What are the challenges in SaaS Testing?
While I was doing my research on the forms of cloud that was seeing maximum adoption in the market, I learned that they were primarily of the Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) kind. SaaS is largely being adopted because businesses realize that they can get on-board quickly with SaaS, with very limited upfront OPEX investment.
However, this marked increase in SaaS adoptions has only resulted in subscribing enterprises having higher expectations from their overall SaaS investments. This obviously leads to the demand for "Getting it right the first time", which brings in the entire focus on SaaS Testing. SaaS testing itself comes with its own set of challenges like live upgrade testing, validating data integrity and privacy, validating data migration from existing systems/other SaaS systems, validating integration with enterprise applications, validating interface compatibility and shorter validation cycle times.
To find out more about the challenges that organizations face in Saas Testing...read my POV also co-authored by Shubha Bellave at http://www.infosys.com/IT-services/independent-validation-testing-services/white-papers/Documents/saas-testing.pdf and do share your comments and feedback.