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Is testing for your banking platform fully automated? It can be!

Is testing for your banking systems automated end to end? It can be!

It goes without saying that banking platforms are complex. With banks being one of the pillars of the economy, it is no surprise they are highly regulated. So banks need robust platforms to ensure that everything within the banking ecosystem runs smoothly and more importantly, securely for both the bank and their customers. Testing is of utmost importance and this is why it makes sense to invest in smarter testing strategies for that competitive advantage. 

Everything from ATMs, through to online banking systems, mortgage platforms, mobile devices and regulatory reporting, needs to be tested. But as you know, banking systems are in constant flux. So how can anyone test such a large, intricate system which is persistently being updated? The answer is automation. 

Automation helps you work smart. Through automation, banks can rest assured that even when a new feature or a new piece of code is deployed, robust tests will be performed through the whole system, end to end, not just Happy Path. 

Settling for Happy Path doesn’t make business sense

No bank should settle for just automating the Happy Path. It’s the path of least resistance, and therefore the most common throughout, meaning there’s a high chance that nothing goes wrong with it. But this is not why we test! Testing is done to prove quality, to prove the system works no matter the inputs and to prove that no new issues are introduced during regression testing. Automating only a Happy Path will ultimately defeat the purpose as it misses all of the riskier areas. It also means automation isn’t used to its full potential making it a waste of time and money.

An automated system offers faster deployments, greater stability and higher quality deliverables. And not only can a system be fully automated, it can also be done using one tool. This brings about numerous benefits such as ease of use, simplicity in training staff, and the possibility of scaling it across multiple business areas thanks to a centralised repository (which in turn saves time). 

However, undertaking such a large project may put a strain on internal teams, either due to resources being focused on BAU or lack of expertise which cannot cover the full automation cycle. Bringing in an external expert can bridge the knowledge gap and can ensure your company starts reaping the benefits of automation quickly. But it is important you reach out to the right people when committing to such a project. 

The same way you wouldn’t take your new car with its computerised system to an old school mechanic, you wouldn’t choose any run of the mill testing company to implement an automation framework on your banking system. You need to hire automation experts, specialised in banking systems. 

What Cinq Amis can do for you

We are such experts and we can fully automate the testing of your banking platform in 6 months. Yep! We are so confident about our approach that we can guarantee such a timeline. 

The reason why we can automate sooner - and cleaner - is because we have done this before, streamlined our methods and have refined the process. Armed with a framework and our best practices, we use a tool to set up the automation and (because we have our testing “destructive” hats on) we build in lots of validation. We then build in simple to read output reports and  automatically log any issues which may arise from automation testing. 

Having worked through the implementation plans, configured the project plans, organised the tooling, and having dedicated resources, we know we can deliver quickly, and in fact we have boiled down the process into 5 simple steps. 

Automating sooner also means you will get to see a return on investment a lot quicker. Sounds interesting? Let's have a chat and we'll reveal how we are able to deliver in 6 months what others struggle to do in 2 years.


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