Systems | Development | Analytics | API | Testing

April 2022

Creating a Custom Safety Testing Plan to Suit the Needs of Your Medical Device

Medical devices are critical as they are often used in life-threatening situations and have a direct impact on a patient’s healthcare, which means early medical testing is essential to ensure safety and reliability. To ensure fully-functional medical device software, enterprises should adopt effective and efficient software quality assurance practices. Either they can devise an in-house custom safety testing plan or reach out to the independent testing service providers who are at the cusp of #medicaldevice #testing expertise.

Creating a Custom Safety Testing Plan to Suit the Needs of Your Medical Device

Digital disruption has impacted the healthcare industry enormously and kick started various innovations in the area of medical devices. This helped people to connect effectively with the latest medical devices embedding software that delivers better healthcare services. Medical devices are critical for patient care as they directly impact human lives by providing vital data and opinions derived from them. Software glitches trigger several risks to medical devices and patients’ wellbeing.

Day-In-The-Life (DITL) Testing: Why is it important for Enterprise Customers

Enterprise customers use one or many ERP applications (like SAP, Oracle, MS Dynamics, Infor, etc.) for their core business operations. They also use many 3rd-party applications (upstream and downstream) that are integrated with their ERP applications using many interfaces. All these integrations must work as expected before they move to production, says, Timothy Aegoori, Lead Business Analyst, Cigniti Technologies.

Validation and its Approach to Healthcare and Life Science Applications

One of the major goals and the most concerning things for any healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, which they always struggle to maintain the balance and try to sort out, is safety. When it comes to what exactly needs to be validated, as per the FDA’s ICH 21 CRF Part 11 requirements, all software in the computer system used in GxP activities must be validated, says, Anusha Chowdary, Senior Business Analyst, Cigniti Technologies.

Day-In-The-Life (DITL) Testing: Why is it important for Enterprise Customers

DITL testing is unique testing carried out to validate whether the system is working as expected to work or not. This testing is usually performed by using real users, real data, and under the real business process execution, just like how the customer performs his day-to-day activities to manage the business. Enterprise customers perform this testing to assure that all their applications are correctly integrated and their end-to-end business processes are running as expected before going Live.

Cigniti | A Global Leader in Digital Assurance & Quality Engineering Services

Cigniti is a global leader in Digital Assurance & Quality Engineering services. We are a strategic partner of leading enterprises including 60+ Fortune 500 and 80+ Global 2000 firms. We assist you in accelerating your time to market by predicting and preventing unanticipated software failures, leveraging AI-driven, proprietary Continuous Testing and Test Automation solutions that are platform and tool agnostic, with customer-centricity at the core of the transformation. Our test offerings include Digital Assurance, Quality Engineering, Advisory and Transformation, and Quality Assurance.

Validation and its Approach to Healthcare and Life Science Applications

Validation is the most used and common term to verify the GxP systems, whether they are in systems or in labs. All the required precautions should be followed and maintained every time to keep the system compliant that is used directly or indirectly in the healthcare system. GxP and its Function: One of the major goals and the most concerning things for any healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, which they always struggle to maintain the balance and try to sort out, is safety.

10 Commandments of Quality Engineering for New Age Business Demands

New age businesses are characterized by the intrinsic ability to be API-driven, rely on analytics & intelligence and thrive on the power of software to hit the market at unprecedented speeds. This eBook discusses 10 commandments of quality engineering that can help launch new age businesses to market leadership at full throttle.

The Business Need of Cloud Migration Assurance (CMA)

The rising Cloud Migration Assurance trends are reiterating that this transformation is providing enterprises a platform to specialize, expand, ideate, and innovate their business models in pursuit of their core competencies and goals without compromising on agility. This white paper acquaints the decision makers with trends and growth indicators of cloud assurance services to help them craft their cloud migration strategies.

An Insight into Oracle Fusion Patching and Testing Readiness

We know that patching is the process of modifying the #OracleCloud Applications, comprising new functionality, UI changes, customer enhancement requests, and bug fixes. As the updates are mandatory and inevitable, testing must be done to ensure whether all the enhanced functionalities are working according to the business operations of the organization or not. Testing is even needed to know whether the changes have not impacted their BAU, says, Timothy Aegoori, Lead Business Analyst, Cigniti Technologies.

An Insight into Oracle Fusion Patching and Testing Readiness

Traditionally in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), a patch is a fix, a quick repair job, or a piece of programming designed to resolve functionality issues, improve security, and add new features. Throughout its lifetime, the software gets frequent errors called bugs which produce unexpected results, and a patch is an immediate fix to those problems. Applying modifications to the Oracle Fusion Applications environment is called Oracle Patching.

Digital Complexity Paradigm: Digital Assurance as an Enabler for Speed

Digital assurance is the complete set of quality engineering practices that cross the digital ecosystem. The discipline (and the engineering aspects) of Digital assurance long ago moved beyond the “quality safety net” paradigm that comes with traditional testing techniques. Rather digital assurance done right will be an enabler of speed for the software development team, says Chris Manuel, Vice President, Cigniti Technologies.

Digital Complexity Paradigm: Digital Assurance as an Enabler for Speed

I am back with blog 3 in this series! In blog 1 I introduced the concept of the Digital Complexity Paradigm (DCP), and in blog 2, I broke down the DCP by focusing on the Technical Complexity factor of that formula. As covered in blog 2, using my favorite “digital transformation of the broom” example, the Technical Complexity enabling today’s digital is getting more and more challenging, and there is no end in sight. That in itself can be a mountain to climb.

Challenger Banks: Business Drivers and Success Imperatives

The success and scalability of challenger banks requires a nuanced and focused strategic approach. Challenger bank success depends upon considering targets around the adoption of the latest technologies, culture, and business strategies. Technology is one of the main challenges faced by incumbent digital banks which requires large capital and look to leverage a plug-and-play design stack on underlying API integrations and microservices.

Challenger Banks: Business Drivers and Success Imperatives

Challenger Banks are the new age banks that have come into existence riding on the waves of technological and regulatory enablement. These banks, in general, are completely digital and don’t have a branch, saving loads of money, which makes the entire process convenient and cost-effective for the customer. Every year, they are gaining more and more popularity and have already taken over some categories like payments and transfers.

Business Benefits of Digitalization in Wealth Management

COVID-19 gave a big push to the wealth management industry to adopt digital transformation and implement a digital mindset. However, the key to their success will depend on the effective use of technology to advance client services and attract new investors. Cloud, Automation, Robotic Process, AI, ML, and Blockchain will play an important role in the wealth management industry due to their ability to increase transaction security, transparency, and trust. Thus, to be on a successful path, a wealth management firm needs to enhance customer experiences, data analytics, and new markets accessed by technology.

Business Benefits of Digitalization in Wealth Management

Digitalization is a challenge for wealth management firms and will provide an inevitable change in the coming decade. It is an essential aspect of modern investors’ premium service to include high-quality digital tools. Wealth management firms are facing challenges such as addressing the threat of fintech challengers, measurable success metrics, KPIs, and the advantages of life after paper, which are essential elements of a successful digitalization plan.

Accelerate Digital Transformation by Migrating Core Banking to the Cloud

No two banks are alike. Similarly, the cloud migration strategy for each bank will be unique based on various factors like the existing core system, delivery of cloud model, cloud deployment model, and the type of modernization. The important factor here is to collaborate with the right cloud services provider and the right technology partner, says Vishnu Vardhan Vankayala, Associate Principal Consultant, Cigniti Technologies.

Manual Testing vs Automation Testing : The raging debate in an Agile World

To understand the take of professionals in the IT landscape, we initiated a discussion titled 'Is Manual Testing Going To Die?' in a highly active Test Automation group in LinkedIn. Within a couple of days, there were amazing perspectives in the form of hundred of comments from numerous testing professionals across the globe.

The CIOs Guide to Hybrid Cloud Automation

Hybrid cloud automation is not just a tactical solution, but rather a strategic way for businesses to quickly react to changing business requirements. To address customer expectations and overcome these challenges, IT leaders must implement hybrid cloud automation. Read this white paper as it chronicles the benefits, use cases, and the factors to be considered while automating the hybrid cloud.