FasTest for PTF Transforms PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade Testing for a Health Care Customer

Minneapolis based award-winning nonprofit health care Customer adopted Astute’s test automation solution for its end to end business process tests to increase the test accuracy and test coverage.

  • Application – PeopleSoft 9.2 FSCM and HCM
  • Test Repository – We executed 100 functional test scenarios including about 1000 transactions
  • Projects – Customer intends to use the test automation solution for a variety of projects in their steady-state phase but not limited to: database upgrade, PUM Image updates, new module implementations and small enhancement projects

Health Care Customer

Customer is an award-winning, nonprofit, integrated health system providing exceptional health care across the full spectrum of health care services. Customer’s broad continuum includes academic and community hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics, senior and long-term care facilities, retail and specialty pharmacies, and much more.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN

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The Problem

  • Test Coverage – Limited resources and time, limited coverage
  • Testing Accuracy – Challenging to ensure accurate test results
  • Test Documentation Overhead – Tons of Excels based Manual Scripts and test data
  • Functional Dependencies – Cross-modular testing introducing inefficiencies
  • Testing Management Overhead – Tracking and reporting was a major overhead
  • Impact on PUM Planning – Testing overhead impacting rate of PUM adoption.

Services Provided by Astute

Astute provided the following services to Customer

  • FasTest automation with PeopleTools 8.55
  • Building end to end business process tests
  • PeopleSoft Test Framework and FasTest training

The Goal was to automate standard business processes to reduce testing time lead to faster burndown, reduce cross modular dependencies and better reporting.

Overview of Astute Deliverables

Astute delivered the following products and plans

  • FasTest Implementation with PeopleTools 8.55
  • 40 Test Shells build using PeopleTools Test Framework
  • PeopleTools Test Framework & FasTest Training
  • Planning for PUM Updates

The Resolution

  • To Identify the Scope of Test Automation
  • Develop Test Scenarios in PeopleSoft Test Framework for all in scope end-to-end business processes
  • Implement FasTest Test Automation for enhanced test automation and Test Management Capabilities
  • Training on PeopleSoft Test Framework & FasTest
  • Test Maintenance Strategy

Benefits of Working with Astute

FasTest automation helped reduction in testing time by covering 40 business process tests including 80 functional based transactions.

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Overview of Customer requirements

Customer was looking for automation process for their manual testing to reduce time and cost, and increase the quality assurance. They wanted an automated process for end to end business process tests to increase the test accuracy and test coverage.

Astute has built its business helping Customers automating their end-to-end business process using FasTest. FasTest is available to PeopleSoft customers both as a On-Premise solution and as Oracle Cloud solution. Customers can now take advantage of FasTest for PUM Update, for V9.2 Upgrade, for Dev/Test on Oracle Cloud without having to install, maintain and manage FasTest in their data centers. Astute delivers software updates and test library updates seamlessly to Customers on Oracle Cloud.

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