SOURCE: Automation Anywhere

July 13, 2010 08:51 ET

Automation Anywhere Launches Testing Anywhere 6.5

Groundbreaking Object Avatar Functionality Allows Testing of Objects Without Access to Live Application

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - Automation Anywhere (www.AutomationAnywhere.com), a global leader in automation software, today announced the newest version of Testing Anywhere. Testing Anywhere first launched in December, 2009 and is being adopted by large system integrators and other software development teams looking for significantly better efficiencies and quality around automated software testing.

"We've been using Testing Anywhere's new Object Avatar and believe there is nothing else like it in the market today. It is changing the way we do our application testing," Stephen Clancy, QATools Development of Healthways. "We found that using Object Avatar for test automation significantly reduces the amount of time we spend in updating and creating scripts. This is a great time saver. The global repository should help keep us all on the same page."

"One of the testing challenges our customers have repeatedly talked about is the time and energy it takes to test and re-test objects with live applications -- a process that can take days and weeks with larger, complicated live applications," said Mihir Shukla, co-founder and CEO of Automation Anywhere. "We took a step back and came up with an innovative approach that we think will change the way people conduct their application testing. Instead of testing the live application, we create a repository of application Object Avatars that allow for faster, more efficient automated testing."

Introducing Object Avatar
Testing Anywhere's Object Avatar is a new object-based testing tool that significantly reduces development and modification time. This approach means users don't have to re-record test cases with each object change and there is no need to access a live application to create or modify test cases.

Object Avatar
1) Captures each object and application screen in a test case in the form of an Object Avatar
2) Accesses these Object Avatars to create and modify tests without access to the live application
3) Reduces development and modification times with constant access to live objects

Anybody involved in software testing can learn more about Testing Anywhere 6.5 here: http://www.automationanywhere.com/Testing/products/automated-testing-anywhere.htm

Benefits of Object Avatar:

  • Power: After a user creates an Object Avatar and stores it on the server in the Object Avatar Repository the Object Avatar can be reused by all of your testers who are authorized to have access to the Object Avatar Repository. Object Avatars can be used over and over to created many different kinds of tests. Depending on the complexity of your applications, you may be able to build test cases 2, 3 or even 4 times faster than you can with your current testing software.
  • Reliability: A lot of mistakes are eliminated when your testers are working with the same set of Object Avatars across all test cases. For example, if you have 16 testers working with a complex application, each of them may need to enter data in three or four screens before they drill down to the screens that they are actually going to test. One tester may make a mistake entering the data, another tester may be using an incorrect version of the browser, while still another tester may have configured the application settings incorrectly.
  • Security: As with other tests that can be created with Testing Anywhere, tests created with Object Avatars can be encrypted and locked. Access rights to tests that have been encrypted and locked are restricted to those who have been granted authorization with an appropriate username and password.

Automation Anywhere, @testinganywhere on Twitter, encourages a discussion about this innovative approach. Use #ObjectAvatars to engage and monitor the conversation about this novel approach.

About Testing Anywhere by Automation Anywhere
In December 2009, Automation Anywhere launched its second major product line called Testing Anywhere. Testing Anywhere is a powerful and easy to use testing tool that allows users to automate any type of testing. Testing Anywhere provides automated testing software that allows QA engineers, developers and other business users to easily test controls, languages, objects, applications, and websites at a fraction of the cost of other testing suites or manual testing. Automation Anywhere's Testing Anywhere has five different ways to create tests including 585 edit commands to customize to your specific testing environment and specifications, twenty-two checkpoints, and more than twenty state of the art tools including a workflow designer, visual OCR, and more. For a free evaluation, please see: http://www.AutomationAnywhere.com/Testing/download/free-trial.htm.

One of the most talked about features of Testing Anywhere is "test to exe." This functionality allows for remote testing on any machine, anywhere as an executable file. No need to install any software on remote machines. No need to stress about testing parameters, recorders or file types.

About Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere, formerly Tethys Solutions, builds high functionality automation software and testing software that sells at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. With customers in more than 90 countries, the company's user-friendly software technology enables fast automation of business and IT processes -- without any programming. Automation Anywhere's customers range from Fortune 500 companies to thousands of small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurial start-ups, and individuals across a wide range of industries. For more information on Automation Anywhere please visit http://www.AutomationAnywhere.com/company/about.htm.

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