Role of Functional Testing in Improving Business ROI
with automated functional testing tools at their disposal, the organization is able to test the application in a much shorter time and with more accuracy.
In the words of the Chief Technical Officer of a Fortune 100 company, functional testing is imperative for any business, irrespective of nature and the size of the project; the risk and negative implications of launching an application without rigorous quality assurance and functional testing is far greater in the fast-paced, digitized world today. Simply put, the fate of the applications is essentially in the hands of the functional testing company.
Imagine a scenario where a customer comes across a list of the most exciting games in 2020, and gets access to the range of thrilling games including Destiny 2, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Assassins Creed, and many more. After downloading the game on the device, the user expects it to be in sync with their operating system and perform seamlessly. Any disruption in the user experience or a simple glitch in the app functions will prove to be detrimental for the survival of the app in the customer’s choice list.
Therefore, in order to avoid such mishaps and to keep up with the user expectations, functional testing is necessitated which determines that the application functions are able to sync with the user devices, they are able to run smoothly without any interruptions, and are at par with the ever-increasing demands and expectations of the users.
Impact of Functional Testing on the Return on Investment
Early bug detection – traditionally the applications were tested after the completion of the development phase, and the functional testing was considered as an afterthought. With an automated functional testing approach, the application is put through continuous and end to end testing even during the development phase. Functional testing enables the software application code to be tested invariably so that any issues and defects are identified in the initial phases, which in turn saves time, money, costs in the long run while evading any potential bottlenecks in the later phases.
In-depth testing – as opposed to a selective testing method, the functional testing companies use thorough and end to end testing to ensure that the app is compatible with all devices and platforms, and by covering every aspect of the application it checks whether the app is ready for a successful launch in the market.
Controlled testing environment – as a part of the in-house testing, the applications are put under enormous stress and load in a controlled environment to determine its capacity and the breaking point. Through this procedure, the testers are able to evaluate the scope of the application and test it beyond its abilities so that its scalability and resilience is enhanced. This results in better marketability and in turn, profitability for the company.
Speed and accuracy – with automated functional testing tools at their disposal, the organization is able to test the application in a much shorter time and with more accuracy. It also facilitates the company is testing the application thoroughly at any time, and with the greater testing coverage, it allows the testers to detect any glitches and errors in less time.