Automated Business Intelligence Report Testing

Automated solution for solving the complex issue of manually testing Business Intelligence Reports.

Companies use Business Intelligence (BI) to improve decision making, cut costs and identify new business opportunities. BI is more than just corporate reporting and more than a set of tools to pull data out of enterprise systems. CIOs are using BI to make strategic decisions in the hope of gaining a competitive advantage in a tough business landscape. But if their underlying data is bad data, it will cause them to make decisions that will cost their firms millions of dollars.

Large blue quotation marks    Prediction: Data preparation replaces Big Data as the hottest topic in Business Intelligence.    Large blue quotation marks

-   Predictive Analytics Times
Six BI Predictions for 2015

The Challenge of Testing BI Systems

Testing BI systems is challenging. The typical approach is to verify calculations on the reports themselves to the data in the data mart/data warehouse. Many BI reports make use of Flash and other technologies that create problems for traditional test automation. Thus the testing process becomes a manual one, which increases the workload for testers and making it prone to mistakes. And most BI tools manipulate the source data, which makes it even harder to manually test. Manual testing also is a slow and cumbersome approach, so each team either needs lots of testers to complete BI testing, or to only test a percentage of the data. Either choice is costly.

Large blue quotation marks    The average organization loses $14.4 million dollars annually through poor data quality.    Large blue quotation marks

-   Analyst Firm Gartner

The Solution: RTTS’ QuerySurge BI Tester add-on

RTTS’ QuerySurge BI Tester add-on provides a successful approach to solving the problem of testing the data embedded in these BI tools.

QuerySurge’s BI Tester add-on is a fully automated end-to-end solution for testing from data sources through the Big Data lake to the Data Warehouse/Data Mart to the BI and Analytics reports.

Support for IBM Cognos and Tableau

QuerySurge’s latest release of the BI Tester add-on provides add-on connectors to IBM Cognos and to Tableau. Retrieve data from reports and validate that data against a source or target data store:

BI Tester supports:

  • Business validation of your reports
  • Full regression testing of your BI data
  • Migration testing from one BI vendor to another
  • Upgrade testing from one version to another
  • Comparison of reports between 2 servers
  • Passing of parameters to a report
  • Querying of report metadata

More Analytics & BI Vendor Support

The QuerySurge team is currently working on an upcoming release of BI Tester that will include additional BI vendors, including Microstrategy, SAP Business Objects, Microsoft Power BI and others.

Try It Now!

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