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In recent years, retailers have changed the way they do business to expand beyond physical store operations with online shopping. This requires both vertical and horizontal integration that adds complexity to retail applications. You need confidence that your transaction management systems (such as Visa and MasterCard) and customer loyalty programs all perform flawlessly while protecting your users’ sensitive information. You must have a consistent and thorough application testing process in place to quickly deliver a successful project. Parasoft can help you implement and execute an automated testing strategy that enables you to confidently deploy your retail and e-commerce software applications.
Since your customers frequently use your applications, it’s vital to provide a consistent and reliable user experience across all interfaces, ensuring that your applications are defect-free and intuitive. You can validate your customer experience at the UI level using Selenium enhanced with Parasoft Selenic. Going beyond UI testing, Parasoft SOAtest enables you to continuously test your mobile and client applications from API to UI, identifying critical defects before they reach production and protecting your brand.
Many development teams don’t understand how to build security into an application, so it often gets left to the end of the process. Security starts with the code. It’s important to leverage static application security testing (SAST) to identify potential vulnerabilities. Parasoft testing tools enable developers to easily adopt secure coding practices and then testers can efficiently leverage existing API and web UI functional test scenarios for non-functional security and performance testing. Unlike any other vendor, Parasoft enables teams to seamlessly adopt automated penetration testing as part of the automated CI/CD process.
Using production data for application testing is not feasible when regulations like GDPR, PII, and CCPA are involved. Parasoft provides testers with a safe and reliable method to capture, model, mask, and generate complex data. Testers and developers can access a self-service test data interface, create the data they need, and use it for their test cases and virtual services, reducing total wait time and allowing for more complete testing.
Automated web UI testing is critical to validate the customer experience, and customer experience is vital for retail and e-commerce businesses to encourage online engagement. Ensuring that your customer experience is superior and seamless gives you the competitive advantage you need to succeed. Parasoft Selenic helps you reduce costs associated with UI testing by addressing the common challenges of maintainability and stability.
When striving to incorporate continuous quality into your CI/CD pipeline, you must have visibility into the test results with relevant metrics to understand your progress toward the business goals. Parasoft’s centralized reporting dashboard provides an interactive platform for tracking the quality of your deliverables and analytics that help prioritize testing efforts and improve the productivity of the team. The on-demand metrics and analytics give teams immediate feedback with continuous validation of quality at each stage of the development process, ensuring they can efficiently meet both time to market and quality requirements.
To improve application quality, you need to address potential performance issues in addition to functional capabilities. It’s important to be sure that the software will perform flawlessly under typical loads and during peak demand. You can reuse your functional tests for rich multi-profile performance testing scenarios on premises or by distributing load generators in the cloud. Use the integrated performance reporting dashboard to collect application test results as pass/fail and to aggregate trending data over time so that you can identify performance defects earlier.
In retail and e-commerce, test environments can be very expensive. It may seem like testers never have access to the environment when they need it. Those test environments are often constrained by third-party dependencies. Parasoft gives you the control to manage the test environment and to create simulations for virtual services so you can test your applications anytime, anywhere.
Assess the impact of quality on business-critical requirements in Parasoft’s centralized reporting dashboard by associating test results with work items like user stories, requirements, or acceptance tests in your project planning system of record (such as Jira). Traceability gives you visibility into test coverage and where your application stands in the quality process.
Reduce the cost of developing high-quality software without sacrificing time to market.
"Using Parasoft Virtualize for service virtualization to simulate resources that were still being developed, each team's development and testing could move forward without waiting on the others. Ultimately, we not only completed the project on budget, but actually ended up deploying it two weeks early."