In 2016, Planit worked with a popular football club competing in the globally recognised English Premier League. The football club has a huge fan base across the globe, and its branded merchandise is sold through its heavily used e-commerce site.
The football club’s online presence has grown over time, resulting in an increase of traffic. This prompted a push to improve the e-commerce experience to support current and future demands on capacity.
Planit was engaged to undertake performance testing of this new cloud-based e-commerce application. This would provide assurance to the football club that the application was fit for purpose before it was released to the fan base.
The football club’s new e-commerce site is built on SAP Hybris technology and served through Google Cloud. Content is pulled from various Content Delivery Networks (CDN), with external web services feeding into the application and a MySQL database backend.
Planit was engaged to performance test the complete end-to-end system to ensure the site could cope with any demand, at any time from any location, and that the customer had an enjoyable online experience.
The value added by Planit
By using Planit for performance requirements gathering and analysis, and Planit’s performance testing expertise, the football club gained the necessary insight to see if their e-commerce site can cope with the commercial demand from their global fan-base today and in the future.
For this engagement, Planit used its fully featured and customisable cloud-based performance testing solution. This solution includes all tools, infrastructure and skills required for successful implementation.
Planit’s Performance Testing in the Cloud Service:
- Allows for faster provisioning of performance testing tools and infrastructure using a flexible cloud platform.
- Provides on-demand tools, infrastructure and consulting in a cost-effective way.
- Allows for an increase in load generators and licenses as needed, so no more paying for unused services and pay only as you scale.
This Performance Testing in the Cloud Service provided the football club with a significant 54 per cent cost-saving on performance test tools and infrastructure. Planit identified defects and made recommendations for changes to the code and infrastructure, removing bottlenecks and increasing performance.
Through consideration of the site’s current and future performance requirements, Planit delivered the necessary performance for the e-commerce customer journey from multiple geographical locations across the globe.
At the conclusion of the performance testing engagement, Planit was able to provide the client with confidence that their application could handle their target volumes and three times their expected growth numbers. This provided the football club with the confidence to launch their new e-commerce site to the public.
The site went on to be a huge success and Planit continues work with the football club on their current and upcoming digital products.