Outsourcer, Capgemini, has launched a testing-as-a-service capability.
It was released in conjunction with the software and solutions organisation at HP.
The new service aims to simplify the test procurement process for Capgemini’s customers by providing them with a comprehensive, fully-managed service which incorporates HP Quality Centre, HP Performance Centre and HP Application Security Centre licences.
The testing service is based on a pay-as-you-go model.
Capgemini managing director of new business, Deepak Nangia, said it had conducted two reports that included input from customers, which highlighted that not enough testing was being done before projects were being rolled out. There was also an issue with how much testing was considered to be enough before a full software implementation was laid out across the business.
“Larger players may not see tremendous benefit in this, but mid-size organisations will see a benefit in having a ready-made test environment, which they don’t have to configure or set up,” Nangia said. “They don’t have to pay for infrastructure other than what they’re using it for, for that duration and they don’t need to pay for licenses when they don’t need it.”
“You don’t have to buy and keep licenses, even though you are using them sparingly throughout the year.”
The on-tap testing capability also includes a range of software and industry-specific pre-fabricated test cases for commonly-deployed applications.
Nangia said the testing platform was generic. The testing toolset comprised some of the most popular components in the market.
“There might be some cases where specific software might need to be added on top, but for 70-80 per cent of the software in the market, this toolset will suffice,” he said. “The customer doesn’t need to have a HP environment, because what is important is the operating system that it sits on.”
The infrastructure environment entails HP servers, full application hosting, and a structured approach to quality assurance using Capgemini’s TMap (test management approach), test process improvement and quality blueprint test execution methodologies.
It also includes specialist expertise from a team of 110 local testers supported by over 6400 testing specialists globally including a newly-launched Testing Center of Excellence in India with 2100 dedicated testers.
Earlier this year, the outsourcer launched its cloud services unit.