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Oracle teams up with Mercury

Oracle has signed up with Mercury Interactive to bundle its testing tools with the Oracle E-Business Suite. As a result, customers will be able to test their Oracle apps before they go live.

Oracle has signed an agreement with Mercury Interactive to bundle its testing tools with the Oracle E-Business Suite. Beginning with release 11.5.7 of the E-Business Suite Rapid Install, Oracle customers will be able to utilise Mercury’s Test Starter Kit to test applications before they go live.

The tools comprise reusable test plans and scripts originally developed on Mercury technology by Oracle. This means customers will be able to deploy them for each new release of Oracle software, or when new application developments are implemented.

“Our customers can now leverage our internal test scripts and plans in their own in-house testing efforts, making it easier for them to reap the benefits of the Oracle E-Business Suite quickly with minimal risk,” comments Cliff Godwin, senior vice president of application technology at Oracle.

“Mercury Interactive’s testing software helps our customers assess application readiness, improve performance, accelerate deployment and helps to ensure the success of applications that directly impact their businesses,” he adds.

Ayman Abouseif, marketing director for Oracle Middle East, argues that although the majority of Oracle users are already testing their implementations manually, the ability to do so in an automated fashion will boost systems reliability.

“A lot of the testing that is done is manual, but with business applications there is an endless number of possible combinations for each transactions. If you have an environment for 500 people then it is hard to simulate every permutation [manually]. However, the Mercury tools will allow users to do this automatically,” he says.

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