Has HP stopped selling Business Process Testing (BPT).
I just heard from the ALM Admin at the client I'm working with that HP is/has stopped selling Business Process Testing (BPT). Is this true? Has anyone heard anything like this recently. I know they are starting to sunset previous versions of ALM/BPT (earlier than 12.0x).
That's an appalling thing to hear - it's not even close to true!
HPE BPT has undergone a huge (and positive) change with v12 with a lot of the authoring functionality being shifted into UFT and the inclusion of new tools to make developing Components and associated automation easier/more accessible.
The biggest and best change however was that by shifting the powerful Component authoring functions to UFT, they decoupled BPT from ALM.
You have BPT 12 in ALM11.5 simply by installing patch 6 (maybe patch 7, I can't remember).
It should have been a free upgrade if you ask me. I hate it when the features that should be there for you are at an additional cost! Also when is the application going to be 100% Firefox/Linux Compatible. Sick of waiting!
Thanks Alex for the information, and sorry for the cross-post. Needed to cover my bases and get some information on this quickly. Let's just say I am dealing with some people at my current client site that want to kill off the BPT implementation I have going on right now. Need some ammo to use against them.
Let's just say I am dealing with some people at my current client site that want to kill off the BPT implementation I have going on right now. Need some ammo to use against them.
1. You need to find out their reason/s for wanting to kill it off -- it may not be simply the cost of the tool/s
2. What do they want to do instead?
The biggest threat to BPT here in New Zealand is Tricentis' "TOSCA" product which has some excellent features, but the changes in BPT12.5 mean that creating a Component is just as easy as it is in TOSCA, and the Test Configuration Generator is also comparable to Toscas' test design/generator tool.
We can also automate a Component with LeanFT now (apparently. I haven't tried it) and Components can also be used for "API tests" as well as UI and database.. pretty handy in a simple "drag and drop" framework.
In addition, with the HPE tools you have control of HOW the automation is implemented.
As an automator, I think this is crucial to creating assets that not only work the way you need them to, but I think they'll last longer too.
If your current client site have already invested in QC/ALM and BPT, then they need to consider the additional cost of replacing/converting/rebuilding existing assets and not just the cost of the tools.
BPT "fits" inside this ecosystem perfectly for centralised visibility, management, reuse, execution management....
There are smart, experienced people lurking in these forums who can provide much better "ammo" than me.
If you're comfortable with a public forum, share your thoughts and you may get some invaluable feedback from folks here.
Also when is the application going to be 100% Firefox/Linux Compatible. Sick of waiting!
I thought it was going to be last year with v12 but noooooooooo. Unfortunately that's just REQ and BUG.
And then with v12.50 they got rid of the webUI completely!!
But, I believe the answer is "very soon".
There's a webinar on 3/22/2016 11:00 AM GMT -5:00 announcing the new version - which is (apparently for real this time) 100% HTML5 and utterly utterly different.
Vivit Webinar details: Introducing the Next Generation of ALM - Vivit Worldwide