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1,199 Customers Surveyed

8,195 Data Points Collected

65 Published TechFacts

35 Published Charts

73 Published Case Studies



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A large enterprise professional services company reduced dev/ test costs by 51-75% since implementing IBM RD&T solution.

Companies are moving off older technologies

What tools/techniques were you using prior to adopting IBM’s Rational Developer for System z?

ISPF, SDSF, SPUFI, and Endevor or Changeman
70%
Open source tools
4%
Home grown tools (REXX execs, ISPF edit macros, self-maintained build/deploy/test JCL jobs)
49%
Other IBM products
26%
Competitive products
13%
Other
9%

Case Study: BBVA Bancomer Achieved over 50% Improved Productivity with RDz

Introduction

This case study of BBVA Bancomer is based on a May 2014 survey of IBM Rational Developer for System z customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[The main benefits we’ve seen since using IBM Rational Developer for System z have been] independent testing environments, the quality of products, and the analysis of incidents.”

Challenges

  • Experienced the following challenges before adopting IBM Rational Developer for System z:
    • Missed project deadlines and late releases
    • Overall low developer productivity
    • High initial code defect rates
    • Savings in resource consumption mainframe

Use Case

  • Can develop test and deliver new software the following percentage faster:
    • 51-75%
  • Finds the following features most beneficial to their organization:
    • Integrated source level debugging capability
    • Real-time syntax checking and highlighting
    • Hyperlinks for copy books
    • Control flow diagrams
  • Experienced a positive return on investment in:
    • 6-12 months
  • Purchased the Rational Developer for System z over other offerings for the following reasons:
    • Modern, simple-to-use System z application development tool
    • Enhanced application structural and quality analysis tool
    • Extended license agreement for their organization

Results

  • Achieved the following benefits from implementing IBM Rational Developer for System z:
    • Reduced cost
    • Improved code quality
    • Increased transparency, increased efficiency, and improved responsiveness to change
    • Increased developer productivity
    • Reduced deployment time
    • Improved analysis, speed, agility, quality outcomes and accuracy
  • Achieved the following improvements with IBM Rational Developer for System z:
    • Accelerated project deliveries: 26-50%
    • Improved productivity: 51-75%
    • Reduced time: 51-75%
    • Improved developer skills : 26-50%
    • Reduced development costs: 10-25%

WAIT provides rapid application insights

43% of WAIT users said they got application performance insights in an hour or less.

Top Challenges Facing Banking and Financial Organizations

What were the top challenges you (your organization) were experiencing before adopting a continuous delivery solution?

Error-prone manual tasks and duplicative processes
91%
Slow deployment to development and test environments
100%
Risk of instability due to managing multiple configurations and versions
81%
Lack of visibility across the enterprise, disconnects & confusion
54%
Lack of control over the deployment process adding security risk
64%
Lack of centralized deployment process
64%
Too many mistakes & rework
73%

IBM test automation and service virtualization Case Study

Transportation Services Company achieves faster project delivery, less effort , feedback with IBM test automation and service virtualization

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 transportation services company is based on a June 2017 survey of IBM test automation and service virtualization customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“It has been a great outcome. Project timelines have improved, delays minimised, and better quality.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select IBM test automation and service virtualization:

  • Faced the following challenges in their software testing / software delivery process which led them to explore test automation and service virtualization:
    • Missed project deadlines / late releases
    • Insufficient or unavailable test environments
    • Development delays, test data issues.
  • Is practicing the following:
    • Unit testing
    • API / Integration Testing
    • Automated Functional Testing
    • Manual Functional Testing
    • Performance Testing
    • Security Testing

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of IBM test automation and service virtualization that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is developing the following applications where they are using test automation and service virtualization:
    • Web applications
    • Service oriented architecture
    • Packaged applications (SAP, Oracle, etc)
    • Mobile front end

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with IBM test automation and service virtualization:

  • Was using the following, prior to adopting IBM test automation and service virtualization:
    • Custom stubs and mocks
  • Feels that IBM test automation and service virtualization offering has the advantage over other options because of the following reasons:
    • Broadest support for the technologies in our environment
    • Ease of use
    • Cost of the solution
    • Good UI to showcase the tool like RTCP.
  • Has seen the following benefits as a result of using IBM’s service virtualization tools:
    • Faster project delivery / More on-time delivery
    • Less effort to set up and maintain test environments
    • Faster feedback to development
    • Improved developer and tester productivity
    • Better test coverage
    • Increased capacity to take on new projects for the business
    • Reduction in overall testing costs
  • Has seen the following improvement in these areas as a result of using test automation and service virtualization:
    • Faster test environment setup: 26 to 50%
    • Better test coverage: 26 to 50%
  • Took 1-2 weeks to get started with IBM’s service virtualization tools.


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