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We studied the market and identified [Synopsys’] Test Advisor solution as the only technology which could meet our needs to better target our tests."
S2E QA Manager
In 2013, S2E undertook the redesign of its Web portals, a strategic channel for processing customer transactions. The team at S2E had to adapt to shorter iterations that deliver incremental improvements because the organization traditional to a V-cycle process to a hybrid process, which comprised of agile development with a complete software validation phase. This tight schedule made systematic testing at each iteration impossible; testing efforts required a focused functional scope and regression testing required optimization.
Benjamin Boutin explains, “We studied the market and identified [Synopsys] Software Test Optimization solution as the only technology which could meet our needs to better target our tests. However, we still had to put it to the test!”
Synopsys made the Software Test Optimization tool available to S2E outline a proof of concept. The ease of implementation was the first pleasant surprise for Benjamin Boutin, “The SaaS/Cloud mode makes for speedy implementation and the solution has no impact on the performance of our test servers. Finally, the quality of the [Synopsys] support teams, well above market standards, allowed us to be operational in a just a few days!”
Thanks to the plug-ins offered by Synopsys, the Software Test Optimization tool naturally integrated with the tools used by S2E: Maven/Jenkins for continuous integration, JUnit for unit testing, HP Quality Center (QC) for manual testing.
A More Agile Test Process
Thanks to Synopsys Software Test Optimization, S2E gained testing agility and is able to accelerate development cycles.
More Effective Tests
With clear visibility into the changes in each release as well as the code impact of the changes, S2Es is able to reduce the number of test to run.
Enhanced Confidence in Deliverables
Through greater collaboration between development and testing, S2E receives clear indicators of deployment readiness.
Synopsys Software Test Optimization has helped S2E effectively address the challenges they had with responsiveness and quality, while remaining within budget. Because of Synopsys Software Test Optimization’s undeniable ROI, the solution has become a standardized tool within the organization and will expand to other application of S2E’s IT infrastructure.