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TechValidate Research on CA Test Data Manager

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117 Customers Surveyed

924 Data Points Collected

77 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Test Data and Test Case Related Challenges Organizations Are Facing

What were the main challenges you were facing right before you invested in CA Test Data Manager (TDM) and/or CA Test Case Optimizer (TCO)?

Manual test processes leading to project delays
63%
Difficulty finding the right data for a particular test
75%
High number of software defects stemming from ambiguous requirements
25%
Inadequate test coverage creating defects and rework
50%
Testing inefficiencies leading to higher costs or budget overruns
38%
Heavy time and resources invested in test data compliance (PII)
38%
Other
13%

CA Test Data Manager and CA Test Case Optimizer Customer Statement

A medium enterprise banking company uses CA TDM for Synthetic Data Generation and Test Data Warehouse and Test Data Allocation.

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Case Study

Halk Bank

Introduction

This case study of HalkBank is based on an August 2016 survey of CA Technologies Test Data Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies Test Data Manager:

  • Challenges experienced prior to switching to CA Test Data Manager:
    • An inability to synthetically create test data
  • Chose CA Test Data Manager over:
    • IBM
  • Addressed the following challenges when developing or testing applications with CA Test Data Manager:
    • Building test data quickly and synthetically

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Technologies Test Data Manager that the surveyed company uses:

  • Switched from IBM to CA Test Data Manager.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Technologies Test Data Manager:

  • Top CA Test Data Manager capabilities:
    • Synthetically generating test data from scratch
  • Rates CA Test Data Manager’s features and customer / analyst validation when compared to the competition:
    • Ease of use: highly superior
    • Advanced features / coverage: superior
    • Scalability: superior
    • Analyst reviews / rankings: superior
    • Customer references: superior
  • CA Test Data Manager’s effect on the following:
    • Improved delivery speed (less rework): 35%-49%
    • Improved quality (customer satisfaction, brand): 50%-75%
    • Reduced cost (TCO, ROI): 50%-75%
    • Reduced risk (compliance): over 75%
    • Improved growth (innovation, new products): 50%-75%
  • Experienced the following benefits as a result of adopting CA Test Data Manager:
    • Accelerated their ability to test applications faster because they don’t wait for test data
    • Met compliance needs with the help of synthetic data

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Customer Fact

Wipro Technologies improved quality (customer satisfaction, brand) by over 75% with CA Test Data Manager.

Business Value Gained From Using CA Test Data Manager and/or CA Test Case Optimizer

What were the most prominent benefits you have realized from your investment in CA TDM and/or CA TCO?

Reduced testing cost and complexity due to streamlined test cycle
50%
Meet data compliance requirements without heavy investment and delays (PII)
50%
Optimized test data coverage due to increased coverage with minimum set of test cases
38%
Automated creation and execution of tests to shorten test cycles
38%
Improved software quality due to earlier detection of defects
38%
Accelerated time to market for new applications by leveraging faster test data creation and provisioning
13%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise banking company is based on a September 2015 survey of CA Test Data Manager and CA Test Case Optimizer customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Synthetic data generation helped us to improve data security when working with offshore development teams. We also are able to generate test data to cover cases that are not yet present in the database.”

Challenges

  • Challenges solved by CA TDM and/or CA TCO:
    • Difficulty finding the right data for a particular test
    • Testing inefficiencies leading to higher costs or budget overruns
  • Chose CA TDM and/or CA TCO over:
    • IBM Optim
    • Homegrown

Use Case

  • CA Automated Testing products being used:
    • CA Test Data Manager (formerly CA Data Finder and Grid-Tools Datamaker)

Results

  • Benefits since implementing CA TDM and/or CA TCO:
    • Improved software quality due to earlier detection of defects
    • Reduced testing cost and complexity due to streamlined test cycle
  • Use CA TDM and/or CA TCO for:
    • Synthetic Data Generation
    • Test Data Warehouse and Test Data Allocation
  • Rated aspects of CA TDM and CA TCO:
    • Synthetic Data Generation: 5 stars
    • Test Data Warehouse: 3 stars
  • Rated aspects of CA TDM and CA TCO:
    • Improved test coverage: 25% to 49%
    • Reduced cost: up to 10%
    • Improved quality: 10% to 24%


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About CA Test Data Manager

CA Test Data Manager offers an automated solution to one of the most time-consuming and resource-intensive problems in Continuous Delivery—the creating, maintaining and provisioning of the test data needed to rigorously test evolving applications.

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