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Precision testing

As businesses accelerate efforts to serve digital customers, they face growing complexity in the use, scale and deployment
of software.

Traditional testing approaches are becoming prohibitively expensive and are failing to keep pace in a world of rapid deployment and faster time-to-market.

Automation is an obvious solution, and by embedding intelligence, new technology can closely mimic human behavior, allowing self-learning mechanisms to develop new, data-based insights.

Accenture Labs’ sees the future of testing dominated by novel, insight-driven methods that employ modern machine learning, artificial intelligence and statistical modeling algorithms, offering solutions over the testing lifecycle.


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THE INTELLIGENT SOLUTION

Accenture’s Precision Testing solution brings several capabilities together to meet the needs of business in the digital age. We enable a shift away from the static, lower-quality, non-learning and process-driven models of the past.

At its core is “intelligent design,” which features four key dimensions:

PRESCRIPTIVE

Trained models predict the future state of a system in order to prescribe the right action to be taken.

SELF-ADAPTING

Machine learning algorithms are trained on past projects and updated as new data emerges.

AUTOMATED

Automated execution methods and supervised learning techniques mimic human users to make creating and maintaining test scripts far easier.

AUGMENTED

Intelligent virtual assistant seamlessly orchestrates applications, provides relevant data to human testers and bootstraps new testers though a single, conversational interface.

HOW A FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENT BENEFITTED

Accenture Labs and Accenture Global Testing Services worked with a U.S.-based financial services client to develop our Precision Testing model that achieved a number of benefits, including:

  • 80 percent reduction in manual effort in identifying the redundant test cases for regression testing.

  • 10 percent regression test suite optimization by eliminating test cases that did not yield defects.

  • 5 percent to 10 percent reduction in test execution effort by not running redundant test cases.

  • 50 percent reduction in schedule delays by prioritizing test executions.

  • 10 percent test suite compaction by consolidating duplicate and similar test cases.

  • 5 percent to 10 percent reduction in SME time by resolving new-joiner queries through the virtual agent.



DELIVERING RESULTS

Our solution thus overcomes the challenges associated with traditional testing models, namely coverage, redundancy, maintenance, debugging, and human-computer interaction.

Most importantly, our precision testing model explicitly recognizes and addresses the issue of exponential application complexity growth over time. That’s a crucial key differentiator over traditional testing.

Through artificial intelligence and self-learning, Accenture Precision Testing enables more rapid deployment of sophisticated software to meet the demands of a modern business environment and to help businesses thrive in the digital age.

It’s a solution that meets the demands of a modern business environment. It’s a solution for a business that wants to thrive in the digital age.

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Knowledge Advisor that bootstraps new testers

Knowledge Advisor
that bootstraps new 
testers
Decision Advisor through Predictive and similarity analytics

Decision Advisor 
through Predictive
and similarity analytics
Diagnostic Advisor through similarity analytics

Diagnostic Advisor
through similarity
analytics