May 12, 2015

Itron Solves Software Quality Assurance Challenge with TestTrack

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[caption id="attachment_16923" align="alignright" width="267"]Itron chose Seapine's TestTrack for their test management needs. Itron's CENTRON-II electric meter (credit: Itron)[/caption] Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. When it comes to managing the world's energy and water resources, Itron is a trusted partner to utilities, businesses, and consumers. The company's solutions combine high-end metering, advanced communications, innovative software tools, and consulting expertise. When Itron's R&D leadership needed a better way to manage their software quality assurance (SQA) process, the search proved difficult. Although there were a number of enterprise-level test management software tools on the market, they had trouble finding a flexible, inexpensive solution that could be implemented on a departmental level. After evaluating Seapine's TestTrack, the decision to purchase it was an easy one.

A Test Management Solution and More

"With Seapine's TestTrack, we had the ability to control all the roles and workflow facets to a super fine degree," said Lavoie. "I could make it do what I wanted it to without going to Seapine for customization or having to rewire it in-house—there is a high level of intuitive flexibility built right into TestTrack." TestTrack's flexibility paid off as Itron's needs grew. Initially, Itron had just 5-10 TestTrack users. Eventually, with the addition of a number of floating licenses, TestTrack was supporting more than 120 users per day—a situation their Excel-based SQA system would have been completely unable to handle. What other benefits make TestTrack a "huge value" for Itron? Find out in the customer story.