Software quality metrics and test analytics in the cloud

Delivering the right information to the right person at the right time in the domain of application delivery and QA is a challenge. Organisations need to see results across projects, departments and geographies in order to make faster and more informed decisions.

At every level you need to drill down to get to the root source and to identify anomalies. The data is held in confidential documents, testing is mostly manual, informally scripted and often exploratory. There is no test execution log data and operation staff captures live statistics, but only superficially. They do not use it, share it or even keep it. There is no live analytics data capture.

Getting Quality Performance right is key to the success of every area of the QA business. You need a “single version of the truth” where you can see what’s happening, when, where and for how long through the lifecycle, which allows you to see what needs improvement.

The on premise tools from the major software providers are designed to work with traditional structured or waterfall approaches, and they are costly due to the initial up-front infrastructure investment, licensing and consulting services, and require continual maintenance and upgrading. They also lack clear focus on Test Analytics and can’t support Agile and Continuous Delivery.

If you cannot see where you are or have been how can you plan where you are going?

The new solution

Economic conditions and pressure to improve time-to-value are placing increased emphasis on productivity and moving away from the shadow of shrink-wrapped software and towards the future of Cloud & SaaS models.

Traditional desktop software, costs companies a lot in terms of finance. Adding up the licensing fees for multiple users can prove to be very expensive, while Cloud, on the other hand, is available at much cheaper rates and hence, can significantly lower the company’s IT expenses, by eliminating the need for storage capacity, maintenance and resources to support those and providing easy access from anywhere at any time.

The vendor takes on the responsibility for maintaining the software and upgrading it, ensuring that it is reliable and meeting agreed-upon service level agreements, and keeping the application and its data secure. Lower costs means that it is much easier to obtain a Return on Investment (ROI).

Take your ALM reporting to new heights

Validata360˚ is the first cloud-based ALM analytics solution for cross channel coverage (web, mobile, desktop) designed to create a difference by bringing new thinking in Continuous Testing and Analytics.

Unlike other solutions that use spreadsheets, Validata360˚enables end-to end visibility and control over the application lifecycle to help key stakeholders keep track of costs, progress, quality and prevent project slippage. It can adapt to changing requirements in hours rather than weeks and months, as there is no siloed or repeated data and manual input, improving insights and getting a more consolidated view of your quality data.

It is a Big Data tool making analytics go beyond traditional reporting, more accessible and open to a broader range of business users.

Business users can use it to create their own BI dashboards with limited support from IT, enabling you to acquire, aggregate and analyse data, measuring efficiency and effectiveness and presenting key stats in smart real-time dashboards.