Situation at Calfrac before using AST's Autonomous Cloud Tester

Calfrac was planning a substantial implementation of Oracle Cloud Applications to include multiple modules across its business operations. The organization required a comprehensive set of automated testing services to achieve a quick turnaround on release, upgrade, and patch testing cycles within the 2-weeks window as specified by Oracle.

Calfrac had the following business needs:

  • Automate testing of newly deployed Oracle Cloud Applications, particularly for complex HCM, Payroll, and SCM functionality
  • Increase user adoption of Oracle Cloud Applications
  • Automate planning, execution, and reporting on quarterly patch testing cycles
  • Obtain real-time metrics on test execution results
  • Significantly reduce business user involvement in recurring patch testing activity
  • Enable on-demand testing

AST’s automated testing solution, ACT, has been extremely beneficial in the way we manage upgrades and maintenance of our Oracle Cloud applications. Our quarterly patch testing cycles are completed end-to-end within two business days and we now have ample time left within already compressed two weeks patch testing window to investigate failures, log SRs, perform critical path validations, and retesting thereby ensuring the highest quality production deployments. Most importantly, our business and IT users don’t have to spend time doing repetitive manual testing tasks and able to focus back on their day-to-day job functions.

Paul Bekker ERP Manager, Calfrac

AST’s automated testing solution, ACT, has been extremely beneficial in the way we manage upgrades and maintenance of our Oracle Cloud applications. Our quarterly patch testing cycles are completed end-to-end within two business days and we now have ample time left within already compressed two weeks patch testing window to investigate failures, log SRs, perform critical path validations, and retesting thereby ensuring the highest quality production deployments. Most importantly, our business and IT users don’t have to spend time doing repetitive manual testing tasks and able to focus back on their day-to-day job functions.

Paul Bekker ERP Manager, Calfrac

Solution & Benefits of Autonomous Cloud Tester for Oilfield Services

AST deployed its exclusive Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) solution, powered by Autonomous Cloud Tester (ACT), to meet the needs of Calfrac.  The solution provides automated regression testing as part of SIT, UAT, and post-go-live quarterly patch testing efforts, as well as approximately 550 automated test scripts across Oracle Cloud modules deployed in production.  Additional features of Calfrac’s solutions include Payroll testing for multiple countries and custom test metrics dashboard for enhanced results visibility.

Calfrac has realized the following benefits of AST’s Testing-as-a-Service solution:

  • End-to-end quarterly patch testing cycle time reduced to 2 business days
  • Over 95% automated testing coverage for complex workflows, business processes, and test scripts
  • Production deployment risk mitigated by real-time visibility into test execution results and issues
  • Improved end-user adoption with video-based training and change management
  • Scalable and subscription-based engagement model with full-service experience
Industry: Utility and Energy

Testing Solution Components:

  • AST Autonomous Cloud Tester (ACT)
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Why AST?


AST’s Automated Cloud Testing solution eliminated the burden on business users to conduct repetitive manual testing efforts and ensuring a high-quality implementation and zero-defect patch deployments in production.