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Retail Test Factory in a Box (TFIB)


HCL’s Retail Test Factory in a Box is an industry focused testing solution that can help Retail IT organizations mitigate risks or challenges and ensure quality of project deliverables across omni channel retail while constantly reducing time & effort of test cycles

Retail IT environment comprises of complex portfolio of legacy and modern IT landscape. With increasing scale and complexity of retail technology, CIOs have increased focus to do more with less and constantly seek avenues to reduce operational costs without compromising the quality of deliverables. This makes retail organizations spend about 25-30% of their total project effort towards testing and quality assurance activities

Retail Test Factory in a Box is an HCL solution that accelerates the deployment of an enterprise test center and come out with better and faster retail solutions. It is a one-stop-shop solution to launch testing services for the entire test organization and helps them:

  • Improve functional coverage by aligning testing processes to business objectives
  • Optimize ‘cost of quality’
  • Improved adherence to testing process compliance

Testing services are enabled through a robust ‘Target operating model’ powered by retail business process flows, testing tools and templates, and HCL organizational enablers. These services are guided by detailed workflows and continually tracked through a ‘program Dashboard’.


HCL’s solution

The deliverables for the entire portfolio are taken care of by the following key features:

  • Business process-driven test planning and execution
  • Reusable retail business process flows and business test scenarios
  • Real-time program dashboards
  • Business & IT systems impact dependency matrix with regression analysis of impacted modules
  • Retail Test Data Management Accelerators
  • Pre-built adapters for standard testing tools & utilities (HP, IBM, Open source testing tools)
  • Configurable workflows to manage test planning and execution
  • Best-in-class testing process flows
  • Accelerators, tools and frameworks for specialized testing such as performance, automation, security and compliance testing
  • Test environment management features
  • Best practices, re-usable templates for test planning and execution

Benefits Delivered

  • Savings of up to 20% on the ‘cost of quality’
  • Ability to deploy an ideal ‘Enterprise Test Factory’ within 3-4 months
  • Improves functional test coverage
  • Improves testing productivity (15% faster than the current test serving center)
  • Accelerates testing process compliance
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