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Testimate has been Posti’s testing partner since 2016. Testimate helps Posti ensure the high quality of its parcel logistics in a very demanding technical environment. Testimate’s proactive testing consultants take responsibility for wide domains and provide actionable recommendations to the development teams.
A self-service parcel locker provides consumers with an everyday, easy-to-use service for picking up deliveries. All the user needs is a pickup code, which is delivered to the user’s mobile phone. However, under the hood, the parcel locker combines a huge amount of service logic and logistics that ensure that the right parcel can be picked up from the right location at the right time.
Posti’s parcel logistics solution includes multiple systems, from the parcel lockers’ end user interfaces and IoT-powered smart locks all the way to backend systems and various integrations to mobile apps, electronic tracking services and pickup notifications. The solution is being built by multiple software and hardware vendors. Testing the entire system requires a deep understanding of how all the different parts in the system play together.
In a multi-vendor environment, such as Posti’s, Testimate’s consultants look at the big picture and recommend best practices for the client’s individual tasks. A testing consultant typically manages numerous things at the same time. Often the consultant also assumes additional project responsibility.
“Testimate has taken comprehensive responsibility for testing our solution. Testimate’s testing consultants provide clear, actionable recommendations and even arrange development fixes proactively when there is no need for bureaucracy.”— Jari Paasikivi, Head of Process Technology, Posti
Organizations like Posti that serve massive amounts of customers have to ensure that their services and IT systems keep running 24/7. When the systems work, customers get good service.
“We have approximately 2,000 parcel lockers across Finland and we are continuously expanding our network. Even today, this means tens of thousands of networked IoT radio units in the field. We strive for good locker utilisation rates and high customer satisfaction. In essence, we have succeeded when the end customer is able to retrieve his or her delivery in accordance with our service promise, without having to contact our customer services.”— Sami Harjamäki, Project Manager, Posti
Testimate has worked as Posti’s testing partner since 2016. During the years, Testimate’s consultants have done strategic testing planning, test management and coordination, and naturally also hundreds of hours of practical testing work, with both software and hardware. Testimate’s consultants’ professional skills have received praise across Posti’s organization.
“Working with Testimate’s consultants is flexible and easy. Testimate is a reliable partner - they have true professional expertise and a solid understanding of our business.”— Sami Harjamäki, Project Manager, Posti
“I warmly recommend Testimate’s testing services. Testimate is a great partner for ensuring that projects get completed in high quality.”— Jari Paasikivi, Head of Process Technology, Posti
“In Posti’s projects, experts get to take responsibility for their work. They have the freedom to select the best methods and tools for each case at hand, without being tied by formal practices. Thanks to this, we can take the most out of the time reserved for testing and keep the quality of the product high.”— Juha Karvonen, Lead Consultant, Testimate