Testing of Packaged based applications have slightly different challenges when compared to other applications, these include:
With some of these challenges in perspective it's important to select an appropriate tool for testing these applications which covers all the critical flows of the application ensuring business process coverage with a faster turnaround.
The growing demand on IT organizations to provide, maximize Business Value for its stakeholders has driven several changes in the way some of the core IT processes and functions are run. Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is one such area that has come under increasing levels of focus in recent times. Aspects of ALM largely cover the essentials of Collaboration & Governance, Development Life Cycle and Operations. Organizations seem to take different approaches on how to accomplish these in an efficient manner.
Software Configuration Management is an integral part of any application development lifecycle. With the growing trend of complex application development processes teams require configuration management solutions that not only provide version control capabilities but also extend these capabilities to other project management aspects, enabling collaboration and effective tracking. Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Rational Team Concert (RTC) are the recommended tools at Infosys that help in Application Lifecycle Management.