Oracle Application Testing Suite Review
Sorting tests is pretty easy but updating somebody’s account access sometimes had unexpected and bad results


Valuable Features

Test Manager “TESTS”

Improvements to My Organization

1. I can organize test scripts pretty well.

2. The custom dashboard views are nice to look at.

3. Sorting tests is pretty easy.

Room for Improvement

1. The installation routine desperately needs improvement. It was very easy to mess up.

2. The “un-install” is basically not supported and resulted also in a messed up computer.

3. In the OATS Administrator tool, setting user assignments and roles to projects was tricky, scary and dangerous. Updating somebody’s account access sometimes had unexpected and bad results like getting “locked out” of the product.

Use of Solution

Two years.

Deployment Issues

The test installation pretty much destroyed my computer’s laptop performance. It had to be “reimaged” to recover. It was eventually installed on a dedicated server.

Stability Issues

Some user accounts had to be removed and new ones created because of corruption.

For example:

  1. At some point my user account could not move or organize the position of folders and tests.
  2. Another user would crash the entire product whenever she choose to open one specific project.

Scalability Issues

I am not aware of any issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

The training people were good.

Technical Support:

I have not had to deal with support.

Previous Solutions

We also use TFS. We are using OATS because my company purchased an Oracle ERP solution.

Initial Setup

There did not appear to be a simple installation routine. The initial setup was complicated with many parts to consider including binaries and a local database.`

Implementation Team

I believe a vendor did the original implementation.

Other Advice

Brace yourself for bumps in the road. Have patience. Find talented people to help.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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