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TechValidate Research on CA Service Virtualization

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203 Customers Surveyed

1,590 Data Points Collected

135 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

27 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


CA Service Virtualization Case Study

Global 500 banking company relies on CA Service Virtualization for the “largest and critical applications of the organization”

Introduction

This case study of a global 500 banking company is based on an August 2016 survey of CA Service Virtualization customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our organization has been using CA Service Virtualization for the last four years. Now it is an essential part of the SDLC and stress test programs for the largest and most critical applications within our organization.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Service Virtualization:

  • Experienced the following challenges before switching to CA Service Virtualization:
    • Difficulty setting up and long wait times when creating testing environments
    • An inability to access critical applications or dependent environments to develop / test against
    • An inability to reproduce performance like environments / situations when testing

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Service Virtualization that the surveyed company uses:

  • Most important CA Service Virtualization capabilities to the organization:
    • Virtualizing unavailable systems / 3rd Party systems
    • The ability to develop and test in parallel without dependencies or constraints
    • Reducing infrastructure requirements or 3rd party costs
    • Shift-left testing to find defects earlier

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Service Virtualization:

  • Addressed the following application development / testing challenges with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Waiting for unavailable systems
    • Defects getting into production causing customer complaints
    • We use back-end service virtualization for middleware stress testing.
  • Rates CA Service Virtualization’s features and customer/analyst validation when compared to the competition:
    • Ease of use: significantly superior
    • Advanced features / protocol coverage: highly superior
    • Scalability: highly superior
    • Analyst reviews / rankings: significantly superior
    • Customer references: significantly superior
  • Improved the following with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Improved delivery speed: 50%-75%
    • Improved quality: 50%-75%
    • Reduced costs: 15%-34%
    • Reduced risk: 50%-75%
    • Improved growth: 35%-49%
  • Experienced the following benefits as a result of adopting CA Service Virtualization:
    • Improved the quality of the applications their organization delivers
    • Can fix application defects sooner and faster
    • Increased test coverage, enabling them to test sooner

CA Service Virtualization Customer Statement

A large enterprise computer services company expects increased productivity, more virtualized services, less constraints to testing my applications, easier creation of virtual services and baseline tests, expansion of automated tests to Mobile interfaces, and expansion of automated tests to Web user interfaces with CA Service Virtualization.

CA Service Virtualization User Adoption

Do you feel the usability features added to CA Service Virtualization will increase user adoption in your organization?

Yes: 80%
No: 20%

CA Service Virtualization Case Study

Rxp Services Limited in Australia improves application quality by 50-75%

Introduction

This case study of RXP Services Limited is based on an August 2016 survey of CA Service Virtualization customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“There was no other consideration when it came to Service Virtualization.”

“CA Service Virtualization helps our organization improve the quality of our applications and reduces the time it takes to get those applications to market.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Service Virtualization:

  • Experienced the following challenges before switching to CA Service Virtualization:
    • Inconsistent or poor app quality / end-user-experience
    • An inability to develop / test in parallel while teams work on the same project

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of CA Service Virtualization that the surveyed company uses:

  • Evaluated SmartBear prior to selecting CA Service Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Service Virtualization:

  • Addressed the following application development / testing challenges with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Waiting for unavailable systems
    • Unreliable data resulting in an inability to automate repeatable tests with static data
  • Most important CA Service Virtualization capabilities to the organization:
    • Virtualizing unavailable systems / 3rd Party systems
    • The ability to develop and test in parallel without dependencies or constraints
    • Shift-left testing to find defects earlier
    • Testing negative scenarios
  • Rates CA Service Virtualization’s features and customer / analyst validation when compared to the competition:
    • Ease of use: highly superior
    • Advanced features / protocol coverage: significantly superior
    • Scalability: superior
    • Analyst reviews / rankings: highly superior
    • Customer references: highly superior
  • Improved the following with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Improved their delivery speed (less rework): 35%-49%
    • Improved their quality (customer satisfaction, Exp, Brand): 50%-75%
    • Reduced risk (compliance, Biz): 35%-49%
  • Experienced the following benefits as a result of adopting CA Service Virtualization:
    • Improved the quality of the applications their organization delivers
    • Can fix application defects sooner and faster
    • Increased their test coverage, enabling them to test sooner

CA Service Virtualization over HP Service Virtualization

71% of surveyed IT organizations purchased CA Service Virtualization over HP Service Virtualization.

71%

CA Service Virtualization removes constraints in various environments

What systems did you useCA Service Virtualization to virtualize constraints in your development environment?

Web Services
86%
Applications
61%
Third Party applications/services
61%
Enterprise Service Bus
46%
Mainframe
32%
Mobile Applications/Architectures/Environments
25%


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About CA Service Virtualization

CA Service Virtualization simulates unavailable systems across the software development lifecycle (SDLC), allowing developers, testers, integration, and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and higher application quality and reliability.

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