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How TestFLO improved the transparency of testing at Viessmann


Marcin Żurawiecki - 28 May 2019 - 0 comments

We have recently helped Viessmann’s R&D Center in implementing TestFLO to improve the work of their testing teams. Read on to find out how TestFLO helps Viessmann to boost their testing process and analyze performance with comprehensive reporting.

About Viessmann

The Viessmann Group is a family enterprise founded in 1917 and headquartered in Allendorf, Germany. The organization is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, industrial, and refrigeration systems.

Today, Viessmann employs over 12,000 employees across 23 production companies in 12 countries. The organization has distribution companies and representative offices in 74 countries and 120 sales offices around the world. A total of 54 percent of their €2.5 billion Euro turnover is generated abroad.

Key business goals

Viessmann’s long-term vision focuses on responsible action and sustainability. As an environmental pioneer and technology leader, the company has been supplying minimal emission, energy-efficient systems for decades.

Their Research and Development Center is dedicated to improving the company’s product line in the field of software and electronics. Viessmann uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to translate the results of their work into innovative solutions that may be applied in both near and distant future.

The organization undertakes projects based on cloud services and in fields such as Home Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). Their R&D teams deal with technologies such as Big Data, cloud computing, and M2M, developing server and mobile applications, as well as embedded software.

Challenge

The R&D teams at Viessmann’s are involved in demanding projects that aim to produce software of the highest quality. The teams needed a tool that would enable them to implement a smooth and comprehensive testing process. In particular, they needed a solution that would allow handling the test artifacts such as test cases and enhance the transparency throughout the software testing life cycle.

Solution

The R&D teams at Viessmann integrated TestFLO seamlessly with their Jira instance. TestFLO matches their requirements perfectly thanks to its extended functionalities that allow managing test artifacts. Viessmann teams now use TestFLO to handle all test design, test planning, and test execution phases. The teams have started exploring TestFLO’s test reporting functionalities – in particular, the requirements coverage reports. In the future, Viessmann plans to take advantage of other TestFLO reporting features to generate insightful reports about the test plan progress.

Results

The implementation of TestFLO brought Viessmann’s teams many benefits. In particular, the tool:

  • Improves the transparency of tests;
  • Provides testers from different projects an easily accessible place for storing all information relevant to testing;
  • Offers the option of fast copying Tests Repository from one project to another;
  • Displays the history of changes;
  • Links test artifacts smoothly to development activities (defects, requirements);
  • Boosts traceability of tests and requirements;
  • Increases test coverage visibility.

Summary

TestFLO is an easy-to-learn tool that makes a real difference to the work of testing teams. It offers full transparency and testing history at a glance. Organizations that use Jira Software will be able to implement and adapt TestFLO quickly. That’s also because training testers to use the tool doesn’t require much time or effort. TestFLO is an excellent solution for testing teams that want to improve their operations.

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