Quality or data protection? Now both are possible. Here is the test data revolution.

Whether standard solutions such as SAP and Microsoft or solutions developed in-house, the following applies to both: Faulty systems can be expensive and lead to considerable competitive disadvantages. It is a big mistake to give quality assurance out of your hands.

The problem with reliable test procedures is: high-quality test data in the necessary complexity and quantity does not exist. That’s why real data is used for testing. But that usually contains personal data and is therefore subject to privacy regulation. If not compliant with these regulations, companies face heavy fines, and those responsible even imprisonment. It is therefore not only in the interest of your customers to test with synthetic data.

There is an urgent need to act

of 10 surveyed test managers state: The low quality of test data significantly hinders the introduction of test automation solutions.

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of the information security officers surveyed tolerate tests with real data in their companies in to eliminate errors in their own systems.

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of German Internet users worry about their privacy in the web.

Test GDPR-compliant with a quality that rivals that of real data.

Challenge: data protection

Many companies believe, that regulations are only violated, when personal data is obtained by the wrong hands. However, this is not true. A breach of the GDPR already occurs when personal data is processed in a way that has not been explicitly consented to by the data owner, and has not been derived from legal or contractual obligations.

“The use of production data for testing purposes is fundamentally impermissible. In particular, there is no legal basis for the data processing. In addition, the group of people who have access to the data is regularly broadly defined, so that the principles of data minimization as well as integrity and confidentiality are affected,” explains the “Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit” (Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information).

What makes real data so indispensable for testing?

Real data contains data constellations that can only be created manually with a great deal of effort and time. For example, test cases from human resources or contract management, accounting or receivables management can only be executed with corresponding business partner, contract and transaction data. Up to now, a coherent dataset covering all objects can only be obtained – if at all – from the production systems. As diverse and complex as real data is: It still do not contain all data constellations at all times. Especially when these constellations concern new products and functions. So it’s a well-maintained myth that real data is the answer to all questions. The real solution is Joe Bloggs.

What makes real data so indispensable for testing?

Real data contains data constellations that can only be created manually with a great deal of effort and time. For example, test cases from human resources or contract management, accounting or receivables management can only be executed with corresponding business partner, contract and transaction data. Up to now, a coherent dataset covering all objects can only be obtained – if at all – from the production systems. As diverse and complex as real data is: It still do not contain all data constellations at all times. Especially when these constellations concern new products and functions. So it’s a well-maintained myth that real data is the answer to all questions. The real solution is Joe Bloggs.

The Test-Data Revolution: Joe Bloggs

Joe Bloggs focuses on the test data profile. You create this exactly once – instead of searching out and creating data for each test over and over again. Then Joe Bloggs generates exactly the right test data for each test run, in any number of pieces. You can test your software intensively, over and over again.

Try Joe Bloggs now and experience test data in a new quality. You will find that it is not almost as good as real data. It is better!

Joe Bloggs in action

Since 2014, we have been providing companies with synthetic test data on a project basis. The result: 75% of the companies were able to completely dispense with the use of protected real data in tests. As a result, risks and test costs were cut while flexibility and efficiency increased.

On average, companies were able to reduce the effort of individual test executions by 28%. The automation rate in testing increased by 12% on average, simplifying and stabilizing the supply chain.
Previously, we could only provide this solution in high-priced projects. Now, for the first time, we are able to offer it as “Software as a Service” at a very low cost.

Joe Bloggs in action

Since 2014, we have been providing companies with synthetic test data on a project basis. The result: 75% of the companies were able to completely dispense with the use of protected real data in tests. As a result, risks and test costs were cut while flexibility and efficiency increased.

On average, companies were able to reduce the effort of individual test executions by 28%. The automation rate in testing increased by 12% on average, simplifying and stabilizing the supply chain.
Previously, we could only provide this solution in high-priced projects. Now, for the first time, we are able to offer it as “Software as a Service” at a very low cost.

try it yourself and experience test-data in new quality. Simple, fast and inexpensive.