How Tricentis and Sofka helped Proteccíon accelerate test automation and reduce costs
Discover how Protección streamlined operations, saved 45% on implementation time, and achieved 65% test automation coverage with Tricentis Tosca.
reduction in test design/maintenance
FTE days saved per script
K savings per monthly release
The UK’s leading debt-management organization was unable to identify and resolve a memory leak problem that was degrading performance within its cloud-hosted Pega application. They had an immediate need to address these mission-critical issues, since Pega is their “backbone” platform. But longer term, the organization was looking for a better performance testing framework to ensure that the Pega application scales to meet the expected surge in traffic.
As the organization migrated to the cloud-based Pega platform, its existing open-source performance testing tool became a hurdle when validating the complex 200+ transaction business flow within the faster build pipeline. Running performance tests was time-consuming and not scalable; the tool was reporting inaccurate response times, required a lot of manual script maintenance, and was limited in its ability to integrate into automated CI/CD pipelines.
They turned to Cognizant (a Tricentis partner), who recommended using Tricentis NeoLoad to:
Cognizant recommended Tricentis NeoLoad because it makes designing and maintaining complex test scripts for enterprise-grade apps like Pega very easy. NeoLoad doesn’t require coding expertise or specialized know-how, and updating scripts is mostly automatic.
The organization says that with NeoLoad, it has been able to save two days of script creation time. Since each release utilizes five scripts, scripting effort has been reduced from over 17 days down to about a week — translating into savings of $3,000 per month.
This makes it ideal for the test-triage-retest scenario where teams who are not first and foremost performance testing experts are involved. With NeoLoad’s auto-correlation frameworks, other automation and collaboration features, and superior test reporting capabilities, the organization is now able to accelerate test cycles and release into production faster with greater confidence.