Automation testing for packaged and SaaS solutions

Today’s enterprises are focused on maturing their cloud journey, moving from cloud transition to digital transformation, streamlining enterprise technology and applications to help drive efficiencies, and leveraging emerging technology that enhances customer centricity. This focus has moved packaged and SaaS solutions into the heart of technology ecosystems. For businesses to be nimble to meet market demands, their IT function needs to have the ability to implement change on these SaaS solutions at an accelerated pace. 

When done right, automation testing can become an integral part of enabling that acceleration. 

Some of the key considerations for automation testing for the modern enterprise can include:

Quick onboarding: By leveraging KPMG firms’ SaaS automation solution, it can significantly reduce the on-boarding time for any client to start leveraging test automation. Pre-built test scripts and libraries can improve the overall experience of using the technology.

Reduced manual effort: Automating scenarios that are repetitive, identical, complex, prone to manual errors and time bound can be the strong candidates for automation. The automation of such activities can help significantly reduce the manual effort in the validation process. KPMG professionals’ approach can offer improved execution time and enhanced testing coverage by leveraging capabilities like low/no code, test mining, live compare, and the self-healing of automation framework.

Improved quality and standardization: KPMG professionals’ goal is to match the pace of an implementation and help to ensure the accuracy in the validation process through standardized automation strategy and robust test automation framework.

Rapid development and reduced maintenance effort: By leveraging KPMG firms’ modern tool sets, it can significantly reduce the maintenance effort and test development time to maintain and validate  systems during their monthly/quarterly patches.

Delivery efficiency: By leveraging shift-left approach, parallel execution, and risk-based testing through KPMG firms’ automation approach, it can bring the delivery efficiency in an engagement.

Most of today’s challenges revolve around three main premises: Reducing learning curves and setup times, accelerating delivery through continuous releases and resiliency improvement across the enterprise IT landscape. KPMG firms’ automation framework can help clients achieve this through its core components:

  • Cloud-based, no-code framework, to accelerate test case development
  • Pre-built accelerators, to help reduce time to deliver
  • Auto-discovery mechanisms that can identify business processes most recently used
  • Configuration comparison before deployment, to help reduce environment discrepancies
  • Live impact analysis between automation assets, to help reduce breakage
  • Self-healing mechanisms that can autonomously identify additional functionality
  • SaaS based licensing models and full support of continuous integration and continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines

KPMG firms’ automation testing helps to validate wide-ranging business processes across ERP modules and provides flexibility to business users to create their own automated scenarios.

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