Worksoft Certify Scalability

Wayne Fisher
Global ERP Test Manager at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
At our peak usage, we have had seven people working on it, and have had no issues with that. Now, with our current work load, we only have three people. We only run our test suite. It was one of my goals on this project that we had the infrastructure setup, so we could always run our entire test suite overnight. As we built out our library, this meant expanding our infrastructure. Right now, we have 100 to 150 integration tests, and some of them can take ten to 20 minutes to run. A single instance of Certify can only run one at a time. Thus, we have had to think about how we set up our infrastructure in such a way that we can run the entire suite of 150 tests in six hours. The way that we have done this is to split it up amongst servers. Therefore, we still have extra servers for execution. We have four servers now and run the tests in batches of about six queued up at a time. In this way, we can run our suite of 150 in parallel across four machines and get it done in about six hours. Right now, we do this manually. We do the manual breaking up and monitoring. I know Worksoft has some tools which automate this. This is something that is on our radar to look at as we grow. However, right now, we just manually manage the process. We have three test developers using it. These are the people actually building tests. In terms of consumers of the test automation, we have probably 35 to 40 business analyst. View full review »
Manuel Hermoso Martinez
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
At the moment we don't have any issues with scalability. We have about 300 end users working with Worksoft. On infrastructure, it's split. We have a WTS environment, a Citrix environment, for those colleagues who want to use the prepared environment. We have other colleagues who are using the client on their own machines, on their own laptops or desktops. The only thing that we saw at the beginning which we need to change in the future is that, due to the latency, we cannot use clients in the US, for example, while having the server in Germany. If the latency is over a certain number of milliseconds then it is basically impossible to do automation. That was one of the main reasons why we set up the Citrix environment at the very beginning. We are still in the phase within our company, or within IT services, of training and spreading the topic of test automation, overall. So our coverage, at the moment, is not the entire organization, it's only the IT department. Once we have done this - and it will take at least another year - we will see if we spread using Worksoft and our internal corporate tool as a combination, or tool ecosystem, further into the organization. But this is not our not our team's responsibility so it's not really in focus at the moment. We are pushing for test automation in our teams and there is still a huge demand for training and new teams coming into the topic of test automation. View full review »
Colin Hickman
Test Automation Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution will enable us to scale up our testing. With our focus being more on regression testing, it increases the testing of existing functionality first, and then we'll bring in that new functionality. We are planning on rolling this out to more people, multiples of the number we have using it today. We think that it should be scalable but we haven't done it yet on that scale so we don't know for sure. But we do feel it will be scalable and that it will scale well. Our extent of usage is pretty narrow at the moment. Approximately 10 people are using it right now and they are mainly automation engineers. There are a few directors using it to understand what the product is. People who we would consider to be "automation champions," who will help champion the product at our global headquarters, are being trained on it right now. They're not actually going to use the application, they're just going to understand it so they can help champion it and bring it on, full-scale, with user acceptance. Our main users in the future will be those information business analysts who know their respective products very well, the ones who are making the changes in targeted areas and who can easily reach out. They will be able to quickly test and record whatever they need to record for testing. We're looking at anywhere between 20 and 50 additional users within the next year, depending on how well user-acceptance goes, and expansion will continue from there. View full review »
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Judy Zeman
Manager, QA at United Technologies
Scalability is fabulous. We are rapidly growing our usage of this tool. My Organization was pretty much divided by business units, so we didn't have a lot of interaction with the other business units. Now that the company is separating from our Parent Company, UTC, and the whole Carrier Organization worldwide is coming together; it should drive a lot of growth and change. View full review »
Heather Whitfield
IT Program Manager at Applied Materials
Because we started early with the tool, it took us a while. I feel like we almost glued things together as our needs became more. The capability that was delivered by Worksoft was there. Therefore, there hasn't been a time when they have been behind me when I have needed something that wasn't available. I am expecting it will the same in the RPA space. We will grow together because of our close partnership, and if there is a gap, I can work with them to figure out what the best approach is to close it. I think we will be able to stay with the tool for a long time because of its scalability. View full review »
Joe McIvor
SR. Business Process Partner, Commercial Operations at GSK at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We haven't jumped yet to other systems. We are definitely looking into that. There should be no scalability issues. We came to Worksoft with the hope of doing end-to-end testing. When Worksoft came in, we challenged them for a week to show us that it worked where you jump systems. They literally put people on our site for a week. It was a quick little RFP. We did see it work, so we know it works. We saw it jump back to our CARS system. Literally, we pulled Revitas CARS system up, and it logged into our CARS system, that's a web-based system as well. It started going through the steps that we needed to go through in CARS, then passed the status back to our eCommerce system. So, we know it works for us. We know that the systems that we have involved will work with the end-to-end testing, but we haven't gone there yet. It's mostly on our side, not the software nor Worksoft. We are just doing other projects right now. We currently have ten people (tops) using it in our organization. View full review »
Santhi George
Testing & Quality Assurance Manager at Johnson Matthey Plc
I am confident that Certify can scale to fit our automation testing needs as we expand the current automation testing framework across the wider Johnson Matthey application landscape. We are also exploring options to identify potential areas where Certify can help support mass data uploads, etc. to benefit other teams in their day to day operations. We have several concurrent users accessing Certify in our environment, primarily automation engineers, test engineers and tech managers. View full review »
Vincent Immink
Test Automation Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The solution hasn't enabled us to scale up testing yet. We're on the way forward, but because of some issues in our own architecture we are not able to execute those tests. But I know how the setup is working, and I think you can scale up really easily; just add more machines, add more users, and have a go. When I started within the program itself, no one else was using it. There were two users on the Railnova team. At this moment, about 10 or 12 people are using but within a couple of months we will be around 50 users in total. View full review »
QA Developer II at a university with 10,001+ employees
In terms of scalability, we only have a few licenses. We manage and maintain the underlying database actively to avoid scalability issues. We are confident that Worksoft Certify can scale to fit our automation testing needs as we: * Scale-up with many more automated tests of varying length * Scale-out with unattended lights-out execution. View full review »
Paul Pandian
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We have seen the customers starting their automation journey from zero test scripts to 8000 or 10,000 scripts. We have seen that Worksoft is able to scale up, then run thousands of test scripts concurrently and deliver value. One of our customers has about 10 SAP applications with about 70 plus non-SAP applications. So, we automate approximately 80 SAP and non-SAP applications using Worksoft Certify. View full review »
Oliver Heil
VP Test and Quality Management at Deutche Telecom
Worksoft has good scalability. This is also the reason why we easily can automate for our new laptops. View full review »
QA Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's fairly easy to scale, which is a nice thing. Once you create what I will call a sub-process, if you want to use that sub-process in many other processes, it's really easy to use. For us, that's what makes it scalable. You can use that same process wherever you need it. The use of the recordsets just allows us to be able to change the data that make it unique and that make it easily maintained. It's very easy to scale. It simplifies our workflow. View full review »
SAP Manager at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't have the words to express its scalability besides awesome. The amount of changes that we have seen are tremendous. View full review »
Stan Butler
Principal Software Engineer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is throttled in part by the system that you are testing. So, how much testing can your system handle? I think they came out with a different type of licensing specifically for testing. Therefore, you don't have to use a more expensive user license, you can use an automation license. So potentially, if we had 100 use cases, we could spin up a 100 different machines, have them all run and be done in five minutes. That would be the goal, but I don't know if that would actually succeed or not. View full review »
Piyush Lohana
SQA Test Automation Lead at CHEP USA
We have learned the scalability part over time. We were very successful with SAP, but not very successful with the web. Over the period of about two years, we were able to prove to our company that we can use Worksoft for different type of applications. While there is a learning curve, it is all about trying things out and failing few times before you get a success. View full review »
Global Testing Solution Lead at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is still to be seen. We have seen a lot of performance issues, so I cannot say for now. From a technical standpoint, it seems relatively easy to scale and we have attempted to do so. However our developers report frequent performance issues and system crashes. We have not made Automator's mode work after one year in Worksoft. So in theory, it works, but if these issues persist, it does not give me the confidence to scale out another 100 projects. View full review »
System Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It is highly scalable and reusable. It is easy for team members to maintain and use with confidence. There is great versatility. We have 16 applications that we do end-to-end testing using Worksoft. View full review »
Jesse Blakemore
Associate Manager Intelligent Testing at Accenture
If done properly, it's very scalable. It creates automation which can be run from an SAP point of view. I can create automation which runs in any SAP environment that I want it to run in, as long as the UI is the same. View full review »
Ted Devoe
QA Manager Business Applications at a university with 10,001+ employees
It scales well. We have eight offshore people and four developers in New York. We can add developers as needed. With the offshore team, we've have at least 20 people trained on Worksoft, but eight people actively on the team now. We have about a 1000 active users with about 5000 users total. However, this includes all of the employees and their self-service. View full review »
Automation Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It scales pretty well. View full review »
Ywanda Jackson
Testing Lead at CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
It is very scalable. View full review »
Euronica Olivier
Quality Assurance Manager at CHEP
I love its scalability. I like records set that you can just add onto it. We are going into a new country every year and the ability to increase from test scripts makes the product so much simpler. View full review »
Senior Analyst at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability has been good. At first, we targeted complete automation only for ECC systems. Then, we extended it to CRM and ServiceNow, not only for the North American region, but for the European and Asian regions, as well. Our company is global, and our next regional rollout will be Latin America. View full review »
IT Automation Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very scalable with users. We have business users who are scripting. We have Worksoft developers who do more complicated work. Then, it moves over to the people who do execution and process through Execution Manager, so we have several different layers of users doing different tasks. View full review »
Saurab Juneja
Automation Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalable. View full review »
Principal Consultant ERP at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is working well for our needs. View full review »
IT Quality Assurance Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It's not very scalable. View full review »
Colton Otterness
Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is really good. We had just talked with Worksoft about if there were any limits in terms of how long your scripts can run for or how many can be running at one time on the database. It seems the only concern is the hardware that you are running it on. View full review »
SAP Configuration ERP II at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is good. View full review »
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