Nationwide rolls out testing software to support digitisation efforts

In order to provide quality assurance for its multi-platform software development, Nationwide is now using TestPlant’s testing tool, eggPlant.

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Nationwide has deployed a software quality testing tool to support faster and more reliable development of mobile and multi-browser applications.

Like most high street lenders, the UK’s largest building society is investing in new digital services to meet customer demands for mobile and online banking.

In order to provide quality assurance for its multi-platform software development, Nationwide is now using TestPlant’s testing tool, eggPlant. The supplier said that its eggPlant Functional automation system uses image recognition technology to let developers test applications by interacting with the screen as a typical end-user would, helping them increase productivity.

Nationwide will also use eggCloud to centralise access to mobile devices for testing, while eggMan and eggBox will support manual testing and speed software deployments.

“The rapid growth in digitisation of our services needs to be supported by testing systems that will ensure the quality of our services and applications, and that is why we have selected TestPlant,” said Andrew Young, head of testing services at Nationwide.

“Not only do the eggPlant products provide excellent cross-platform capabilities from desktop to mobile, but they are also easy to use and rapid to deploy, making them the right choice for Nationwide and our ambitious implementation timeframe.”

Last week, Nationwide announced that it aimed to reduce IT costs by up to £8 million in one year after rolling out a cost management platform from Apptio.