STATE OF THE ART TESTING STRATEGY
SOFTWARE & SERVICES
THE CHALLENGE WITH TESTING
With the digitization of the financial services industries, software testing has become increasingly important. Whether it is a new implementation or managing updates and patches to existing solutions, few other IT activities can be as difficult to get right – or as costly to get wrong. The BlackFin Testing service, AFFIRM, is a defined strategy, framework, and methodology to help you get through the new technology testing process, fast!
AFFIRM™ – THE BALANCED SOLUTION
AFFIRM™ is a state-of-the-art testing technology blended with best in class testing consulting services. Together, AFFIRM™ delivers the most cost effective, accurate, and efficient software testing strategy. Frankly, nobody does software testing better than BlackFin Group…
When it comes to our testing services, the real game changer is our AFFIRM™ testing technology. Each client will have their own unique AFFIRM™ install. Designed and developed to support a specific software platform. The AFFIRM™ technology can then be used to assist in the testing process during implementation (as a part of our testing consulting service or independently) – and – it can remain available to a client post-launch on a subscription basis; operating as the on-going testing platform for a firms continued testing needs.
AFFIRM™ TESTING CONSULTING SERVICES
BlackFin Groups AFFIRM testing consulting services leverages both our state-of-the-art technology and our testing best practices built on decades of software implementation experience. BlackFin Group’s deep experience in developing, selecting, implementing, and supporting financial services solutions has led us to develop industry leading testing technologies and best practices.
At BlackFin Group, testing is a strategic initiative. Our dual approach to manual and automated testing campaigns are designed by BlackFin resources with financial services business and technical expertise. Our engineers know what it takes to manufacture a loan transaction and can tailor testing processes to meet each organization’s unique business processes.
Manual Testing Services
In mortgage lending, mortgage applications, testing has two primary elements. First, the user experience (UX) must be assessed to determine if the application works across your environment. Second, the testing strategy must ensure the functionality meets the business structure across all transaction variations.
Detailed test plan design and definition
Use case definitions
Test case definitions
Manual Test script development
Test result reporting and analysis
Data integrity testing
User interface/experience testing
Testing IT initiatives can be expensive and time consuming. As a result, most initiatives do not include a deep, broad sampling of business transactions making the overall results less than scientific. Automated testing solutions offer the potential to test more scenarios but come with hefty price tags, big deployment efforts and are more typically focused on software development efforts rather than business objectives.
BlackFin Group looked at this deficiency and knew we could develop a better solution. AFFIRM™ is BlackFin Group’s proprietary automated testing platform and is the first designed specifically for financial services technologies. It is powered by the industry leading Selenium framework and includes an extensible, trainable system harness that provides the ability to connect to any web-based technology platform. Use AFFIRM™ to test Loan Origination, Point of Sale, Customer Relationship Management and custom web site systems.
Test scripts are designed using standard Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to control navigation, scope, variable data and results.
Robotic Process Automation provides automated input processes across multiple platforms
Design test strategies using a higher volume of test cases
Design test scripts to test meta-data and system configurations
Test positive and negative scenarios
Full test result logging
Design tests for browser-based applications, websites and mobile devices
Test across multiple browser platforms
Greatly improve testing efficiency and accuracy.
Dramatically reduce testing time and resource requirements (costs).
Move forward with greater confidence that you will hit go-live dates.