A Leading Transportation Agency Automates Testing to Gain Speed, Efficiency, and Quality, and Reduce TCO
The solution significantly improves speed and quality of testing efforts.
The client is a Crown agency of the Government of Ontario, with a transit system that improves the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.
The client was expending significant effort to maintain quality across their 85+ business-critical platforms, ultimately impacting their time to market. The platform upgrade cycles, which happened 4 to 6 times per year, were becoming a burden to the business and the users, compounded by multiple non-integrated tools that lacked testing traceability.
The client partnered with Ness to create two workstreams. The first workstream focused on strategy, starting with benchmarking the current test automation practices by leveraging Ness’s Intelligent Engineering Maturity Model. The output was a strategy blueprint of the target-state test automation platform with a roadmap for their 85+ applications. The second workstream focused on execution. It comprised multiple PODs that enabled automation test execution using Azure DevOps, BrowserStack, Selenium, Worksoft, etc., to achieve 85%+ automation of regression suite for applications, such as Oracle, Salesforce, custom apps, and legal technology platforms.
The client achieved significant improvements in speed and quality of testing efforts. Embracing automation resulted in an 80% improvement in time to market, a 70% reduction in operational costs, and a 15% to 90% increase in platform test coverage. Further, it also reduced the test efforts per cycle from 112 to 20 person-days and compression test cycle time from 16 to 2 calendar days.