FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All you want to know about Provar
Common questions about Provar
Provar is installed on your computer and connected to your Salesforce instance where Provar can download the Salesforce metadata. It accesses your Salesforce metadata so that it can build maintainable tests, avoiding the reliance on elements that can change in different Salesforce environments.
You can build tests in your browser using Provar’s Test Builder. Tests are built by stepping through a process in Salesforce (e.g. creating a new lead) and intentionally adding each step as you go. You can see how the test is shaping up in Test Builder and make edits at the same time. Take a look at our Test Builder page for more information.
Provar major releases are aligned with the three annual Salesforce releases, keeping in line with their roadmap. We aim for 12 releases a year, as our development team is continually adding new features and continually improving the tool.
We are an official Salesforce partner and we pride ourselves on our deep knowledge and support of the Salesforce platform, whether it’s support for the latest features and releases, R&D into where Salesforce is headed next, or participation in pilot programs. Take a look at our Differentiators page to find out more about our relationship with Salesforce.
Customer stories from Dreamforce 2019
Working with Provar
Absolutely! We typically start by scheduling a kickoff call to record a scenario so that our team can develop that Proof of Concept at no cost. From there, we demo it back to you to show you how Provar could work in your environment.
We help you through every step of the process. After your initial installation, we’ll walk you through onboarding, introduce you to your main support contact and account manager and arrange meetings to touch base, answer questions and keep you updated.
We offer multiple tiers of training ranging from full onsite training to a remote Quickstart option. Our training services are an excellent way to gain guided, in-depth knowledge about Provar and how to best incorporate it into your test environment. We also offer consulting as a separate service to help build your tests.
Provar reviewed on QA Force
Provar was recently reviewed by Rob Arnell, the brains behind the popular Salesforce blog QA Force.
Rob said of Provar, “I would really recommend that Salesforce testing teams reach out to the Provar team to see how they can help introduce automation to your company.”
“Where Provar really excels is in instantly recognising Salesforce elements, like page layouts and objects, making it incredibly easy for a non-technical QA Tester to assist with the creation of automated tests.”
Thank you Rob!
Commonly asked product questions
Provar’s Test Builder is an application specifically designed to help you build tests in the browser. As you’re working through the process, the Test Builder allows you to click and “add to test case” simply and cleanly, so that you can see each step of your test as you add it, authoring and debugging it in real time. Take a look at our Test Builder page to learn more.
Provar is a standalone application for Mac, PC, and Linux platforms. This allows Provar to test applications within your firewall. It also means that your data does not need to leave your network.
Yes. Provar can be connected to other systems and supports any web testing. We also support email testing (Gmail, MS Exchange), database testing (Oracle, mySQL, PostgreSQL), messaging (Websphere MQ) and web services (REST, SOAP). Take a look at our end to end testing page for more information.
Provar can generate reports in PDF or Excel. Executions can be set up to run automatically and email you the results, e.g. on a nightly basis. This is done by connecting Provar to your continuous integration system. Take a look at our Full Reporting page for more information.
While Provar has many amazing capabilities, it does not test desktop applications. While we never say never, and there may be a way around this given the reach of the tool, it is not currently something we offer.