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Test Automation for Retail

Accelerate innovation and adapt to changing customer preferences with less risk to your existing systems and processes

Maximize Innovation and Solution Quality

As supply chain system veterans ourselves, we understand the intricate ballet of back-end technology and process engineering needed to deliver on your brand promise. Your warehouse IT systems need to be able to stand up to shifting transaction volumes and channel mixes within individual sites. Meanwhile, your team needs to be agile and lean, but also provide a high standard of solution quality to ensure a consistent delivery experience for customers.

Automated software testing is a powerful tool for retailers that want to increase their agility in an ever-changing world and implement new technologies with less risk. By automating test cases for high-impact processes and channel-specific functionality, you can ensure that business growth doesn’t impact existing customer relationships. The Cycle platform accelerates your test automation efforts through pre-built utilities and saves you thousands of hours as you expand to new sites or your client requirements change. 

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Supply Chain System Experts

Created by Supply Chain System Experts

Learn more in this 1-minute explainer video

Cycle is designed from the ground up to be scalable to every deployment, customizable for every business process, extensible to support every unique requirement, and maintainable for a constantly evolving warehouse system environment. It is composed of hundreds of prewritten utilities as well as the reusable building blocks that can be assembled to fit your business process and vendor of choice. Whether you have a best-of-breed packaged system or a homegrown solution, Cycle can power your test automation efforts to help you expand with reduced risk.

We support systems from vendors like:

-Blue Yonder
-Manhattan Associates
-Körber (formerly HighJump)

 

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How Using Cycle For Test Automation Will Benefit Your Organization

Reduce Support Tickets By 50%

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Simulate Seasonal Volume Spikes

Reduce Manual Testing by 60%

 

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The Cycle Platform

Cycle is your all-in-one testing solution. While many automated testing solutions require multiple applications and interfaces to stress test and validate various systems and interfaces, Cycle was built for easy, comprehensive testing for all of your systems in one easy-to-use platform.

The Cycle Platform

Cycle is your all-in-one testing solution. While many automated testing solutions require multiple applications and interfaces to stress test and validate various systems and interfaces, Cycle was built for easy, comprehensive testing for all of your systems in one easy-to-use platform.

Cycle Platform

Continuous
Testing

Incorporate Cycle into your CI/CD workflow alongside solutions like Jenkins, Bamboo, and more to focus on deploying value rather than focusing on test maintenance.

Functional Testing

Orchestrate Test
Execution

Cycle is highly configurable, and allows you to design your automation pipeline to meet your testing requirements.

Cycle Platform

Test at
Volume

Patented volume testing functionality, allows for scalable parallel testing while simulating accurate day-in-the-life style testing. Address and avoid disruptions before customers are impacted.

On-Demand Webinar

Reduce Risk as Processes Change

Cycle’s unique ability to embed continuous testing into the development, upgrade, and deployment process ensures you can easily visualize and understand any business risks associated with your latest system changes.

Cycle Platform

Service Hours Included
with Cycle

If you’re in need of specialized scripts for your WMS or help with the implementation process, we can act as subject matter experts to estimate how long customization will take and help reduce time of service. Learn more about our test automation services.

Cycle Platform

Team Powered
Testing

Cycle encourages team-powered testing because better communication is the key to valuable testing, and ultimately seamless deployments.

 

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Scott Pelance
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Cycle® allows us to quickly ramp up and down specific areas of our operations, which exposes stress points we can quickly correct. Our previous testing processes were never able to handle the scale and complexity of our models quickly enough for us to see the impacts and prepare the solutions. Before Cycle, the potential effects of updates or changes could only be seen in the production environment, when it’s too late to adjust. Cycle gives us the edge and advantage we need to perform our best and ensure successful events for our customers.

Scott Pelance
Director, CLS Information Systems – NORTAM | CEVA Logistics
Dennis Rhodes
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Testing automation using Cycle has been a game changer for MTC.

Dennis Rhodes
CIO | MTC Logistics
Hermanth Sign Bahadur
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Michaels completed a Blue Yonder WMS system upgrade and Cycle was used extensively for automated testing. Cycle gave our QA team capability to perform load testing that we previously could never do. Cycle is essential when building test scripts. Overall this is an excellent, easy to learn tool and I recommend it for anyone embarking on a QA automation journey for Blue Yonder WMS.

Hermanth Sign Bahadur
Manager, WH IT Applications | Michaels
Dawn Herring
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We love the Cycle tool, we run our suite weekly, it has been a life saver, just last week it found an error with a patch, I don’t think we would have found the issue any other way.

Dawn Herring
IT Manager and Liasion | Andersen Corporation
Lowes
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We desperately need a regression suite to help us deliver quality code faster with less bugs and it would enable us to take version updates from BY more timely and efficiently.

IT Project Manager | Home Improvement Retailer
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have starter templates for my WMS?

The Cycle framework has been used to develop test libraries for many systems, including ProviaWMS, Manhattan, and Blue Yonder. We are actively working with our delivery and vendor partners to develop starter templates to further accelerate time-to-value for our customers.

Currently, we offer a Blue Yonder WMS Test Library built on our Cycle Test Automation Framework that includes hundreds of pre-built test cases to provide a foundation for your test automation initiative.

If you’re interested in a system-specific library, please contact us.

Speak to Our Deployment Experts

Contact our team to learn more about how Cycle can benefit your business, and request a demo today.

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