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10 Steps to Better Software Test Automation
Maybe you’re considering software test tools for the first time. Or maybe you have experience but think your existing software test automation process needs

test tool resources  of any particular tool. Test Tool Choice Considerations Review the following: Vendor references Other customers with similar requirements Skill level required to use the tool Multiple user access Support and help documentation Integration with other tools Budget requirements for: Tool purchase Training, implementation and on-going support   Test Tool Selection - Feature comparison and Proof of concept Run all your tests with each of the tools on your short list using the same test scripts. If you are

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Keys to Implementing Project Portfolio Management


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test tool resources  Almost certainly, the pilot test will point to important changes that you should make before purchasing or implementing sophisticated software and propagating the approach through the organization. Revise the design, and develop a plan for completing the remaining steps of the implementation. The plan should be communicated to key stakeholders to solicit feedback. Include initial executive and senior management training on the necessary concepts and processes. Step 7: Build or Acquire a PPM Tool Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators


Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore, its sharp focus solely on Microsoft technology from ground up, coined in ''the power of one'' motto (one OS platform - Windows XP/NT/2000, one database platform - MS SQL Server, one development environment - MS Visual Basic, etc.), also presents an attractive, risk-adverse option for penny-pinching mid-market customers. Solomon IV has consequently been very competitive in speed of implementation, feasibility of customization, total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio.

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Evolution to Revolution: The Test Automation Maturity Curve


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SaaS-based Test Management


Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

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UltiPro Human Resources Certification Report


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Releasing Resources to Support Growth: The Long-term Benefits of Finance Transformation


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