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Intelligent Testing: Why It’s a Must-Have for Financial Institutions

6/18/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Eggplant AI, continuous testing, Financial Services, intelligent automation

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Poor customer experience is costing financial institutions $10 billion in revenue annually, according to an industry report released earlier this year. It’s a staggering figure that underscores how critical it is for financial services firms to delight their customers at every interaction. But, when you consider the industry’s complex, highly regulated environment and the customer expectation for a seamless experience across devices and operating systems, it’s clear that this is anything but a simple task.

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Quality and Better Customer Experiences – Eggplanet London, 2019

6/10/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Eggplant AI, continuous testing, intelligent automation

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Quality. It’s what everyone involved in designing, building, testing, and maintaining software strives to deliver. And it was very much the common thread running through our inaugural Eggplanet conference in London on 6 June.

Billed as the event where continuous quality meets business outcomes and, thanks to an inspiring group of speakers and wonderfully engaged delegates, it didn’t disappoint.

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The Next Frontier: The Role of Testing in Mission Critical Software Systems

4/23/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Performance Test Tool, digital automation intelligence, Eggplant AI, intelligent automation, digital transformation

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A recent Bloomberg headline proclaimed, “Human Spaceflight Could be a $23 Billion Industry by 2030.” The article examined a UBS report on space travel, which predicts that “spaceflight” will compete with long-distance airline flights in the not-too-distant future.

It’s a fascinating prospect, and one that underscores how critical it is for software to perform optimally in mission critical environments. Eggplant’s Antony Edwards recently explored this theme in detail in a DigitalisationWorld article, highlighting some of the key technology challenges facing space exploration.

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Dismiss AI's Detractors: How the Technology is Driving Testing Improvements Today

4/17/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Performance Test Tool, digital automation intelligence, Eggplant AI, intelligent automation, robotic process automation, digital transformation, accessibility

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A recent SD Times article suggested that AI is not delivering tangible testing improvements, cautioning “…customers need to realize there’s probably more hype than reality in most of what test solution vendors are saying.” This sentiment reminds us of the unhelpfully polarized “manual-vs-automated test execution” debate that held back testing for 10 years and we’ve only recently moved on from with the realization that there’s a place for both in testing. It would be catastrophic for the testing industry if we went into another 10 year debate of “AI-vs-non-AI” only to realize that there are strong benefits to AI, but it probably doesn’t solve everything.

These sentiments are unhelpful and dangerous to the testing community. Sure, there are exaggerated claims about the use and impact of AI in some products, but there are also fantastic products that demonstrate that the technology can deliver real improvements today. Below are just a few examples of how AI can help testing now—not several years down the road:

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The AI Advantage

4/16/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Performance Test Tool, digital automation intelligence, Eggplant AI, intelligent automation, robotic process automation, digital transformation, accessibility

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A recent Forbes Insights survey confirmed that there is strong C-Suite interest in artificial intelligence, with eighty percent of CEOs and eighty-five percent of IT leaders pointing to AI as a core component of their digital transformation efforts. While the technology is sometimes—and mistakenly—associated with job loss, AI’s true power actually lies in its ability to augment human decision-making.

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Easy Screenshot Comparison Means More Effective Testing

2/28/19 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in UX, software testing, digital automation intelligence, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing, usability testing

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You’ve tested the latest release of your application, and it works just fine. From a functional perspective, it does everything it’s supposed to.

But what if the user experience has changed in a way that wasn’t picked up in functional testing?

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Test Automation Just Got More Intelligent

2/21/19 / by Peter Cherns posted in Test automation, Eggplant AI, Eggplant Release Insights, test coverage, bug hunting, intelligent automation

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There are two things you should know about the latest release of Eggplant AI, our intelligent test automation solution.

1: It will give you much greater insight into the quality of your releases.

2: It will make your testing process more focused and more efficient.

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Effortless Performance Testing with Eggplant Performance 9.0

12/18/18 / by Gareth Smith posted in Load testing, Performance testing, artificial intelligence, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing

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Performance testing just got a lot easier.

While delivering quality at scale is essential, simply setting up a performance test can be a challenging and time-consuming exercise, and then you need to analyze it. So, despite its importance, performance testing is not commonly used during development cycles.

“Effortless Performance Testing” in Eggplant Performance 9.0 changes all that, with a simple-to-use load testing capability that re-uses your existing Eggplant AI assets. So you can now run performance load tests on your system with no technical knowledge and no coding.

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Eggplant Functional 18.2: Usability testing, automatic script checker, and much more

12/11/18 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in UX, software testing, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing, usability testing

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We recently released the much-anticipated Eggplant Functional 18.2, which includes some truly exciting innovations.

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Eggplant Functional 18.1: Exciting new features for faster, more efficient testing

7/17/18 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in UX, software testing, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing

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Earlier this month, we released Eggplant Functional v18.1. This latest version introduces a variety of new features designed with speed and efficiency in mind, and to bring Eggplant Functional and Eggplant AI closer together. Read on to see what’s in store when you upgrade. 

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