Nataliia Kliucharieva
, December 15, 2023
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It’s happened to most of us at least once—the software you use every day suddenly isn’t working properly anymore. This can be a frustrating situation, and depending on the severity of the problem, it can lead to a variety of issues and start eroding the trust users have developed over time.

When changes are made to software, whether to add or modify functionalities, fix bugs, or integrate an update, there’s a risk that some functionalities may disappear or stop working. This happens when the impact of the changes wasn’t anticipated or verified, potentially leading to a product regression.

Regardless of its size, its sector or the software it uses, no company is totally immune to this phenomenon. Given the complexity and scope of the system, it becomes crucial to guarantee the stability and security of product data after each update. This is where non-regression testing comes in.

Non-regression tests: a must

Non-regression tests are designed to identify bugs that might appear after making changes in an application or its environment, and to fix them before the new version is made available to users.

Helping ensure the reliability of our deliverables, non-regression tests have become essential quality-assurance tools.

How it works

These tests can be manual or automated. Manual testing is tedious and entails checking the integrity of each functionality, one by one—a task that can take up to several days each time. Automated testing has great added value, as it frees up employees and can be run at any time. For example, a company could schedule automated tests every evening after business hours.

Automation means that tests can be run more often, and that problems can always be detected earlier, which also makes them easier to correct. What’s more, there’s no need to test everything. Non-regression testing should be reserved for functionalities with risks and critical elements. An analysis of these risks and critical elements should be the foundation for developing an automated testing strategy. 

The important thing to remember is that automating tests improves software quality and reduces the cost of correcting errors. By facilitating frequent testing, automation also helps prevent software issues. 

Alithya Rapid QA: power and simplicity

Alithya has democratized automated testing. Its Rapid QA platform is the only one on the market that lets you create automated tests with no technical expertise required. And it does all this without compromising on power and efficiency.

The simplicity of Alithya Rapid QA lies in its use of a set of intuitive, clear and logical key words, making it quick and easy to create test automation scripts. Its powerful functionalities are sought after by seasoned QA specialists, yet still accessible to those with little technical know-how.

As the platform can integrate other testing tools, Alithya Rapid QA can test all technologies and all programming languages at the same time, giving a complete overview of results and the status of the application and identifying the precise source of any errors found. Plus, manual testing or even hybrid testing (manual and automated) is still possible.

A few other key advantages:

  • Rapid QA is bilingual, available in both English and French
  • Manual and automated testing in one place
  • Integrated test documentation
  • Test ERPs, applications for the web, SaaS and mobile (Android and IOS)

Alithya Rapid QA for ERP, including Oracle and Dynamics

Power and simplicity also drive Alithya Rapid QA for ERP, which can be run in a variety of environments including Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics. These software packages are always installed with custom integration, and so it’s essential to ensure that this integration keeps working seamlessly during planned vendor updates. That’s why this SaaS product specializes in testing ERP updates, automating the process to minimize disruptions to your operations.

With remarkable flexibility, Alithya Rapid QA for ERP offers the option of using predefined test suites or creating your own customized suites. You can also choose to have the service managed by Alithya, by your company, or through a hybrid approach. This comprehensive end-to-end automated testing solution enables you to save time and exceed expectations by delivering a complete and efficient validation of ERP updates.

Alithya Rapid QA for Oracle Cloud :

  • Up to date with Oracle deliveries
  • Tests run within 24 to 48 hours of the Oracle delivery cycle
  • No more stress over risks associated with updates

Alithya Rapid QA for Dynamics:

  • Quick and easy script modifications compared to other automation tools on the market

Try it for yourself!

Access Alithya Rapid QA easily online with no assistance required. Get a free 30-day trial, with full access to all functionalities and no restrictions. You can also request a demonstration from our team

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