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Case Study: General Electric Company

Introduction

This case study of General Electric Company is based on a September 2012 survey of HP Unified Functional Testing Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I like how it (HPE UFT) is written on top of an open source platform this will allow us to create custom solutions that HPE may not be aware of.”

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges using HPE Unified Functional Testing:
    • Need to shorten test cycle time
    • Need to increase test coverage
    • Need to test the Services
    • Need to test end-to-end scenarios (both GUI and API)
    • Need to test within agile/rapid development cycles
    • Need for continuous integration testing through integration with build systems
    • Need to standardize on one testing toolset for many different technologies

Use Case

  • Tests the following applications with HPE UFT software:
    • Oracle
    • Web services
    • REST services
    • .NET ActiveX
  • Uses HPE UFT software for functional testing of 30-50% of all applications.

Results

  • Chose HPE UFT Software for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Ability to test GUI and API in the same test
    • Integrated test management platform (ALM/QC)
    • Availability of skilled resources in the market
    • Market share and market dominance
    • Company had an Enterprise License
  • Found that the following were the top benefits of HPE UFT 11.5:
    • Having a single tool for composite apps testing covering the GUI, API and business process layers
    • Added technology support for Qt
    • Added technology support for JSON
    • SoapUI test converter tool
  • Reduced the number of issues in production by 1-10% with the help of HPE UFT software.
  • Improved application quality with the help of HPE UFT software by 10-25%.
  • Increased the number of applications supported for testing with the same resources by 10-25% with HPE UFT solutions.




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