BRISBANE, Australia, January 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — testenvironmentsmanagement.com has launched a new version of their test environment booking and management system version 2.1 which is now integrated with the code deployment application Atlassian Bamboo for instant deployment/build information updates on all test or development environments (aka software test harness or beds).
When the two are connected together which takes less than a minute to complete in the connection window, even if an environment does not already exist on tebs, it is automatically created when a deployment triggered in Bamboo is completed.
This new version certainly serves as a single source of truth on code build versions etc on all test or development environments, no more confusion, no more guessing, instils confidence that you are testing your application on the correct code level which is one of the main reasons for so many software defects.
tebs version 2.1 can also be integrated with other automated software deployment applications, other new features also include import and export of relevant test environment information (in an excel spreadsheet) to and from tebs respectively.
Most of the innovations or new features have been introduced based on feedback from various trials carried out last year with participating companies to include a leading telecommunication giant in Australia, and a few multinational companies in America to include a food grocery giant and a major appliances retailer.
The testenvironmentsmanagement.com team consist of personnel who have worked in the specific area and encountered a lot of the challenges first hand over the last 25 years across sectors to include financial services, insurance, utilities, gaming, telecommunication and the healthcare sector etc.
For several years, they had explored various ideas on how to capture accurately changes (both official and unofficial) that occur within a software test bed (aka test environment), how to automate capturing any such changes and how to track if anything has changed.
tebs version 2.1 which is one of several similar products they are looking to develop and already in talks with US based venture capitalists is offered on a 7 day free trial basis, on signing up and then monthly or annual subscription, available directly from http://www.testenvironmentbookings.com. There is also the option of purchasing and installing tebs version 2.1 on your own local server or private cloud (with a life time license and free updates).
ROI/Value for money
On average a technical environment support personnel could spend about 15 to 20 hours a week (depending on the actual number of active projects and number of test/development environments in use) capturing, tracking and updating software build information on environments in a spreadsheet or other similar tools etc, which is 80 hours a month and 960 hours a year. Subscribing to tebs or purchasing the life time license with free yearly updates, negates this need to spend this amount of time on tracking what test environment is at which build level, a serious source of concern in most corporate organisations.
On estimate 960 hours @ $50.00 = $48,000.00 spent only on tracking and updating build information on environments, tebs version 2.1 manages and captures all such information from Atlassian Bamboo in an instant..
According to Gartner, "The cost of fixing defects ranges from a low of approximately $70 (cost to fix a defect at the requirements phase) to a high of $14,000 (cost to fix a defect in production) Source: http://www.cognizant.com/InsightsWhitepapers/The-Business-Case-for-Test-Environment-Management-Services.pdf .
Up to 28% of the overall IT budget of an organisation based on studies put together by Capgemini and HP (2013) is spent on maintaining permanent Test or Development Environments. Source: http://www.cioinsight.com/it-strategy/application-development/slideshows/app-testing-now-consumes-a-quarter-of-it-budget.html .
"In the recent World Quality Report by Capgemini, 55 per cent of senior execs viewed their organizations as lacking the in-house skills to configure and manage test environments" Source: http://www.blurgroup.com/blogs/technology/maintaining-test-environments-in-a-cost-efficient-manner/
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