Test management software provides easy test sequencing, integrated report publishing, operator interfaces, and test user management. They’re especially useful in manufacturing environments where a lot of common features are found between different test stations. In manufacturing environments, test management software can be set up to automatically select the correct test sequence when a part number/model is entered.
- National Instruments TestStand is the industry standard in test management software.
- Viewpoint’s StepWise is a test executive that is designed for a low-volume production environment.
- Utilizing features within National Instruments Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX) when working with NI DAQ systems cuts down development time and adds flexibility to a test application.
- When it comes to generating reports within your application, leveraging a helper tool like Viewpoint’s DocX Toolkit can save development time and create professional reports.
“Recently we worked with a research group that needed a flexible data logger capable of accommodating a wide range of measurement types, durations, and frequencies. By using NI MAX to create data acquisition ‘tasks’, we provided them with the ability to customize their data acquisition settings within the limits of NI MAX tasks and execute them within an application, which logged the data and displayed results. Providing the interface to setup and validate all the input parameters that NI MAX accommodates within the scope of this project would have made development time take 3 times as long, providing an extreme cost savings of 67%.”