Best practices for implementing automated functional testing solutions

Abstract:
Today’s enterprises need to conduct thorough functional testing of their mission-critical applications to verify that all business processes work as expected. By implementing automated functional testing, your company can dramatically increase both the speed and accuracy of your testing processes, providing a higher return on investment (ROI) from software projects while  dramatically cutting risk. This paper presents a brief overview of the advantages and challenges of automating functional testing to help structure your thinking about how best to approach test automation. It also summarizes the key features and benefits of the HP automated functional testing software—HP QuickTest Professional software and HP Service Test software—some of the industry’s most popular and powerful automated software testing solutions. The paper concludes with a brief overview of HP Business Process Testing software and presents a checklist of the five keys to successful automated testing.