PeopleSoft Testing Made Easy - How To Reduce Your Cost & Not Your Hairline


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PeopleSoft Testing Made Easy - How To Reduce Your Cost & Not Your Hairline

  1. 1. PeopleSoft Testing Made Easy - How To Reduce Your Testing Cost and Not Your Hairline Eddie Urenda June 14th, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hexaware Overview: Key Facts <ul><li>The Green Edge Award 2010 for using IT to maximize business impact. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders category for The 2010 Global Outsourcing 100 by IAOP </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked N0: 18 in the NASSCOM’s Top 20 IT Service Providers India (2009-2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Top 100 Innovative service Provider by Global Services </li></ul><ul><li>CIO 100 Ingenious Award </li></ul><ul><li>Best Employers for five consecutive years (2005 – 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked amongst the 500 best performing Mid-sized Companies in India by Inc.India for outstanding ingenuity and determination shown during the toughest of the economic times. </li></ul>6,664 Employees globally (Mar ’11) 50 Million dollar clients (Mar ’11) 32 Offices worldwide 180 Active Clients served worldwide (Mar ’11) 231.2 $ mn Revenues in CY ’10 Delivery centers in Mumbai, Chennai, Nagpur, Pune, Mexico, Bangalore, New Jersey Certifications CMMI Level 5, ISO 9001 & ISO 27001, SAS 70 Type II, PCIDSS Industry Recognitions Golden Peacock Award
  4. 4. Background on Hexaware and PeopleSoft <ul><li>PeopleSoft Alliance Partner since 1997 – today </li></ul><ul><li># 1 PeopleSoft Service Provider with 350+ engagements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1000 + PeopleSoft Consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 + Successful PeopleSoft Upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 + Successful Implementations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 + Global ASM Implementations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proven experience in implementing and upgrading PeopleSoft release 9.1 projects, PeopleSoft's most recent platform release </li></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft R&D division with intellectual property investments for both manual and automated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft Testing Accelerator Kit (PTAK) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Hexaware PeopleSoft Testing Competencies
  6. 6. <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul>
  7. 7. Session Agenda <ul><li>Hindsight is 20/20: How to improve testing for upgrades and implementations </li></ul><ul><li>Five things that we would like to drill into your heads before leaving today´s webinar </li></ul><ul><li>A look at case studies and FAQ’s </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A session </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Hindsight is 20/20 – How you Can Learn From What We Have Learned... </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>PS testing is not easy – but can be made easier via reusable manual and automating testing assets – Why reinvent the wheel? </li></ul><ul><li>Testing never start as early as it should: early test team and interface owner involvement needed (agile often exarcebates this problem) </li></ul><ul><li>Data refresh strategy is often an afterthough – define this at the start! </li></ul><ul><li>Development should not be the only testing team during an implementation or upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with AS-IS and Fit Gap documents are key for solid testing </li></ul>What we have learned from our PeopleSoft Engagements
  10. 10. <ul><li>5 Things We Want You To Remember </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>PS implementations and upgrades require independent testing </li></ul><ul><li>Test team should be involved from requirement gathering for AS-IS and Fit Gap documents </li></ul><ul><li>Data refreshing strategy needs to be part of test strategy/planning documents </li></ul><ul><li>SIT testing needs to connect to interface owners early for environment and data readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Automation by itself is not the solution to all your testing problems: domain expertise and strategic vendors are key </li></ul>Five Things You Should Know
  12. 12. <ul><li>PeopleSoft Testing FAQ’s </li></ul>
  13. 13. FAQ’s <ul><li>Is automation the solution to all my testing problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Does PTAK offer a solution to validate Payroll? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it possible to test an integration of two PS modules using PTAK? </li></ul><ul><li>How expansive is your test case coverage? </li></ul><ul><li>What does PTAK offer for manual and automated testing? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this webinar solve all my PS problems? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Automation & PTAK </li></ul>
  15. 15. PTAK- Key Differentiators <ul><li>Dedicated PeopleSoft Testing Practice with over 100 + PeopleSoft test consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive set of manual test scenarios for major modules of PeopleSoft HR and Financial product lines </li></ul><ul><li>Independent of regions, products and platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpstarts the testing activity with traceability to the functional requirements </li></ul><ul><li>BPT Accelerators allow non-technical Subject Matter Experts (SME) to create fully functional end-to-end business process tests. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-built components are easily uploaded to an HP Quality Center environment in minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables your testing teams to begin the test design process earlier in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Testing challenges for PeopleSoft Apps Traditional manual/automation approaches fall short Test for business applications: top 5 issues Maintaining tests artifacts as the application changes Creating test components quickly for a new module or version Modeling complex business application scenarios Enabling less technical users to create tests Create test automation suite & support operations in parallel
  17. 17. Testing Enterprise Applications - 3 Generations Testing Effort and Risk 3rd Generation “ Test Acceleration” Tools: BPT Accelerators from Hexaware <ul><li>Library or pre-built test components for ERP apps </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically scans the ERP metadata to generate all necessary test components </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates record/replay activities </li></ul><ul><li>Significantly reduces upfront development time while speeding time to ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly reduces ongoing maintenance due to re-scanning capabilities </li></ul>1 st Generation “ Record and Replay” Tools: WinRunner, QuickTest Pro, Rational Robot <ul><li>Required many man hours to record and program each script </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of duplication of activities </li></ul><ul><li>High degree of ongoing maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Required programming support </li></ul>2 nd Generation “ Business Process” Tools: BPT from HP <ul><li>Allowed for componentizing pieces of test cases </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced development time of test cases </li></ul><ul><li>Minimized maintenance due to component concept </li></ul><ul><li>“ Drag and drop” tests </li></ul><ul><li>Still had to record test scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance at script level still required </li></ul><ul><li>Required significant programming support </li></ul>
  18. 18. BPT Accelerator Infrastructure Foundation Library Application Library Business Components Business Process
  19. 19. BPT Accelerator Process
  20. 20. <ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>