AutoTrader Avoids $300,000 in Testing Costs with CA Service Virtualization
AutoTrader sells advertising that allows private and trade buyers and sellers to exchange vehicles. More than 18 million people use AutoTrader.com each month.
To meet customer demand and provide a seamless service across different devices, AutoTrader must be able to release software updates on a weekly basis. Testing, however, had become complex, costly, and time-consuming.
CA Service Virtualization enables AutoTrader to virtualize and test new services and apps on a multitude of devices. AutoTrader can simulate both apps working normally and performance issues.
AutoTrader can deliver new features in a shorter timeframe and for a lower cost, which helps improve the customer experience and competitive advantage. It has reduced software defects by 25 percent and cut testing times by 99 percent.
The CA Technologies solutions mean we can complete testing in hours rather than weeks. Previously we would have needed hundreds of more testers to check performance on every device, but now we can test all devices automatically while our team focuses on higher value activities.
Adam Mills, Senior Manager of Application Development, AutoTrader.com