Case Studies

Stress Testing Projects

Performance-Testing-of-a-Bank’s-Personal-Loan-Origination-System

Performance Testing of a Bank’s Personal Loan Origination System

A1QA was asked to investigate problems and deliver an expert assessment of investments into the LOS architecture that would guarantee the required level of performance.
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

A subsidiary of an international banking holding company and an EBRD partner with 290 offices and more than 400,000 clients urgently needed to update its personal Loan Origination System (LOS).

A1QA was asked to investigate problems and deliver an expert assessment of investments into the LOS architecture that would guarantee the required level of performance. Major points were to improve financial services and increase client loyalty.

SERVICES OFFERED

stress-testing
Perform stress testing
wall
Test system resistance
clock
Evaluate system recovery speed

TECHNOLOGIES USED

loadrunner
Documentum
Oracle-DATBASE
Oracle-Application-Server

RESULTS

Functional-Testing-of-a-Payment-System

Functional Testing of a Payment System

The customer developed an online Payment Service Provider and needed a third-party software testing provider to evaluate its quality. The client approached A1QA to face this challenge.
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Payment Service Provider online project was a part of a large business project for Internet credit card payments. This business project involved German investors, an acquiring bank project coordinating and consulting group, software development company as a development solutions provider and the A1QA company for independent QA solutions.

The Payment Service Provider online system is an Internet-based Java application designed specially as a service-providing instrument and therefore a key to success of the Internet payment provider. The customer needed a third-party software testing provider to evaluate its quality. The client approached A1QA to face this challenge.

SERVICES OFFERED

functional-testing
Run functional tests
GUI-testing
Perform GUI testing
business-analys
Test service performance
stress-testing
Conduct stress testing

CHALLENGES

SOLUTIONS

Poorly set-up testing approach
  • Implement testing tools
  • Develop test scenarios
Insufficient technical documentation
  • Conduct detailed study of current documentation
  • Develop new documentation kit
Poor communication process with remote team
  • Develop communication map

TECHNOLOGIES USED

IBM-Websphere
XDE-Tester
Skil-performer
ClearQuest
Intelijdea

RESULTS

TESTIMONIAL

“This project was of great importance to us because we work with a very demanding group of customers that value their time and put the main emphasis on convenience and simplicity of online payments. We trusted A1QA with that job because they were very fast to provide us with a convenient working schedule and test scenarios for our ongoing project. Their testing procedures were very thorough time-efficient; so we managed to complete and launch the Payment Service Provider online project on time. We appreciate their efforts and would recommend A1QA to any respectable company.”

Dieter Disl,

Technical Director

Complex-Testing-of-a-Community-Portal

Complex Testing of a Community Portal

Before launching the portal the customer approached A1QA to evaluate the quality of service.
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The client developed an online Community Portal for customers and stakeholders aimed at helping businesses succeed by bringing together innovations and ideas. Before launching the portal the customer approached A1QA to evaluate the quality of service. The major business objectives were to provide positive user experience, accelerate time to market and deliver multifunctional portal for business development and increase client data-base.

SERVICES OFFERED

functional-testing
Perform functional testing
GUI-testing
Test GUI
sites
Run cross-browser testing
Security-testing
Perform security testing
Load-testing
Conduct load testing
stress-testing
Run stress tests

CHALLENGES

SOLUTIONS

Modules incompliant with customer requirements
  • Perform load and stress tests
Environment unstable under specific loads
  • Perform load and stress tests
Gradually implemented functionality
  • Test newly added features, test automation

TECHNOLOGIES USED

win-8
ie
firefox
chrome
Safari_logo
AppScan
selenium
acunetix
paros
visual-studio-TE
jira

RESULTS

Acronis-backup-and-recovery-products-testing

Acronis Backup and Recovery Products Testing

The major challenge was in shortage of development documentation on pilot projects. Another challenge was in testing UI with rare Asian languages and comparing functionality according to localization settings. Acronis also required testing builds on all available operating systems, vast number of server types and virtual machines.
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

logo-acronis

Acronis is a multi-million dollar private software company holding the leading spot in the data protection and disaster recovery solution market. Acronis serves over 175,000 corporate clients in 14 languages and 90 countries.

In order to minimize their production costs and speed up new products development they required additional technical resources that would facilitate the process, namely the Quality Assurance function.

The major challenge was in shortage of development documentation on pilot projects. The invited QA team had to investigate the functionality and identify the difference between defects and proper behavior on their own. Another challenge was in testing UI with rare Asian languages and comparing functionality according to localization settings.

Acronis also required testing builds on all available operating systems, vast number of server types and virtual machines. A1QA demonstrated outstanding performance and found by 30% more defects than Acronis’ internal QA team and the previous QA outsourcing partner did.

SERVICES OFFERED

functional-test
Perform full-cycle testing of all Acronis products in line

CHALLENGES

SOLUTIONS

Shortage of development documentation
  • Investigate of product functionality
  • Identify product behavior defects
14 different languages applied in UI
  • Perform localization testing for validation country-specific parameters
  • Perform usability testing
Client required product testing on all available OSs, a number of servers & virtual machines
  • Conduct compatibility testing across all Windows-based systems, Linux versions

TECHNOLOGIES USED

win-8
ubuntu
fedora
debian
linux
red-hat
Microsoft-Hyper-v
vmWare
ms-exchange
Safari_logo
chrome
firefox
ie
opera

RESULTS

TESTIMONIAL

“Our dedicated team at A1QA is very competent and responsive. Not once did they provide help and worked longer hours when we had emergency at our end. Their feedback on our test models is always detailed and valuable. And we are more than happy with the testing quality.”

Serge Storozhenko,

QA Lead, Acronis