Pandemic has put businesses in a constant state of flux. With the majority of businesses treading the path of digital transformation, ensuring and maintaining system availability, performance, and usability have become critical as a business must have due to its ability to deliver top and bottom line results. 

QA should realign and shift its focus from testing individual IT components to functional testing. 

Why Functional Test Automation 

Releasing a software application without rigorously testing its functionalities isn’t a choice anymore. To deliver applications and services that meet today’s digital demands, the switch to functional testing is the need of the hour. 

While businesses are fast waking up to the call of automation, they need to understand that the success of their products and applications relies heavily on functional testing as it can identify any bugs or malfunctions, which eventually leads to seamless functioning of the UI resulting in superior customer experience, and enhanced security and robustness. Report suggests that 24% of businesses witnessed an instant increase in ROI once they started automated testing.

  • Improved Business Reputation

Testing the code at the end of a development cycle ensures that the application is launched without any bugs or malfunctions. As a result, this enhances the reputation of the business and application, which eventually escalates the profitability quotient and ROI and diversifies the revenue growth.  

  • Organized Testing Environment 

This is critical because the applications’ are reviewed for capacity and break-point. They are put through different scenarios to review their scope, thus enabling your application to improve stability under stress. This results in scalability, marketability, and profitability.  

  • Faster Detection of Bugs 

In the development stage, applications should be continuously tested end-to-end. Using the power of functional testing is mandatory because it allows the code to be repeatedly tested, enabling your team to identify and decipher issues early during development. Early bug detection helps to save time and money, resulting in an improved ROI for the business.  

  • Spot and Fix Patching Problems 

All applications before their release must be glitch-free and devoid of bottlenecks. With functional testing, spotting and fixing the glitches before the application launch is easy.  

  • Detailed Testing 

Functional testing covers all aspects of the application’s code and executes detailed, end-to-end testing. Instead of conducting selective testing, this form of testing covers the complete spectrum of the product competencies, such as compatibility issues. With Functional testing, all the testing requirements of an enterprise are covered. 

  • Higher speed and accuracy

Functional test automation allows applications to be tested faster within a small time span without compromising accuracy. Additionally, it offers better coverage for faster detection of issues and makes sure that the application is tested all the time without any shortcuts. This leads to a quicker release of applications.  

  • Quicker access

Functional test automation enables testing the complete suite as it can access objects, data, and operating systems.  

  • Improved flexibility

With the increased complexity of applications, functional testing can be reused multiple times. As a result, the applications can be updated quickly and multiple times. 

Forsys Customers’ Functional Test Automation Outcomes

  • Decline in Automation Costs by 25-40% within 3-5 years
  • Achieved 90% accuracy via automation 
  • Removed >95% functional defects during production
  • Lower testing cycle time by >40% 
  • Reduced testing effort by 40-45% 
  • Optimized testing roles by 15%

Source: Statistics captured from multiple Forsys client case studies

Closing Remarks 

As per the latest report, 78% of organizations use test automation for functional or regression testing, and a mere 11% of companies use no test automation. Are you still sitting on the fence and wondering if functional test automation is the right approach for your organization? At Forsys, our multipronged approach to continuous testing, addresses both the packaged and custom development worlds. .

We employ the end-to-end ecosystem and Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) approaches to deliver and address the business and digital transformation-oriented testing needs of our clients. Our Lead-to-Revenue specialization and strategic partnerships with leading technology leaders such as Salesforce, Conga, NetSuite & Oracle, lead to business diversification with intelligent QA. From test design, to test data generation and management,to service virtualization, Forys makes enterprise continuous testing a reality. 

Consult our team of dedicated, certified QA experts to understand how Forsys can help businesses accelerate their business transformation journey.

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