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WebsiteUpgradeTester.com Launches New Digital Testing Tool Transforming How Organizations Upgrade or Patch a Website

May 15, 2019

BOSTON, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WebsiteUpgradeTester.com, the first automated visual testing tool designed specifically for testing website upgrades and patches, announced today their official launch. The new cloud-based tool streamlines and digitizes the manual and error prone upgrade effort prevalent in most organizations today through automated testing and digital comparison technology. While significantly reducing the personnel resources and time required to test an upgrade, the tool vastly improves testing coverage and accuracy for websites with hundreds to tens of thousands of pages. This allows for more frequent patching of known security vulnerabilities and faster deployment of new features and bug-fixes, without compromising website stability.

“From our extensive experience in helping organizations patch and upgrade their websites, we’ve seen first-hand the difficulties that they face, and how they struggle to keep pace with vendor updates,” said Todd Peters, founder of WebsiteUpgradeTester.com. “For major version updates, companies often spend an exorbitant amount of time and resources doing manual testing to ensure updates or patches don’t adversely affect their website, yet for minor releases or simple patches many seem to ignore testing all together. Both tacks lead to uncaught issues and often leaves their team feeling uneasy about upgrading overall. For this reason, and the risk of breaking what’s known and working, they delay or ignore updating their website. However this means they’re missing out on new features, performance gains, and fixes for known security vulnerabilities. A real opportunity cost. We created WebsiteUpgradeTester.com because we knew there had to be a better way to upgrade more efficiently and more often with peace of mind that there will be no lurking surprises.”

WebsiteUpgradeTester.com is offered under a low cost, pay-as-needed pricing model to encourage frequent upgrades. To use WebsiteUpgradeTester.com, customers simply point the tool at their website, before and after the upgrade. The tool takes screen captures of all of the pages, at multiple device sizes, and digitally compares them pixel-by-pixel to see what, if anything, has changed because of the upgrade or patch. Any differences are reported to you and you can quickly view, tag and mitigate these differences in several ways. In addition to testing your site for visual changes, the tool also identifies other types of errors, including often hard to find JavaScript or resource loading errors that might affect site visitors.

“The American Association of Physics Teachers recently used WebsiteUpgradeTester.com for our latest website upgrade and we were very impressed with the speed, accuracy and time-savings gained from the tool,” said Erwin Campbell, director of digital strategy & information technology at AAPT. “The tool gave me detailed and easy to view results and I was able to quickly pin-point changes that needed addressing. Patching and updating the AAPT website used to be a significant drain on resources, which meant we often postponed our upgrades and patches. With a small staff and modest budget, we plan to use the tool as part of future upgrades to help us maintain the website in a more timely and efficient manner.”

The tool works with all Content Management Systems and associated web technologies, and boasts a rich set of features including:

-- a step-by-step wizard -- real-time status updates -- scheduled and manual control over run processing -- the capability to ignore dynamic, interactive, randomized or time-sensitive content -- context sensitive help with an extensive video library

“With WebsiteUpgradeTester.com you no longer have to worry about uncaught issues and days of monotonous testing,” continued Peters. “No more excuses to not test or not upgrade. You can now thoroughly test your entire website, not just a small portion, in hours, not days or weeks. The tool has already proved a major time and money saver to all of our beta customers. We are very excited to be launching today.”

For more information on the product, pricing and partnership opportunities, or to sign up for a free trial, visit www.websiteupgradetester.com.

About WebsiteUpgradeTester.com

WebsiteUpgradeTester.com is a Boston based technology company founded in 2018. It is the only automated visual testing tool designed to specifically help organizations efficiently and affordably test their website upgrade. Whether it’s a major version upgrade, service pack or security patch, organizations can digitally test their entire site, no matter how large, to quickly uncover any issues caused by the upgrade. By making it easier to upgrade, organizations can now upgrade more often, which means their websites can more quickly leverage new features and be more secure.

Contact: Sarah Broomepr@websiteupgradetester.com | 617.639.0210 x219