Digital transformation with Functionize’s intelligent test agent
Digital transformation is helping companies become more competitive and efficient across almost every area of business. Executives and senior leaders see SaaS solutions as a way to transform their company. Even in successful companies, technology adoption is seen as essential. However, in many cases, the end results of digital transformation can prove to be disappointing. The expected benefits never materializes, and the company executives end up feeling they wasted their investment. With Functionize, things will be different. Our intelligent test agent makes transforming your automated testing almost effortless
The problems facing digital transformation
Digital transformation is the process of moving your company systems over to cloud-based solutions. This promises to deliver pretty impressive benefits. Improved efficiency, reduced costs, and increased revenues. But these benefits all depend on getting everything right. There are several problems that can emerge.
Employee buy-in and engagement
Getting your employees on-side is vital if you are going to succeed. They are the ones that will be directly impacted by the changes. And they will need to learn new ways to work. Sadly, some of them will also find their jobs under threat from the process. This makes it even harder to get them to engage in the process. As a result, you should be engaging them in the process, not just presenting them with a fait accompli.
The interconnected nature of systems
No system exists in isolation. But SaaS tends to provide point solutions for specific tasks. As an example, imagine moving over to a SaaS expenses system. This will make it easy for your employees to record expenses and take photos of receipts. However, your expenses system will also need to integrate with your HR system, payroll, and accounts. Unless you upgrade these systems too, you won’t see much benefit from the SaaS expenses system.
The time needed to complete the changes
Many executives think digital transformation is a quick fix. So, many SaaS companies bill it as such. But all too often, integrating a new system will take months, if not years. You have to train staff on the new system (taking their time and reducing their productivity during this process). Then you need to plan how to switch over from the old system (you could do it on a fixed date, in stages, organically, etc.). You also need to assess in advance all the other systems and processes that will be impacted.
Digital transformation is a journey
Fundamentally, executives need to understand that digital transformation isn’t a one-off event. It is a steady (and never-ending) journey. Each new service you use will impact your business and reveal another area where you can bring about transformation. SaaS tools aren’t static – they are forever being improved and upgraded. SaaS tools are designed to integrate with other services. So, as you switch over, you can start to make all your services work together.
How Functionize can help
Functionize can help you get your digital transformation right. For instance, we have concentrated on making our solution easy for anyone to pick up. We use artificial intelligence to simplify the whole process of automated testing. Our system integrates with all the major CI/CD tools. We are also agnostic to your choice of test management tool. The end result is a test solution that is easy to integrate into your existing systems and which is easy for your staff to switch over to.
How Functionize achieves digital transformation
Functionize leverages a combination of techniques including natural language processing, computer vision, and machine learning. The result is an intelligent test agent (ITA) which will lead the digital transformation of your automated testing.
Our ITA can take test plans written in plain English and convert them into fully-functional tests. These tests can run on any platform (including mobile) without the need for modification. Because it is based on machine learning, the ITA learns how your application UI is meant to work. It can then cope with most UI changes and updates without the need for you to intervene. It is based on two core technologies
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Functionize is designed with all levels of testers in mind. We simplify test creation while providing rich features to tune tests for your most complex scenarios. Running in our test cloud gives you elastic scale to handle continuous testing in your CI/CD pipeline or large regression suites. Meanwhile the deep machine learning engine is modeling your applications and dynamically updating your tests as your UI changes; saving you the aggravation of constant maintenance.