TRANSPOREON GmbH is one of the leading companies for e-logistics solutions in Europe, connecting industrial and commercial companies with their logistics service providers with cloud-based software solutions.
The company has several platforms (TRANSPOREON, TICONTRACT and MERCAREON) that optimize transportation logistical processes and communication between industry, trade, forwarding agent, driver and goods recipient.
To ensure product quality, the company has a quality management department with around 30 professional developers who write automated tests and accept new features, as well as pass on errors to the development teams. Test teams were founded around 5 years ago and each team was responsible for their own products – manual tests as well as automated tests, mostly based on Java but also C# or Python.
After the initial automated suites were built up and worked well, the company still encountered several challenges :
Transporeon was looking for companies that could help them tackle these complex issues in a holistic approach. The decision was taken to engage Element34 due to the deep expertise in the Selenium field.
SBOX offered a solution to many of Transporeon challenges:
"After a proof of concept with SBOX, we found that we can run our tests 5-6 times faster, with an upward trend."
The QM department has been using the Element34's SBOX for 3 years and have been able to implement all of their projects successfully.
The tests that originally took over 6 hours to run are now delivered in under 45 minutes.
"With SBOX, we were able to significantly improve the effectiveness of the QM department and adapt the QM and development processes so that we can plan and carry out updates within 1 working day, sometimes even within 2 hours. In the past, software updates were often associated with up to 3-4 days of automated testing effort! This saves costs, time and nerves and also makes work very easy in our QM area.
"Support from E34 is very professional and fast."
We have a central framework with a high performance Selenium Grid. We are always up to date browsers because SBOX receives new browsers practically immediately after the browser manufacturers release them."