Accenture launched a new platform for automated, analytics-driven software testing.
The Touchless Testing Platform brings together leading open source, commercial and Accenture proprietary tools and algorithms to automate a 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.
“Software testing today still struggles with over-engineering efforts that can result in anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of wasted time and effort,” said Kishore Durg, managing director and global testing lead for Accenture.
“With advances in analytics, artificial intelligence and data visualization, however, it’s now possible to not only find these areas of inefficiencies and eliminate them, but also to uncover business risks and opportunities that weren’t visible before.”
One insurance company that piloted the platform discovered they could accelerate their pace of delivery by improving their test suite. Using the platform’s cognitive engine, Accenture identified up to 22 percent test cases as duplicates or similar that could be eliminated.
By applying such insights into defect detection and analysis, test execution and retesting, the company can significantly improve the speed and quality of the software development and accelerate overall cycle time.