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Compuware QACenter Enterprise Edition Enhances Functional Testing

  • 12 May, 2004 12:11

<p>Sydney May 12, 2004: Compuware Asia-Pacific today announced the latest version of its functional testing suite of products, Compuware QACenter Enterprise Edition.</p>
<p>This new version includes a release of TestPartner, version 5.2, which introduces features that accelerate the functional testing of complex Web, ERP and CRM applications. Also included is new support for testing Microsoft .NET, Java and SAP 6.20 GUI for Windows applications.</p>
<p>QACenter Enterprise Edition’s comprehensive platform and application support, along with its implementation of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) scripting, uniquely meets the needs of all QA organisations - regardless of size, technology environment or skill sets. Enterprise Edition enables companies to build test assets early in the development cycle in order to find and fix quality issues before business-critical applications are deployed. Additionally, Enterprise Edition’s visual scripting and wizards allow less experienced QA staffers to execute application tests, while the power of the VBA scripting language meets the needs of advanced testers.</p>
<p>QSR International is a world leader in qualitative research software solutions. Their software is relied upon to test the accuracy of research results where the precision of analysis and research findings must be proven without error. They called upon Compuware’s QACenter to help them deliver quality software in a faster time frame. Testing Manager, Mr Grant Sutton explains:</p>
<p>“Compuware’s QACenter has reduced our testing execution time from 20 days to 4 days. This highlights the sheer capabilities of such a superior tool set. By using QACenter we can now bring accountability across the application life cycle, tracing fully tested applications to the test scripts that validated them and back to the original business requirements. The ability to isolate and correct problems and ensure that systems can handle the load – before applications go live – was invaluable.”</p>
<p>New to QACenter Enterprise Edition
Enhancements to the TestPartner portion of QACenter Enterprise Edition ensure that thorough, effective functional testing meets business needs in spite of today’s shortened release cycles. In addition to increased platform and application support, product updates include extended support for executing legacy test assets and failed test checking capabilities that help organisations further validate application business transaction functionality, including:</p>
<p>·Microsoft .NET framework 1.1 support: Support is built in for Microsoft.NET controls, including more than 20 Microsoft.NET grids. With its record and replay capabilities, testers now can validate the functionality of Microsoft.NET applications.</p>
<p>·SAP 6.20 GUI for Windows support: In addition to the previously announced SAP 6.20 GUI for HTML support, Enterprise Edition now introduces support for SAP 6.20 GUI for Windows that includes object recognition, capture and replay for SAP 6.20 WinGUI controls. As SAP users often use both Web and Windows interfaces, it is now possible to automatically test these interfaces using a single tool.</p>
<p>·Execution bridge enhancement: Due to increasing customer demand, Enterprise Edition now offers migration capabilities for Mercury WinRunner. For organisations utilising varied test scripts and assets for legacy applications, the new execution bridge enables legacy test assets to be run by TestPartner.</p>
<p>·SUN Java 1.4 support: Enterprise Edition now tests applications written in SUN Java 1.4. It automates applications built with Sun Swing and AWT controls for complete Java application testing.</p>
<p>“Automated testing is all about finding problems sooner in the development cycle, keeping costs lower, speeding up time-to-market and deploying applications with confidence,” said Peter Pritchard, Marketing Director, Compuware Asia Pacific. “With TestPartner, QACenter Enterprise Edition not only offers an extensible, VBA-based tool that works for applications built in many different environments, but it also provides traceability for results to quickly pinpoint when and where the application failed.”</p>
<p>Pricing and availability
Compuware QACenter Enterprise Edition is available immediately. Pricing for the entire suite including TestPartner is available by contacting Compuware directly on 1800 675 720.</p>
<p>About Compuware
Compuware Asia-Pacific, a leading provider of software and technology services, delivers industrial strength solutions for the enterprise computing environment that dramatically improve productivity, quality and performance across the application life cycle. For more information about Compuware, please visit: http://www.compuware.com.au</p>
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Email: carolyn.owen@edelman.com / jesse.james@edelman.com</p>

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