Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Application Testing Suite Release 9.0 Now Available

New Open Test Platform and Oracle Application Accelerators Deliver Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity to Help Ensure Application Quality and Performance

Redwood Shores, CA – September 22, 2009

News Facts

Further enabling customers to deliver high-performance, mission-critical applications on time and under budget, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle® Application Testing Suite 9.0, the industry’s most complete, open and integrated application testing solution for Oracle applications, Web and SOA applications.
Oracle Application Testing Suite introduces OpenScript, a new Java-based, integrated test scripting platform for automated functional testing and load testing.
Additionally, the new offering delivers enhanced capabilities for testing of Oracle Applications through new test accelerators for the Oracle E-Business Suite and enhanced accelerators for Oracle's Siebel CRM.
A key component of Oracle Enterprise Manager’s suite of Application Quality Management products, Oracle Application Testing Suite provides an integrated solution for load testing, functional testing and test management, enabling customers to thoroughly test applications and their underlying infrastructure and helps ensure optimum quality, scalability and availability prior to deployment.
Oracle Enterprise Manager is a comprehensive product line of management software for application and Information Technology (IT) infrastructure resources. Spanning applications, middleware, database and virtual infrastructure management, Oracle Enterprise Manager delivers top-down application management for the enterprise application stack comprising Oracle and non-Oracle software and systems.

Helping Deliver High-Performance Applications on Time and Under Budget

Ensuring the health and performance of packaged, Web, and SOA applications continues to be a taxing issue for both business and IT managers who are constantly faced with new application deployments and frequent upgrade cycles.
To address these needs, Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 delivers::
New Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators: offer comprehensive support for automated functional testing and load testing of the Oracle E-Business Suite applications and supports both Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i10 and 12. Users can now create test scripts that automate both Web and Oracle Forms based application interfaces. Leveraging OpenScript’s intuitive graphical scripting interface, users can record automated test scripts by simply stepping through their Oracle E-Business Suite business transactions in the browser. Users can then leverage the same interface to run their scripts, parameterize script inputs, add custom test cases to validate content and extend scripts programmatically in Java. This enables Oracle E-Business Suite customers to reduce the amount of manual testing required to validate new application deployments or upgrades and increase agility. The same interface can also be used to create automated load test scripts that can be run with thousands of concurrent virtual users in Oracle Load Testing to validate Oracle E-Business Suite application performance.
New OpenScript Java-Based Scripting Platform: a next generation, integrated scripting platform for creating automated functional test and load test scripts. A component of Oracle Functional Testing, the platform offers unprecedented flexibility for enterprises by combining an intuitive, graphical scripting interface with a powerful, Eclipse-based Java IDE to support the needs of advanced quality assurance professionals and less-experienced testers. Whether users are testing Oracle applications, custom Web applications or SOA-based Web Services, they can leverage a single, integrated and standards-based solution to create both automated functional and load test scripts instead of the proprietary solutions generally available today.
Enhanced Siebel CRM Accelerators: Siebel CRM applications already benefit from Application Testing Suite accelerators that offer comparable benefits to the Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators. In this release, the accelerators have been enhanced to take advantage of the new OpenScript platform.

Supporting Quotes

“In today’s rapidly-changing environment, ensuring the performance of mission-critical applications can give organizations a significant competitive advantage,” said Richard Sarwal, Oracle senior vice president, Product Development. “With Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0, Oracle continues to raise the bar by combining the industry’s most comprehensive application testing solution for Web and SOA environments with highly optimized testing solutions for Oracle Applications – all in a single offering that can be used by any Java-skilled resource. Customers can now enjoy significant time and cost savings while helping to ensure the performance of their applications.”
“Comprehensive application testing is among the most important parts of today’s IT toolbox for delivering cost-efficiencies to the business,” said Melinda-Carol Ballou, Program Director, Application Life-Cycle Management, IDC. “An open, integrated scripting platform can help customers achieve faster time-to-market for business-critical applications while improving quality and resource utilization.”

Supporting Resources

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