Kingland Systems

Affordable, versatile solution with JIRA integration

Case Study Overview

Kingland Systems provides technology and outsourcing services within the financial sector. QMetry Test Management offered them an affordable, lightweight solution that integrated with their toolset and Atlassian products.

Words from the Client

There were about 7-8 tools that we evaluated on a very rigorous basis. We had probably 20 criteria that the tool needed to meet. Some were required, some were nice to have. QMetry ended up being the one that passed all our required objectives and also some nice-to-haves.
Janice Anderson
Corporate Tooling and Technology Product Owner
Kingland Systems

The Challenges

Looking to replace existing tool HPQC that was big, cumbersome and unwieldy

Required a holistic solution with requirements traceability and ease of sharing

Need for integration of test cases with Atlassian products like Jira and confluence

Better access to test scripts for all team members to share and review scripts

Our Approach

QMetry ticked all their boxes in terms of test management goals, right from integration with Jira to ease of sharing and reviewing test scripts across teams

Resolved unique implementation challenges so that their teams didn’t have to change a whole bunch of things in the existing system, saving time and effort

Engagement Benefits

Affordable, comprehensive solution that resolved their pain points
Integration with Atlassian products like Jira and confluence
Easier access to test scripts by all teams and stakeholders
Exceptional implementation support and requirements traceability

Ringier Digital

Fully agile testing for multi-location teams

Case Study Overview

Ringier Digital is the fastest-growing business unit of Ringier AG. Its portfolio includes the leading Swiss online marketplaces and e-commerce platforms. The company follows the Agile philosophy with shorter sprints and quick release cycles for all their software and their dev teams produce large volumes of manual testing data for a range of products. QMetry streamlined their test management process across multi-location teams supporting JIRA integration and quick release cycles.

Words from the Client

QMetry’s Test Management for Jira offers seamless agile testing and high reusability. This was one of the main factors that made our decision easy. We are also quite happy with the access to V-model framework in Jira. The setup process is simple and easy and the support is prompt and competent. There is almost an instant resolution of issues.
Olivier Balmer
Project Manager International Marketplaces
Ringier Digital

The Challenges

Client’s existing test management tool was Excel which isn’t compatible with Jira

Required a modern solution that scaled well for distributed, agile dev teams

Ability to support a large amount of test assets for various software products

Required an agile product that supported their fast-paced testing schedule

Our Approach

A complete solution that provided coverage for a wide range of testing requirements and test assets to support their QA teams distributed across locations.

QMetry ticked all their boxes in terms of test management goals, right from integration with Jira to ease of sharing and reviewing test scripts across teams.

Engagement Benefits

Agile-friendly test management with high reusability of assets
Seamless Jira integration with access to V-model framework
Simple, easy setup process with prompt and competent support
Support for fast-paced test sprints across a wide range of software

Exo – Scaling QA with QMetry Test Management and Selenium

Scaling QA with QMetry Test Management and Selenium

Case Study Overview

eXo is a leading technology for enterprise social collaboration. It helps companies connect their employees, customers and developers through social, collaborative and content-driven intranets, websites and dashboards. QMetry Test Management provided a platform to overcome Excel’s insufficiency to scale.

Words from the Client

Our team is very pleased with the functionality of QMetry Test Management and the timely response we get from their support team whenever the need arises. QMetry Test Management is absolutely critical to our continuous efforts to deliver state-of-the-art technology solutions to our customers.
PATRICE LAMARQUE
Vice President of Products
eXo

The Challenges

Excel insufficient for a fast-growing product’s challenging test management needs

A rapidly growing customer base required an evolved and powerful tool

Required a mature and scalable solution to keep up with their growth

Affordability, integration and cloud-based solution were key criteria

Our Approach

QMetry Test Management’s advanced capabilities and built-in powerful UI made user-onboarding and adoption of the new product functionality very easy.

QMetry fulfilled the key criteria – integration with Selenium, synchronization with their cloud-based LDAP and a strong bi-directional integration with JIRA.

Engagement Benefits

Easy grouping and execution of test cases within test suites
Improved workflow through bi-directional integration with JIRA
Synchronization with cloud-based LDAP reducing IT overheads
Seamless Integration with automation processes in Selenium
Ability to thoroughly test a fast-growing & complex product line

j2 Global – Moving from Excel to a Central Collaborative Test Case Repository

Moving from Excel to a Central Collaborative Test Case Repository

Case Study Overview

j2 Global Communications provides a variety of business-critical communications and storage messaging services through its global communications/telephony/messaging network. j2 Global Communications offers a complete array of unified-messaging and communications services. With the increasing number of QA teams, time to market pressure increased, the Excel based test management process became cumbersome with several inefficiencies. QMetry Test Management helped them to organize their test process and optimize testing efforts along with JIRA integration capabilities.

Words from the Client

The QMetry Test Manager tool and its easy to use UI have been very helpful for us. QMetry Test Manager has helped us to manage the collaboration of test cases and made it easy to assign and run test cases.
TJ DONG
Senior Software QA Lead
j2Global

The Challenges

Excel’s lack of collaboration led to poor test management and gaps.

They required a centrally accessible and available solution.

Desired real-time test case visibility and in-depth reporting.

Absence of a standardized structure/process for all team members.

Our Approach

Offered a cost-effective tool with intuitive UI and JIRA integration for defect tracking; that adapted to client’s current workflow and processes seamlessly.

QMetry offered powerful and comprehensive test case management, test plans and requirements module features to monitor progress and processes continuously.

Engagement Benefits

Seamless experience for end users with bi-directional integration with JIRA.
Centralized repository ensured availability and accessibility of test assets.
Version control and change history provides real-time updates for QA team.
Powerful test management, test plans and requirements management modules.
Enhanced productivity enabled by better communication on test progress.
Standard and structured process across the testing cycle for consistency.

Holmes Transitions to Agile Testing Using QMetry Test Management with Rally

Holmes Transitions to Agile Testing Using QMetry Test Management with Rally

Case Study Overview

Holmes Corporation is an instructional design, marketing, and channel management/distribution firm. They were using Rally for Agile requirement gathering, QMetry Test Management provided them a tool that allows QA team to gather the requirements and submit bugs back to development.

Words from the Client

Adopting QMetry Test Manager gives us greater confidence in the quality of a release. QMetry Test Manager’s capabilities and its integration with Rally has been a significant catalyst for the adoption of Agile testing.
GUENTHER WEYDAUER
Sr. VP, Product Development
Holmes Corporation

The Challenges

Poor visibility of QA teams in testing efforts and related results.

Insufficient testing before release impacted product perception.

Reusing Test Cases across Sprints in Rally was cumbersome.

Lack of visibility into incremental changes with Rally.

Our Approach

Robust bi-directional integration with Rally for bug tracking and real time reporting allowed stability of release and traceability with full coverage.

Powerful Agile testing allowed reusing test cases across sprints, along with Rally integration fostering easy flow of defect information & user stories.

Engagement Benefits

Ability to easily associate Test Cases by individual build.
Integration with Jenkins and Selenium & a comprehensive dashboard.
Pass defect information from QMetry Test Management back to Rally.
Easily pass User Stories from Rally into QMetry Test Management.
Ability to slice results by test runs to gauge release readiness.
Improved release quality and better adoption of agile testing.

QMetry Test Management Helps University Save More Than 50% on Test Management

QMetry Test Management Helps University Save More Than 50% on Test Management

Case Study Overview

University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading university providing graduation, post-graduation and doctorate courses. They use QMetry Test Management for testing their student administration system (SITS). They have a team of QA engineers headed by a test manager responsible for testing of all projects related to SITS.

Words from the Client

We are extremely happy with pace of innovation at QMetry Test Manager (Now Qmetry Test Management). They are speedy with delivering enhancements and bug fixes via patches. If QMetry Test Manager went away it would greatly disrupt every aspect of our testing process. It is doubtful that we could achieve the same level of testing efficiencies at this cost with any other tool.
JAMES STEWARD
Project Manager
University of Sydney

The Challenges

Their legacy test management tool had a cumbersome and heavyweight platform.

Tool required specialized operational resources and high licensing costs.

Was prohibitively expensive to maintain, also required support personnel expense.

Existing tool reached end of support from vendor, requiring a costly upgrade.

Our Approach

Provided Bi-directional integration with JIRA and helped them migrate from their legacy test management tool to become more Agile in their testing practices.

QMetry’s integration with defect-tracking and test automation systems helped them manage a world-class student administration system, reducing cost overheads.

Engagement Benefits

Bi-directional integration with JIRA for tracking defects.
Light-weight tool integrated well into automation systems.
SaaS-based offering reduced operational overheads and risks.
High quality software and 50% reduction in total cost of ownership .

Stanford – Migrating from Excel to an Integrated Solution with JIRA and QMetry Test Manager

Migrating from Excel to an Integrated Solution with JIRA and QMetry Test Manager

Case Study Overview

Stanford University today is a global leader in teaching, research, innovation and service. Its HighWire Press is a leading ePublishing platform. It partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 2,500 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings. QMetry Test Management Tool provided its growing distributed QA team a better solution to collaborate between themselves on test cases and with development using JIRA.

Words from the Client

QMetry Test Manager is central to our testing efforts now. It has helped me build an more professional QA organization within HighWire. My team is significantly more productive than the days where we used Excel for Test Case Management. I definitely think it can be used by my counterparts in other departments at Stanford.
VUSAL AZIZALIYEV
QA Manager
Stanford University

The Challenges

The QA team was managing test cases in Excel and experiencing many limitations.

Excel lacked reporting abilities, unable to display data through graphs.

QA team wanted a formal process or solution for managing test cases.

Integration with JIRA was key criterion for the test management platform.

Our Approach

Bi-directional integration with JIRA enabled meaningful linking of test cases and requirements with defects and a centralized place to add comments.

Offered an insightful reporting solution with advanced data charting capabilities and the ability to organize and execute test cases within test suites.

Engagement Benefits

Seamless migration from excel based test case management to QMetry.
Improved testing process through QMetry and brought efficiencies.
Easy and broad visibility into testing content and reporting.
Enhanced productivity with better organization of test cases.
Centralized and real-time access to comments improved collaboration.

Holmes Corporation was using Rally for Agile requirement gathering and needed a tool

Holmes Corporation

Holmes Transitions to Agile Testing Using QMetry Test Manager With Rally
Adopting QMetry Test Manager gives us greater confidence in the quality of a release. QMetry Test Manager’s capabilities and its integration with Rally has been a significant catalyst for the adoption of Agile testing.

Guenther Weydauer

Sr. VP Product Development
Holmes Corporation

Brief

Holmes Corporation was using Rally for Agile requirement gathering and needed a tool to allow the QA to gather the requirements and submit bugs back to development.

Why QMetry Test Manager

  • Robust bi-directional integration with Rally
  • Powerful Agile testing features
  • Ability to easily gauge release readiness

Founded in 1970, Holmes Corporation is an instructional design, marketing, and channel management/distribution firm.

Guenther Weydauer is the SVP for Product Development at Holmes and is responsible for developing and maintaining over 20 different web-based products. His team follows a strict Agile process by using best practices from both Scrum and Kanban, including weekly sprints and daily standup meetings.

Holmes Corporation uses the Enterprise version of Rally Software’s cloud-based offering to manage their projects. Their developers also have developed hundreds of automated Test Cases in Selenium that are executed whenever a new product is launched or updated. However, these efforts were not yielding desired results as the QA team did not have much visibility into the testing endeavors and associated results. Further, he had to deal with scenarios where products were not tested sufficiently before Release, which resulted in significant negative perceptions from their customer base.

As the scale and complexity of Holmes’s products grew, Guenther realized that current testing processes would not suffice in the long run. His team tried to use Rally’s Quality Module for testing, but found that reusing Test Cases across Sprints was not an easy process and involved a fair degree of effort. Further, Rally’s Quality Module lacked a couple of key Reports, namely the ability to slice results by test runs against a build that would give them detailed visibility into the incremental change in stability of a release.

Guenther did a quick search for cloud-based Test Management products that integrated with Rally and decided to trial QMetry Test Manager and a couple of other products. Their other key requirements were the ability to integrate with Jenkins and Selenium and for a comprehensive Dashboard that could enable them to gauge ”˜Release readiness’.

After a month-long evaluation process, Guenther’s team chose QMetry Test Manager as the tool of choice. Apart from meeting all their needs, they found that QMetry Test Manager’s Continuous Testing capabilities enabled them to easily associate Test Cases by individual build. This feature along with the ability to move Test Cases into current scope or to the backlog, foster true Agile testing processes within the QA organization. Also, they liked the ability to pass defect information from QMetry Test Manager back to Rally and User Stories from Rally into QMetry Test Manager for Requirements.

How QMetry Test Manager helped the University of Sydney migrate from older legacy test management tool

University of Sydney

QMetry Test Manager Helps University Save More Than 50% on Test Management
We are extremely happy with pace of innovation at QMetry Test Manager. They are speedy with delivering enhancements and bug fixes via patches. If QMetry Test Manager went away it would greatly disrupt every aspect of our testing process. It is doubtful that we could achieve the same level of testing efficiencies at this cost with any other tool.

James Steward

Project Manager

University of Sydney

Brief

How QMetry Test Manager helped the University of Sydney migrate from older legacy test management tool to become more Agile in their testing practices.

Why QMetry Test Manager

  • Integration with test automation systems
  • Bi-directional integration with JIRA
  • Inexpensive to maintain

James Stewart is the Test Manager for the student administration system (SITS) at the University of Sydney. He manages a team of 15 QA engineers and is also responsible for the testing of all projects related to SITS.

When James joined the University there was an existing testing tool installed on site. This tool (hereafter “older tool”), a cumbersome, heavyweight platform from a large Fortune 100 Software Company was installed inside the University’s technology firewall. The older tool required a lot of specialized operational resources and money to maintain: hardware platforms, support personnel and licensing costs.

James wanted to develop, test and maintain a world-class student administration system at the lowest possible cost. The older tool did a reasonable job of helping to create a system with minimal defects but was prohibitively costly to operate. Further, in late-2011, the older tool version reached its “end-of-life” that is, the vendor decided to stop supporting it and required the University to undertake an expensive upgrade – it leading to an assessment of the best tool for the University’s needs.

At that time, James commenced an analysis of test management tools to find one that would address the dual goal of producing defect-free software at low costs. He decided to investigate tools that could be consumed as a service (SaaS offerings) as this would remove the need for the University to host and support a toolset and assist in reducing operational costs. After a brief online search, James narrowed the choice down to QMetry Test Manager and another tool. After a rigorous one-month evaluation process, James and his team chose QMetry Test Manager as the test management tool of choice.

Today, James and his team are using QMetry Test Manager extensively to manage their entire testing process. They are satisfied with the versatile feature set, especially the integration with defect tracking and test automation systems. With QMetry Test Manager, James estimates conservatively that the University saves more than 50% over the older tool when considering the total cost of ownership of the test management toolset. And, he has achieved his cherished goal of producing high-quality software with minimal risk of business operations.

How QMetry Test Manager helped Cognifide migrate from Testopia to handle enterprise

Cognifide

Managing Both Agile and Waterfall
QMetry Test Manager allows for testing of projects that follow both the Waterfall and Agile development methodologies. Its flexible nomenclature along with the ability to trace Requirements greatly helps us successfully manage our client interactions and for ensuring that our deliverables are on time and within cost.

Zbyszek Mockun

Head of the QA Practice

Cognifide

Brief

How QMetry Test Manager helped Cognifide migrate from Testopia to handle enterprise level testing for both Waterfall and Agile projects.

Why QMetry Test Manager

  • Need for Enterprise-Grade Test Management
  • Seamless Integration with Selenium
  • Ability to import Requirements and Defects from JIRA

Cognifide provides a wide range of digital expertise from technical design and development to digital marketing, on-going support and consultancy. With offices in London, UK and Poznan, Poland, Cognifide addressed needs of many premier corporations including Skype, Roche, Allianz and others.

Zbyszek Mockun is the Head of the QA practice at Cognifide. In this capacity he heads up a team of up to 30 QA practitioners and is also responsible for developing test strategies and the overall development of the QA group.

A few years ago, Zbyszek used Testopia for managing all their Test Cases. However, as the team began to grow he found that Testopia was unreliable and had multiple issues that precluded its use as the default test management tool of choice within the organization. The legacy tool had a number of limitations, and as a result the testing effort on larger and more complex projects was significantly higher than expected. The flexibility of the query language was limited and therefore the organization was unable to mine the data that it had captured over the months and years, rendering the tool less useful for an organization that was growing both in size and maturity.

Zbyszek decided to procure an Enterprise-grade Test Management tool that would address their needs for a centralized Testing platform that could be used internally and also for interactions with customers. The other need was for the tool to be able to integrate with Atlassian’s JIRA platform so that Requirements and Defects in JIRA could be meaningfully correlated with Test Cases. It was very important to have the possibility of integration with open source automation tools, such as Selenium. After an exhaustive search, Zbyszek and his team decided that QMetry Test Manager was the best tool for their purposes. Its intuitive UI, easy setup process and strong bi-directional integration with JIRA were key factors that influenced the team’s decision.

Today the Cognifide team uses QMetry Test Manager for testing their projects with dozens of clients. QMetry Test Manager hosts thousands of Test Cases that are accessed regularly by the Cognifide team as well as their clients.

Cognifide as an organization looks continually to push the boundaries in its ability to carry out root cause analysis in order to improve continuously. QMetry Test Manager currently meets its Requirements and Cognifide looks forward to see additional functionality developed to aid Test Management.