Switching from a legacy system to a composite application? It can be tricky, because the transition requires a lot of restructuring. To be sure you’re conducting the most streamlined, complete transfer possible, you need to focus on key performance indicators.
In software engineering, if metrics and KPIs are being confused or used interchangeably, it generally means that stakeholders are not defining and building out KPIs, and software teams are not using them effectively. At the end of the day, these incorrect assumptions diminish the quality and amount of actionable information that can help reduce defects and promote a better outcome.
Obtaining the right data for test cases, at the right time, without straining testing teams, isn’t a difficult process, but it requires a logical, properly structured methodology.
Much has been written about the complexity of application performance testing. The breadth and scope required to effectively test application architecture and transaction flow can make it a daunting effort, especially with service-oriented architectures where hundreds or even thousands of third-party services and components are added to the mix.
In order to understand if performance matches needs, testing is a necessity. While there are many areas that help define testing parameters, three overarching testing concepts must be addressed in order to provide appropriate performance for modern applications: your users, your data, and your environment.
With modern software relying on myriad interactions with other components, greater complexity in development and testing has become inevitable. Nowhere is this more evident than with enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms, where dozens of modules are interdependent upon one another for data exchange, processing, and other core functions.