aqua ALM empowers banks
to decrease the manual efforts
by 43%

aqua ALM includes all the necessary features for the banking and financial software testing. With aqua, the most established banks transform their services into omnichannel approaches by launching new applications and making the process paperless for clients

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How aqua helps businesses in the finance industry?

A 140-year-old bank increased its testing productivity by 60% with aqua

A 140-year-old bank couldn’t shorten their release cycles because production environments had too many bugs. Their independent audit showed that the problem is a lack of proper software testing – no traceable processes, no variety of testing approaches, and not enough automation. 

aqua ALM became the solution for the bank’s main challenges

aqua helped more than 20 banks and financial companies from around the world overcome some of the industries top challenges

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Difficulties with regulatory compliance

The bank's standards couldn't meet regulatory compliance requirements which caused a more extended period for obtaining needed certificates

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The lack of traceability

It was almost impossible to track where and when an error or undertesting occurred and who should have been in charge of this. Managers spent more time trying to find any connections between testing and occurred errors, and making accurate reports

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Long payment gateway validation

The period of a payment gateway validation took too much time to capture and transfer payment data from the customer to the acquirer. This caused losing clients and endangered the entire business

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Regular mistakes in Excel test cases

The bank relied on Excel for testing of banking applications. Replacing it with aqua sped up the entire development process by more than 137%

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Server downtime/outages

After every rollout of a new update, the bank experienced recurring problems with production servers, affecting internal and external customers. Sometimes even leading to significant downtimes

Key aqua features that save time and money for banks & financial companies

A 2020 Gartner research states:

The earlier an anomaly is detected in a live operational environment, the more limited the damage that anomaly can cause, and the earlier in the damage cycle containment and remediation can start

Record and track defects quickly and easily

aqua ALM allowed the bank to discover defects before they were pushed into production and helped to figure out what certain parts of changes were causing downtimes. Now the bank has more time on improving their server work and its resistance to overloads

Defects and errors recording with aqua test management tool
Save months on documentation & audit trails

With aqua's expertise in BFSI domain testing, the bank managed to accelerate the speed of obtaining certificates by implementing TMMi (Test Maturity Model Integration). That helped to improve the software testing practices for the organizations and also alleviated the IT standards for it. Thereby, regulatory compliance was obtained faster than ever before

Implementing TMMi with aqua
Orchestration of even the most complex testing scenarios

aqua made it easier for the bank to initiate the transition from manual to automation testing and helped organize processes to track what is essential to automate.

Thereby, the bank won't need to automate all at once, and it can save more money starting with only partial automatization. Automated tests allowed the bank to identify payment system malfunctions much earlier and at the same time accelerate payment gateway responses 80% faster

Complex testing with aqua test management tool
Greatest variety of integrations out-of-the-box

aqua ALM provides such integrations as JIRA, Ranorex, UFT, JMeter, SoapUI, Database, UnixShell, PowerShell, Jenkins, RestAPI.

​​Which allowed the bank to continue using previous tools for software development and implement new traceable and transparent types of testing without extra costs on migration. That amplified the ability of the QA team to test their security system with a few different approaches and find the vulnerabilities

Variety of tools integrations with aqua
aqua team developed a thorough migration from Excel procedure based on the team’s experience

aqua ALM team developed a very thorough migration procedure based on the team’s experience. aqua has extensive experience in migration from Excel, Quality Center (Micro Focus ALM), and many other solutions.

Numbers speak for themselves:
one of our success cases includes 66 migrated Quality Center projects, over 7 million migrated elements, with 100% preservation of the revision safety. As the client testifies, it was far faster than a version upgrade of the Quality Center with project migration.

This allowed the bank to organize the project and test data by structuring them based on the module. Now, they save time by reusing part of test cases instead of recreating them from scratch

Easy migration to aqua test management tool
Track all changes & their impacts

aqua empowered the bank to track all changes & their impacts, including when and by whom they were made, and visualize assigned tickets & dependencies in its dashboard.

Now, managers can set necessary KPIs, track them in real-time and benefit from accurate feature-rich reporting. All these improvements enhanced the traceability of software development by 86%

Tracking for testing with aqua
Record and track defects quickly and easily

aqua ALM allowed the bank to discover defects before they were pushed into production and helped to figure out what certain parts of changes were causing downtimes. Now the bank has more time on improving their server work and its resistance to overloads

Defects and errors recording with aqua test management tool
Save months on documentation & audit trails

With aqua's expertise in BFSI domain testing, the bank managed to accelerate the speed of obtaining certificates by implementing TMMi (Test Maturity Model Integration). That helped to improve the software testing practices for the organizations and also alleviated the IT standards for it. Thereby, regulatory compliance was obtained faster than ever before

Implementing TMMi with aqua
Orchestration of even the most complex testing scenarios

aqua made it easier for the bank to initiate the transition from manual to automation testing and helped organize processes to track what is essential to automate.

Thereby, the bank won't need to automate all at once, and it can save more money starting with only partial automatization. Automated tests allowed the bank to identify payment system malfunctions much earlier and at the same time accelerate payment gateway responses 80% faster

Complex testing with aqua test management tool
Greatest variety of integrations out-of-the-box

aqua ALM provides such integrations as JIRA, Ranorex, UFT, JMeter, SoapUI, Database, UnixShell, PowerShell, Jenkins, RestAPI.

​​Which allowed the bank to continue using previous tools for software development and implement new traceable and transparent types of testing without extra costs on migration. That amplified the ability of the QA team to test their security system with a few different approaches and find the vulnerabilities

Variety of tools integrations with aqua
aqua team developed a thorough migration from Excel procedure based on the team’s experience

aqua ALM team developed a very thorough migration procedure based on the team’s experience. aqua has extensive experience in migration from Excel, Quality Center (Micro Focus ALM), and many other solutions.

Numbers speak for themselves:
one of our success cases includes 66 migrated Quality Center projects, over 7 million migrated elements, with 100% preservation of the revision safety. As the client testifies, it was far faster than a version upgrade of the Quality Center with project migration.

This allowed the bank to organize the project and test data by structuring them based on the module. Now, they save time by reusing part of test cases instead of recreating them from scratch

Easy migration to aqua test management tool
Track all changes & their impacts

aqua empowered the bank to track all changes & their impacts, including when and by whom they were made, and visualize assigned tickets & dependencies in its dashboard.

Now, managers can set necessary KPIs, track them in real-time and benefit from accurate feature-rich reporting. All these improvements enhanced the traceability of software development by 86%

Tracking for testing with aqua

Traceability

Many companies can track bugs and test their software development fine without a pro-tracking system. But aqua brings full traceability to your organization and helps you to find answers to the most important questions in a matter of minutes

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Is this requirement tested at all/tested enough?

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Who did test that and how?

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What did they do exactly to verify it works?

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With what kind of data? User inputs?

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What version have they tested, in which browser & OS?

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Have the test cases been reviewed and possibly updated after the requirement changed?

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What defects have been found? Have they been retested? How exactly have they been retested?

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Who did change the requirement? What has been changed?

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Traceable processes simplify Regulatory Compliances

aqua brings full traceability in your working environment, tracks activity within the platform and changes, improves effectiveness of communication, and reduces the cost of compliance programs.

With aqua, you can see System logging, track the changes with extensive History of items, track relationship between tickets with Dependencies. All of this goes with no limitation on tracked data and no decelerating of system operating.

Use ready-made solutions of aqua for faster obtaining of Regulator Compliances such as ISO 9001/27001/26262/13485 or FDA 21 CFR Part 11/820 etc

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Controlled workflow improves operational risk management

Banking firms have to mitigate the risk of compromising internal BRDs, avoid unnecessary testing data exposure or loss of it.

aqua empowers you to control roles and define access levels, classify certain processes, or block them from changes. Use Roles and permissions, Workflows, and Field rules to organize your team’s work

Security with aqua test management tool
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Deploying strong authentication protects customers & banks data

Banks that care about their data and safe user authentication always seek to put an extra layer of security to their data and achieve it with authentication protocols.

You can utilize your own user management system (orchestrating it from such systems as: Active Directory, LDAP system, Keycloak, Onelogin, Auth0, AzureB2C) because aqua supports SAML or LDAP protocols and you can keep your company user’s data secure

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Optimize your test automation

Implementation of automation testing of embedded banking, open banking, digital signatures, and banking-as-a-service helps banks and fintechs to find the defects faster and address them in time. It will increase the stability of the provided services and as a result robust companies’ credibility for their end-users.

aqua provides a big range of integrations with the most popular automation testing tools to collect and visualize the results and help to fast-track the delivery process. All of these elevate QA testing for banking applications in terms of cost, efficiency, and success.

aqua integrates all the most popular tools among testers
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Jira

Link individual aqua test cases to JIRA issues, create issues for JIRA in aqua, and even execute aqua test cases within Jira

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PowerShell and UnixShell

Perform shell tests and utilize shell scripts no matter the OS

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Ranorex

Automate testing for your web, mobile, and desktop software

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Jenkins

Harness continuous integration and continuous delivery with industry’s leading automation server

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UFT

Utilize a 20-year-old solution for automating functional and regression testing

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Selenium

Test web applications efficiently with Selenium’s simple web browser automation solution

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JMeter

Run load testing enhanced by dozens of third-party plugins

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Database MSSQL

Automate database testing for databases powered by MSSQL

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SoapUI

Nail manual and automated API testing

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Database Oracle

Automate database testing for databases powered by Database Oracle and MySQL

and of course, REST API

You can connect aqua with any tool that your company uses for testing or any other purposes. It doesn't matter if the other tool is too new or niche: REST API is a universal answer

Migration
Switching to aqua is simple as that and cost-effective

Compared to other vendors, you don't need additional costly migration projects. aqua’s team has developed a migration solution that drastically reduces migration time. It reads all data from your current software, converts it into suitable formats, then writes it to aqua, allowing to:

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Migrate huge data volumes

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Fulfill explicit compliance regulations

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Ensure revision security throughout the migration

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Preserve expanded File history right after the migration is done

Migration to aqua on average takes 1 day

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Create a configuration matching the structure of your existing system

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Export data or use our migration tool to extract it

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Our migration tool converts all read-out data into a needed format and imports it right to aqua

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Thanks to the intuitive interface, your testers master most of aqua’s functions after just a few hours

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Read our product guide to learn what features make aqua a money-saver for regulated industries

Our clients speak for us

Companies that want to keep up with digital change trust in aqua

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“I was surprised to find such a comprehensive and mature tool for test management in the German market without having taken it seriously beforehand. aqua offers a connection to our existing tools like J-Meter, Jira and SoapUI. We have successfully replaced Testlink and have achieved impressive transparency across the entire QA.”

Jörg Großmann, Head of Development, Bank 11
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“I was impressed by the fact that such a large project with data transfer ran relatively more smoothly than a version upgrade of the Quality Center with project migration. We are happy to have chosen aqua.”

Stefan Halstenberg , Product Owner Testing Tools, Atruvia AG
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“For many years, aqua has been the central component of our test management. Further test automation and test tools as well as databases are connected around aqua. The aqua support and development team is a reliable partner for the implementation of the customer requirements of the KBA.”

Jörn-Hendrick Sörensen, Test Manager, KBA
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“Manual test cases are easily automated with aqua. Seamless integration with test automation tools helps here. Test cases can then be executed with different test data, thanks to variable sets maintained in aqua.”

Dennis Seidel, QA Specialist, megapharm
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“Thanks to aqua we were able to take our test management to a new level. The possibility to design modular and parameterizable test cases leads to a very slim structure, enables a high reusability and accelerates the creation of new tests. We are happy to have chosen aqua.”

Slavcho Mavrodiev, Head of Software Development, CREM SOLUTIONS
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