Effective performance testing capabilities help guarantee a seamless payment experience for your customers no matter how, when or where they choose to transact.
In this blog we’ll discuss how integrating performance testing capabilities into your functional payment testing environment will help optimize system performance, improve quality, and provide a superior customer experience on every transaction.
Why Performance Testing Must Be Integrated Into Your Payment Testing Environment
Ensuring that your payment systems and applications are available anytime that your consumers want to access them requires that you continually monitor and test the performance characteristics and capabilities of all your software and systems.
Not surprisingly, the rapid growth of digital transactions, combined with ever more sophisticated technology, security enhancements and regulatory pressure means that payment systems have grown incredibly complex.
Unfortunately, many organizations still rely on customized simulators that are difficult to use and expensive to maintain – causing performance testing to be marginalized and only done infrequently. This legacy approach is inconsistent with the requirements for current Agile development or DevOps practices, where regular performance testing is considered an absolute requirement.
The good news is that setting up and running performance tests no longer requires specialized resources and applications.
Modern, web-based applications, like Paragon’s Web FASTest solution, allows users to incorporate functional tests, automated regression testing, as well as performance analysis into a single platform that supports a variety of performance testing options including:
Given the importance that any single transaction has to an individual or business, whether they are standing at an ATM to get cash, in the supermarket checkout line buying groceries or processing payroll, it is imperative that we do everything we can to ensure that every transaction is processed correctly. Integrating performance testing into your standard testing processes helps to identify and correct issues before they result in a system failure or cause a negative customer experience.
The Benefits of Integrated Performance Testing
✔️ Immediate Reuse of Any Functional Test Scripts
No more need for specialized, performance testing only scripts. Any tests that have been created for functional testing can easily be incorporated into performance test sets
✔️ Performance Tests Can be Run Any Time
No more headaches associated with when and how to schedule performance test runs. Since no special scripts or set-up is required, performance test runs can be scheduled to run after every build, every night or anytime that is appropriate for your organization.
✔️ Optimized System Performance
Regular performance testing helps identify potential bottlenecks or resource limitations so they can be resolved before they cause slowdowns or outages that impact your consumers.
✔️ Operational Efficiency
Integrated performance testing will improve quality, increase productivity and reduce project delivery times, establishing a solid framework for continuous improvement.
✔️ Superior customer service
A comprehensive and integrated performance testing strategy will help ensure that you deliver a superior payment experience for every consumer on every transaction, no matter how, where or when they chose to transact.
By embracing and integrating performance testing capabilities into your testing environment, you will unlock these benefits and position your organization for success in today's competitive landscape.
Interested in learning more about how you can integrate performance testing into your payments testing environment? Request aconsultation with our team of payment testing specialists today.
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