Retail Case Study: QA Connect delivers zero critical defects

Challenge

Aaron’s was challenged to deploy a new custom-built POS (point of sale) application to 2000 stores over a 12-month time frame. The IT organization required a local software testing team to develop a best practice framework and process to deliver zero critical defects upon deployment. The current regression test suite run time of 5 days was causing significant delays and jeopardizing the deployment schedule.

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Aaron’s is a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, and currently has more than 2,000 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and Canada.

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Services

Agile testing

Agile Testing

Automated Functional Testing

Automated Functional Testing

Regression testing

Regression Testing

Solution

Celtic Testing Experts team created an automated testing POC (proof of concept) to evaluate the tools under consideration and determined the best fit based on the client’s current technology platform and internal processes. Our certified Ranorex consultants led the creation of a new automation framework and process. During the engagement, the teams worked side by side to build, manage, execute, and deploy the regression test suite.

Manual regression testing, 5 days to complete. QAConnect Methodology Regression test suite run time- 40 minutes to complete.

 Success

  • 1:8 deployments per day
  • Consistent feedback loop
  • No rollbacks
  • Reduction in support tickets

Result

The new POS application was successfully deployed to 2000 stores on time with zero critical defects. Our collaborative team efforts reduced the regression test suite run time from 5 days to 40 minutes. The IT team now utilizes a standard automated tool (Ranorex) that drives a continuous development build process. Today the IT team is utilizing continuous integration and delivery to accelerate their application deployments.

Celtic Testing Experts has significantly helped my team over the past 8+ months build our POS regression suite.