Adequately load testing your Encompass360 set up before going live with it protects you against costly situations where your mortgage origination software does not perform properly and fails to adequately originate new mortgages and track them. This is because one of the most common reasons why situations like these arise is because the software is put under too much stress when multiple users access it at the same time.
Load testing allows you to determine whether or not it is capable of handling the stress before it actually has to do so. This gives you peace of mind and frees you up to devote resources to improving the application rather than dealing with a performance crisis.
Even though successful load testing brings with it many benefits, it can also be challenging for many organizations. This article discusses some of the common challenges faced by organizations in their load testing efforts. It also discusses some ways to avoid and overcome these challenges.
If you are aware of these challenges and know how to deal with them, then it will be easier for your organization to make its own load testing efforts more successful.
Challenge 1: Controlling Costs
Load testing has the potential to be costly, both in human and financial resources. Many load testing applications are expensive to purchase, rack up additional expenses with difference licensing and consulting fees, and require your organization to dedicate multiple employees to the process.
Many organizations use these costs as an excuse to skimp on their testing.
Challenge 2: Getting the Right Data
Load testing is a waste of time if you do not get data that you can actually use to improve your software’s set up. This is not always easy given how most load testing applications are designed. Getting the right kind of data should be priority number one when investing in a load testing application and when you actually load test.
Challenge 3: Minimizing Delays
Another common challenge experienced by organizations when they load test are significant delays in launch of their software. Many load testing applications take a long time to set up and execute each load test.
Because you should perform multiple load tests on both normal and higher-than-expected levels of stress, this can mean a delay of many months before you can actually go live with Encompass360. That means a longer delay before your company can actually enjoy the benefits of this mortgage origination software.
Overcoming These Challenges
All of these challenges can be overcome. The key to overcoming them is to invest in a load testing application which does not suffer from these challenges.
AppLoader is one load testing application which addresses each of these challenges. It allows you to minimize costs because it is protocol independent and has no hidden fees. It ensures that you get the best data possible because it tests from the end-user’s point of view and presents data to you in easy to interpret charts and graphs. Because it is easy to use, you can set up and execute multiple load tests quickly.
All in all, it is a great investment to ensure that you get the most out of your load testing efforts. Given how important your mortgage origination software is to the success of your business, it is one of the most important investments you can make.