Real World Examples

Case Studies

Industry, Private Enterprise and Government

TestPro clients include a wide range of organisations:

  • Banks, Insurance & Financial Services companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and Wholesalers
  • Federal and State Government Departments
  • ISVs (Independent Software Vendors)
  • IT vendors who subcontract our specialised services.

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We Cover Additional Areas
  • Test management and strategy
  • Load and performance testing
  • Functional testing including UAT
  • Automated regression testing
  • Requirements management
  • Defect tracking and management
  • Training on many aspects of testing
  • Automated testing tool implementation

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Case Study #1

TestPro makes the grade with aid from IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

IBM Rational software and IBM cloud infrastructure help build a Software as a Service model

With an eye focused on high-quality service and reduced risk, TestPro provides customers with specialized consulting support and customised testing solutions geared toward software development and quality assurance. From its Sydney, Australia, headquarters, the firm aids with the automation and streamlining of testing processes including regression, load and performance testing.

Case Study #2

PlanTech IBM

PlanTech is one of the leading providers of integrated technology solutions for financial advisors and distribution networks in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. PlanTech’s products including ProPlanner, Risk Researcher, SuperSolver and 4Cast help financial advisors keep track of interactions with their clients, evaluate and compare multiple insurance products or superannuation funds, and plan for clients’ future needs.

The project brief was for PlanTech to convert its flagship client-server application into a larger enterprise-level system and needed to introduce discipline into its software development processes.

The solution for PlanTech used IBM Rational RequisitePro™ as a framework for documentation and specifications,
Rational Robot to automate product testing and ClearQuest™ for its help desk operations.

Because it was PlanTech’s first project designed for 1,000 or more concurrent users, TestPro acting as IBM business partner helped to design and implement the testing systems.

Case Study #3

Test Management and Strategy

TestPro provides senior level support to a complex international integration project. We present analysis to the senior management with a detailed summary of problems that are faced by the testing team and a strategy to resolve them.

The strategy focuses on practical measures that consist of a revising the test organisation structure. Furthermore, we mentor in testing disciplines and the techniques of domain experts tasked with testing. We highlighted the need for and subsequently established a Test Coordinator role to ensure that the testing teams work efficiently within project timelines and verify immediate pre-requisites and any potential road blocks in test cycles.

The project outcome was positive and ran to schedule with confidence!

Case Study #4

Performance Test – Major Financial Institution

TestPro completed a performance test using HP LoadRunner including a complex registration process for a major financial institution on a multi-tier architecture including both Banking and Financial Services SOA and traditional components, that proved the durability of the application with loads of up to 1000 concurrent users.

The CIO of the financial institution afterwards voiced that the TestPro staff involved in the project were invaluable to the success of the rollout of the new product.

Case Study #5

Test & Strategy Management – Major Australian-owned Bank

TestPro provided Program Level Test Management over some 40 concurrent projects, and initiated a number of improvements that dramatically sped up test cycles, increased the resolution rate for defects and the efficiency of the teams.

Case Study #6

SOA Testing – Global Software Manufacturer, Financial Sector

A TestPro analyst provided “hands on” assistance to the testing team, quickly gaining a solid understanding of the architecture and complex business rules and implementing stronger processes around formalised recording of tests and results in a SOA environment, resulting in the head of the Australian R&D team commenting that the TestPro analyst was worth the headcount of two other Test Analysts.

Case Study #7

Performance Investigation – Federal Government Agency

A Federal Government Agency was experiencing performance problems on the use of a common application by one of their remote sites, an internal preliminary investigation did not reveal the problem and the telecommunications carrier involved also reported that the pipe to the remotely hosted application was not congested.

TestPro used IBM Rational Tester and TestPro analysis and expertise to measure the problem and isolate it to specific components that were quickly rectified. The senior manager impacted was delighted with the outcome and recommended that TestPro be engaged more widely.

Case Study #8

Edumate – Business Challenge

Edumate is a software development company with a vision: to create the world’s most comprehensive web-based student learning and management system. As a provider of an advanced web-based educational system relied upon by K-12 students, their parents and school administrators and teachers, Edumate needs to rapidly release well-tested system enhancements and fixes.

IBM® introduced its Business Partner* TestPro, which integrated its TestPro Automation Framework with IBM Rational® Functional Tester to automate testing of daily updates to the Edumate system.

TestPro addressed Edumate’s challenge by implementing its TestPro Automation Framework (TAF Pro) which integrates with IBM Rational Functional Tester. TAF Pro enhances the features of Rational Functional Tester via an agile development cycle.

Edumate’s product is being tested faster and more thoroughly, lowering their operational costs and better supporting their commitment to their users.

Case Study #9


Yancoal is an Australian based coal producer and developer of open cut and underground coal mines.

Yancoal was looking for a firm assurance that when the SAP system went live, the response times would be within their expected Service Level Agreements. If the network became overloaded with excess traffic and the new system did not operate effectively there would be direct negative impact on their normal business activities, potentially costing them thousands of dollars.

Yancoal engaged IBM Business Partner TestPro, an Australian leader in the field of software testing. Using a detailed discovery and design process, TestPro identified the scope of the project and addressed each of the key requirements – including a rigorous verification phase. Using IBM Rational® Performance Tester, along with IBM Rational® Functional Tester integrated with TestPro’s own TAF Pro to test remote site response times and deliver the confidence needed in rolling out its new ERP system enterprise-wide.

Using TestPro’s expert consulting services and TAF Pro, Yancoal received conclusive proof about how the applications on remote sites would respond within defined time limits.

Yancoal achieved full system and application tuning and optimisation, significantly lowering the risk of performance issues surrounding the rollout. This was a huge benefit for the business as it operates in a rigorous 24/7 environment.

Case Study #10

IBM – Australian IBM Partners win big in global awards!

Three Australian IBM partners have won awards at the tech giant’s 2011 Beacon Awards in Orlando. The winners were picked by leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives.

A total of 27 award categories were up for grabs at this invitation only event. More than 1500 business partners and IBM staff attended from around the world.

The Smarter Systems award for Outstanding System x and BladeCenter solution went to Queensland-based solutions provider, Netbox Blue. The award for Outstanding Software Innovation was given to Sydney-based consultancy, TestPro, and the mid-market leadership award went to Victorian firm, Pronto Software.