Dimension LoadTest™ is a powerful, accessible and easy to use tool for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (JDE E1) load testing. It allows customers to easily simulate load and do the work of hundreds of users in a fraction of the time, reducing overall test resource by more than 95%!
LoadTest is a flexible tool, enabling users to test a wide range of internal or external, customer facing JDE E1 supported applications, such as e-commerce websites, BI applications, timesheet logging apps etc. It can be installed anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud, to test any application.
Dimension LoadTest allows users to go live with confidence; providing a greater level of quality assurance and risk management. This is achieved by:
When dealing with ERP and other business-critical software applications, a lot of time and effort is spent on functional testing to ensure that systems perform as expected; that a given input results in a given output. However, functional testing (i.e. unit, system and integration testing) alone is not enough to test the resilience and predictability of your system. Simply running a sequence of functional tests is not an accurate reflection of the real-world demands that are likely to be placed upon your systems.
During exceptionally busy periods, systems do not always perform as expected. That’s why stress testing or load testing your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system is so important.
Traditionally, load testing has been perceived by many JDE users as an activity that only needs to be carried out as part of major release upgrades or brand new ‘green field’ implementations. However, the complex nature of many organizations and industries means that even the smallest failure in one system can have a huge impact.
Remember, testing is not an activity, it’s a process. Dimension LoadTest can easily support you throughout your software development lifecycle and is particularly powerful when enterprise applications are being updated, extended or enhanced. Below are some examples of where LoadTest can support you:
DWS designed Dimension LoadTest such that any experienced System Administrator/CNC should be able to scope, schedule, action and monitor load tests.
Dimension LoadTest is designed to provide users with the type and size of load they need, where they need it. Agents can be rapidly spun up on physical or virtual machines, to test internal load, as well as in multiple locations around the world to test external load.
Users can define specific load to run over specific functional areas, such as time entry or purchase order requisition, or combine functional areas within a single load test for the ultimate ‘peak time’ test. One of the core benefits of Dimension LoadTest is that it automates and standardizes load, creating identical test conditions, every time.
Unlike other load testing tools, Dimension LoadTest allows users to utilize their functional testing assets. Pulling in data directly from Dimension SwifTest™, it’s easy to create test queues that can run on separate agents. Testing different functional areas concurrently, without the need for tedious setup, ensures users can get testing quicker.
Test scenarios may contain multiple agents, each handling a number of virtual users, each with their own functional processes, that can be set to run as many instances as required. This allows virtual agents to individually be sped up or slowed down, allowing users to test actions, duration’s and user-specific variables. (E.g. it’s possible to reflect the (slower) behaviour of new starters and/or the behaviour of experienced users that interact differently with systems).
The result is a more realistic and accurate load test. Users can introduce real-world workflows and test a wide spectrum of scenarios. From ‘the worst day ever’ to specific business-critical processes, LoadTest provides a platform for quick, accurate, easily repeatable testing that no longer relies on large groups of people or manual tasks.
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Any change event has the potential to have a negative impact on operations. We test to identify potential points of failure and to mitigate risk. Once functional testing is complete, load testing should be included as part of the quality assurance process after each regular patching action applied to your E1 infrastructure.
Dimension LoadTest allows users to iteratively refine their tests before actioning them fully. Once the scenario is set up as required, users can test, set a baseline, adjust the settings and test again.
Once the main load test is actioned, users benefit from access to real-time analytics, detailing the status of the load test. Test runs are logged and can be stored or downloaded for further analysis.
Unlike other load testing tools, Dimension LoadTest allows analysts to drill-down into the test data to examine individual actions. Data can be downloaded and manipulated to identify bottlenecks; it can also be used with third party database, network, and CPU monitoring products to monitor the effect(s) of the load in real-time, allowing you to identify individual points of potential failure.
Our extensive knowledge of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment has also allowed us the ability to build in additional functionality, providing JDE-specific insights such as: Identifying how long it took for your users to login to JDE, or the longest time frame for a page to process following a user pressing the ‘OK’ button. This can then be combined with or separated out from your wider test analysis.
Find out how Dimension LoadTest can work for your business. Contact our team today to discuss your requirements.
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