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Copado’s 2022 State of Salesforce Testing Report Finds that Teams Using Commercial Automated Testing Tools in Salesforce Deploy More Frequently with Significantly Fewer Failures
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Dec 17, 2021, 09:30 ET
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CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  Copado, a leading DevOps platform powering some of the world’s largest digital transformations, today released the findings from its "2022 State of Salesforce Testing" report. The first of its kind survey of nearly 300 executives, developers and quality assurance professionals collected hundreds of data points to provide insight into the software testing practices of sophisticated companies using Salesforce.
Testing in Salesforce becomes more critical as the ecosystem of custom applications, managed packages from AppExchange and integrations are involved. Not only do organizations have to adapt to changes when it comes to their Salesforce deployments, but they also have to track integrations with other systems that have their own release cycles. With this innovation comes the need for scalable end-to-end testing. A recent Forrester report confirms organizations using low-code platforms like Salesforce can’t afford to ignore automated testing.
The Copado State of Salesforce Testing report underscores the challenges organizations are facing as they incorporate testing into their release cycle. Key takeaways include:
Quality is more than a full-time job
Organizations employ a significant amount of resources toward software testing.
Manual testing isn’t scalable — and is expensive
Testing remains the bottleneck to digital transformation. Although technology continues to advance, companies are still engaged in traditional testing methods such as manual testing or script-based solutions. The consequence is the quality of releases suffers since there isn’t enough time to test changes before deployments. Defects found later in the release cycle are exponentially more expensive to fix. Therefore, production defects can have a massive financial impact on companies.
Automated testing can dramatically improve outcomes
The cost of not adopting automated testing is a much higher incidence of production failures despite greater investment in the testing team.
"Companies are clearly finding that automated testing is the best way to move fast and not break things," said Pat McQueen, Senior Vice President of Growth at Copado. "Teams that prioritize their testing strategy outperform those who don’t. The investment in automated testing enables business agility which leads to long-term commercial success in a competitive market."
The full report can be found at: https://www.copado.com/salesforce-testing
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Methodology
Copado surveyed over 275 executives, managers and members of development teams that use Salesforce to learn about their testing process. Responses came from a variety of industries, but the majority were from technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, industrials and manufacturing, and financial services. The majority of respondents were Salesforce developers and quality assurance professionals, but a wide range of roles were represented. Most respondents were from companies with more than 1,000 employees. A large number were from global system integrators who may employ hundreds of thousands of people. The goal of this analysis was to understand the challenges and successes teams face in testing Salesforce. Non-trivial analysis was done on the Tableau Analytics platform to enable data visualization, cleansing, and cross tab analysis.
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About Copado
Copado is the leading DevOps and testing solution for low-code SaaS platforms that run the world’s largest digital transformations. Backed by Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures and SoftBank Vision Fund, Copado accelerates multi-cloud, enterprise deployments by automating the end-to-end software delivery process to maximize customers’ return on their cloud investment. More than 1,000 companies rely on Copado to drive digital transformation with speed, quality and value including Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola, Fair Trade, Linde, MassMutual, Schneider Electric and Shell. Copado DevOps 360™ processes over 50 million DevOps transactions per month and is rated with a 100% score on the Salesforce AppExchange. More information can be found at: http://www.copado.com.
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