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Software Development & Testing for Financial Organizations

Financial organizations are faced with the dilemma of needing to continue to innovate, constantly bringing superior customer experiences (for managing accounts, credit card options, etc.) with a mobile-first paradigm, all while still integrating with complex, legacy, often-shared, backend infrastructure. Developers are often trapped between these two worlds. Parasoft’s software testing solution for finance is designed to help organizations meet the challenges of compliance regulations (e.g. PCI, SOX, GDPR, PII) with the breadth of support for the coding standards (e.g. CERT, CWE, OWASP) and protocols and message formats required in the industry (FIX, Swift, EDI, TSYS, Copybook).

Address Today's Modern Software Development Challenges

Legacy systems

Balancing innovating with legacy systems

Legacy systems are hard to access and hard to test. They are typically critical to an end-to-end test scenario but are often black boxes and unavailable for use during typical CI workflows. Use service virtualization to rapidly simulate these constrained systems. Parasoft Virtualize can record the traffic from the back-end system once, and then automatically assemble the perfect virtual service, regardless of the complexity.

Sensitive data

Working with sensitive data

Strict penalties prevent developers and testers from using production data when testing, but realistic data is key to testing. Parasoft removes the reliance on real-world data by creating virtual services that can operate even if the request data isn’t exactly right. Virtual services can be data-driven with expressions that can analyze the requests coming to them and respond appropriately, reducing the data required to interact with the back-end system.

Handling the complexity of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Handling the complexity of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Financial organizations heavily rely on EDI documents (i.e. ANSI X12 EDI), but teams struggle to properly communicate and test their systems with this industry-specific message format. Parasoft SOAtest’s integrated EDI functionality includes all of the dialects, versions, and message types right in the solution. Test clients can be generated that will be semantically correct, and then easily data-driven.

Parasoft Testing Solutions for Financial Organizations

Parasoft provides the most comprehensive software analysis, testing, and reporting solution for the financial industry. Parasoft’s full suite of software testing tools are designed to help financial organizations efficiently overcome today’s fast-paced software development and testing complexities.

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is widely used to communicate machine to machine in a formal format with partners, for sending and receiving documents such as 834 enrollments. Messages can be exchanged over the wire or as simulated file drops an reads. Parasoft SOAtest supports AL3, CARGO, EANCOM, EDIFACT, EDIGAS, HIPAA, HL7, IATA, NCPDP, TELCO, TRADACOMS, and X12 standards, simplifying the use of EDI (which is often difficult to read) by allowing you to utilize XML.

With SOAtest, you can model your EDI request payload as an XML document, and the client then automatically converts the XML to EDI before sending the message. If the server returns an EDI message, the client can convert the message to XML so it is easier to consume and manipulate.

Mainframe services are often tightly integrated with customer profile workflows and are required for testing the open systems. These mainframe services hold the critical data needed for complete end-to-end scenario testing. Parasoft SOAtest enables testing of these mainframe services directly from open systems using common communication protocols such as MQ, TCP, DB2 as well as providing payloads in Cobol (copybook) and Fixed Length formats.

Parasoft’s simplified automation workflows and integrations enable teams looking to modernize into continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD). Parasoft enables teams to get 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.

Parasoft’s integrated solutions for C/C++ and Java development testing provide a unified approach to software testing. With IDE and CI/CD integrations, Parasoft users can integrate unit testing into the software delivery process in an automated way. In addition to standard unit and integration testing support, Parasoft’s smart technologies increase efficiency by leveraging modern techniques and advanced analytics.

Parasoft users can bake security into their development process from the beginning by automatically checking code directly from the IDE to ensure that it’s compliant with industry and government regulations such as CWE, CERT, or OWASP.

Parasoft SOAtest helps teams prevent security vulnerabilities through API penetration testing and execution of complex authentication, encryption, and access control test scenarios. By leveraging already-existing functional tests for security scenarios, teams can approach security testing earlier, and address critical security defects before they are buried deep in the release.

Because your customers navigate your services for major life events, it is vital to provide consistent and reliable access to these platforms, 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 supports end-to-end omni-channel test scenarios. The Parasoft solution enables you to continuously test your applications, from mobile to API to UI to performance to security, identifying critical defects before they reach production and protecting your brand.

Parasoft SOAtest enables users to efficiently leverage existing API and web UI functional test scenarios for non-functional testing. With a few clicks, you can construct and run a performance test or security test based on it, enabling a true shift-left testing strategy by facilitating early stage non-functional testing as soon as the interface is available. You can then create rich multi-profile performance test scenarios to further scale your performance testing solution across multiple machines. Unlike any other vendor, Parasoft enables automated penetration testing part of the automated CI process.

Integrations with third-party systems can cause bottlenecks in your test ecosystem. Parasoft users can leverage test environment simulation to decouple from these third-party services and test unconstrained.

Automated UI testing is critical to validate the customer experience, and customer experience is vital for financial institutions, due to initiatives like open banking, which are reducing the barriers-to-entry for innovative startups. Ensuring that your customer experience is superior and seamless will give you the competitive advantage you need to succeed.

Parasoft Selenic helps you reduce costs associated with UI testing by addressing the common UI testing challenges of maintainability and stability. As a unique solution that works with regular Selenium tests, rather than locking you into a proprietary "Selenium-powered" vendor platform, Parasoft Selenic provides both self-healing at runtime along with recommendations post-execution, to help teams simultaneously test rapidly and reliably.

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Testing EDI Messages During Functional and Load Testing

Testing EDI Messages During Functional and Load Testing

Leverage a rich UI to configure, send, and validate messages during functional and load testing, to make it easier to test EDI (EDIFACT, HL7, HIPAA, X12) and other industry-specific message formats.

Parasoft is the only company we found that could meet our demands for Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) and the latest Web testing security support. Parasoft SOAtest has an easy-to-use interface and a complete set of service testing tools which has allowed us to validate our services in a much shorter time frame than by manually executing tests.

- First American Corporation

Why Parasoft?

Parasoft enables full automation for cost-effective software delivery. From static analysis to fully-automated test environments, Parasoft provides the automated software testing tools you need to ensure enforcement of compliance as a part of your DevOps workflow, integrated with an analytics platform that streamlines the reviews and audits of software delivery.