• June 26, 2012

Empirix Launches Automated Regression Testing as a Service

Empirix today announced the availability of Empirix Regression Testing as a Service (Empirix RTaaS), a new quality assurance solution for ensuring that existing services are not negatively impacted when changes are introduced into complex contact center environments.

RTaaS combines Empirix Hammer Test technology with customizable services for auditing contact center operations, assessing customer experience, and designing test plans. With reliable, consistent, repeatable testing, Empirix RTaaS measures the impact of changes on switching, routing, interactive voice response (IVR), and agent desktop solutions prior to their deployment to preempt customer-impacting issues, speed deployment cycles and cut project costs.

"Customer care and marketing professionals know that contact center and IVR performance is critical to providing a high-quality customer experience. They are starting to appreciate how pre-deployment regression testing has a direct impact on the quality of their service," said Dan Miller, senior analyst and founder of Opus Research. "Empirix RTaaS provides a reliable and repeatable regression testing process designed to assure higher-quality user experiences efficiently and cost-effectively."

Empirix RTaaS provides organizations with complete knowledge of these systems to identify unused or underutilized resources, as well as the thousands of routes calls travel throughout the contact center. Armed with this information, businesses can leverage the Empirix RTaaS solution to automate all their test functions, including test script creation, execution, monitoring, reporting, and documentation, and perform repeated regression testing as changes are introduced.

Key features of Empirix RTaaS include the following:

  • A comprehensive mapping of existing services, call flows, and routing schemes;
  • Automated, predictable, and repeatable test scripts that will traverse and verify contact center functions;
  • Flexible test execution capabilities that emulate real-world customer behaviors at scale to fully validate customer experience across the contact center;
  • Interoperability assurance for complex multivendor, multi-protocol environments; and
  • Reports detailing issues for rapid correction.

"As organizations continually update their contact center systems, they must not only ensure that new features function properly prior to their deployment, but also that existing capabilities function at expected levels," said Tim Moynihan, vice president of marketing at Empirix, in a statement. "With Empirix RTaaS, we're offering complete knowledge of a company's call center systems, combined with the ability to easily measure and document the impact that tens, hundreds or thousands of calls can have in an efficient and repeatable manner. The result is significant cost savings, increased business efficiency and higher quality of experience for their customers."

Empirix RTaaS is part of the Empirix Testing as a Service(ETaaS) suite, which provides customizable services tailored to solve a variety of business problems facing today's contact centers. Empirix ETaaS ensures performance through end-to-end testing services that enable businesses to preempt issues from impacting customers, accelerate deployment time, and maximize the value of technology investments.

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