For many companies, regardless of their size, location or sector, business intelligence (BI) software is now playing an increasingly important role. These highly-sophisticated analytic systems are contributing to the understanding of complex business infrastructure, maintaining business operations and driving market advantage. As businesses increase in complexity, BI tools and platforms are providing an effective way to streamline workflows and processes in order to drive efficiency and revenue growth.
And yet the prospect of implementing business intelligence tools can be overwhelming. Encompassing so many systems; whether data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis or query reporting, demands that each of these components is considered – and tested.
Testing is needed to ensure that flaws are absent across the breadth of business intelligence, from data feeds, integration points and web pages. Quality Assurance (QA) testing processes are complicated further by the fact that BI tools are constantly evolving and expanding to encompass new technology, such as cloud-based processing and increasingly graphically-rich dashboards. Additionally, mobile access to business intelligence systems is becoming more and more frequent, as C-level teams desire intelligent systems no matter where they are.
To effectively test the breadth of a newly-implemented BI tools, QA testers should turn to TestPlant. eggPlant uses image recognition technology to instantaneously test multiple aspects of business intelligence systems, enabling implementation to be completed at a faster rate. In addition, eggPlant’s automated testing capabilities eliminate errors commonly associated with manual testing mistakes. Its flexibility in operating across multiple applications also means that each and every aspect of a BI system can be tested thoroughly.
eggPlant executes QA testing for the most graphically-rich of system dashboards. Unlike other testing tools, eggPlant completes QA testing as though the tool were a user itself, simultaneously testing performance and user experience. The qualitative testing ability of eggPlant enables companies to ensure seamless transitions to BI tools as well as sustained user satisfaction and ease of use, allowing for the delivery of profit-crucial intelligent business decisions.