As communications service providers (CSPs) race to implement 5G technology, customers’ expectations are at an all-time high. Consumers want best-of-breed service, yet they’re as price conscious as ever. Therefore, CSPs must align their assurance and network systems early to prevent customer churn.
Earlier this year, we introduced Hammer Cloud Platform (HCP), our SaaS solution that combines functional, regression, systems integration, performance, and customer experience testing into one platform.
VoiceWatch, Empirix’s proactive contact center performance monitoring solution, is quick to identify current and future issues and their unique causes. Using transactional call flows to navigate a customer’s end-to-end experience via automation, VoiceWatch measures the availability, accuracy, and performance of network components, voice solutions, and back-end database systems. This empowers users to identify and fix problems before they impact customers.
A pioneer in this space, Empirix, through its powerful Hammer Cloud Platform, is uniquely able to provide organizations with complete understanding of how customers experience omnichannel applications, all in a single solution optimized for application test automation. Known as the gold standard of testing, the latest version of Hammer enables QA, DevOps and IT teams to test and optimize quality for voice applications, mobile applications and contact center systems in the most robust and comprehensive manner, faster than ever.
With Hammer Sprint, both expert and novice users can easily configure stories and test behavior, with hundreds of tests automatically executed in minutes to avoid errors and reduce cycles from weeks to hours. Automated reporting enables organizations to quickly identify problem areas and eliminate defects earlier in the development process, thereby reducing costs. In addition, operations teams can reuse test cases for production monitoring and alerting.
This year, 5G took center stage and, for the first time that I can remember, car manufacturers showed up at MWC to demonstrate their connected and autonomous cars that 5G should “easily” enable.
Empirix, Inc. has released a new version of its Hammer Test System for end-to-end call center customer experience IVR and Virtual Agent test automation.
Companies migrating to an Agile development methodology have seen the benefits of accelerating deployments with smaller, more focused feature sets per release, but they have also experienced the pain of grouping those feature sets into workable code capable of being released to the public—without sacrificing quality.
If the transition to virtualized environments in the enterprise is any indicator, it appears that the transition to NFV in CSPs is only a question of when, not if. Why is this so? Well, for the same reason the enterprises did it: to be more agile.
We’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading service providers not only for service assurance, but for contact center assurance testing and test automation as well. Making the business case for SIP Trunking in 2016 seemed akin to making the business case for combustion engines.