How far do we need to go?
Typically, customers planning to go in for Test Automation would like to ascertain the RoI for such projects, before giving the go ahead. The computation of RoI, resting as it does on a number of assumptions, can put Test Automation initiatives on a sticky wicket. Many a time, the vendor is asked to work the RoI which requires specific customer data. The need to seek RoI is typically influenced by the following factors.
Need to Assess RoI
RoI may not cut ice
There are instances when RoI is not in tune with expectations. The reasons are given below:
Going beyond RoI
Test Automation initiatives should rest on fair grounds and must be viewed with a broader mindset. There are qualitative questions which need to be asked.
RoI calculation should be viewed as just one component, while carrying out an evaluation for a Test Automation initiative, not this alone.
The RoI Calculator here is a “Do-it-Yourself” tool for a quick appraisal. It has been developed based on Indium’s extensive experience in dealing with Test Automation for a variety of software products for global customers. It looks at benefit from the perspectives of Time, Cost and Regression Capacity.