The Benefits to Financial Software Limited
Acutest have given FSL renewed confidence in their own software capabilities. Through Selenium, they now have the power to agree and change the content of the tests and have visibility of results dashboard. Due to this, the ability to drill down to individual results has dramatically reduced the time needed to take part in testing releases, increasing precision.
The Outcomes of the Project
Afterwards solution was embraced by FSL for progressively building end-to-end test capability. Due to this automation assets can be re-used to help test other parts of the service. These are then shared between teams to build a complete automated test capability.
Clearly, a strong working relationship was forged during the project, as Joe adds: “Processes were welcomed and taken onboard; we have learnt a lot from Acutest. Some of their documentation is phenomenal – they follow through on processes and execute them consistently.”
Moreover, the ability to flex elements of the project up and down according to requirements was also appreciated by FSL. This meant that the number of Acutest specialists assigned to them varied from two to six over the course of the project. At their core, Acutest pride themselves on empowering clients to perform ‘testing without testers’. This means non-test professionals and no-technical testers can invoke, or review results of test run. This is done via tools for delivery management and governance. By doing this, FSL’s developers and business users had the opportunity to raise issues that the core team may not have spotted.