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Case Studies

Centrify worked with LogiGear to seek a standardized approach to functional testing, reduce technical debt, and maintain test scripts in order to increase automation coverage with each new build. LogiGear automated a number of existing tests, during an initial pilot program and provided training to all of the teams in order to meet Centrify’s objective. The outcome was a complete test automation framework that enabled Centrify to align software development and testing groups, unite test designers, testers and automation engineers, and integrate their onshore and offshore testing teams.

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CommScope, a networking company, relied on an on-shore testing partner using manual methods to test the core back-end functionality of its networking software. Because of the time-consuming nature and high cost of the manual testing service, CommScope chose to bypass testing the GUI component of its solution, having reasoned it to be "mature" and not subject to much change. CommScope's customers learned otherwise — with GUI bugs found in every new release. Ultimately, CommScope turned to LogiGear. Using TestArchitect, LogiGear automated over 4,000 test cases, expanded coverage from 0% to 90%, and automated GUI testing in only 20 machine hours.

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Landmark Graphics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Halliburton and is the premier provider of software and technology services for the upstream oil and gas industry. After hiring LogiGear to automate their testing process, Landmark had a three month beta program with select key customers. The improvements in quality were substantial. In the end, there was an 84% decrease in defects found in beta and a 97% reduction in the known issues found at product shipment.

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REGRESSION CYCLE REDUCED FROM 8 WEEKS TO 5 HOURS

See how PE Toolkit Team (Haliburton) leverages MS Team Foundation Server, MS Test Manager and LogiGear’s TestArchitect to accelerate their continuous testing process.

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When LeapFrog embarked upon an ambitious strategy for new market leadership in the intensely competitive children's educational electronics industry, improved operational efficiency was critical to success. LogiGear took on the challenge, utilizing its offshore center in Vietnam to implement Action Based Testing with the TestArchitect toolset. With LogiGear's help, LeapFrog decreased its QA staff from a range of 30-40, down to 11 full-time, highly skilled engineers eliminated seasonal hiring challenges and decreased hourly testing costs by 30% below that of its prior outsourcing effort.

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MX Logic is a leading provider of email and Web managed security services. The company was running a suite of 423 software tests manually to test their security software. MX Logic increases automated test coverage to 90% and saves $1 Million using LogiGear’s Automation Services.

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Openwave Corporation, the leading provider of software products and services for the mobile communications industry, had not achieved the full potential of software test automation and offshore test outsourcing for its messaging product platform. LogiGear utilized its trademark TestArchitect toolset to integrate test design, automation and management. In using TestArchitect, LogiGear doubled OpenWave’s testing coverage, ran test suites 500% faster, and reduced overall testing and test automation costs by 31%.

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White Papers

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Test Automation

Test automation has the potential to speed up release cycles, increase coverage and ultimately provide greater confidence in the quality of the software being released. However, software test automation can be a costly investment with low returns if not properly executed.

This paper outlines the top challenges that are not immediately obvious when initially implementing test automation and provides steps that can be taken to avoid the pitfalls or take corrective action.

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Achieving the Full Potential of Test Automation Whitepaper

This paper will first discuss key benefits of software automation and examine the most common techniques used to implement software test automation. It will then analyze prevalent reasons why test automation efforts fail to meet their potential.

Finally, this paper concludes with an examination in how using a keyword-driven approach to test automation allows organizations to avoid problems inherent in other approaches and benefits from test automation. Action Based Testing, the latest methodology from the original architect of the keyword method, and the TestArchitect toolset will be presented as proven real-world examples of why test automation is the optimal solution.

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Data-Driven Testing with Keywords

From years of experience it has been proven time and again that test design is a major driver for automation success. Design becomes even more important when dealing with large amounts of data. The tools and techniques that help in managing and inputting data can help or hinder automation depending on test construction. When tests are organized well and written in the right level of detail, automated tests of all types can be very efficient and maintainable.

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Mobile Test Automation with TestArchitect

TestArchitect (TA), LogiGear’s premiere automation tool, has three major components: TestArchitect Client / TestArchitect Harness / TestArchitect Automation

The client is the part of application that interacts with the user directly. This includes the TestArchitect Explorer and other GUI components that you can see from the application. TA Client is also responsible for compiling a test into text files during a text execution.

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Software Testing 3.0: The Continuing Evolution of Software Testing

This white paper traces the evolution of software testing through its first two phases, and then presents the current state of the practice: Software Testing 3.0, an independent and strategic approach to software quality. The paper concludes with a discussion for senior executives on how and why software testing can finally meet and exceed management expectations, illustrated by real-world case studies showing how two companies benefited from Software Testing 3.0 to test better and faster while lowering their costs.

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The Business Case for Outsourcing Software Testing to Vietnam

This white paper provides a business case for considering Vietnam as an offshore outsourcing destination and offers specific examples from the IT and software industries including a US software testing firm with a facility in Vietnam. This paper begins by outlining a framework for evaluating potential outsourcing destinations. It then proceeds to evaluate Vietnam against the framework, demonstrating that Vietnam is worthy of strong consideration as an offshore outsourcing destination for information technology functions including development and software testing.

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Offshore Software Test Automation: A Strategic Approach to Cost and Speed Effectiveness

Two industry trends, automating software testing and moving software testing offshore, hold the promise of providing both cost and time savings. Bringing software to market faster while reducing costs and helping the bottom line are goals that are very high on any software development organization’s wish list. A coordinated management effort, with good understanding of the planning required, is necessary for success in both of these areas.

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