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Why Choose Silk Central?

The open test management solution which unifies all test assets into one easy-to-use planning, tracking, reporting and execution hub.

Silk Central enables you to gain control, collaboration and traceability across all areas of your software testing, whether your methodology is Agile, Traditional or hybrid. Silk Central provides integration of requirements, manual and automated tests, defect tools and your test execution, giving full traceability of the quality of your software testing regardless of role.

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Features of Silk Central

Keyword-driven testing

Keyword-driven testing

Simplify test script creation with keyword-driven testing. Design your test by using business defined keywords, which are easy to implement with recordable test interactions. Save time and maintenance by building up your test designs so that keywords can be reused across multiple testing scenarios.

Benefit

Keyword-driven testing separates test design from implementation. Business stakeholders can collaborate easily with tester creators, so that testing aligns successfully with business needs. Better collaboration means testing can start earlier in your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Open reporting - report subscriptions

Open reporting - report subscriptions

Access relevant reports without logging in to Silk Central. Report subscription enables you to access all reporting needs directly on the dashboard via email, intranet or in your program portal. Configure how often to generate reports and who receives them, to support your software testing process.

Benefit

Simplify access to metrics and analytics through making reports available to all, without the need to login to a tool or use a license. Reporting is available directly in a format relevant to the user - email, intranet or portal – to improve efficiency, control and collaboration within your testing.

Open test management

Open test management

Silk Central enables collaboration and control through integrating requirements, automation, source code control and defect management tools. Gain a centralized view of your test execution status across your software testing with out-of-the-box plug-ins, or by creating your own through the open API.

Benefit

Silk Central unifies test tooling and business need regardless of source. It removes the manual overhead for collating the metrics and analytics needed when you make that important go/no-go decision.

Highlight risk mitigation and quality goals

Measurable quality goals

Silk Central enables you to define solid quality goals in the terminology relevant to your organization.

Benefit

Quality goals enable you to create measurable criteria that defines 'good enough'. This gives you the ability to objectively measure quality and track progress, which supports informed decision-making when managing projects, releases, and risk.

Requirement Visualisation

Requirement visualizations

Silk Central's integration with Caliber enables you to gain clear insight into your requirements through the visualization of your business process flows. Automatically create and link tests to requirements to jump-start your testing, with automatic generation of manual tests.

Benefit

Start testing earlier and save time and effort. Most importantly, define solid acceptance criteria for requirements by automatically generating manual tests directly from the requirement visualizations in Silk Central.

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Who is Silk Central for?

Test Managers

Test Managers

More efficiently manage testing activities across co-located and distributed teams. Gain insight across all test team activities with the centralized view and real-time reporting provided by Silk Central to ensure that you remain on target to achieve quality.

Program Managers / Project Managers

Program Managers / Project Managers

Track your project’s progress with real-time metrics and analytics, and ensure that application delivery meets business requirements and customer commitments. Detect problems early on through effective collaboration and control throughout testing.

Engineering Executives

Engineering executives

Make informed release decisions based on measurable quality goals. Release criteria to ensure that software fulfils commitments, maintains quality, and can be released within acceptable risk boundaries.

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Müller

Müller
Müller

"We have to guarantee that the system is working flawlessly - even if thousands of clients are paying at the same time and the sales clerks are simultaneously accessing the system. Silk Performer can alert us to any small changes that could be having immense consequences in terms of overall application performance." - Eric Ammann, Director of quality assurance, Müller Read more »

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Case studies

ABRIL

Grupo ABRIL

Around 20% reduction in operating costs with Silk Central, Silk Test and TestPartner.

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YMOR

YMOR

Micro Focus® Silk tools offer a stable performance testing environment, giving customers confidence

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Want to learn more?

Features

Find out how to gain flexibility with the way you work using Silk Central’s manual execution planning and manual testing.

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Technical

How do you deliver higher quality software in a shorter amount of time? Find out in Silk Central’s datasheet and learn about improving your software testing.

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Integration

See how Silk Central’s plug-ins and integrations help you gain the most from your test management and speeds up your software testing.

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Case Studies

What do other businesses think of Silk Central? Read our case studies and learn how our customers have reduced training needs and vastly improved their software testing.

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Resources

Explore Silk Central’s open test management capabilities and sees how you can deliver higher quality software faster through improving your software testing.

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Trial

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