One of the most important developments in the payment industry in recent years is testing automation. Automated testing is an enabler for a variety of advanced development and deployment techniques that dramatically improve payment testing processes among financial institutions.
Yet many organizations are still failing to introduce automation into their QA processes, with the test automation average still sitting around 50 percent. That’s according to Perfecto’s State of Test Automation Survey Analysis 2022, in which many survey respondents stated that teams are mostly doing manual testing and/or only just starting with test automation.
In addition, 35 percent of the responses stated that manual testing is consuming most of their time followed by test failure analysis that accounted for over 22 percent.
The simple truth is that performing payment testing manually is no longer effective. There are a number of reasons why financial institutions should be adopting automation in 2022, including:
Faster feedback mechanisms
Improved testing efficiency
Enhanced testing results
More accurate testing
Enhanced test coverage
Another key reason is to build and support an effective remote testing platform.
In this blog we explore why an automated testing environment is key for remote teams, and how its implementation can bring huge benefits for testing processes.
What is an automated testing environment?
An automated testing environment minimizes the need for manual testing, and instead ensures that all relevant processes involved in payment testing are seamless, efficient and fully integrated.
Automation enables testing that is repeatable and verifiable, and supports test scenarios that can be scheduled and rerun again and again, on whatever time frame works best for your organization. As a result, businesses can expand their overall test coverage, improve test quality and save significant amounts of time.
Automation also facilitates the creation of an environment for easily and rapidly testing specific user scenarios, improved collaboration between testing teams, as well as analytics that can be used to monitor and optimize operations on a continual basis.
How an automated testing environment helps support a remote team
Today, some 16 percent of companies globally are fully-remote and around 62 percent of employees aged 22 to 65 say they work remotely at least occasionally (Owl Labs). The remote workforce provides organizations with the opportunity to more easily find skilled workers, save money and improve operational efficiencies.
Automation is a fantastic way to maximize your payment testing resources and provide remote testing capabilities that allow test teams to operate 24x7x365, no matter where they are based.
Remote payment testing can bring a range of benefits to payment testing processes, including:
Increased collaboration and efficiency
Faster time to market for new products and services
Enhanced recruiting and staff retention capabilities
Improved corporate sustainability
Are you interested in building an automated payment testing environment that supports a remote workforce? Paragon is here to help with our innovative Web FASTest platform that supports financial message testing in an automated environment.
Request a consultation today with our payment testing specialists, and find out how our software can help your business enhance its testing processes and improve its bottom line.
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