Case Studies

Stress Testing Projects

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

Perform stress testing
Test system resistance
Evaluate system recovery speed

TECHNOLOGIES USED

RESULTS

Functional Testing of a Payment System

The customer developed the online payment system and was on a hunt for an independent QA vendor with knowledge in BFSI domain to assess its quality. The client approached A1QA to face the challenge.
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Payment Service Provider project was a part of a large business project for Internet credit card payments. From technical point of view, the system represented a web-based Java application.

The project was delivered with participation of German investors, acquiring bank, software development company, and A1QA performing independent QA services.

SERVICES OFFERED

Functional testing
GUI testing
Performance testing
Stress testing

CHALLENGES

SOLUTIONS

Poorly set up QA process
  • We’ve set up QA process, defined QA roles & responsibilities and introduce templates, reports & checklists.
Lack of proper technical documentation
  • We’ve thoroughly studied current documentation kit and created extensive documentation to be able to measure test effectiveness/coverage.
Miscommunication issues with remote teams
  • Our team has developed a communication map and built effective communication through various channels

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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

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

Perform functional testing
Test GUI
Run cross-browser testing
Perform security testing
Conduct load 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

RESULTS

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

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

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

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