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Designing Dynamic Data for Complex Workflow Testing Aug 26, 2020

The need for workflow testing touches every industry segment and requires test data that accurately simulates the dynamic nature of information processed according to business rules. Here are just a few examples of complex workflows: Credit card transactions Loan origination services Electronic funds transfers Insurance claim process...

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What’s New in GenRocket Aug 19, 2020

Did you know we are continuously adding new capabilities to the GenRocket platform? It’s true. As customers request new features, we are constantly evaluating, prioritizing and integrating them into our Test Data Automation solution. Here are three platform capabilities we’ve enhanced during the last three months. Some of these may be famili...

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How to Use Synthetic Data to Maximize Test Coverage Aug 12, 2020

Maximizing coverage is the goal of every QA organization. It’s the key to avoiding defect leakage and ensuring high quality software is released to production. A strong focus on test case design at each level of Agile testing is essential to validating code and finding defects. There is also growing awareness for the role synthetic test data c...

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The Age of Synthetic Test Data has Arrived Aug 05, 2020

The use of synthetic data for software testing to add to, or replace, production data is not a new concept. However, the misperception about synthetic data being limited to randomized, non-realistic data is gradually disappearing. Many QA professionals are now integrating real-time synthetic test data generation with test automation tools to improv...

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Test Data Design Should be Integral to Agile and DevOps Jul 29, 2020

When introducing GenRocket to a prospective customer, they are usually impressed by the sophistication and flexibility of the platform. However, we often hear this question: How does GenRocket fit into my existing QA environment and its processes? This is understandable because there is so much power in the platform, it can be difficult to know...

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New Trial Kit for Low Touch Sales Opportunities Jul 15, 2020

We are pleased to announce a new Trial Kit to address the increased level of inquiries for GenRocket’s Test Data Automation solution. This kit allows a completely self-guided GenRocket evaluation for opportunities that don’t qualify for an enterprise sales process. As you know, our standard sales process calls for high-touch involvement in e...

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Understanding GenRocket’s Intelligent Test Data Generators Jun 17, 2020

In this week’s newsletter, we focus on a core component of GenRocket’s Test Data Automation solution. Data Generators are the workhorses of the GenRocket component based architecture for generating real-time synthetic test data. They can turn the toughest test data challenge into controlled and comprehensive test data that maximizes test covera...

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GenRocket Delivers End-to-End Security for Test Data Automation Jun 10, 2020

Security is an essential goal for every quality assurance organization as they strive to: Ensure compliance with data privacy laws Avoid a data breach of sensitive information Protect internal systems from unauthorized access GenRocket is the perfect choice for meeting security objectives; Its ability to generate synthetic data a...

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Navigating GenRocket’s Industry-Leading Data Formatting Capabilities Jun 03, 2020

One of the most flexible aspects of GenRocket’s component architecture is the ability to render test data in any output format. That allows QA teams to design test data for any database environment, file structure or data interchange standard by simply selecting the required Data Receiver for use with any Test Data Scenario. Ge...

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Data Modeling and Referential Integrity May 27, 2020

This week we present part 2 in a series of blog articles titled Moving from Test Automation to Intelligent Automation. This installment is devoted to the topic of data modeling and referential integrity. It’s an important subject because maintaining the structure and validity of synthetic test data is crucial for the accurate representation of...

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Digital Transformation Quality at Speed May 21, 2020

Test Data Management Evolves into Test Data Automation Digital Transformation (DX) is a trillion-dollar industry representing the largest share of enterprise IT investments. Unfortunately, most digital initiatives fail to achieve their goals due to issues with software and data quality. DX quality is essential for accurate business intellig...

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Announcing the GenRocket Banking Solutions Demo Kit for Channel Partners May 20, 2020

What’s the most pivotal part of every sales campaign? What element of the decision-making process can make or break any deal? What customer interaction can produce that “aha moment” where a potential buyer truly “gets it” and becomes your best advocate? The answer to all 3 questions is the perfect product solutions demo. The ...

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Solving the ETL / Big Data Testing Challenge May 13, 2020

Big Data has placed digital information at the center of how organizations make business decisions and continuously improve the customer experience. Massive volumes of structured and unstructured data are collected in data lakes and combined with application data to update centralized data warehouses through an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) proces...

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Moving from Test Automation to Intelligent Automation Apr 29, 2020

Test automation succeeds because it leverages technology to perform repetitive testing procedures at high speed and without human intervention. Human intelligence is needed to design the test, but once configured, they can be run at high speed and on a predefined schedule for as long, or as often, as required. Test data provisioning must benefit...

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Expanded Java Support Added to the GenRocket Ecosystem Apr 08, 2020

The GenRocket Ecosystem is the end-to-end operating environment for supporting all of the functions of the GenRocket Test Data Automation platform. It’s a secure, scalable and adaptable framework that is based on a modular, component-based architecture. The GenRocket Ecosystem includes two major system elements: GenRocket Cloud: A secure web-...

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Global Tire Manufacturer Fully Automates Integration Testing with GenRocket Apr 01, 2020

Integration testing is a methodology for testing the behavior and data interchange between multiple connected applications. It’s a complex and critical component of an overall application test plan for detecting integration issues and ensuring the accurate flow of information between systems. Integration testing presents a particular challeng...

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Information, Insights, and Ideas for GenRocket Partners Mar 25, 2020

During this past week, we substantially increased the size of our GenRocket partner mailing list. If this is your first exposure to The GenRocket Advisor, welcome! We rely on this newsletter as an important medium for sharing information about our Test Data Automation technology, its best practices and customer solutions. Don’t worry, if you ...

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A Message from the Co-Founders of GenRocket Mar 24, 2020

We hope this email finds you and your family in good health. During this uncertain time, we are taking every precaution to operate safely and as close to normal as possible. We continue to be up and running, supporting our customers and developing new capabilities for our Test Data Automation platform. We have always been a mostly virtual co...

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Test Data Topics: The True Definition of Data Quality Mar 18, 2020

In this week’s edition of Test Data Topics we cover a foundational principle for understanding and implementing the full power of GenRocket - Data Quality. Why is this concept so critically important? To dispel a common misconception in the marketplace that synthetic test data is simply random data. With GenRocket, nothing could be further from t...

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GenRocket's Solution to Data Masking Mar 11, 2020

We are starting up a new series of videos as a convenient way to share topics of interest with our partners. Test Data Topics is a weekly conversation between 3 GenRocket executives: The CEO, Garth Rose, our CTO Hycel Taylor and our CMO, Dave Zwicker. Test Data Topics is a brief discussion of the essential talking points related to an interesti...

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Case Study: Testing Data Lake Applications in Financial Services Feb 26, 2020

Large banks are using data lakes to turn big data into actionable business intelligence to drive profitable business outcomes. Electronic data is growing at a phenomenal rate due to the rise in online banking and digital transformation of the customer experience. ...

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Accurate, Controlled Test Data for Credit Card Testing Feb 12, 2020

In this week’s GenRocket Advisor, we showcase a recent credit card processing and account management Proof of Concept (POC) that was successfully completed for a major financial services company. The POC is a critical part of the customer acquisition process. It’s where we roll up our sleeves and work with our channel partners to help their ...

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Test Data Automation Performance Criteria Feb 05, 2020

GenRocket’s Test Data Automation delivers value to any type of software testing, whether its manual, automated or a combination. That’s because GenRocket allows testers to deliver the exact data they need at the moment their test case needs it, making testing easier and faster while having full control over data quality. As software developm...

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Solution Spotlight: The GenRocket Multi-User Server Jan 29, 2020

In this week’s GenRocket Advisor, we focus on the GenRocket Multi-User Server, or GMUS. This powerful feature provides a centralized environment that allows multiple testers to share the GenRocket platform as a streamlined self-service solution. Once setup and configured, GMUS relieves testers from having to learn and operate the GenRocket user i...

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Using GenRocket’s API to Maximize Code Coverage Jan 23, 2020

Maximizing code or test coverage is a universal goal shared by most quality assurance organizations. Whether measured as a quantitative metric or tracked as a more intuitive assessment, coverage represents the concept of fully testing an application under real-world conditions to find as many defects as possible prior to its release to production. ...

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Case Study: Automotive Parts Retailer Jan 08, 2020

In this edition of the GenRocket Advisor we focus on the test data challenges and solutions confronting a major auto parts retailer that leverages information systems to meet the growing threat of ecommerce competition. By strategically adding stores, increasing parts availably and providing superior customer service, they are successfully ma...

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Recapping the 2019 Software Testing Conference Dec 18, 2019

Recapping the 2019 Software Testing Conference We wanted to share a few take-aways from our participation in STC2019 earlier this month. The event was well attended and the GenRocket solution was extremely well received by attendees. Test Data is Hot Test data has always been a topic of interest for anyone in QA, however this show ...

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Test Data Management Evolves into Test Data Automation Dec 11, 2019

Test Data Management Evolves into Test Data Automation The 2019-20 edition of The World Quality Report, identified two of the top QA management objectives as detecting software defects before going-live and implementing quali...

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GenRocket Delivers Enterprise Test Data Automation Dec 04, 2019

During 2019, GenRocket has been called upon to solve complex test data challenges for some of the largest QA environments in the world. In every case, we not only found a way to meet some very demanding customer requirements, we also greatly expanded the functionality of our platform along the way. This problem-solving approach has taken our abilit...

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GenRocket Participates in STC 2019 Nov 20, 2019

This year we are excited to participate in the 19th Annual International Software Testing Conference in Bengaluru, India on December 5 and 6. STC 2019 is built on the theme of Architecting Continuous Quality and brings together practitioners, thinkers, and thought leaders to explore challenges and showcase innovations that advance the state of soft...

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GenRocket Announces Enhanced X12 EDI Test Data Management Solution Oct 23, 2019

Earlier this summer, we announced the availability of our X12 EDI test data solution for healthcare markets to our partner community. The goal of that announcement was to provide partners with early access to new X12 EDI test data solution so they could learn more and also introduce GenRocket’s solution to healthcare customers who had an immediat...

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Financial Services Case Study Aug 07, 2019

For this edition of the GenRocket Advisor, we have prepared a case study to examine the automation and acceleration of test data provisioning at a major financial services company. The QA team needed comprehensive test data to ensure payment processing applications are rigorously tested for defects, compliance with data interchange standards an...

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X12 EDI Test Data Solution for Health Care Jun 05, 2019

We are excited to announce a powerful new test data solution for the healthcare industry from GenRocket. The X12 EDI Test Data Solution is a comprehensive add-on package for the recently announced Enterprise Edition of GenRocket TDG™. X12 is the Electronic Data Interchange standard used by all health care organizations in North America. It def...

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New eBook: Achieving Test Automation Synergy May 14, 2019

We have just completed a new eBook on a very hot topic for anyone in the field of software quality assurance: How Test Data Generation (TDG) integrates with CI/CD pipelines and test automation tools to unlock the full potential of accelerated software development. Achieving Test Automation Synergy provides a step-by-step look into the world...

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GenRocket Introduces a New Pricing and Packaging Strategy for Test Data Generation Technology May 01, 2019

We are excited to announce the arrival of GenRocket Editions, a new pricing and packaging plan for GenRocket’s TDG technology that provides full scalability for the GenRocket platform from small testing groups to an unlimited enterprise-wide deployment. The new pricing strategy follows the industry standard three-tiered model for increasing sc...

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Is Your QA Team Getting the Full Value from Test Automation? Apr 24, 2019

The 2018-19 edition of the World Quality Report contains comprehensive research on the key trends shaping quality assurance and testing. The report examines the operational benefits realized by QA teams from their use of test automation tools. Based on a survey of 1700 QA professionals across 10 different industry sectors and 32 countries, the st...

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Maximize Test Automation ROI with Test Data Generation Apr 08, 2019

What are some quick wins and scalable strategies QA professionals can use to maximize their test automation ROI? It starts with choosing the right tests to automate while leveraging the power of Test Data Generation (TDG) technology to maximize testing speed and effectiveness Software tests that are performed manually, on a repeated basis, s...

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Deal Registration: Part of the GenRocket Success Formula Mar 26, 2019

GenRocket Partners are essential to the success of GenRocket solutions in the marketplace. Our partners invest their valuable time, energy and resources into cultivating business opportunities for Test Data Generation (TDG), understanding customer requirements, formulating technical solutions and closing them as revenue-generating business deals. ...

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How to Provision Test Data for Continuous Testing Mar 19, 2019

Did you know that 85% of QA organizations are implementing test automation, but only 4% have fully automated 90% or more of their tests? The friction encountered during the deployment of test automation is the outdated approach for provisioning test data. In this article we explore the idea of a fully integrated test automaton environment. ...

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Using GenRocket Presets for Demos, POCs and Project Templates Feb 06, 2019

This edition of the GenRocket Advisor is devoted to the concept of GenRocket Presets, a new enterprise productivity feature that simplifies the task of supporting demos and POCs and accelerates the creation of more customized test data projects. With GenRocket Presets, anyone on the QA or Sales team and provide a quick demonstration of GenRocket...

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Test Data Generation is Next Generation of Test Data Management Jan 31, 2019

The dominos are falling. As software development evolves to fully embrace strategies for increasing the speed of development, a sequence of events has been set in motion. Faster release cycles are driving market demand for test automation tools that need test data on-demand and in real-time. Test Data Generation technology is in position to me...

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New Productivity Features to Further Streamline Test Data Provisioning Jan 30, 2019

A study conducted by IBM in 2016 found that 30% to 60% of a tester’s time is spent provisioning test data using traditional Test Data Management (TDM) features and functions. Two thirds of provisioning time is spent manually creating test data while one third of that time is spent cloning production data and manually cleansing it for use in a tes...

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GenRocket Engineering Update Jan 23, 2019

Hi <<First Name>>, We have released a new GenRocket Runtime and wanted to notify you. What is the GenRocket Runtime? The GenRocket Runtime is the part of the GenRocket ecosystem that is used to execute Scenarios and generate data on your local machine or test automation server. ...

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How GenRocket Enables Enterprise-Class Test Data Generation Deployment Jan 16, 2019

GenRocket has developed a number of new features to enable enterprise-class deployment of its Test Data Generation (TDG) platform. In our mid-November issue of The GenRocket Advisor we provided a checklist of use cases you can follow to identify applications where TDG can have immediate impact on testing productivity. We've renamed the document tha...

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Test Data Solutions for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications Dec 04, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two of the hottest buzzwords in the field of Information Technology. AI is behind the growing popularity of the Virtual Digital Assistant (VDA) as popularized by Google Home, Siri, Cortana and Alexa and used by consumers to answer questions and automate everyday tasks. Businesses are in...

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The Great Test Data Debate Nov 20, 2018

In this week’s edition of The GenRocket Advisor, we would like to share an article by GenRocket CEO Garth Rose published in the November edition of TEST Magazine. The article outlines top QA testing challenges and gauges the value of real-time synthetic test data versus production test data as solutions for those challenges. TEST Magazine was ...

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How to Deploy Test Data Generation Across the Organization Nov 14, 2018

Before we introduce today’s topic, we would like to announce a new name for our partner newsletter and an expansion of its audience. Going forward, the GenRocket partner newsletter will be known as The GenRocket Advisor and will be sent to all GenRocket partners as well as to our growing community of GenRocket customers. The purpose of The Gen...

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Data Refresh: Part of a Seamless Transition to Test Data Generation Oct 30, 2018

As QA departments introduce Test Data Generation (TDG) into their testing environment, they will need to support legacy Test Data Management (TDM) functions that are in place to manage their test data. One of these functions, data refresh, is necessary to keep test data current so it reflects any changes that have been made to the production databa...

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A Secure Test Data Solution for Financial Services Companies Oct 10, 2018

A global payment processing and Point of Sale (POS) technology company serving small, medium and large-scale businesses was looking for a secure and fully automated test data solution for their application testing. The company processes over 79 billion transactions annually for ecommerce and point-of-sale environments in 118 countries. As a ...

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Automating CI/CD Pipelines for Insurance Industry Applications Oct 01, 2018

IT executives must overcome many challenges as they strive to continuously enhance their applications, reduce time to market, improve quality, and control cost. Movements like DevOps, Agile, CI/CD and an assortment of automation tools are designed to provide answers for these challenges. At the center of the discussion is Jenkins, an open source...

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GenRocket Brings Test Data Generation to Healthcare Markets Sep 27, 2018

The global healthcare IT market is expected to reach USD 223.16 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.7% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2023 (Meticulous Research). Healthcare is a huge market that continues to grow at a fast pace and represents a major opportunity for software testing and integration firms. This is especially true for GenRock...

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