Fiducia & GAD IT AG is a service provider for information technology within the cooperative financial services network. The German company with its administrative headquarters in Karlsruhe and Münster and branches in Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin employs almost 5,600 people that generate annual group sales of about 1.3 billion euros.

Clients of Fiducia & GAD include all of the approximately 1,000 cooperative banks (Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken) in Germany as well as several private banks and companies from other sectors, including the ADAC (This is a famous automobile club in Germany). Fiducia & GAD serves more than 164.000 banking workplaces, administrates nearly 79 million customer accounts and ensures a smooth cash supply nationwide with about 36.000 self-service devices.

Fiducia operates the two bank procedures “agree21” and “bank21” in its high security computer center.

QF-Test at Fiducia & GAD IT AG

QF-Test together with Fiducia framework

We have been working intensively with the company QFS for six years. We use QF-Test in combination with a self-developed framework which replaces the capture process of QF-Test. This framework abstracts the script operation as well as the object recognition from the tool specific code.

By using this framework it was possible for us to switch from the tool of another supplier to QF-Test with very little effort and without any interventions to the in this way abstracted test cases. The reason for the migration was the requirement of being able to execute tests also in a Linux environment. This wasn’t possible with the tool we used before. Because of the extreme flexibility of QF-Test (Integration of Jython and Groovy, customizability of object recognition etc.) the adaption of the framework code was quickly feasible.

Transition from Java swing to web application

Within the planned switchover from our Java Swing based main application “agree” to a web application we faced the challenge to implement the UI automation also for JX-browser components last year. JX-browser is being used as a swing embedded browser during the migration. Concerning this challenge it turned out that the cooperation with the company QFS was outstanding. We received individual responses to emerging issues as well as fast and competent custom implementations – great praise and many thanks to the employees of the company QFS.

(Original German texts and citations are translated into English.)