This is the first blog in a miniseries about how Provar Grid can help organizations rapidly increase the speed of their QA execution times while improving operational efficiency and flexibility. Stay tuned for upcoming blogs in this series!

For organizations that use Salesforce for their most important business processes, maintaining quality in complex environments is a constant challenge. Often, organizations must make difficult decisions to strike a balance between saving time, minimizing costs, and maintaining quality. 

As Salesforce ecosystems grow and users become ever more mobile, the ability to manage quality across browsers and across platforms becomes increasingly important. But maintaining quality with limited time and resources can prove nearly impossible. 

In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of cross-browser and cross-platform testing for organizations that use Salesforce, and how our latest product, Provar Grid, can help these organizations maintain quality without sacrificing time or causing costs to skyrocket. 

What is Cross-Browser Testing? 

Cross-browser testing is the process of evaluating a website, web application, or Salesforce element across different web browsers and web browser versions to ensure their functionality and compatibility. There is an ever-growing number of web browsers available — including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge — and each one can read, interpret, and render web elements and Salesforce instances differently. Cross-browser testing ensures that web content looks and functions consistently across browsers. 

What is Cross-Platform Testing?

Cross-platform testing refers to the assessment and testing of a software application’s compatibility across multiple operating systems (OS) and devices. For organizations that use Salesforce, cross-platform testing includes verifying that Salesforce functions correctly across multiple operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and across devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. 

Why Are Cross-Browser and Cross-Platform Testing in Salesforce Important? 

In today’s world, testing websites and Salesforce elements on a single browser or for just one device doesn’t cut it. Customers expect a smooth and reliable experience on the websites they visit, no matter what browser or device they choose to use. Cross-browser testing and cross-platform testing are essential for organizations that use Salesforce — especially as customers increasingly use alternate browsers on a variety of devices. 

Cross-browser and cross-platform testing can help organizations minimize bugs, maintain quality, and mitigate disruptions to customer experiences. But as the number of platforms and devices that must be tested increases, so do the time and cost it takes to maintain quality and keep customers happy. 

How Provar Grid Helps Organizations with Cross-Browser and Cross-Platform Testing

So how can organizations maintain quality across an ever-growing number of browsers and devices, and keep their increasingly mobile and diverse customers happy with their online experiences? 

Investing in robust automated testing solutions like Provar Automation and Provar Grid empowers organizations to increase the quality of their products and services while minimizing the impact on time. Our flagship product, Provar Automation, has led the market and helped organizations transform the way they test Salesforce since 2014. 

Provar’s latest release, Provar Grid, offers organizations a parallel testing solution that works across various browsers and different devices at the same time — enabling users to plan, schedule, and execute their tests completely in the cloud, simultaneously, with no added infrastructure. With Provar Grid, organizations can automate their tests once, select the browser/platform combination and parallelization that suits their needs, and click “Go,” — increasing the speed of their QA execution while improving efficiency and flexibility. 


At Provar, we create solutions to make quality management easier, faster, and more effective for organizations that use Salesforce, even in the most complex environments. Our newest product, Provar Grid, gives organizations a parallel testing solution that allows them to test Salesforce — and maintain the highest standards of quality — across multiple browsers, platforms, and devices. 

Want to learn more about how Provar can help your organization efficiently and effectively execute cross-browser and cross-platform testing using Provar Grid? Download our latest white paper, “Breaking the Project Triangle Conundrum of Quality, Cost, and Time” today!