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:
Expert BI Testers + free usage
of QuerySurge BI Tester = Success!

RTTS can provide you with our expert BI Testers implementing the industry’s leading BI Report testing solution – QuerySurge – and QuerySurge is free to you!

The Leading BI Testing Solution

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.

QuerySurge’s latest release of the BI Tester add-on provides connectors to:

  • IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Tableau
  • Microstrategy
  • SAP BusinessObjects
  • Oracle OBIEE

We can 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

RTTS’ Skilled BI Testers

RTTS is the premier services firm in the data quality and testing field. Our team boasts QA Engineers who have successfully implemented hundreds of projects at over 700 companies since 1996.

Our Team can provide you with either of the following services:

  • Fully outsourced data testing by RTTS, including end-to-end planning, execution and analysis
  • Staff augmentation of your team with RTTS testers
  • Additional Information:
  • We offer both on-site testing and testing in the cloud
  • All of our testers are highly skilled in Big Data, Data Warehouse, and BI testing, SQL programming & QuerySurge usage
  • All testers have computer science degrees and are full-time W-2 employees of RTTS

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