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The BQ C-SAPS™ Platform revolutionizes test automation by creating a new form factor and new era of ‘IN-LINE’ functional testing which eliminates ‘latency in QA Automation’ perpetuating RAPID QA™ and FAST IT to sync with DevOps, and accelerating real time changes in Digital Commerce.

At Bqurious our aim is continue to work with our clients and design partners to provide BQ C-SAPS™ an end-to-end lifecycle test automation solution that is simple, secure, scalable and sustainable – no programming, no headaches, just QUALITY.

In a nutshell :

  1. Our differentiated design architecture and patented technology underpinnings automate testing IN-LINE from day ONE upfront at the start of your design phase, compresses your release cycle, and reduces the number of sprints, thereby actually reducing your development time.
  2. BQurious is the only web-based platform-agnostic solution available in the market.
  3. BQurious is a UNIFIED Platform to perform full lifecycle test automation, test management and maintenance of your test assets in a single place.
  4. The BQurious BQ C-SAPS™ Platform brings intelligence and easy learning that gives you the ability to optimize your talent and resources, as it eliminates programming experience for writing flexible, scalable, object-oriented, framework-based test automation code.

While conceptualizing BQurious, the brain power thrust came from over 140,000 contributions and ideas that focused Bqurious on solving 5 systemic problems.

Innovation – Historically there has been little or no innovation in the QA space. BQ is a game changer with leapfrog innovation in QA automation where using an analogy of the car industry, BQ focuses on ‘real time’  crash avoidance, rather than traditional focus centered around improving crash repairs in the repair shop.  If a crash happens which we all know it will, we have ‘intelligent smarts’ to swiftly deal with it, and in most cases proactively.

Impact – BQ creates an impact from day one. BQ ‘inline’ automation starts at the beginning of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and provides industrial strength value that is exponential with time.

Intelligence – BQ injects ‘intelligence’ into the QA process. It enables the QA engineer to think intelligently elevating QA and reflecting the importance and attention QA should command in every company. In the process it also elevates the QA engineer, eliminating or minimizing churn of this position, that is a widespread industry problem.

Inclusive – BQ makes the process seamless and inclusive for all, and eliminates continuing friction and animosity that has traditionally been prevalent between business, development and QA in the SDLC

Integrity – BQ safeguards and protects the integrity of the QA process, ensuring that there is zero deviation and  100% of defined functionality is tested and guaranteed without exception.

While we were conceptualizing BQurious, we realized that there were various notable vendors with several products for test automation. However, everyone seemed to be solving just a part of the problem,  For example, HP, a leader in the market, offers Quality Center for test management, but does not have built-in test automation. It needs and integrates well with QTP (also by HP) for any kind of test automation. We realized most other products worked on the same principles. Firstly, it is important to emphasize that BQurious integrates well with major test management suites and automation tools. BQuroius adds value to existing market leaders rather than working against them.

Also, most of these products were built as native OS applications, usually only supporting Windows. More often than not, they would have to be installed on a user’s machine to work. Through our own experiences, we realized that this was a nightmare for internal IT teams teams who needed to deploy and manage multiple licenses. On top of this, most of these products were prohibitively expensive and suitable only for large enterprises. SMEs or relatively smaller IT departments typically hacked together their own solutions using open source applications or custom builds for their specific needs.

BQurious, on the other hand, is a web-based solution built using open source tools. It includes all the features required for test automation — from requirement management to release management, from parallel test execution on multiple real devices to role-based reporting. To sum it up, BQurious is a complete, cost-effective solution for test automation.

What is your licensing model? How much does it cost?

BQurious Management suite is available in two variants: On-Demand hosted solution and In-Premise mode.

We are committed to a one-price licensing model, rather than burden you with component based pricing. Our price is a fraction of what you incur today, and using our MSP (Managed Services Provider) model allows for Zero Cost customization in most cases.

Please visit our plans and pricing page for more information.

BQurious continues to innovate and new modules will be added on at no additional cost as they are released to market.

BQurious Management suite is available in two variants: On-Demand hosted solution and In-Premise mode.

We are committed to a one-price licensing model, rather than burden you with component based pricing. Our price is a fraction of what you incur today, and using our MSP (Managed Services Provider) model allows for Zero Cost customization in most cases.

Please visit our plans and pricing page for more information.

BQurious continues to innovate and new modules will be added on at no additional cost as they are released to market.

We go a step further. We not only let you ‘get behind the wheel’ but also hand hold or ride cockpit with you to help you exploit the power of BQ C-SAPS™ and extract winning formula’s on the open stretch and also in the tight turns.

Feel free to take BQurious for a spin. Sign up here to get started.

Of course you can ! This is a typical Build-versus-Buy question that gets asked very often, and the question needs to be answered within your organization.

One example – Selenium is open source, and for you to build a automation framework on Selenium, at the very minimum you will incur the following costs –

  • One time cost
    • Staffing cost to hire /get resources on board
    • Training cost and the cost of building a framework (estimated 6 months)
    • Cost of setting up test processes, configuration management, etc
    • Cost of hardware
    • License cost for the tools required to build a end-to –end testing and test management platform
  • Recurring cost
    • Cost to build and maintain test automation scripts
    • Cost to maintain the defined processes
    • Maintenance cost for Hardware and Software
    • Annual support fee
    • Support incident cost

 

When you consider all of the above data, the BQ C-SAPS™ unified testing and test automation platform –

  • Is a fraction of the cost
  • Is a game changer in the new era of ‘in-line’ functional testing and test automation and in-built test management.
  • Shrinks your release cycle by at least 30%
  • Reduces your number of Sprints
  • Speeds velocity and time to market by reducing testing phases by up to 50%.
  • Resolves defects up to 400% faster
  • Cuts testing cost by 40% to 60% with automation

Following link provide some insight on this eternal Build-vs-Buy question:

BQurious uses a patent-pending multi-tenanted architecture that selectively encrypts sensitive data and relationships with 128bit encryption. This means that even if a malicious user gets hold of our database (which is highly unlikely), he or she will not be able to decipher the context of the data stored therein.

Sure, you can. You can export all your data in Excel format.

We do not support such import out-of-the-box for our SaaS customers at this time. This is in the roadmap of our next version.

If you have substantial data, we offer a one time service to help you with the import at a very nominal cost, and return it to you as a loyalty bonus. We have a team of very specialized engineers who can bridge any gaps.

BQurious is built using open source tools – Grails, jQuery, Java, JMS, Selenium and uses MySql as the database.

BQurious supports multiple technologies like WEB, Windows, SAP, BI and Mobile with inbuilt test management. It also provides integration with external tools like HP QC, MS TFS, Rally, JIRA etc. With Bqurious, set-up is instantaneous, and no extensive training is required. Benefits start day one. ROI is immediate, and TCO savings are exponential with time.

BQurious provides the ability for you to have detail automation scripts and test data in Test Library Architecture framework, and in the event that you decide to use some other platform /tool to manage test assets including  test scripts and execution Results, these scripts can be extended with the help of Selenium /other experts.

Bqurious is committed to support and ensure a smooth transition.

 

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