Bisnode Kredit provides company and consumer information to help businesses determine customer credit-worthiness. The company is one of Europe’s leading providers of credit, marketing and business information that helps more than 200,000 companies minimize risk, maximize sales and make better business decisions. Bisnode Kredit is part of the Bisnode group which operates in 17 European countries with more than 3,000 employees.
SmartBear recently interviewed Mattias Oldenburg, System Architect of Bisnode Kredit based in Sweden to discuss the benefits the company receives from SoapUI Pro. With an easy-to-use graphical interface, SoapUI Pro allows Bisnode Kredit application developers to rapidly create and execute automated Web Services, REST services, and load tests. In a single test environment, SoapUI Pro provides Bisnode Kredit with complete test coverage and supports all standard protocols and technologies.
How long has Bisnode Kredit relied on SoapUI Pro?
We’ve used SoapUI Pro for approximately six years. We were actually the first SoapUI Pro customer and played a major role in helping develop the tool.
What role does SoapUI Pro play in your operations?
We use SoapUI Pro primarily as a tool to identify and validate if there are any performance problems with our Web Services and REST services applications early in the development process. We need to ensure our customers can easily integrate our applications, which help them measure the credit-worthiness of their potential customers before engaging in business transactions. Another area in which we rely heavily on SoapUI Pro is its MockService functionality. This feature lets us create standards-compliant simulations of WSDL-based services from the WSDL contract. We can run this either directly from inside SoapUI Pro with the included command-line runner or with a standard servlet container.
What specific functions does SoapUI Pro fulfill?
The MockService component is particularly helpful for testing our SOA architecture and allows our developers to work with application user-interfaces before we complete application back-end components. This is very useful given our contract-first policy. Another important function takes place through our product department, which recommends SoapUI Pro as a core tool to our customers as an easier way to leverage our integration Web Services. The SoapUI Pro interface provides the perfect balance for customers with non-technical and technical end users because it’s extremely easy to create test cases. Non-technical customers can use our drag-and-drop functionality, but hard-core developers also appreciate the tool. They can opt to type in code to test additional code details
How do you measure the ROI Bisnode Kredit has received from SoapUI Pro?
SoapUI Pro helps drive revenue for us by making it much easier for our customers to use our integration solutions. The software also helps us retain customers by serving as a strategic tool for integration testing. We can ensure any applications we roll out to our customers are ready to perform at the levels our customers require.
- Attracts more customers by enabling non-technical and technical end users to run tests on integrated applications
- Retains existing customers by allowing internal developers to identify application performance issues
- Provides version control on new releases so work completed with older versions remains functional within new versions
- Identify and validate performance problems with Web services and REST services applications
- Enable customers to work more easily with online integrated applications
- Create standards-compliant simulations of WSDL-based services from WSDL contracts
SmartBear SoapUI Pro Solution
- Provides easy-to-use, intuitive graphical interface
- Enables rapid creation and execution of API protocol tests
- Facilitates Maven plug-in builds
- Interfaces with both Web services and REST services