May 14, 2020
Testing, in general, is an integral part of any software development project. This is necessary to deliver reliable, scalable, and robust applications. RPA, in itself, is also software development and, for a long time, has been lacking in terms of quality testing.
In the current landscape of RPA, testing is limited to debugging and multiple runs of developed robots to validate that a bot can perform reliably. Other issues to keep in mind are the applications and environments used in automation. These components of automation are updated more frequently than the process itself(i.e., application updates, OS updates). This, in turn, leads to the breaking of a robot and a high level of maintenance required once deployed.
Due to the high level of maintenance, the actual savings don’t match the expected project savings RPA provides. The UiPath Test Suite addresses all the concerns mentioned above through a single platform.
Through RPA testing, the stability and robustness of robots can be evaluated before being deployed by integrating test cases into your CI\CD pipeline. Besides RPA testing, the UiPath Test Suite also provides Application testing. This is the automation of testing activities during application development through integration with the new UiPath Test Manager. Through scheduled test runs,
application changes that may impact running RPA processes can be detected in a timely fashion as not to impact business processes.