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New automation tool to ‘simplify and streamline’ QA testing

Finland-based Esko Hannula

Chicago-based Copado, a DevOps and testing firm, told QA Financial it has made available a new tool to simplify and streamline testing for Salesforce development teams.

The firm’s new Copado Explorer platform is able to automate a significant part of the testing “process while integrating into the CI/CD pipeline to ensure that testing is a continuous and collaborative part of the software development process,” explained Esko Hannula, senior vice president of product management at Copado.

Hannula, who is based in the firm’s Finland office, called the tool “a significant leap forward in efficient and inclusive exploratory testing for a wide range of users, transforming how development teams approach testing in their Salesforce environments.”

Copado serves a host of large insurance firms, banks and other financial services companies, such as trading houses and brokerages.

Hannula stressed that “in today’s fast-paced software development landscape, development and testing teams are dealing with several critical issues.”

As an example he singled out industry reports that have found that upwards of 40% of software projects experience time and cost overruns.

Hannula said Copado’s team zoomed in on “the bottleneck between developers and testers by automatically creating test scripts in the background as manual testers perform their daily activities.”

“These test scripts can then be added to regression suites to compress release cycles, expand test coverage, and allow manual testers to focus on urgent or challenging requests,” he continued.


“In today’s fast-paced software development landscape, development and testing teams are dealing with several critical issues.””

– Esko Hannula

Calling release quality “a leading driver of risk, cost and speed within the software development life cycle,” Hannula said that his team focused on “making it easy to automate the manual testing process, drastically reducing the time and effort typically required in traditional testing methods and improving both release velocity and quality.”

In fact, he went on to say that Copado Explorer’s tool ensures that testers with any level of experience can effectively identify and record findings and report them back to developers.

“It provides Salesforce developers with the visibility and traceability needed to identify, document and resolve issues faster, so this approach ensures that even testers without a technical background can easily contribute to the creation and deployment of effective automated tests,” he added.

When asked to elaborate, Hannula said that integrated annotation and markup tools enhance collaboration by allowing non-technical subject matter experts to provide detailed feedback and insights to QA and development teams.

“This makes testing more inclusive and streamlines communication between QA managers, testers and developers,” he noted.


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