Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 In the current digital era, businesses need to find new ways to optimize their testing processes and ensure faster releases. When talking about startups, they have limited resources so test case management systems can be very useful. Software development processes have also changed with the passage of time to focus on fast delivery, so firms need to look for innovative ways to achieve their business goals. These tools help in managing all the complex processes involved in the software testing life cycle. Testers can use these tools to create test cases and plans to define user requirements and generate reports. It helps startups with insights and metrics that help improve their software testing efficiency. To cater to a business that has specific operations, it needs significant testing efforts. Test case management tools come in handy for businesses that need to release software applications that meet end-user needs. However, if your team has used test case management tools previously, they should understand there is a wide range of products in the market. There are older versions and standards associated with these tools that are available on the internet and there are various startups that are looking forward to sophisticated solutions. Following are a few factors that help in differentiating between different test case management tools: Integration with Issue Management Tools It is critical that the test case management tools should integrate with all tools that an organization uses to track the software development process and software quality. If developers and project managers use another tool to track feature development, a test case management tool should be capable of reading data and linking between the various tools. Instead of dictating, these tools should interoperate. So it is important to ensure that QA teams choose a test case management tool that the time to work with the tools that the teams are already using. Tools should not be Complex There are a number of products in the market that take a page out of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and pile bad user interfaces to create complex tools. In case teams need to consult a flowchart to create test plans, they should look for test case management tools that have a simpler approach to manage test cases efficiently. There are different tools in the market that emphasize on simplicity. For instance, in a large enterprise, a test case can involve multiple subsystems and several teams. It is important to ensure that these tools present a simple view of test cases and software requirements while having the ability to add more complexity. Authentication with a Single Sign-On (SSO) In case testers need to reset their password in a test case management tool, they should be able to do it on their own instead of calling the IT. this tool should have seamless integration with Single Sign-On (SSO) using standards to provide a wide range of interoperability with other tools. The worst situation in a large organization is a tool that does not interoperate with authentication. If testers have to remember a separate password for a tool, then it will be ignored by many people in an organization. Understand your Organization Test management tools should integrate with an organization’s model. It should have a direct integration with Active Directory that provides visibility into team structure and user roles, and the respective information should be used to provide user with the right context for test case management. Without the proper knowledge about an organization, a test case management tool requires manual intervention whenever an organization changes. In a large enterprise, teams, and staff constantly shifting to new teams and new priorities. QA managers need to ensure that they do not have to assign someone the job of reconciling test management with the latest records. Conclusion If a manager needs to know about the progress and results at any given time, then they need powerful reporting and analytics tools that can organize and feed real-time data to reports and dashboards allowing testers and stakeholders to ensure that they are on the same page. If teams choose test case management tools based on the above-mentioned suggestions, your software quality, and software development teams will improve. It is important to ensure that the most important factor in selecting a tool is its simplicity. Teams should use tools that enable QA teams to work smarter and embrace a tool that realizes that simplicity is crucial in today’s ever-evolving software development sphere. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article was written for Business 2 Community by Ray Parker.Learn how to publish your content on B2C Join our Telegram channel to stay up to date on breaking news coverage Author: Ray Parker Follow @rayparker01 Ray Parker is a Marketing Consultant at Kualitatem, he loves to write tech-related news, articles, specifically quality assurance and information security. He has written for different technology blogs like TechCrunch, Dzone, ReadDive, TechWorldTimes, and Software Testing Lead. Apart from his techie appearance, he enjoys soccer, reading mysteries,View full profile ›More by this author:Making Your Software Testing More EfficientStrategies to Provide Relief to QA ExpertsWhy is Software Testing Considered a Tough Job?