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Arcadia streamlines QA and software testing

Arcadia streamlines QA and software testing
Thursday August 7 2014

Project aims to speed up project delivery and improve software quality ahead of multi-million pound supply chain migration

High street retailer Arcadia is streamlining its software testing and quality assurance to support an upcoming multi-million pound migration to a new supply chain system.

The home of brands such as Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Wallis, Burton and BHS is working with Original Software to complete this project.

Real time status visibility

The scale and importance of the system overhaul means the Arcadia QA team has to increase its productivity and work effectively with third party development and testing partner Tech Mahindra. 

Arcadia requires real time visibility of the status of testing and any defects, regression testing automation, speeding up of manual testing and the efficient management of test data.

Original Software was selected because its technology is easily adopted, supports agile and waterfall projects and works with Oracle Retail, Manhattan Associates Warehouse Management and Arcadia’s other platforms.

Complex IT environment

“Arcadia operates a complex IT environment supporting the different Arcadia brands and with an upcoming supply chain system replacement programme, as well as further digital enhancements, it is due to become even more challenging,” commented John Walker, responsible for application development and testing at Arcadia. “With this in mind, we need the best QA and testing technology to speed up project delivery and improve software quality.”

In March this year, Arcadia revealed an investment in Oracle Retail systems to ensure it can maintain a consistent customer offering and experience across all of its brands as a key part of its global expansion strategy.

The Group will use its new retail applications to support enhanced inventory management in order to deliver the right products to the right market segments, targeted to the needs and tastes of different global consumers.

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