Logistics and Supply Chain
The client is a leading global 3PL provider headquartered in the US, experiencing unprecedented growth. Their intelligent supply chain solutions cater to shippers and carriers, leveraging a centralized marketplace for truckload, LTL, intermodal, and other capacity needs.
To manage a network of 75,000 assets, 70,000 carriers, 14,000 shippers, and 10,000+ daily loads, this 3PL leader depends on omnichannel digital solutions that required constant upkeep and upgrades. They needed an automation solution to reduce the time spent on software development, testing, and release cycles for faster time to market to meet customer demands. Performing end-to-end testing across their mobile, windows, and web applications using their existing tool stack posed significant challenges to their in-house team.
The client’s technical team consists of software development, testing, and release engineers. The legacy quality assurance (QA) and testing tools offered ease of use. Still, they were limited in their ability to test across different types of applications and ramp up or enhance production cycles.
With their primary objective of speeding up test creation and execution, and reducing testing cycles, Emtec Digital’s team of software quality engineers considered replacing their legacy testing tool. After a careful evaluation of the client’s application landscape, their testing requirements against testing tool functionalities, Tricentis Tosca was chosen. The Emtec Digital team then converted their old test scripts onto the Tosca platform and wrote new test scripts to ensure full test coverage. The team also created custom plugins to generate the test data required for test cases.
The overview of the Tosca workflow utilized is depicted below.
The Tosca-enabled automation solution now identifies bugs, defects, and anomalies early in the development cycle, significantly reducing development time. With more stability and automation in testing workflows, the IT team now has more time to focus on performance, mobile, and backward compatibility testing. The other technical benefits realized include:
The addition of new testing tools accelerated their application development & release cycles, leading to superior performance with speed and agility. Test automation effectively replaced repetitive and manual testing tasks, and allowed quality checks to be conducted in tandem with product development.
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