Capgemini launches test automation platform for finservs
Tech consultancy firm Capgemini has launched its Intelligent Test Automation Platform for financial services, promising quality assurance savings of up to 30%.
The platform uses frameworks and robotic agents, and Capgemini says it speeds up the release of new products and services by providing “much shorter test cycles and better collaboration between development and test operations teams”.
Govind Muthukrishnan, head of financial services testing, Capgemini, says the platform “intelligently connects and integrates assets so financial institutions know what to test and how much more and how long”.
He adds that it can “eliminate waste in the testing lifecycle” resulting in “potential” overall quality assurance savings of between 20 to 30% for banks, capital markets firms and insurers.
Automatic for the people
If you want more details, the platform lets financial institutions run parallel tests, automate test resource management, and continuously test on any IT infrastructure that is on-premises, on the cloud, or on a designated server farm.
Capgemini says the predefined job trains/release bundles can be executed without any manual intervention or external help leading to “zero touch testing”.
It uses unit tests results, code coverage analysis, and prediction algorithms to “optimise” test packs.
The new solution complies with Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) standards.
FICO and ERI
Away from this launch, Capgemini has been involved in two recent deals.
FICO, an analytics and decision management software provider, teamed with Capgemini to provide analytic solutions in financial services.
The alliance will provide FICO’s risk and fraud management products through Capgemini’s consulting and integration services in North America.
Capgemini also formed a new partnership with private banking software vendor ERI to launch a shared services centre for private banks and wealth managers in Europe.
ERI will provide its flagship core banking system, Olympic, whilst Capgemini will bring to the table its expertise in infrastructure and application management services and business process outsourcing (BPO).