QA in Manufacturing

aqua helps manufacturers boost efficiency and save costs through the improved workflows

Manufacturers struggle to monitor machines and software information for anomalies which is the result of poor quality maintenance. aqua test management solution can help track when quality issues in the code occur before the actual production

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The IoT spare details manufacturer reduced production defects by 26% after integrating aqua ALM as a part of their quality management system

Manufacturers specialising in spare details for IoT companies had to suspend their product delivery because of discovered defects in the software during the final testing stage. Consequently, the company had been losing 3% of revenue month over month.

This also complicated the regulatory compliance and dropped brand advocacy by customers. Implementation of test management had to provide better quality assurance to reduce the impact of the problems listed above.

During working within the aqua platform the manufacturer managed to improve its manufacturing KPIs, release a bugs-free end code in 89% of the cases and tweak the reputation.

aqua helps a range variety of manufacturers monitor, analyse and optimise production processes

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Poor traceability

QA lead couldn't see what changes were made within their bug solving processes and statuses of tasks.

Which also made the compliance ISO 9000 very complicated for them due to the lack of a proper QA platform and poor quality control

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Lack transparency with identifying workload

Managers struggled to efficiently distribute workload in the team. They used multiple tools at once which lack proper synchronisation.

It eventually caused a chain of undesired consequences: more issues, delayed releases, failing deadlines

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Not enough resources for testing

With the growth of orders for production, the costs of maintaining cloud servers for software development and testing also grew.

It became impractical to conduct manufacturing software testing on their own servers due to the number of results obtained

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Unfinished deliverables

QA teams encountered challenges with testing during major releases. The previously used solution performed manual testing automation without allowing it to sync and track whichever part of the software is automated.

The data gap caused redundant manual efforts and overloaded the team

Key aqua capabilities helped manufacturing companies establish robust QA workflow and connect it to the main principles of quality management

aqua provides a broad spectrum of tools tailored to QA testing for manufacturing. They contribute to intensified customer satisfaction, ultimately reduced costs and thrilling increased efficiencies

System logging & reporting

aqua helps companies reduce efforts to effectively meet regulatory requirements as one of the main ISO 9000 standard requirements is to connect traceable quality management systems to business processes.

aqua empowers administrators with a complete overview of the system audit logging and helps track various actions occurring in the system, username who did the action, a timestamp when it was done, event type, and many more

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Controlled workflow & visualised workload

aqua allows defining a smart workflow for each type of item at every stage of the development lifecycle. Incorporate your business case-specific processes from start till the end and keep every step consistent.

Redesign the workflow when it's required and keep everybody stays on track.

aqua project users can use Views and Filters to drill down on details: check the sprint, view assigned tickets, estimated points, progress status, and other information that brings transparency to the team and help make better decisions.

Enjoy visualising the progress of your team with the Gantt planner and the burndown chart

Testing organisation with aqua test management tool
Unlimited scalability

aqua is one of the fewest platforms providing true scalability in the industry with no limits on your growth. Don't limit yourself to creating requirements, defects, test cases, test scenarios, scripts, projects - aqua manages it all. There are also no limits on recording history of test executions, the system events and collaboration logs.

aqua allows companies to expand, not being hampered by its structure, available resources, or increased data to store. Choose where to reside your data:

Cloud: When choosing the aqua SaaS option, you can be sure that your data is securely stored on EU servers.

On-premise: Keep your data locally and secured while aqua provides full-cycle maintenance and support, so you save money on setup, upkeep and extra maintaining staff costs.

Total freedom to grow and stay on top in every phase of your business

Unlimited scalability with aqua test management tool
Automation indicators & Items History

Reach detailed information about the devices and environments through custom fields, labels & variables.

Utilise an extensive variety of data tracked in aqua:
- who & when created the item;
- when & by whom the item was modified;
- are requirements tested;
- is a test case executed;
- are there any defects discovered, and if they are related to a specific RQ or TC/TS.

Track which of the tests are already automated, and what their performance is. Or re-run test scenarios to save time creating new ones

Usage of test management solution aqua
System logging & reporting

aqua helps companies reduce efforts to effectively meet regulatory requirements as one of the main ISO 9000 standard requirements is to connect traceable quality management systems to business processes.

aqua empowers administrators with a complete overview of the system audit logging and helps track various actions occurring in the system, username who did the action, a timestamp when it was done, event type, and many more

Data records in test management tool aqua
Controlled workflow & visualised workload

aqua allows defining a smart workflow for each type of item at every stage of the development lifecycle. Incorporate your business case-specific processes from start till the end and keep every step consistent.

Redesign the workflow when it's required and keep everybody stays on track.

aqua project users can use Views and Filters to drill down on details: check the sprint, view assigned tickets, estimated points, progress status, and other information that brings transparency to the team and help make better decisions.

Enjoy visualising the progress of your team with the Gantt planner and the burndown chart

Testing organisation with aqua test management tool
Unlimited scalability

aqua is one of the fewest platforms providing true scalability in the industry with no limits on your growth. Don't limit yourself to creating requirements, defects, test cases, test scenarios, scripts, projects - aqua manages it all. There are also no limits on recording history of test executions, the system events and collaboration logs.

aqua allows companies to expand, not being hampered by its structure, available resources, or increased data to store. Choose where to reside your data:

Cloud: When choosing the aqua SaaS option, you can be sure that your data is securely stored on EU servers.

On-premise: Keep your data locally and secured while aqua provides full-cycle maintenance and support, so you save money on setup, upkeep and extra maintaining staff costs.

Total freedom to grow and stay on top in every phase of your business

Unlimited scalability with aqua test management tool
Automation indicators & Items History

Reach detailed information about the devices and environments through custom fields, labels & variables.

Utilise an extensive variety of data tracked in aqua:
- who & when created the item;
- when & by whom the item was modified;
- are requirements tested;
- is a test case executed;
- are there any defects discovered, and if they are related to a specific RQ or TC/TS.

Track which of the tests are already automated, and what their performance is. Or re-run test scenarios to save time creating new ones

Usage of test management solution 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 organisation 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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Test management system delivers easier regulatory compliance

In aqua you can create five types of tickets such as requirements, test cases, test scenarios, bugs, and scripts. aqua enables QA teams to check their software on every step of production cycle via the rich-functions defects tracking system.

Plan and schedule tests, test end to end scenarios for a specific complex problem of the software and keep an eye on the their performance. Discuss headway of a projects on a ticket with team members and notify them about changes instantly.

Make full use of a fully flexible structure of projects and folders where arrange your tickets

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QA yields higher clients satisfaction & breed loyal customers

Better tested products easily meet the ISO 9000 requirements and eventually enhance customer satisfaction which is fundamental for this standard.

Automate existing tests and test scenarios and reinforce them with additional manual inspections. Gather the test results from miscellaneous integrations in one place and reflect them with comprehensive reporting features. aqua’s highly customisable reports make it the ultimate test management tool for manufacturing companies, no matter the sector.

aqua has the ability to customise these reports for its clients in very niche ways. These can be formulated to use as visual aids and presentations to clearly display business strategies for individual clients

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Improved workflows and managed workloads are equal to reduced expenses

aqua empowers you to control roles and permissions, classify certain processes, or prevent items from changing. Determine items and access them to level out any miscommunication and distribute responsibilities accordingly.

With aqua, you can also visualise team resource utilisation and optimise your team’s workload distribution.

Set your workflow, define steps that need to be taken to reach the goal, and adjust it when required. Customise your business processes in your way within the aqua platform and cut expenses since everything is clear and organised

Integration

aqua integrates with all the most popular tools among testers:

UnixShell

Perform shell tests and utilise shell scripts no matter the OS

Ranorex

Automate testing for your web, mobile, and desktop software

Jenkins

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

UFT

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

Selenium

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

JMeter

Run load testing enhanced by dozens of third-party plugins

MSSQL

Automate database testing for databases powered by MSSQL

SoapUI

Nail manual and automated API testing

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 purpose. 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 tools. aqua’s team has developed our own migration solution. 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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Merge the fields of your system with the fields and values of the aqua elements (requirement, test cases, and test scenarios)

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Import the created file to aqua

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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, well-structured, and multilingual software 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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“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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