Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a leading ERP platform which stands out because of its customizability and extensibility.
Like in all Enterprise applications, its performance becomes a key factor of user productivity and system efficiency.
The Dynamics CRM framework is designed for performance, however adding components and plug-ins, implementing customizations, bloating database tables and a growing user base will inevitably take a toll on its responsiveness.
The timely discovery of performance vulnerabilities is vital to the overall success of your implementation.
Why Load Test
How many users can your Dynamics CRM organization site handle?
How did your latest system upgrade affect application performance, stability and user experience?
What component or software transaction added the most to the users' wait time?
How beneficial was your latest performance optimization effort?
These and many other essential questions can be reliably answered only through realistic load testing.
One Tough Cookie
Creating a load test that works is notoriously difficult for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform.
Hard-to-fix script errors occur because its underlying architecture overwhelmingly uses anti-forgery and other security tokens, cookies, and layered authentication schemas.
Also it, unconventionally, includes application data in HTTP headers and assigns a supernormal number of dynamic identifiers.
As a consequence, regardless of what load testing tool you use, you would run into numerous test script errors. Until recently...
With the latest version of StresStimulus, you can record any
Dynamics CRM or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations scenario and then play it back without errors to realistically emulate your entire user base.
You can record user actions from a web browser, Unified Service Desk or any other HTTP fat client.
StresStimulus automatically generates a script that correctly handles virtually all dynamic parameters, so you can spend less time configuring your test and more time pinpointing performance vulnerabilities.
Whether you use Dynamics CRM online or on premise, the test wizard will walk you through the steps of recording and verifying your test case, configuring the amount of load, running the test and generating a wide range of performance reports.
Load Testing a Dynamics CRM Scenario
Download StresStimulus registration-free, install it on as many machines as you need and start your proof-of-concept testing with three VUs.