Kiss the Regression Testing Blues Goodbye

By: Avaap
Date: March 31, 2014

We’re confident that no one loves Infor Lawson regression testing. And when people don’t love what they do, productivity and morale suffers.

Regression testing is a necessary function of ensuring quality software following upgrades, modifications or system patches, but it’s a task that’s often met with dread, especially when performed manually. It’s monotonous, time-intensive, time-consuming and often not accurate. Automating Infor Lawson regression testing shatters that long-held perspective and contributes to resource efficiency, process improvement and improved morale.

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CAMH, Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, recently implemented Avaap Test Automation to standardize Lawson software system testing and bring rigor to business processes. The result: a more accurate, streamlined testing process and happier professionals during the testing process.

Infor Lawson is the backbone of CAMH’s critical business operations including finance, HR, payroll and procurement. Previously, CAMH didn’t have documented processes or detailed test suites to guide a streamlined, efficient ERP upgrade process. So, system testing required large amounts of time to complete on top

of the IT department’s daily responsibilities. With Avaap Test Automation in place, the testing process is accelerated, streamlined and repeatable – cutting time and costs during the upgrade process.

“We saw the immediate benefits of Avaap Test Automation to improve our Infor Lawson upgrade experience,” said Rino LaGrassa, senior manager of Information Technology, Corporate Applications and Web Portals at CAMH. “Avaap Test Automation enables us to do integrated system testing, user acceptance testing, and other testing scenarios without putting a strain on the IT team while helping us move projects ahead and meet expected service levels. Our team will be able to dedicate their time to developing scenarios and stronger change management controls, not performing monotonous key strokes.”

The Takeaway

Part of job satisfaction is having the tools needed to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. Automating Infor regression testing may not result in a workforce passionate about testing, but it will ease the process, foster better collaboration with internal business partners, reduce resource requirements and enable business users to focus on more strategic testing activities.

Implementing Test Automation in Your Business

Is test automation right for your organization? Consider the following:

Are you spending hours on system testing only to still have functional or quality issues?

Are labor costs increasing as a result of necessary system testing?

Is it difficult to coordinate resources across departments or time zones?

Does your application need to meet specific SLAs?

Automation makes sense if you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions. As Infor Lawson users prepare for system upgrades, end-to-end regression testing becomes more frequent and crucial. Rather than the heartbreak of repetitive testing tasks, automate the process and give regression testing another shot at love.

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