The need of quickly verifying a stable system whenever it is changed or enhanced is one of the reasons software organizations apply test automation.
That is exactly the problem that Care Logistics (http://www.carelogistics.com), a subsidiary of healthcare staffing and technology provider Jackson Healthcare, faced before they decided to use Katalon Studio. Care Logistics provides healthcare logistics software and services to hospitals and health centers.
The testing team has created 8,000+ manual test cases to verify the system’s functionality. However, the team must execute all test cases for every major build before deploying. It needs to know whether a test case fails and where the problems occurred.
The team decided to apply test automation and used Katalon Studio. Two test automation developers were assigned to this effort. Their goal was to convert and automatically execute all eligible test cases. Today, using Katalon Studio, the team has over 30% of their product automated; approximately 3,000 test cases. Per Bob Gettings, SVP of Products at Care Logistics.
“The test automation we’ve done saves weeks of manual testing each regression cycle. In fact, a single regression lifecycle has been cut in half. That not only saves meaningful dollars but frees up staff to work on higher valued activities. It also catches product issues earlier vs. manual testing, reducing overall development time getting product to market sooner”
Bob Gettings, SVP of Products at Care Logistics
The Automation team has found some of the following features of the Katalon software useful to them: the flexibility to adapt to address a problem appropriately through the flexibility of the software, the “Debug from here” feature that reduces debugging time considerably, the detailed logs that helps the team detect a defect’s root cause easily and the ability to verify both small issue like typos as well as performance and stability problems.
Hive CPQ configurator (http://www.hivecpq.com) is a software which allows clients to work together on configuring specific products concerning their line of work. These products can be anything, from fast acting doors to radar transmitters for level measurement. In order for our configurator to work flawlessly it needed thorough testing.
Our team wrote numerous manual test cases about the software and its behaviour but, of course, that wasn’t enough. Like other serious companies we had to cover the entire software with automatic test which were going to be executed on a regular basis. The biggest problem and the biggest loss in a startup product is when we lose a customer. Often, that is because of an untested, error prone software.
Startup companies often proceed fast, without writing any tests, because fast delivery time is more important than quality. Adding a new feature or changing the existing one often leads to regression. To avoid that, we started writing e2e tests, the tool we choose was Katalon and we hit bullseye!
“Katalon studio is a fairly simple, straightforward automation testing tool meaning that you don’t have to have a great programming knowledge in order to write automation test cases. There is also a scripting mode for more advanced users and test cases.”
It allowed us to cover all our major functionalites very fast. Our application is web based Single Page ( Angular 2 ) application. New shadow dom selector from Katalon ( 4.8 ) is a great feature. It's allows us to accurately locate Test Objects in the app.
So, our team started writing test cases in Katalon and so far we’ve almost covered the entire software! Our test cases run smoothly and if some of them fail we can immediately check what went wrong and to correct the errors. Anyway, with Katalon Studio our Hive CPQ configurator is getting better every day in every way.
Hive QA Team,

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