Hewlett-Packard (HP) has partnered with TurnKey for years. Now the companies have partnered to deliver an automated testing framework for enterprise applications. The new solution extends HP’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and HP Quality Center and includes three components:
- Business Process Test Accelerator – a business process test library for HP Quality Management and popular ERP and CRM systems like PeopleSoft, Siebel and Salesforce
- cFactory – Analyzes application screens, forms and objects to automatically identify items that can be tested. The solution then displays icons that can dragged and dropped to create tests. cFactory also detects changes in the software and automatically updates HP Quality Center.
- docEngine – Enhances the out-of-the-box reporting in HP Quality Center and ALM with the ability to create new reports using any XML editor. In addition, it comes with a standard library of common testing reports that users can customize.
The Accelerator component is implemented with scripts created by HP Unified Functional Testing, which was previously named HP Quick Test Professional (QTP). The solution could help resource and budget strained organizations reduce the time, cost and effort required to test enterprise software.
If Turnkey is relying on the new partnership to drive lots of new sales, it might want to have a backup plan. HP’s stock price is down 25 percent this year – more than double the decline of the second worst performer in the Dow Jones industrial, McDonald’s. HP’s stock is now trading below $20, which is the lowest price since May 2005. It’s still unclear if cutting costs, reducing staff numbers, and expanding its partner ecosystem will be enough to turn HP around in the near future.