Because of the critical role the software testing process plays in helping Crestron’s equipment deliver services to customers, the company undertook an exhaustive review process of available solutions. Crestron tested several products, including SmartBear TestComplete, QTP, Ranorex, QA Wizard Pro, Test Automation FX and Testing Anywhere.
After carefully considering each solution, Crestron selected SmartBear TestComplete for its ability to efficiently automate regression testing and because of how well TestComplete interacts with Crestron’s existing software tools. "All of the other products we tested either did not interact well with some of our tools, or they did so in a rather cumbersome manner," Matesich said. "TestComplete is the only solution that integrates easily with all of our tools, which helps us exchange data and test results among the different tools we use."
TestComplete, a functional automated testing tool, enables Crestron to create, maintain, and perform automated tests for any desktop, Web, or rich-client software. Because the software does not depend on a single development tool or application type, Crestron can thus run tests with any application regardless of the development language.
Matesich is also impressed with how SmartBear continuously strives to improve and add features to TestComplete. "The solution is a very solid tool, but SmartBear does not stand pat," Matesich said. "They continue to research and test new ways to expand the current capabilities while also enhancing the testing process to function even more efficiently."