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Abstracta is a world leader in software testing focused on harnessing automation to improve the performance and reduce the time to market of software applications. With offices in Silicon Valley, Latin America, and the UK, Abstracta has expertise working not only with leading-edge proprietary and open source testing tools, but developing specialized tools for financial, retail healthcare and technology companies including BBVA Financial Group, CA Technologies, GeneXus, and Shutterfly.

Our main products are GXtest, a test automation tool used in more than 15 countries worldwide and Monkop (www.monkop.com), an innovative tool for mobile testing.

For more information about our services and tools, please visit www.abstracta.us.

For news, testing articles, and tips visit: http://abstracta.us/blog

 
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Acqua di Parma, Agesic, BBVA, Benefit Cosmetics, BlazeMeter (CA Technologies), Heartflow, Moove-It, PayGroup, PedidosYa, Pernod Ricard, Santander, Scotiabank, Shutterfly, Threads, Verifone -- To see our full case studies regarding test automation, performance testing, mobile testing and more: https://abstracta.us/insights/resources

Custom Mobile Test Automation Framework for Food Delivery App Using Appium

Client: With over 11 million downloads, PedidosYa! is a leading online food delivery app for iOS and Android in Latin America. 

Need: 80% of PedidosYa’s delivery orders come from its native applications, making its apps’ user experience a critical aspect of its business. PedidosYa needed us to build a scalable, dynamic, and easily maintainable framework and

methodology for its dev teams to adopt that would give early and continuous feedback about quality.

Solution: Over three months, we developed a specific framework for PedidosYa’s requirements which enabled the developers to continue to implement automatic checks at the UI level for its Android and iOS apps.

Following a data-driven testing methodology, the framework combines Java, Maven, TestNG, Appium, Allure, GenyMotion, and SauceLabs.

Test Automation Tools Development for Low Code Development Platform

Client: One of the largest Latin American tech companies, GeneXus is headquartered in Uruguay and has offices in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. It provides an agile, cross-platform dev tool oriented towards enterprise-class web applications.

The Need: GeneXus needed to release new versions of the platform within a short, efficient development cycle and required

a tool to automate testing as a means of increasing productivity both for its own development and for its end users. 

The Solution: Abstracta developed GXtest, a suite of products for functional test automation that enables users without formal programming skills to design, automate, and run functional tests over web and mobile applications developed using Genexus. GXtest allows full regression, acceptance, integration and system testing.

It has three main components: Designer, Recorder and Manager. The objective of GXtest Designer is to model a test case via a user-friendly and accessible interface with the ability to run it on different platforms and different versions of GeneXus. GXtest Recorder lets you record user actions carried out on your browser in order to create a test case. GXtest Manager allows to group test cases and schedule them for execution, providing results thereafter.

Today GXtest is the leading automation tool for testing applications developed with Genexus. 

More info: https://www.genexus.com/en/products/gxtest

Continuous Performance Testing Enables Shutterfly to Find Performance Degradations Immediately

Client: Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. 

Need: Shutterfly needed the help of a performance engineering team with experience in Gatling, Jenkins and performance analysis who would assist with three main tasks: performance test execution, test consolidation, maintain test assertions

and profile tests.

Results: Over 5 months, a highly skilled performance engineer from Abstracta seamlessly worked as a part of the Shutterfly team, attending dailies and adding as much value as possible. Ultimately, we helped Shutterfly be able to detect when a line of code caused any degradation in performance immediately. 

App Solution Testing for Wine & Spirits Company

Client: Pernod Ricard is a French company that produces alcoholic beverages whose international strategic brands include Absolut Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Chivas Regal and several others.  

The Need: Pernod Ricard developed a mobile application connected to Salesforce and needed to test it before releasing it in twenty countries.&nbsp

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The Solution: Abstracta tested the application and evaluated it across all of Pernod Ricard's target markets. Starting with manual testing, we uploaded the app and ran several tests. Then, we introduced Selenium to automate these tests. We ran all of Pernod Ricard's case scenarios and proposed some extra tools for further automation. Although the scope of the project was large and the cases were complicated, Pernod Ricard remarks that Abstracta understood the end-to-end user cases and executed processes quickly, helping a successful launch.

Pronto! Adopts Performance Testing in CI/CD

Client: Acquired by Scotiabank in 2011, Pronto! is Uruguay's third-largest consumer finance company, with over 200,000 clients, leading the market in personal loans. The company has more than 500 employees, 600 retail points of sale, and 38 branches.

Need: Pronto! sought our expertise in automating performance tests, integrating them into a CI/CD pipeline (utilizing Azure

DevOps Server) in order to improve the team's agile software development processes and to adopt a DevOps culture.

Solution: Abstracta started by working with Pronto!’s internal testing team, guiding the strategy while leading initial efforts to automate performance tests. We then trained the Pronto! team on how to continue to run and maintain these tests utilizing JMeter and Taurus. 

Key Results: Pronto! learned how to automate its performance tests, integrating them with its CI/CD channel and became empowered by its new performance testing skills and capabilities. With automated performance testing, Pronto! was able to adopt a DevOps culture and improve its software development processes, having identified new process improvements and reduced inefficiencies.

BBVA Reduces Response Times by 80% Before System Go-live

Client: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups. Founded in 1857, it has a presence in over 30 countries with over 50 million customers.

Need: BBVA was restructuring its Internet Banking system, BBVANet, and needed confirmation that its system would be able to absorb peak traffic

loads.

Solution: Abstracta ran performance tests over Web and Mobile corporate systems using real data to enable BBVA to make key design and architecture decisions and to minimize risks before going live.

Key Results: Abstracta's recommendations enabled BBVA to reduce the maximum response time in one of its most critical test scenarios by 80%. Abstracta successfully ramped up to 7,000 virtual users an hour (a 186% increase) during the load simulation testing without the need for any additional hardware. These system optimizations led to millions of dollars of savings in hardware costs. 

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Testing, Training, & Automation for Financial Services Firm

“Once we started working with them, we realized that they go beyond what the contract asks.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. initially offered consulting and GeneXus testing. Their scope grew to include training, automated testing, and capacity monitoring. They used Apache JMeter and Selenium.

The Reviewer
 
100 - 200 Employees
 
Asunción, Paraguay
Former IT Manager, Financial Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Abstracta Inc. decreased the manual labor required for testing by implementing automation to run reporting overnight. They proactively anticipated the company’s needs for training, which they delivered and thereby eased the change process. The team is enthusiastic and committed to success.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was an IT manager at a financial services company from 2011 to 2016. I am no longer working there, but I believe they still work with them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenges were you trying to address with Abstracta Inc.?

The company has two different modules: one is transactional, and the other is dedicated to back office. The company decided to develop using GeneXus. We had five knowledge-based systems (KBS) to manage all the backend for all credit cards in the company. The problem was that the KBS were remarkably similar, so testing them was complicated, tedious, and manual.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They initially came in as a consulting service and provided their testing tool, and later, we came up with a plan that included the training for the testing area. Then, they started automated testing, and finally, they did capacity monitoring and automation using Apache JMeter. They also used Selenium.

What is the team composition?

The team ranged from 3–7 members.

How did you come to work with Abstracta Inc.?

I found Abstracta Inc. and heard about a tool they had developed that was planned to be integrated into the GeneXus testing system. They have excellent references for managing GeneXus. Once we started working with them, we realized that they go beyond what the contract asks, which made us want to continue working with them.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent approximately $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2012, and I believe they continue working with the company.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We had a 0% rate of automated testing before working with them, and that grew to 30%, which was huge for us. Instead of having five people doing the testing, we had a report in the morning that was done overnight, which was incredibly helpful. 

It’s hard to find people who love testing, but they do. You can feel their passion for testing when you work with them. 

How did Abstracta Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Redmine. They adapted very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were extremely talented at recognizing that we had training needs that weren’t obvious to us. They realized that if we didn’t start with training, the project was going to be much more complicated, so they had a brilliantly practical view of the project, which served us well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I believe they have expanded to tools other than GeneXus, which would have been my recommendation.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Testing Tool Dev for Low Code Development Platform Company

"Their young, fresh minds also impress us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Abstracta INC. provides long-term development services, building a model-based testing service. Using a variety of tools including Jenkins and Jibe, they work on a unique testing methodology.

The Reviewer
 
100 - 200 Employees
 
Montevideo, Uruguay
CTO, Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The 10-year duration of the collaboration speaks to the success of the project, with the Abstracta team’s work allowing the company to expand and enter new markets. The team is skilled, dependable, and able to make changes promptly, always displaying a fresh outlook and quick thinking.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO for a low code development platform. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenges were you trying to address with Abstracta INC.?

We have a modeling language through which we generate code, using AI. We needed a model-based testing service developed, which Abstracta created using a unique testing methodology.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked on our model-based testing service, using continuous integration tools such as Jenkins and Jibe. They focused on Android and iOS tools, among others.

What is the team composition?

Currently, we have direct contact with 10–12 people. We’ve been working with them for many years, so in the past, there was more involved.

How did you come to work with Abstracta?

We have worked with them since they were a startup. Their work has become a reference for testing tools.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent between $250,000–$500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them around 2009 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’re now entering the Japanese market, which wouldn’t have been possible without the testing tool developed by Abstracta. That’s one of the most important measures of success that I can mention.

How did Abstracta perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s changed through the years. When we began, we worked with Excel sheets, but now our communications are fully digital and automatized. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have great technical skills but for us, the most important thing is their attitude and ability to solve issues fast. Their young, fresh minds also impress us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I couldn’t mention anything specific—there are always things to improve but they drive for continuous evolution.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Solution Testing for Wine & Spirits Company

“They added value to our company.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. did solution testing to ensure that an app will perform well in twenty different countries. They did manual testing first, then did automated testing using Selenium.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Paris, France
Marcelo Caponi
Solutions Architect, Pernod Ricard
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the complexity of the user case testing, Abstracta Inc. delivered high-quality results. Responsive and helpful, the team executed processes quickly. Internal stakeholders were pleased with their performance and hope to engage them in the nearby future.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a solutions architect at Pernod Ricard, a wine and spirits company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Abstracta Inc.?

We developed an application connected to Salesforce, and we needed to test the app in the twenty countries where we plan to roll it out. We hired Abstracta Inc. to help us with the testing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Abstracta Inc. tested our application and evaluated it across all of our target markets. They started with manual testing. They loaded the app and ran several tests. Then, they introduced Selenium to automate the tests. They ran all of our case scenarios and proposed some extra tools for further automation.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two people at first, and then just one person.

How did you come to work with Abstracta Inc.?

The owner of Abstracta Inc. and I were partners at a university. They had several references, and they were interested in collaborating with us. Their team was a good fit for my company.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $8,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from October 2018–March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Abstracta Inc. delivered great quality. The scope of the project was large, and they were very helpful. The cases were quite complicated, and they understood the end-to-end user cases and executed processes quickly.

How did Abstracta Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We managed the work through Confluence. My team provided Abstracta Inc. with clear, specified objectives, and there weren’t any problems. We controlled the schedule, and they responded accordingly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They added value to our company. I’m very happy with them, and I hope we can work together again in the upcoming months. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I didn’t have any issues with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Testing for Custom Development Company

“... their work gave us the confidence to go ahead and sell the system.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. did performance testing, working on ensuring a Java app was set up and configured correctly. They used tools such as an open STI to simulate multiple transactions, with a performance monitor too.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Veronica Buitron
CTO, TangoCode
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The testing services delivered by Abstracta Inc. were excellent, ensuring the application was up to the required standard and allowing the company to launch it with confidence. They were flexible throughout the work, demonstrating their good knowledge, and carefully explaining all of their actions.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of TangoCode, a custom development firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Abstracta Inc.?

We’d developed a store management system for college textbooks to replace a system across 800 stores. Before the replacement took place, we wanted to ensure that the performance and scalability were up to the required level. It was going to begin in 100 stores and increase across the whole selection.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We partnered with them for performance testing to make sure the Java application was configured and set up well. They used a tool to simulate multiple transactions, while we calculated what would be the maximum stress. They use an open STI to simulate how many transactions can happen at a time, with a performance monitor and a navigation tool too.

What is the team composition?

There was a project manager and one or two other people.

How did you come to work with Abstracta Inc.?

We were using a code generator tool and Abstracta Inc. was the only company that specialized in this testing. We wanted a specialized team so they were a natural choice.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It was very important that we did the testing before bringing the system to stores, and their work gave us the confidence to go ahead and sell the system. It also meant we had the right knowledge about how to best configure the system going forward.

Now, we have testers and QA on our side so when we do functional tests, we do them ourselves. In this project, it was specialized performance testing and their changes ensured that the system performed much better.

How did Abstracta Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t know how to do performance testing, but we wanted to be very involved. They had the flexibility and patience to explain everything to us and keep us involved.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very knowledgeable about testing, flexible, and committed to their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing I’d have them improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We took a bit longer.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Adoption of Performance Testing in CI/CD and DevOps

"Their results were excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. automated performance testing and provided training in relevant tools to staff members. They incorporated the testing into a CI/CD pipeline and consulted on process optimization.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Montevideo, Uruguay
Pablo Nessi
Software Factory Manager, Pronto!, Grupo Scotiabank
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team supported the successful introduction of an internal high-quality automated performance testing capacity and integration with a CI/CD pipeline. Expect Abstracta Inc. to offer relevant technical expertise as part of a helpful consultation.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead the software factory team at Pronto!, the leading financial company in the consumer loan market in Uruguay.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Abstracta Inc.?

We hired them for their performance testing expertise. We needed consultation from their performance engineers to help with the automation of performance tests, integrating them into our pipeline.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to improve our agile software development processes, with a focus on introducing performance testing in continuous integration and continuous delivery, in the process of adopting a dev ops culture. We also wanted to improve our approach for performance testing validations prior to the release of each version of our applications.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We evaluated several local companies and found them to be a professional team with great knowledge and experience in the industry. They shared our culture and values as well as our methodologies.

Describe the project in detail.

When the consultancy began, we had only integrated some phases of our development process into our continuous integration/continuous deployment pipeline. Abstracta Inc. started by automating performance tests for us and then trained our testing team in performance-testing tools so that we could continue to carry out these tests and grow the test case suite internally.

In addition, they collaborated on the incorporation of these tests into our CI/CD pipeline. They also led a retrospective analysis activity to identify any wasteful or inefficient elements of our processes regarding quality or delivery time and proposed ideas for facilitating continuous improvement.

What was the team composition?

Our internal testing team mainly worked with Andrei (Performance Engineer, Abstracta Inc.), who communicated with us, guided our strategy and led the initial efforts to automate performance tests. Valeria (Performance Tester) took part in the performance test automation, execution, and analysis. Federico (COO) was involved during the whole process and led a closing activity with various team members on our end.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Their results were excellent. They quickly delivered high-quality automated performance testing capabilities. They also empowered our team in relation to performance tests. The integration into our CI/CD channel was successful.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We worked together in a great cooperation.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their experience and knowledge of performance testing automation impressed us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re very satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Test Automation Framework & Methodology

"They had the expertise to understand our needs in order to provide the solutions that we expected."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - July 2017
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. developed an automation framework that provides continues feedback on mobile app functionality. The framework supports iOS and Android testing and has customizable testing inputs.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ruben Sosenke
CTO, PedidosYa
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution made internal testing efforts easier while reducing feedback time on coding changes. Abstracta Inc.’s framework also enabled automatic checks, in turn improving UX for end users. This team thoroughly explains all of their complex deliverables to relevant stakeholders.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO and co-founder of PedidosYa, a leader in online food delivery.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Abstracta Inc.?

More than 90% of our delivery orders come from our native applications, making our UX critical to our success. Our apps are constantly evolving, with changes sent to production on a frequent basis. Thus, it was imperative that our developers adopt methodologies and tools to help reduce bugs, glitches, and crashes.

We tasked Abstracta Inc. with building an automation framework and methodology for our dev teams which would give them early and continuous feedback about the quality of our mobile apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an automation framework that was scalable, dynamic, and easily maintainable and one that would implement automatic checks at the UI level for our Android and iOS apps.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’d worked with them before on the testing automation for other projects based on scalability. They performed well in those prior engagements.

Describe the project in detail.

We demonstrated to them our existing smoke test suite so they could understand it and start to automate it. They finished the project and delivered an automation framework as promised. It includes a base framework divided into two repositories, one for Android and another for iOS. They worked in Java, Maven, TestNG, Appium, Allure, GenyMotion, and SauceLabs.

The framework follows the data-driven testing methodology, and we can add more test cases by simply adding data to a CSV file. They used Page Objects pattern to maintain the testing functions. The framework also can execute tests in a way that simulates different geographic locations or languages that may be configured on the user’s device. It also accommodates A/B testing situations, where the flow of the screens changes in certain situations.

They worked together with our developers to optimize the application for testing capacity. For example, they added IDs to the elements with which the test interacts. This allowed the tests to be faster and more robust, so we can find the elements in the UI more efficiently, even when they change location.

What was the team composition?

We worked with an automation engineer and one of their QA leads. Our internal team featured two Android developers, two iOS developers, and four manual QA testers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The solution helped our developers to code in a way that made testing our apps easier, while also reducing the time it takes to obtain results about each change in the code’s impact on quality. This enabled us to run different types of automatic checks in our development pipeline, which in turn improved the UX for thousands of users who order food from our app daily.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They established an effective workflow from the start, making it easy to work as a single team for the duration of the project. We worked together via daily standup meetings and planning sessions while following a Scrum methodology.

Throughout the project, Abstracta Inc. held weekly reviews and retrospectives, demonstrating the framework for different stakeholders and obtaining feedback and suggestions for improvement. In addition, they held workshops with the developers and taught them everything they needed to know about the framework, from its basic components to how to execute tests and run reports.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They offered high-quality dedicated resources. They had the expertise to understand our needs in order to provide the solutions that we expected.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Testing for Messaging Tool Startup

"I’m most impressed with their ability to go above and beyond to ensure we’re happy."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Brought on to support an in-house development team’s testing efforts, Abstracta Inc. performs several kinds of tests for web and mobile apps.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Co-Founder, Collaboration App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to the consistent support from Abstracta Inc., the development team has hit crucial deadlines and without sacrificing quality. The dedicated team of testers has prioritized customer satisfaction and have been a valuable addition to the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and lead of product for a startup based in San Fransisco, CA. We’re building an app that helps teams collaborate and communicate effectively.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Abstracta Inc.?

When we began working with Abstracta Inc., we needed help testing our app. We didn’t have the internal resources to fix the bugs we were finding, so we hired their team for manual and exploratory testing support.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to ensure our app’s quality was up to standard. Our goal was to have one tester working consistently with us to meet our development timeline objectives.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered larger companies but they didn’t seem to be the right fit for our startup. From there, we evaluated several companies, including some in Eastern Europe and the Philippines, but we looked locally for communication reasons. We found Abstracta Inc. online and were impressed with their thought leadership and industry knowledge.

Describe the project in detail.

The tester from Abstracta Inc. tests our web app, and native iOS and Android apps. Another member of their team assists with our accessibility and usability testing efforts. In addition, they do mind map demonstrations to help us understand our options. They also provide suggestions to improve the project.

What was the team composition?

Abstracta Inc. provides 1–2 testers to support our team of in-house developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

With the support from Abstracta Inc, we’ve been able to meet our deadlines and stick to our original release date.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Although we’re based in different countries, we’ve had no issues communicating. Even with the time difference, they have done a great job of adapting to our work hours. Their team is prompt, consistent, and open to feedback.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’m most impressed with their ability to go above and beyond to ensure we’re happy. They also have a better attitude than most teams I have worked with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is nothing they could be doing better.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

QA Strategy & Implementation for E-Commerce App

“They are highly motivated and a great joy to work with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. provides ongoing web and mobile QA services, including designing and maintaining all backend warehouse software.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
San Francisco
Lead Software Engineer, E-Commerce Site
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Abstracta Inc.’s QA engineers are experts in their field and eager to help. Their seamless workflow, proactive approach, and enthusiasm for the project have led to positive results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a lead software engineer of a major e-commerce retail site, which has $1 billion in sales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Abstracta Inc.?

We hired Abstracta Inc. to help us with our QA strategies, automation, implementation, and rollout.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to automate our tests and increase our test coverage.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended by another vendor that we trusted.

Describe the project in detail.

The project involves designing and maintaining all of our backend warehouse software services. We’ve also relied on Abstracta's vast QA expertise.

What was the team composition?

The team is composed of software engineers, QA engineers, a UX designer, and a product manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They’ve helped us achieve our goals with great success.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Even though several of our team members are remote, the workflow is seamless and efficient.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their QA engineers are extremely knowledgeable and eager to help us solve our problems. They are highly motivated and a great joy to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Agile Development Support for Consulting Company

"[T]heir most impressive quality is their wide experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Abstracta Inc. helps with a variety of agile development projects to improve value proposals. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Uruguay
Alejandro Cimas
CEO, Peregrinus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Abstracta Inc. offers broad expertise and deep knowledge of the industry. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We lead a consultancy company focusing on agile methodologies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What were your goals for this project?

We collaborate with them to improve our value proposals. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We've worked with Abstracta Inc. for many years. They are a premier testing company, and they share our culture and values.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their knowledge of and experience with agile methodologies and testing is awesome. For us, their most impressive quality is their wide experience with large projects in the U.S. market.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They continually improve.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Delaware
ID
5622697
Date of Formation
Oct 16, 2014
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
8
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
July 1, 2019