Accenture has) launched a new platform for automated, analytics-driven software testing, after successfully completing pilots with 10 clients around the world. The Accenture Touchless Testing Platform brings together leading open source, commercial and Accenture proprietary tools and algorithms to automate a robust, touchless testing process for software – all guided by artificial intelligence and analytics.
The new platform allows testing teams to easily integrate tools from leading players such as Conformiq, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel Saffron, Sauce Labs, Tableau, Tricentis and Worksoft, along with key Accenture innovations, to bring new enterprise software solutions to market faster and with higher quality. Continuous testing is increasingly important as companies look to software as a means of competitive advantage. Depending on the client engagement the platform can be deployed independently or as part of Accenture myWizard®.
“The Accenture Touchless Testing Platform is the latest example of how Accenture is using automation and artificial intelligence to disrupt every aspect of the application lifecycle, and make IT an agent for speed, change and customer experience,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services. “Artificial intelligence is helping us rethink old approaches to testing and helping testers operate smarter and more efficiently. Applying analytics to massive amounts of production and test data is key to spotting trends, predicting failures, managing risk and continuously responding to customer feedback, all of which is critical to competitiveness.”
The data visualization capabilities of the platform help testers make better use of volumes of data generated in a test cycle. This can help prioritize work based on quality heat maps, failure and usage patterns and test suite vitality. The platform also provides testers with early warnings on system anomalies, and real-time guided interventions. The overall test design and execution process is guided by an industry-specific reusable testing repository comprising more than 76,000 test scenarios, scripts and conditions across 33 industries and 280 end-to-end business processes.