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Decades of Leadership in the Software Testing Industry

AscentialTest has been forming in the minds of our founders for several years. After building QA Partner/SilkTest at Segue Software in the 90s, they got the opportunity to use their product extensively in the field. As consultants implementing test automation with various tools for more than 10 years, they’ve formed a thorough assessment of the state of the field. What they found surprised them: automated tests were too expensive to build.

Furthermore, the requirement for programming skills to move beyond the superficial tests that can be recorded left out too many members of the team. They also discovered that a large portion of test development time is spent ‘writing code’ to workaround object recognition deficiencies. Some users estimate that time to approach 80%. Clearly this explains why the decision to adopt automation is not always straightforward. With a fresh understanding of the challenges and our heads full of ideas, we’re energized and excited to bring about the next paradigm shift in test automation.

Brian has been working in the field of test automation for more than 30 years. Brian began as a QA Engineer using the testing tools available in the early 1980’s. He joined Segue Software in its infancy and served as the EVP of R&D during that company’s golden years. Brian formed Star Quality, a consulting firm specializing in test automation in the late 90s. After 12 years of experience in the trenches, he’s excited to be building the next generation testing tool that will increase the productivity and and effectiveness of test and development teams.

Dave is a pioneer in the field of automated testing. Dave developed ATF, one of the first automation tools, more than 20 yeas ago. He was a founder and Chief Architect of Segue Software, Inc., the original creators of QA Partner/SilkTest. Dave believes that no testing tool can be easy to use without a solid foundation. That’s why he is committed to providing AscentialTest’s universal agent with the most powerful object recognition engine in the industry.

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What We Are Up To Next

TFS/Azure Integration

Check our new Azure extension for executing AscentialTest command lines in the Azure Marketplace.

We look forward to offering additional integration with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server and Azure through defect tracking and version control soon.

Omnis Studio

Automated testing support for OMNIS Studio is coming soon. All OMNIS elements will be supported including complex grids, list boxes, tables and tree views.

Custom Objects

Add automated testing support easily for your custom application elements by responding to simple test API messages with json strings. This feature will open up the possibility of testing any GUI element and  will be offered free of charge.

Test Debugger

Set breakpoints in your automated tests, view global and local variables and execute statements to make it easier to debug tests running on any of our supported platforms.

Our Distribution and Consulting Partners

Appeon

Cigniti

Loop Software

Marlabs

Matryxsoft Tech

Novalys

OCS Consulting

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Case Studies

Testing the Back End Through the Front End in an Agile Development Environment
Tracking Performance, Verification of Uploads, and maintaining dynamic object IDs
Philips Significantly Reduces the Cost of Test Automation
Transitioning from manual to automated testing in a PowerBuilder Environment

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Gartner Review

1-Apr-2024

Review #8

“Excellent Support turnaround times and solutions for resolving our questions. Works incredibly well with our .Net WPF components that reside...

Gartner Review

1-Apr-2024

Review #7

“Overall, AscentialTest has been a fantastic automated tool, performing way better than any manual testing. The maintainability of test suites...

Gartner Review

1-Apr-2024

Review #6

“Ascential Test is the most suitable program to test Powerbuilder applications. The basic tests are easy to compile in the...

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Appeon

Appeon offers award-winning products that enable rapid and easy development of Mobile and Web applications for SAP PowerBuilder customers. Appeon...

Partner

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Cigniti

About Cigniti Cigniti Technologies Limited (NSE: CIGNITITEC; BSE: 534758) is the World’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital...

Partner

29-Mar-2024

Loop Software

Loop Software & Testing Services is a QA firm headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan. Loop leverages a unique product-oriented methodology...

Partner

29-Mar-2024

Marlabs

Marlabs designs and develops advanced digital solutions that help its clients improve business outcomes swiftly and precisely. Marlabs provides digital-first...

Partner

29-Mar-2024

Matryxsoft Tech

Matryxsoft Tech located in Bangalore, India offers end to end software testing solutions. Our expertise in multiple testing services and...

Partner

29-Mar-2024

Novalys

Novalys is an international software vendor that designs tools for PowerBuilder, Oracle, .NET and SQL Server developers since 1998. Our...

Partner

29-Mar-2024

OCS Consulting

OCS Consulting is a European-based IT Consultancy, established in 1984, with offices in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, offering...

Instructional Content

26-Mar-2024

AscentialTest Error Tracking and Debugging

Introduction Tracking test failures can be challenging whether the source of the error is in the target application or in...

Instructional Content

26-Mar-2024

Self-Guided PowerBuilder Tutorial

Zeenyx® AscentialTest Self-Guided Tutorial for PowerBuilder Thank you for choosing to evaluate AscentialTest. This tutorial will guide you through the...

Instructional Content

26-Mar-2024

Returning the Target Application to the Base State

Introduction The ‘start’ and ‘finish’ phases are essential components of an automated testing project. The ‘start’ phase defines what occurs...

Instructional Content

26-Mar-2024

AscentialTest Defining Tabbed Windows

Introduction AscentialTest users often ask how to define App Objects for tabbed windows. While there are several possible approaches, this...

Instructional Content

26-Mar-2024

Test Management with AscentialTest

Test management provides several challenges to Quality Assurance teams. As organizations create large volumes of automated and manual tests, they...

Instructional Content

26-Mar-2024

Managing Test Dependencies in AscentialTest

While it is good practice to design automated tests to be independent, it is not always expeditious. There are situations...

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