Salesforce has become much more than an ERP system, providing global businesses with CRM solutions for their core business processes. For companies using Salesforce software, managing the quality of key business applications is imperative for enterprise agility as well as keeping business risks at bay. IT and Quality Assurance (QA) managers realize that Salesforce testing is crucial to ensuring that critical business processes run as intended.
This blog will explore the fact that Salesforce automation testing is the only way to address the business challenges that include managing time-to-market pressures, mitigating risk, managing costs, and optimizing resources.
What are the limitations of Salesforce automation testing frameworks?
While test automation frameworks designed specifically for Salesforce may seem appealing due to the higher level of customization for individual business needs, they do not allow companies to truly expand their automation efforts.
Frameworks are costly and resource Intensive
Depending on a resource to build and maintain your Salesforce automation testing scripts can leave you vulnerable to high risks. If you upskill the resource in automation, it might be costly and time-consuming. If you ask the tester or developer to assist in writing and maintaining the automation scripts, it will also take time away from their original task, and consequently, quality will be compromised.
Frameworks don’t match the pace of development
With every Salesforce release, many functional / non-functional attributes get added, updated, or removed. The challenge is that it takes a considerable amount of time to not only implement the script-based tests but also to maintain them. Such test scripts fail to match the pace of development.
Frameworks are not scalable for end-to-end application testing
For Salesforce applications that are distributed and interconnected among various end-to-end business processes, such as web UIs, APIs, mobile, ESBs, mainframes, web services, and other packaged applications, script-based frameworks are built for a specific purpose, are rarely scalable, and designed to work with other applications and technologies as well.
- Frameworks that don’t support Salesforce classic to lighting migration
The SalesforceClassic platform is not frequently updated with new innovations or features. Particularly, the three periodic Salesforce releases, which annually include hundreds of new features and improvements, will only be available to Lightning customers. Updates and new services will incur additional costs for Classic users. So customers must use frameworks that support Salesforce classic to lighting migration.
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