This is the final blog in a three-part mini-series to support our latest guide, “Transitioning from Manual to Automated Salesforce Testing: Your Complete Guide.” Check out the first two in the series on the Provar blog!

Congratulations! You’ve selected an automated testing solution that fits your organization’s unique needs. You are comfortable in your process, have a robust test automation strategy, and your team is trained. You’ve analyzed your results, made the necessary adjustments, and established a culture of continuous improvement. 

But to succeed in today’s fast-moving marketplace, organizations must continue to evolve, learn, and level up. Luckily, Provar is here to help. 

In this blog, we’ll outline four ways to level up your organization’s test automation efforts once you’ve mastered the basics. These strategies will help your organization stay current as Salesforce evolves and empower your team to innovate, create, and strategize. 

Test Data Management

Good test data management is critical to ensuring comprehensive and reliable automated testing. Developing a strategy to manage your test data efficiently and effectively will increase organizational transparency and enhance accountability. 

For organizations who want to significantly uplevel their quality management, solutions like Provar Manager provide a centralized hub for managing your entire software testing cycle — from planning and design to implementation, execution, and analysis. 

Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) Integration

Once your team is confident and comfortable with your automation processes, you can integrate your tests into continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. CI/CD integration helps to ensure that quality is maintained throughout the entire software development process and allows your team to shorten cycles and reduce rework. Some automation solutions, including Provar Automation, have CI/CD capabilities, empowering your team to add scripts that integrate directly into your pipeline. 

Execute Your Tests in Parallel Across Different Platforms and Browsers

After making solid test packs and ensuring you cover all of your processes. It would be best if you considered how people will access your app. For many organizations, people come from all kinds of entry points — with each browser and platform reacting differently to tests. While automation can do wonders for this challenge, organizations can level up their test coverage and streamline their testing strategy with a solution like Provar Grid. Provar Grid ensures test coverage across all platform/browser combinations in a user-friendly interface without compromising time. 

Continued Learning and Improvement

One of the best and most cost-effective ways to level up your automated testing is through continued learning. Motivate your teams to seek and share knowledge and create a culture of continuous curiosity and collaboration. If your test automation solution vendor offers continued education like the University of Provar, encourage your team to take the training courses — regardless of their testing experience. Set up one-on-ones and regular check-ins with your team, and make sure everyone knows that feedback is always welcome.

Conclusion

Organizations can use these strategies to level up their automated testing — increasing efficiency and achieving high levels of quality assurance within your Salesforce ecosystem. By continuing to refine, learn, and evolve, organizations can transform their automated testing efforts and stay ahead of the competition. 

Provar recently released Transitioning from Manual to Automated Salesforce Testing: Your Complete Guide to support those organizations that want to level up Salesforce testing efforts. This white paper is a step-by-step guide to help evolving organizations transform their Salesforce testing, regardless of what stage they’re at in the process.

To learn more about how Provar can help your organization take its test automation strategy to the next level, download our latest white paper, Transitioning from Manual to Automated Salesforce Testing: Your Complete Guide, today!