Functional Assessments
Cloud-based functional assessments mean reduced cost, faster test cycles, broader test coverage.

Todays fast-paced business environment demands that organizations provide complex and dynamic features for their software products in less time and with limited resources.

Ever-expanding systems that communicate throughout the enterprise can expose defects downstream that are difficult to find and correct.

In this often-changing environment, software testing is an imperative. And yet the testing activity is frequently marginalized, performed as an after-thought or simply ignored.

Such neglect or delay can have long term repercussions which manifest in the form of a growing bug list, with missed deadlines and budget overruns. Some software errors, if not caught, can be extremely expensive in terms of financial loss for the client and loss of reputation for the organization.

To compound the situation, it can be hard to find (and keep) trained test engineers. QA costs are soaring, test data is typically complex, and end-to-end test coverage can be problematic, if not impossible.

We at Linear B understand the challenges and complexities of functional testing. Our multi-disciplinary team of qualified professionals have years of experience with software development that span the entire software development lifecycle including systems analysis, software development, quality assurance security compliance and project management. We understand how important good QA is to the successful launch of a software product.

To meet the challenge of functional testing, we treat functional testing not as a segmented task but an activity that parallels the product life cycle. We engage at the onset of a project, reviewing requirements and design documents for the purpose of spotting potential anomalies that eventually lead to downstream defects.

While we follow the traditional requirements based test strategy, our staff knows that its undocumented items that are the key to success. We take a multi-faceted approach to quality, incorporating multiple test strategies. Strategies such are model-based testing, policy-based testing and risk-based testing are incorporated into the overall test activity.

Test Automation

While most quality assurance organizations claim to embrace the notion of test automation, all to often they fall into the trap of being “too busy to become efficient” causing test automation to fall to the wayside while more traditional, manual-based approaches continue to be utilized. This leads to stifled test suite that cannot grow along with the expansion of the system.

At Linear B, we see test automation as an imperative. Without it, there is no possible way for an enterprise software vendor to provide adequate test coverage. The scale and complexity of the task is to enormous.

Our passion for automation has driven us to develop a cloud-based test platform that we utilize as part of our customer engagement. The platform provides a flexible and scalable environment for functional testing.

Virtual test environments can be quickly instantiated. Product deployment and configuration can be automated and functional test scripts can be automatically executed. Test scripts can be packaged into test suites than can automatically be executed. Our test platform has proven to be a windfall for our customers, helping to achieve a high degree of accuracy and flexibility during functional test.

And the best part, there’s no hardware to buy; no software to install; no disruption to current systems; no intensive developer training; your test environment can be up and running in minutes.

If you are an IT professional who struggles with functional testing, or just would like to discover a new way of testing your system, please contact us. We’d love to discuss how Linear B’s on-demand functional test service can help improve your software applications.

Benefits:

  • Linear B provides a virtual test environment that mimics real-world deployment
  • A pure product-enabled service with no upfront hardware or software investment
  • Rapid test cycles with broader coverage
  • Test cases that simulate real-world customer usage
  • Rapid test cycles support the continual update and refinement of quality improvements
  • End-to-end testing from requirements to execution, with extensive metrics collection, reporting and management
  • Testing performed in parallel with development
  • Constant interaction with the customer, to understand how features should behave and to identify the best ways to test them
  • Test cases prepared using techniques such as boundary value analysis, equivalence partition, control flow testing, data validation, and usability or decision tables