1. A sustainable approach
In today’s fast-paced world, constant technology and interface changes pose a major challenge to organisations manually testing. Manual test processes present the risk of human error which in turn causes unsustainable testing strategies. With automation, new user updates or releases are easier to manage and help to alleviate the pressure of what is usually a tight timeframe for a technology transformation project. This creates a more sustainable and maintainable ongoing testing process.
2. Reduce time and resources
It is unlikely that organisations have fully dedicated resources solely focused on testing, and it is safe to say most employees working on a business’s testing procedures typically have other core responsibilities unrelated to manual data entry. By leveraging automation, it frees employees of tester fatigue and leverages their expertise across broader business objectives.
3. Mitigate risk
In any organisation, a crucial question typically asked is, “How can our organisation continue to mitigate risk?” Increasing the number of testing cycles can garner high confidence in deployments and decrease overall risk. Without proper testing, the risk of this new software not working is high. Manually testing all features, again and again, is precarious, exposing an organisation to human error. This is where test automation is beneficial. Automating tests allow for easily executed cycles to not only be repeated but scheduled.