Tricentis Morning Show – Episode 6
Tune in and watch this episode of Tricentis Morning Show to hear expert insight on SAP testing from WienIT, Nagarro, and Tricentis.
Today is an exciting today for us here at Tricentis! We’re introducing two brand new products: Test Automation for Salesforce and Test Management for Jira. We’re also releasing a major upgrade of NeoLoad for performance testing.
Together, these new releases will enable customers to deliver new capabilities and workflows to their business faster, collaborate more efficiently among product teams, and enhance digital experiences for all end users.
What’s driving these new product developments? Customer feedback. Since the pandemic, organizations have turbo-charged their digital business initiatives and we are stepping up to help them.
New business applications are being built much more frequently on low-code platforms like Salesforce. This is partly due to increased pressure from business teams to deliver new functionality more quickly, and to overcome a shortage of professional developers who are difficult to find and hire. New capabilities and workflows can be developed and deployed into production much more quickly when you can use an existing sales and marketing platform as the starting point.
Gartner predicts that IT spend on low-code development technologies is expected to grow to almost $30 billion by 2025, accounting for more than 70% of all application development activity. Clearly, low-code application platforms have gone mainstream, and we need to talk about how we can help address some of the challenges that we’re hearing about from customers.
Salesforce customers typically encounter three main issues that complicate testing.
With Tricentis Test Automation for Salesforce, we want to eliminate any reason for Salesforce admins, developers, and testers not to automate repetitive, manual QA tasks.
We’ve accomplished that with an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface that uses steps, triggers, actions, and other native terminology that is familiar to every Salesforce professional. It is fast and efficient for users of all skill levels to author tests and build automation using the ‘click-not-code’ approach that made Salesforce so popular.
The product is context aware and ready for Salesforce Lightning. We’ve added support for dynamic tables, conditional fields, pop-up windows, and custom objects that are difficult to automate with Selenium scripts. With every new Salesforce platform update, your tests will work. There are lots of other features that make Test Automation for Salesforce a must-have in your toolchain. Learn more here about all the things you can do with it, or attend our webinar on Nov. 3.
Ronaldo Francisco, Test Specialist at Australia-based Idea Science, participated in the beta program and summed it up nicely when he said, “It’s really easy to use, especially compared to other solutions. It’s remarkable.” Thank you for your feedback, Ronaldo!
Tricentis Test Automation for Salesforce
Among organizations with digital business initiatives, collaboration among product teams has shifted in a good way. The adoption of DevOps and DevSecOps is now more widespread, supported by collaboration tools like Atlassian Jira. With Test Management for Jira, everyone on your team — from developers to testers, business analysts, product, and project managers — can plan, build tests, govern changes, attach test artifacts, keep track of changelogs, and see test execution trends over time. It’s a powerful tool that can help agile teams keep everything in one place and tightly integrated with your DevOps toolchain.
Why Jira? With an Atlassian market cap of over $58B, analysts estimate the market share for Atlassian Jira at over 88% for bug and issue tracking, at 60% in IT Service Management, and over 40% in project management. With such widespread adoption, chances are that your company also uses Jira to enable teams to collaborate more efficiently.
So why not extend Jira with test management capabilities for all your Jira users so that you can manage all your development artifacts in one place?
We built Tricentis Test Management for Jira to help product and business teams accelerate the development process from idea to production.
Test Management for Jira is free for up to 10 users, with a 30-day free trial. For larger teams, pricing starts at $1.38 per user per month and goes down from there.
Tricentis Test Management for Jira
Recent IDC research indicates that improving the customer experience directly impacts the organization’s bottom line. More than 30% of senior IT leaders globally reported improved profit margins as one of the top five benefits, and 61% saw at least a 5X return on CX investments. This is impressive and confirms what we’ve expected all along: that great customer experience drives customer engagement and loyalty. As consumers we’re much more likely to spend money with vendors that have great customer service and responsive, easy-to-use web and mobile apps.
Given that market context, it’s easy to see why any customer-facing or internal application must be responsive and scale as demand, which can be unpredictable at times, increases. NeoLoad with RealBrowser, a major new capability, enables performance testing of modern, cloud-native applications by simulating real user behavior at the browser level. This is important because there are several goals that we wanted to achieve with this major new release.
With these design goals in mind, we’ve worked hard to enhance our existing performance testing capabilities at the protocol level, such as HTTP, databases, Citrix, and SAP GUI with browser-based technology (aka RealBrowser) that is better suited to capture the end user experience of dynamic web applications. These applications might use web sockets, Ajax, Angular, Node.js, and others to render applications in the browser regardless of the end user device or mobile or web use.
In other words, we’ve tried to combine the best of both worlds. This means that as a user, you can mix and match browser- and protocol-based performance testing as it suits your application, your use case, and the type of performance metrics you want to measure. By integrating NeoLoad with APM and observability tools like Dynatrace or Datadog, you get even more visibility into how your application performs in different usage scenarios, accelerating the process of identifying and eliminating performance bottlenecks. Learn more here or attend our webinar on Nov. 10 to hear about what’s possible with NeoLoad 9 and why we believe RealBrowser is a game-changer in the performance testing market.
With these new releases, we’re kicking off an innovation cycle here at Tricentis. There are many more exciting new products and features that we’re working on that can’t be covered in this blog. In the meantime, I hope you’ll be able to join us in person at an upcoming Tricentis Roadshow. If you can’t join us in person, catch the livestream of the Chicago Roadshow on October 20, 2022.