Ensuring that the ERP system is functioning as intended, requires comprehensive testing. However, most ERP project managers try to cut corners here, as traditional testing methods are just too time-consuming, costly, and last but not least prone to human error. Low-code platforms on the other hand, offer an alternative approach to ERP test automation. In this blog post, we discuss the added value of low-code platforms in ERP test automation.
What is low-code test automation?
Low-code test automation platforms are software testing tools that allow test engineers and business key users to easily create automated ERP test scenarios. In doing so, they use a visual interface and pre-built components.
Low-code platforms require minimal coding and scripting, making them accessible to non-technical users. Therefore, these solutions have gained popularity in recent years. This due to their ability to speed up software development and testing, reduce costs, and improve the overall collaboration between business and IT.
The added value of low-code platforms in ERP test automation
1. Increased speed and efficiency
Low-code platforms offer an alternative approach to ERP test automation that increases speed and efficiency significantly. Traditional efforts that first took weeks to complete, now just take up a couple hours. Low-code platforms enable testers to create automated test scripts quick and easily, without the need for extensive coding and scripting. This reduces the time required for testing and improves the overall efficiency of the testing process. So in other words, more testing in less time.
2. Improved collaboration
Low-code test automation also improves collaboration between testers, developers and business key users. It allows testers and business collaborate and create automated test scripts using a visual interface. Which makes it easier to communicate their testing requirements to developers. This leads to better collaboration and communication, reducing the risk of miscommunication and misunderstandings.
3. Reduced costs
You can probably already guess, but low-code platforms also help to reduce the costs associated with ERP test automation. Traditional testing methods can be costly, requiring extensive resources and a significant investment in time ánd money. Not anymore. A typical low-code setup requires days, not weeks.
4. Easier maintenance
Easier maintenance of automated test scripts is exactly what low coding test automation provides. Testers automate scenarios by using pre-built ERP test components, making it easier to update and maintain the test scripts over time. In addition, our low coding solutions offer ‘self-healing’ capabilities, which can ensure that the test scripts remain up-to-date and effective through the use of AI and machine learning. This reduces the risk of software errors, reduces human interaction for maintenance and improves the overall quality of the ERP system under test.
Low-code platforms offer an alternative approach to ERP test automation that add value to the testing process. These solutions increase speed and efficiency, improve collaboration, reduce costs, and make it easier to maintain automated test scripts. Low-code platforms help ensure that the ERP system works as intended, reduce the risk of business critical software errors and improve the overall quality of the system.