Pronto! Adopts Performance Testing in CI/CD and DevOps

Performance EngineeringFinancial Industry

The Client

Pronto! is Uruguay's third-largest consumer finance company, with over 244,000 clients, leading the market in personal loans.

Pronto! has more than 500 employees, 600 retail points of sale, and 38 branches.

In 2011, Pronto! was acquired by Candian multinational bank, Scotiabank, as a part of its expansion initiatives in the region.

Pronto!

Personal loan provider

Member of Canadian Scotiabank

198,000 active visa cards

Our Solution

At the outset of the project, Pronto! had not yet integrated all the phases of its development process into its CI/CD pipeline.

Two Abstracta performance engineers started by working with Pronto!’s internal testing team, communicating with its members and guiding the strategy while leading the initial efforts to automate performance tests.

For the initial tests, Abstracta helped with execution and analysis.

Abstracta trained Pronto’s in-house testing team on how to use the performance testing tools, JMeter and Taurus , so that they could continue to carry out these tests and grow the test case suite internally.

Abstracta’s COO, Federico Toledo PhD, was involved throughout the entire five month consultancy project and led a closing activity with various Pronto! team members.

The activity comprised a retrospective analysis to identify any wasteful or inefficient elements of its processes regarding quality or delivery time and proposed ideas for facilitating continuous improvement.

Highlights

Used open source tools, JMeter and Taurus

Automated performance tests in CI/CD pipeline

Trained in-house team to run and maintain tests

Results

Abstracta instructed Pronto!’s internal team on how to automate its performance tests, integrating them with its CI/CD channel and empowered them with their new-found 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.

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