Tricentis Tosca Scalability

NibsMishra
AVP, Testing Service Owner at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The way we are going about it, it is a scalable model. We are looking at reusability. We are trying to put some kind of governance model in place, where we will have people going back to review and analyze how things are being used. We are trying to come up with an assessment framework for Tosca. We have some areas that have Ruby. When we go to an area that already has something implemented in Ruby, we have an automation assessment framework from a Ruby perspective, where we ask our Ruby experts to assess their framework. If the assessment comes out that their framework is pretty solid, stable, maintainable, and they have the skillset, we leave it alone. If the assessment comes out that it is not maintainable, people are not using it, it's not providing the value, we recommend using Tosca. In the same way that we have an automation-assessment for Ruby, we are trying to work on some kind of assessment framework for Tosca. If someone has been using Tosca for two years, we want to be able to go in, assess their framework and say, "Hey, here are the things you have been doing that are great. But you don't have any modules that you're reusing. Why is that?" We are working on implementing something like that, which help us with the reusability and maintainability perspective With every release they are adding great features. This year, we have taken two upgrades and they have added patches for some defects, like the one that caused the problem with the PDFs. We have 12 or 13 incidents that are open, which include three customization requests, that Tricentis is working on with us. But with their every release, they have added features, not just closed defects, but actually added features, which is great. The challenge is that, in a big company like ours, we cannot afford to take every feature release, every upgrade. That creates a lot of work and a lot of testing, because we need to test everything. Tricentis has been able to give us their roadmap and, at this point, we are planning to take on 13.1 which will be around January/February, 2020. They do a lot of good releases. It's just that at our scale, the way we are operating — we have 200 licenses and I'm pretty sure we'll need more — we cannot afford to take every upgrade. We still have other applications that we have not finished in terms of setting them up with Tosca. This is going to go through 2020. Then we will be looking at ways of having people go back to the areas where it has been implemented to see how things are going and what was not implemented. When we are deploying Tosca, we are not doing it for all applications. A particular business solution or department might have 50 applications out of which ten might be critical. We have only put Tosca in place for one or two of those, but we put the right structure in place for them to be able to extend it to the other applications. We intend to go back and see if they have been able to extend or if they need help in increasing the automation presence. We do expect to see an increase in automation usage and coverage, moving forward. View full review »
reviewer1215411
Global QA Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of scalability, one of the things I do is challenge people to prove that it doesn't work. It has yet to be proven to me that it doesn't work with something. We've always found a way to be able to do test automation with it. We have developers and BAs using the tool. We have 16 delivery teams and there are an average of seven people on each team. We require two people for maintenance of the solution. They are test automation engineers. If you're talking about maintaining test cases, everybody on the delivery team is involved. It's in their goals to maintain their test cases for what they deliver, and that includes developers and BAs. Every day, Tosca is being used more and more. Part of our digital transformation is that we keep growing the tool base and what the test cases are. View full review »
gagneet
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Depends on the LIcensing model you take up. View full review »
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Manish Kum@r
Senior Technical Automation Specialist at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
This solution is easily scalable. View full review »
Robert Foerg
Project Manager at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is scalable. View full review »
Vaishali Mane
Practice head for Automation at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalable. View full review »
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