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Rand McNally: Assuring High Quality of Award-Winning Digital Navigation Products

Rand McNally: Assuring High Quality of Award-Winning Digital Navigation Products - Infopulse - 800909 Client: Rand McNally
Industry: Consumer Electronics
Location: USA
Employees: 250+
Website: www.randmcnally.com

Client Background

Rand McNally is a leader in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning tools and services. Founded in 1856, the company offers award-winning products to discover, map and navigate the world, on both traditional and electronic media – for consumers, the trucking and commercial transportation market, and educators.

Business Challenge

As consumers expect digital maps and navigation tools to be highly reliable, such products require thorough and in-depth testing, and this is where the customer faced a number of challenges:

  • Lack of independent quality control experience
  • No test automation implemented
  • Lack of available expertise onboard

Solution

Infopulse and Rand McNally jointly implemented a smoothly working solution:

  • Allocated an off-site software testing team
  • Set up the cooperation with on-site product team
  • Defined clear test processes
  • Launched manual and automated software testing

Results

Key achievements:

  • 4+ years of successful cooperation
  • 7 core product lines tested by Infopulse (all versions, service packs etc.)
  • 100% independent testing practices in place
  • Best software testing practices

Business value:

  • The products of superior quality delivered to end-users
  • Reduced costs of testing
  • Fully automated regression testing
  • Increased volumes of test data applied
  • 80% and more testing coverage for each product

Quick Facts

Technologies:

  • Quality Center, QuickTest Pro, Selenium
  • C#, VBScript / VBA, SOAP
  • Oracle

Operating Systems:

  • AIX, HP UX, Linux, OS/400
  • Solaris, Unix, VMS, Windows