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


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%

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Customer Fact

Nova Oi improved quality (customer satisfaction, brand) by 50%-75% with CA Test Data Manager.

CA Technologies Test Data Manager Case Study

Manheim Auctions

Introduction

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

“CA Test Data Manager helps our organization generate data more quickly, saving countless hours by not building data manually.”

“Ability to synthetically create complex data sets across multiple tables and databases types while maintaining data integrity.”

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:
    • Difficulty with setting up and long wait times for test data
    • An inability to synthetically create test data
    • High cost from manually building test data
  • Chose CA Test Data Manager over:
    • An open-source solution
  • Addressed the following challenges when developing or testing applications with CA Test Data Manager:
    • Building test data quickly and synthetically
    • Ability to easily warehouse and distribute data

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of CA Technologies Test Data Manager that the surveyed company uses:

  • Switched from a home-grown solution 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:
    • Handle the complexity of systems and data requirements
    • Synthetically generating test data from scratch
    • Improve the speed and quality of new software delivered
    • Develop and test in parallel without dependencies
    • Reduce delays when provisioning test data
  • CA Test Data Manager’s effect on the following:
    • Improved delivery speed (less rework): over 75%
    • Improved quality (customer satisfaction, brand): 50%-75%
    • Reduced cost (TCO, ROI): 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
    • Increased their test coverage because they can test using a wider range of data attributes

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%

CA Test Data Manager and CA Test Case Optimizer Customer Statement

A medium enterprise computer software company uses CA TCO for Requirements Definition, and Test Case Design and Optimization and Test Automation.

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%


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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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