The current business environment demands real-time data, scalability, flexibility, and low cost of ownership, and this is why businesses around the world have started using cloud ERP. Companies using the Oracle E-Business suite are no longer an exception to this. Most of them are looking forward to migrating from on-premise Oracle EBS to Oracle Cloud.
According to Oracle, companies using EBS can effortlessly migrate to the Oracle cloud without needing too much re-architecture, re-integration, or business process changes. Even though CIO, IT Managers, and Digital leaders are worried about business continuity and other concerns regarding Oracle Cloud Apps. In this article, we’re going to discuss several challenges that Oracle Cloud App Managers face while conducting Oracle test and how test automation can help resolve these challenges.
In order to provide faster transformation:
To develop a successful Oracle cloud migration strategy, IT people need to identify all the test scenarios, create several test cases, and execute them across all the integrations and customizations. However, determining which test cases are essential and at what stage can be really complicated. Some test cases that tester seems important may not be so important in the later stages. In most cases, when a quality analyst tries to cover high risks thoroughly, they only can achieve 40-50% of coverage. Because of the inadequate coverage, IT managers get discouraged from Oracle’s release maturity.
Manage Testing With Constant Changes:
Oracle Cloud Apps gets smarter with quarterly releases from Oracle. Every quarter, businesses will get to enjoy new features and functionalities to streamline their business processes. Since these updates can easily break existing business processes, it is recommended to comprehensively test updates every quarter before deployment in the real environment. However, it can be challenging to perform testing on Oracle Cloud every quarter. Even multi-national organizations testing teams find it challenging to keep pace with the intensity and frequency of change.
Essential Business Processes:
Businesses that have been using Oracle EBS for a long time have made several changes as per the requirement of their business processes. In addition, Oracle EBS can also be integrated with third-party apps and productivity-enhancing tools. However, when we consider Oracle Cloud, businesses can still configure and personalize several apps, but customization has been withdrawn. Oracle cloud apps support integration using XML, SOAP, etc. However, Oracle EBS doesn’t support such services. This increases the chances that critical business workflows, customizations and integration might not work in the new cloud environment.
Continuous Testing Approach
Albeit traditional testing approaches and legacy test automation is still widely used, these cannot be considered viable while performing Oracle testing. They cannot keep pace with frequent Oracle updates nor provide complete coverage. This is why it is recommended for IT managers to embrace the next generation of continuous testing approach that supports testing life-cycle autonomously.
About the Company:
Opkey offers no code continuous test automation platform that is user-friendly and built for change. The company helps automate process intelligence and testing, which empowers large organizations to keep pace with release schedules, reduce risk and ensure business continuity.