Testing workloads, which previously accounted for 40% of all project workloads, were cut to about 20%. Now, if you schedule an application test to run at midnight, you can get the result in the morning.
Mr Yuta Arai
, Senior Expert, Web Systems Development Department , ANA Systems Co., Ltd.
For airlines companies, the use of technology is a key element driving business success. To meet the growing needs and satisfaction of customers, IT infrastructures and environments must enable flexible and fast application development; a long-term goal of ANA. The Internet reservation system for domestic flights that was rebuilt in September 2016 furthered the airline’s efforts in this area.
Conventional application development involves the cumbersome production of interfaces to link peripheral systems. The time and cost of such development presented a great challenge to ANA. To address this challenge, the airline needed an organized, loosely coupled IT structure. Testing workloads were another issue. To improve quality, the company increased application development speed by improving testing efficiency.
ANA introduced “CA API Gateway,” a product that functions as the core for internal system coordination, to create a platform that enables linkage with other systems via an API by following simple rules. The company also introduced “CA DevTest Solutions,” a product that simulates system operation and supports testing automation and efficiency improvement to build an environment that enables both frontend and backend simulation.
CA API Gateway has significantly advanced the provision of a loosely coupled IT structure for ANA’s domestic flight business, creating an environment that allows for the flexible adding and modifying of applications. Meanwhile, CA DevTest Solutions has sharply reduced test workloads. These two CA Technologies products greatly contribute to improved productivity in application development for ANA.