“We’re using Tricentis to ensure data integrity because our business revolves around data. We have a lot of data flowing in and out of our core systems. Ensuring the accuracy of that data is essential for our investment models and FCC compliance.”Ryan Burlage, Global QA Manager of Aegon Asset Management
Aegon speeds releases and reduces costs with test automation from data to UIs
From “death by stare and compare” to a culture of sustainable test automation
“The focus on automation not only improves speed and quality; it also helps the bottom line. Test automation saved 6,000 hours in the last year alone—contributing to a 4X reduction in costs.“
The Tricentis Solution: Tricentis
Tosca + Data Integrity
Aegon’s Global QA Manager Ryan Burlage made the case for a new approach to test automation, and won executive support by proving how automation impacted KPIs related to cost, speed, and quality. They selected Tricentis to power their test automation initiative—with the industry’s top technology and extensive experience making innovative testing transformations a reality. Now, with executive support, test automation occurs in lockstep with development.
As their internal and third-party applications evolve, automated tests detect whether the UI and data continue to meet expectations. At the data level, automated source-to-target comparisons relieve the team of the mind-numbing “stare and compare” approach while enabling more thorough and accurate testing. Additionally, automated “vital checks” expose data quality issues, which often point back to underlying system issues that compromise data integrity. At the UI level, Tricentis’ Model-based Test Automation is proving to be much more accessible and stable than Selenium. Business analysts are getting up to speed in a matter of days, and the tests require minimal maintenance.
The focus on automation not only improves speed and quality; it also helps the bottom line. Test automation saved 6,000 hours in the last year alone—contributing to a 4X reduction in costs.
- Test automation became an integral part of their culture and process
- Updates released faster and with increased confidence
- Exposure of quality issues that were previously overlooked
- Complete audit trail of what was tested, how, and with what outcome
- Automated data tests add the equivalent of 84.5 hours of testing per cycle
- 100+ database tables with up to 40M records automatically compared upon each change
- 90% in-sprint test automation
- 12X greater adoption than Selenium (and growing)
- 4X cost reduction