ASI Datalab at ASI – Higher resource efficiency in Automotive Testing
Understanding events in Test Cycle
- Zone 1- Test Execution- High time consumption
- Zone 2- Analysis and Reporting- High time consumption
- Zone 3- Outcome and Analysed data review – Moderate time consumption
- Zone 4- Project closure- Low time consumption
Understanding gravity of Data Handling, Management & Co-ordination
In the project carried out in 2018, we have delivered data through our Datalab software whereas in 2016 we used to deliver through clients’ FTP server. Data Uploading, downloading and viewing result on ftp used to take almost 10-12 hrs hours for each activity of upload and download of each type of tests. Then there were issues of sharing data and reports for discussion among different teams at client’s end. Below table highlights the output from each zone and challenges faced by OEMs in data handling.
All the above challenges are answered by ASI Datalab, but in this blog we will discuss about four cases listed below, where we were able to save 70-80% of time and hence money.
- Number of steps for data accessibility
- Data cloning
- Easiness of data access/changes
- Easiness of data search and Uniform Hierarchy
CASE-I (Number of steps for data accessibility)
OEM Scenario: – Test Data always lies on test laptop/desktop or in a folder accessible to the closed group of users, single change request requires full follow up of all the above 7 steps.
CASE-II (Data cloning)
OEM Scenario: – Data is copied at multiple location/computers.
CASE-III (Ease of data access)
OEM Scenario: – Limited licence of dedicated software leads to looped discussion and high Turn Around Time for new requirements in report.
CASE-IV (Ease of data search and Uniform Hierarchy)
OEM Scenario: – Test data is always saved in individual user defined folder structure.
Impact of ASI Datalab on our process
Today every project we do, we are able to save about 50-70% of time out of zone 2 and zone 3 just by handling and analyzing data in Datalab platform. This has resulted in improved efficiency and utilization of resources with reduction in effort and hassle for testing projects.
These percentages are based on project work done by ASI, similar percentage reduction has been observed in multiple testing projects.