For more than 30 years we have been a leading provider of ERP software solutions for mobility. We develop state-of-the-art fleet operator concepts for fleet management, vehicle rental and car sharing.
Our current ERP software originally consisted of a monolith that was more than 30 years old. In order to keep up with the market and meet the planned future requirements, we decided to discard this monolithic approach and focus on a scalable software solution. In doing so, we have chosen the following technology stack:
The way was prepared and the new software product was developed. But now we were faced with a whole new challenge: the regression tests would take more than 3 weeks in manually executed tests, due to the architectural changes! In our agile software development approach, more than 3 weeks lead time is not acceptable. In order to increase testing speed while maintaining quality, we decided to implement a test automation system.
As part of a market analysis, we examined the available software solutions and compared them with each other. QF-Test emerged as the winner from the comparison. It meets our specific requirements for test automation very well. For example, QF-Test is able to recognise Angular components and thus saves us code adaptations, such as the assignment of IDs for each individual element. Competing products could not offer this added value. We have now been using QF-Test for 3 years. By automating the regression tests, we are able to run our complete test cycles every night. Through the Jenkins integration, the tests are executed automatically, time-controlled and the result is reported to our test automation team. By using QF-Test, we have been able to save a lot of time that was previously spent on manual testing. Our quality assurance team has been relieved and has more time to deal with the other sub-areas of software quality assurance. In the future, we plan to extend test automation to our mobile apps as well.
The decision to rely on test automation with QF-Test has paid off for us after a short time. We carry out more tests in a shorter period of time, relieve our employees and increase quality because human errors are excluded. The investment in QF-Test and the corresponding qualification of the employees is also seen as more than justified by the management.
We would like to praise the cooperation with Quality First Software GmbH. No matter with which question or problem we turned to the support, we were always helped quickly, competently and purposefully. In addition, the numerous video tutorials and the free webinars are simply exemplary. At this point, a big thank you to the support department.
Patrick Veit and Marius Pramsoler, remoso GmbH, Ravensburg, Germany