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Benefits of Load Test Automation
Load testing measures key performance indicators (KPIs), such as response time and reliability, of your Siebel application while it is under a load of multiple users. Without load test automation, this can be accomplished by having many users log on and run through a business process during a specified period of time. Although this can be effective, it can become quite costly.
By using a test automation tool, you can simulate the load and achieve more comprehensive and precise results without the cost associated with multiple human testers. In addition, a load testing automation tool reduces the risk associated with user errors.