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Migrating to an OpenText™︎ performance testing solution: Myth busters

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Migrate to an OpenText performance testing solution—it’s easier than you think! Whether the price of your current tool has increased or it doesn’t cover the necessary protocols and technologies you need, we make switching to the industry-leading performance testing tool simple.

Migration is always a challenge, so you need a partner who can make that easier—that’s where we come in.

Myth #1: Migrating to a new performance testing tool takes too much time.

Business doesn’t stop for a solution migration. The show must go on no matter what’s happening internally. At OpenText, we make your transition from your current performance testing tool to an OpenTextTm LoadRunnerTm solution as quick as possible. We’ve been helping customers migrate from less robust performance testing tools for decades.

No matter how big or small the company, we focus on assets to get it done as quickly as possible. It’s a completely parallel transition—we move workload from one solution to another, but this is done in conjunction with our experts helping you every step of the way. We have a proven step-by-step process we’ve been implementing for decades—we’ve mastered quick and easy migrations. For example, we provide a migration workshop that gives you the opportunity to revisit the performance testing methodology. Customers take advantage of this and use it almost as a “closet clean out” exercise. We don’t just look at how the testing is being done but dig deeper and often we realize there are redundancies. In performance testing, scripts have a shorter lifespan than in test automation so they may no longer be needed. It’s like looking into your closet and discovering you have 10 white t-shirts but only 2 of them fit. The migration workshop is a great opportunity to look at people, processes, and technologies to see what’s working and what’s not. We do this with a value stream management mindset to reduce waste and increase productivity.

Myth #2: There’s not a lot of support when migrating.

This couldn’t be further from the truth here at OpenText! The LoadRunner team regularly transitions organizations to our solutions and are here for you every step of the way. Migrating performance assets is simplified with our trusted method, and we provide continuous support throughout the migration process—before, during, and after.

Before your migration: No migration activities are initiated unless all stakeholders understand the steps ahead. Consensus is gained on priorities, current and future requirements, and even vision. A detailed migration plan is then created.

During your migration: Our migration experts work hand-in-hand with your team whether they are governance or practitioners. We help each persona transition their existing knowledge to their new performance testing solution. We are also here to help you integrate your LoadRunner solution into your CI/CD process.

After your migration: After the migration process is over, we remain for the post migration pilot phase. At this point, we’ve migrated some assets for you, we’ve shown you how to do it yourself, and now we continue to monitor and make sure you can migrate the rest. Your support never ends. You always have access to our resources and our team through communities of practice, ADMHelp, and our designated support contacts, listed at the end of this blog.

“The popularity of LoadRunner Enterprise means we have easy access to skills and an online user community. Equally, the OpenText support team has been fantastic from both the technical and the engagement perspectives.” ​

Donna Shepherd

General Manager Technology, Enterprise Enablement, Australia Post

Myth #3: Migrating performance testing tools is too complex.

It can be overwhelming to start a migration process, especially when you have large amounts of performance assets. But remember you likely will not have to migrate all your assets. Most migrations, if not all, tend to reduce the number of assets as better frameworks of reusability and modularity are implemented as part of the migration process. No matter what you’ve heard, there is no magic box that migrates your scripts from your current technology to another; we need to define a project based on a solid methodology, such as the one we have been using for many years.

Our well-defined process and methodology are designed to reduce complexity. It’s also important to note that adoption is gradual—we move from low-complexity to high-complexity tasks as we teach you the new tool. There’s enablement throughout the migration process in areas like creating scripts, utilizing analysis, and simplifying maintenance. Being supported throughout your transition greatly minimizes complexity. A proven process, smooth ramp up, and piloted adoption are all ways in which we ease your transition and make it as simple as possible.

“The migration went very smoothly, and every step felt like a natural progression. Credit for that must go to the OpenText team, who took a lot of time to assess our environment and plan out all the steps carefully.”

Arjan Bos
Product Owner, Rabobank

Myth #4: It’s not worth the hassle.

The truth is similar tools are not all created equal. Better tools differ in maturity, ease of use, support, and having larger communities of users. It’s never too late or too much of a hassle to improve process and quality. The challenge is software and applications are becoming more complex, making it more critical than ever to quickly deliver great performing applications that are resilient and satisfy user expectations. In technology, change is the only constant.

Take advantage of all that the LoadRunner family has to offer:

  • Utilize the industry’s broadest and deepest technology and protocol support.​
  • Meet demands without increasing costs across assets, licenses, and 
  • Integrate with dozens of tools covering scripting, CI/CD, open source, APM,and 
  • Emulate real-world conditions with embedded network virtualization capabilities. 
  • Rapidly pinpoint root cause and decrease mean time to repair using shared smart analytics with real-time insights.
  • Shift-left performance testing embedded throughout the development lifecycle.​
  • Trusted browser-based testing to simulate and measure real user experience. 

“Because LoadRunner Enterprise is so intuitive and widely used by the developer community, we knew it would be a great solution for supporting collaboration between our in-house performance engineers and external developers”


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You’ll wonder why you didn’t switch sooner.

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Visit our webpage to find out more about OpenText Performance Engineering solutions.

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Have a question? Feel free to reach out to our migration experts. See region contacts below.

EMEA: Franca Schioppa

AMS: Walid Hbeika

APJ: Simon De Leonardis


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