Testing

Banking applications are highly parameter driven and built with a generic business view. Hence, an “effective” software test virtually proves to be a litmus test for any implementation solution, before it goes live. This helps assess if the on scope requirements are met with. The Testing module turns out to be a significant milestone to achieve. However, we take it a step ahead. We recommend an integration test with partner systems. This needs to be conducted with bank’s migrated data by the implementation team before the business users perform the testing (User Acceptance Testing). In the testing phase, IT projects in banking require:
  • Optimum functional coverage
  • Quick design closure
  • Minimum bank resource allocation
  • Automation
Our consultants are equipped with the practical knowledge of the entire test cycle – from Test Design to Release Notes preparation. The key areas are Test Strategy with focus on functional coverage with optimum test scenarios, case preparation, integration testing and support of UAT. The often faced challenges include solutions becoming highly vertical centric and hence more complex. This normally requires a significantly high integration across multiple systems and requirement for a standardized testing approach. Our end user orientation ensures that these challenges are factored in for a stringent testing led solution. Our business driven test design intends to cover optimum scope of product functionality and business process spectrum.

Accelerated case preparation using pre-built ‘test pack’ for key business functions

  • A robust and proven framework for reliability and success
  • Testing Process Workflow

Our clients span the spectrum from end users to integrators to vendors. Our assistance in testing space includes:
  • Testing Strategy and Design
  • Test Pack Preparation & Automation
  • Banking Software Vendor Management
  • System Integration Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Offshore Testing
Our knowledge of banking systems and our relationships with specific vendor enables us to liaise directly with the vendor support team, thereby enabling us to provide end to end management of the incident resolution process from issue diagnosis and recording the findings, testing, packaging and release of units.

OFFSHORE TESTING

It is well known that most businesses face critical software errors resulting in huge repair costs and loss of profits. It is also true that the relative cost of fixing an error in production is far higher (about 70%) as compared to repairing it in earlier stages of implementation – in SIT/UAT. However, execution of comprehensive software testing internally is a daunting task for most institutions. This could be due to the business users' time spent in other priority tasks, insufficient testing and application expertise. To address the above challenges, bfsi consulting provides its clients with an opportunity to conduct testing at its offshore facility in Bangalore, India. Our domain and testing expertise will help banks to attain better functional coverage, bring rigour and transparency in test management and reporting, increase productivity and lower costs. In this model a test SPOC will be stationed at the client site. The SPOC will report to the bfsi consulting's Project Manager and have a delivery lead from offshore. The offshore delivery lead will drive a team of test consultants. All client communications will be handled primarily by our test SPOC. The test SPOC will be the counter part for client side test management activities.