Astute’s FasTest for PTF Accelarates PeopleSoft Testing for Global Non- Profit Organization

Case study on Test Automation using FasTest Test Automation powered by PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) 8.55

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Summary: 

Leading US based Non-profit organization realizes time and cost benefits by adopting Test Automation solution for 23 modules across PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain (FSCM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) for their 9.2 application testing with PUM updates. It also undergoes Fluid UI and Fluid Development training course from Astute

Customer testing footprint:

Applications:
  • FSCM 9.2, 8.54 – Minimum of 70 end-to-end process based test scripts, covering 10 delivered modules and 4 bolt-on modules
  • HCM 9.2, 8.55 – Minimum of 40 individual functionality based test scripts, covering 5 delivered modules and 4 bolt-on modules
Project Plans:
  • PT Upgrade from 8.54 to 8.55
  • Fluid Implementation and Training
  • Staying current – PUM Updates

Overall Challenges: 

  • Test Coverage: Limited resources and time, limited coverage
  • Testing Accuracy:  Challenging to ensure accurate test results
  • Test Documentation Overhead: Tons of excels to maintain screenshots and test data
  • Functional Dependencies: Cross- modular testing introducing inefficiencies
  • Testing Management Overhead: Tracking and reporting was a major overhead
  • Impact on PUM Planning: Testing overhead impacting rate of PUM adoption
  • Adoption of Fluid Features: Where to start? Team new to Fluid UI, navigation and application development. Updating test repository with scripts for newer features is not planned

Goal:

  • Automate standard business processes to reduce testing time leading to faster burndown, reduce cross modular dependencies and better reporting.
  • Update script library with latest features offered in the PUM images
  • Get trained with Fluid Basics, including navigation, development and best practices. Also learn new Fluid delivered features

Solution: 

Astute helped the customer

  • Identify Scope for Test Automation for HCM and FSCM modules including bolt-on pieces
  • Developed Test scripts and scenarios in PeopleSoft Test Framework for all in scope end to end business processes for FSCM modules and in scope unit tests for HCM modules
  • Develop automated tests in PeopleSoft Test Framework for all in scope custom functionalities under the bolt-on pieces of the application both in FSCM and HCM
  • Implement FasTest Test Automation for enhanced test automation and Test Management Capabilities
  • Training on PeopleSoft Test Framework & FasTest
  • Test Maintenance Strategy

Results Achieved: 

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  • Reusable Test Repository Built: 50 Business Process Tests including 500 individual functionality-based transactions
    • FSCM 9.2, 8.54 –50 end-to-end process based test scripts, covering 10 delivered modules and 4 bolt-on     modules
    • HCM 9.2, 8.55 –25 individual functionality based test scripts, covering 5 delivered modules and 4 bolt-on modules

Percentage of Test Automation ~70%

  • FasTest Test Automation helped reduce the overall test management efforts
  • Built automated scripts for Integration Broker testing use cases as well, for HCM – Core HR module. This was carried out in HCM9.1
  • Offered Test Maintenance Plan for future PUM applications. Also, as part of test automation support, PI scripts delivered for HCM 9.2 modules, covering scripts for newer fluid functionalities between the last applied PI to make them current. Extensive customer support for PTF and FasTest, including tips and techniques.
  • Reduction in testing time, left room for learning about new Fluid features. Onsite Fluid Training was offered for all users both functional and technical

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