Oracle Testing: All you need to know


Enterprises across the globe have been looking to migrate to cloud to leverage benefits like low operating costs, improved time to market, high scalability, better collaboration, and increased flexibility. This is also evident from Flexera 2022 Cloud Report (previously known as the RightScale) that suggests that out of 753 respondents thirty-seven percent of enterprises will going to exceed their cloud spend to $12 million while 80 percent reported that their cloud spend has already exceeded $1.2 million per year. According to Dave McCarthy, vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services at IDC cloud is firmly established as an essential element of a digital-first strategy. Among the some of the most popular cloud solution providers, Oracle has gained significant recognition across the globe.

Oracle Cloud Apps comprises ERP, supply chain management, human capital management, marketing, advertising and customer engagement so that enterprises can achieve business agility by reacting faster to changes brought by market dynamics, competitive pressures and business turbulence. Oracle also provides opportunity to its existing EBS (E-Business Suite) customers to migrate to Oracle Cloud without requiring significant configuration, integration, or business process changes. If you’re looking for fresh Oracle Cloud implementation or EBS to Oracle Cloud migration, you need to understand these as “the devil is in the details”.

To ensure the success of your Cloud migration or implementation project, you need to understand the importance of Oracle testing. You need to chalk out strategy with focus on series of pre-migration, in-migration, and post-migration Oracle testing scenarios. Once you’re done with the migration, you need to prepare for Oracle’s quarterly update testing.

Why Oracle testing is important?

  • During Oracle Cloud migration, continuous testing is required to ensure that your corporate data stays secure, users’ privileges and security remains as per compliance, cloud environment configured properly and applications operate as required after the migration.
  • During Oracle’s quarterly update, there is a possibility that bug fixes or new enhancements might have adverse impact on your existing configuration. So, it is recommended that testing should be done to ensure that critical reports, key workflow approvals, and critical integrations with other applications are working fine with updates and patch.

Why manual approach is not a viable solution in Oracle testing?

  • During Oracle Cloud migration, business analysts, functional consultants, and end users are required to execute testing since they’re the ones who know the business processes best. As multiple test cycles are required, manual processes can prove to be time consuming and can become frustrating for users and business leaders.
  • Oracle rolls out updates 4 times a year. Each update requires two rounds of testing i.e. first in the test environment, and the second in the production environment within two weeks.

Automated Oracle Testing – Helping You Keep Pace with Innovation

Oracle test automation is the only way that helps enterprises to keep pace with Oracle frequent updates. Test automation speeds up the labor-intensive, manual process by replacing repetitive — but necessary — tasks used in regression testing.

Oracle test automation solutions like Opkey come with AI-powered techniques like Natural Language Processing that allows business users to create test cases in natural language i.e. English while machine learning engines automatically create automation scripts by reading English test cases from spreadsheets. Since Oracle apps are dynamic in nature, opt of test automation framework with self-healing capabilities in which test scripts are automatically maintained as machine learning engines autonomously identifies the change in the object property (Name, ID, Xpath, CSS etc. and automatically fix them without human intervention. Automated test frameworks also overcome the challenges related to inadequate coverage by offering risk-based coverage, protecting businesses from unwanted risks.