A software release signifies the new or upgraded version of an application. These usually add a feature, fix a bug, enhance security features, etc. In the case of ERP software development, it is a continuous process, as new features get added or removed constantly to optimize functionality. These changes get released in a predefined frequency.
With every software release/upgrade, it becomes imperative to handle the risks it brings along and test the application for its smooth functioning. One change in an object field might impact several other related forms and cause downtime, or the application may not function as intended.
Automation testing tool is a savior in these scenarios as it identifies the parts of the business process that are affected by software changes and highlights the affected test cases, making it possible to conduct only the necessary tests and minimize the risk of bugs/downtime. That is how Opkey’s impact analysis feature helps businesses during software releases.
How does Opkey’s Impact Analysis work?
The Impact Analysis intends to analyze the effect of changes on business processes brought by software releases or similar changes. It integrates with your application and identifies impacted areas in the business processes and related test cases using its AI-enabled feature.
You click the Impact Analysis button to analyze test cases before and after the software update. Opkey’s impact analysis feature captures four levels of details – Database level, Code level, UI level, and Class level. This information is then made available in a table, and you can see the changed and unchanged fields with the required details. You can also see the impact on test cases and create an execution cycle for these test cases, saving you the hassle of checking for all the test cases instead. You can learn more and watch this in action in various demos available on Opkeyuniversity.
Benefits of Opkey Impact Analysis
Reduces risks with software updates– Identify areas affected by software changes. It helps in the early detection of bugs before you deploy the software.
Identifies changes in other business areas – Get an insight into the parts of the business that have been affected by software updates. You can prioritize testing accordingly to get end-to-end coverage.
Saves time and resources– Analyze and create test cases for risk-based functions, which prevent unnecessary testing and save you time and resources for more valuable tasks.
Generates documents and reports – Validate pre and post-update reports to analyze the changes at the different levels of the application. Focus on post-update changes and create test cases to detect bugs early.
Learn the basics of ERP and how to handle releases for various ERPs like Oracle, Salesforce, etc., by taking a certification course at Opkey University –https://www.opkey.com/opkey-university