Functional Testing Software: Multidimensional Testing Example

Multidimensional functional testing software can significantly reduce the number of test cases needed to assess percent coverage of combinational usage factors.

Functional Testing Software Example 2: Evaluating a new pc for compatibility with current hardware and networks

A company was looking into switching the PC vendor, where history has shown that they are not perfectly interchangeable. A list of 14 potential compatibility components included:

  • 2 communication protocols (TCPIP & FTP)
  • 3 Networks (Windows, Novell, lotus notes)
  • 4 different printers, local vs network printing
  • 3 IM protocols (AOL, Live, Google)
  • 3 office suites (2003, 2007, 2010)
  • 3 operating systems (XP, Win7, Linux)
  • 2 network connections (wired, wireless)
  • Autocad (yes, no)
  • Adobe Suite (yes, no)
  • ERP (SAP, Oracle, none)
  • Monitor number (one or two)
  • Tablet I/O (yes, no)
  • Scanner (A, B, or no)
  • Plotter (A, B, or no)

Using the full combination that is listed so far it would take 559,872 tests. Using MDT, a test plan was developed that would use 32 tests to achieve 97% coverage of the two-factor compatibilities and 78% coverage of the three-factor combination compatibilities. MDT provides over a 99.99% testing reduction, while providing very good coverage of the types of problems frequently encountered.

Now look at Example 1: Evaluating a new mobile phone handset

Functional Testing Software Integration in a Business Management System

Organizations can have significant benefits when Multidimensional functional testing software is structurally integrated in an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) Enhanced Business Management System, which addresses the common place business scorecard and improvement issues described in a 1-minute video:


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Contact Us to set up a time to discuss with Forrest Breyfogle how your organization might gain much from an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) Business Process Management System and its Multidimensional Functional Testing Software. 

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