, manual testers for large
enterprise software systems can range into the hundreds, HP said. However,
automation can help drastically reduce this number while decreasing resource
costs, Morgan said.
There is increasing pressure on
application teams to deliver value, and thus the use of Agile development is up
across the board, Subbu Iyer, HP Softwares vice president of products and
strategy for applications, told eWEEK
. One thing that has hampered
enterprise projects is the volume of changes that come through that need to be
tested. That typically requires putting more labor to work and adding testers.
With this announcement were trying to help enterprises by providing more
automation to increase value and reduce cost."
The BPT Accelerators deliver
pre-created test frameworks consisting of automated business process tests and
automated business process components, Morgan said. These tests and components
are specific to HP application lifecycle management (ALM) and HP Quality Center
implementations for HP business process testing software and are integrated
into HP ALM and HP Quality Center for use in testing scenarios. These
accelerators combine ready-to-use tests and components to enable clients to
quickly test popular packaged applications like Oracle E-Business Suite
and PeopleSoft, he said.
cFactory addresses a variety of
testing needs for both packaged and custom applications. cFactory analyzes an
application's screens, forms and objects, and determines the regions that can
be tested automatically. It then creates HP BPT components that are populated
in HP ALM or HP Quality center and can be quickly combined and used to create,
schedule and execute automated tests, Morgan said. cFactory supports test
framework creation for popular applications and platforms such as Oracle, SAP,
.NET and Java.
Meanwhile, docEngine is a
multi-source reporting technology for monitoring project quality. It includes a
standard library of most commonly requested testing reports and enables the quick
generation of custom reports to address different scenarios, Morgan
Iyer said this announcement comes
out of a longstanding partnership with TurnKey. The automated testing solutions
extend that partnership and enhance the total value for users of HP quality and
ALM solutions, Morgan added. The TurnKey products are built on top of HP ALM and
HP Quality Center, and the BPT components are implemented with scripts created
by HP Unified Functional Testingpreviously known as HP Quick Test Professional
(QTP), Morgan said.
Accelerators, cFactory and docEngine will be available soon through HP Direct
Sales, HP channel partners and HP Services.