PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF)

Streamline and automate your PeopleSoft functional testing with the PeopleSoft Test Framework

What is PeopleSoft Test Framework?

The PeopleSoft Test Framework is designed to automate the testing of PeopleSoft applications. It enables users to create, execute and manage automated tests to ensure the quality, functionality and performance of the applications.


How does PTF work?

The PeopleSoft Test Framework works by recording user actions and generating test scripts that can be played back to automate the testing of PeopleSoft applications. The framework provides a range of features for creating and executing tests, including data-driven testing, test suites, and reporting capabilities to analyze test results and identify any issues or defects.


What is the value proposition of PTF?

The PeopleSoft Test Framework provides a comprehensive and efficient approach to testing PeopleSoft applications, reducing the time and resources required for manual testing while improving the accuracy and reliability of the testing process. By automating tests, organizations can ensure that their applications meet business requirements and are delivered with high quality, while reducing the risk of defects and issues.


How to use PeopleSoft Test Framework?

To use the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF):

  1. Ensure that you have the appropriate permissions and access to the application.
  2. Create a test case in the PTF client, recording the necessary steps for the specific business process you want to test.
  3. Use the Test Recorder feature to capture the sequence of actions, such as entering data, navigating through pages, or clicking buttons.
  4. After recording, refine and enhance your test script using the PTF client's script editor, incorporating error handling, checkpoints, and parameterization as needed.
  5. Execute the test case to validate the functionality of your PeopleSoft application, monitoring the test results for any discrepancies or issues that may arise. 

PTF allows for the automation of functional testing, streamlining the process and ensuring consistent results.


How to install PeopleSoft Test Framework?

To install PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF), you must:

  1. Verify that your PeopleSoft application is compatible with the PTF version you plan to use.
  2. Download the appropriate PTF installer from Oracle Support, which includes both the PTF client and the necessary database objects.
  3. Proceed by running the installer on a Windows machine that has access to your PeopleSoft application. Follow the installation prompts and configure the PTF client to connect to your PeopleSoft environment by providing the required information, such as environment URL, user credentials, and database connection details.
  4. Once the installation is complete, run the PTF client to start creating and executing test cases.
  5. Remember to grant the necessary permissions to users who will be utilizing PTF in your organization.

How to implement PeopleSoft Test Framework

A PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) project Should include the following steps

In the planning phase of a PTF project, stakeholders identify the specific business processes to be tested, define test objectives, and allocate resources to ensure efficient test automation and execution.


In the planning phase of a PTF project, stakeholders identify the specific business processes to be tested, define test objectives, and allocate resources to ensure efficient test automation and execution.

Requirements Gathering
During the requirements gathering phase of a PTF project, the team collects and documents detailed information about the application's functionalities, user roles, and expected outcomes to develop comprehensive test cases.
Test Environment Setup

For a PTF project, test environment setup involves configuring a PeopleSoft instance, installing the PTF client, and ensuring proper access and permissions for test users to facilitate accurate and efficient testing.

Test Script Development

In the script development phase of a PeopleSoft Test Framework project, test cases are created and recorded using the PTF client, with attention to enhancing scripts through parameterization, error handling, and validation checkpoints.

Test Execution

The script execution phase of a PeopleSoft Test Framework project involves running the developed test scripts, monitoring their progress, and analyzing the results to identify and resolve any discrepancies or issues in the application's functionality.

The reporting phase of a PTF project entails compiling and presenting test results, insights, and recommendations to stakeholders, enabling informed decision-making and continuous improvement of the application's quality and performance.
Test Maintenance

During the test maintenance phase of a PTF project, the team continually updates and refines test scripts to ensure their effectiveness and accuracy in response to application changes, enhancements, or evolving business requirements.

How can Astute Business Solutions help with PTF?

Astute Business Solutions can help you with any aspect of your PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) project. Some specific areas where we have helped other organizations in the past are:
PTF Training

Gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in using the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) for automated testing through this 12-hour, 2-day course, covering installation, configuration, script development, execution, reporting, best practices, and advanced topics.

PTF Project Justification Workshop

The PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) Project Justification Workshop is a 3-hour session aimed at equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a project justification for implementing PTF in their organization, featuring pre-engagement material, open discussions, and breakout sessions.

PTF Test Scoping

PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) Test Scoping focuses on defining the scope of automated testing by identifying, selecting, and prioritizing test cases and scenarios, ensuring thorough and effective testing through a structured process, and offering workshops to generate scenarios and test cases in cases where documentation is lacking.

Provision of baseline PTF Tests

Astute Business Solutions offers baseline PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) tests for most modules, providing a starting point for PTF implementation, helping organizations understand script building, and offering a fixed-fee service for configuring PTF and installing the baseline tests.

PTF Script Building

PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) script building involves a multi-step process that combines macro recording and coding, including test scenario identification, data creation, recording, verification, parameterization, enhancement, debugging, execution, analysis, and maintenance.

PTF Script Execution

PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) script execution involves running and analyzing test scripts to ensure application functionality, following a structured process that includes selecting, configuring, executing, reviewing, and addressing issues in the test scripts.

PTF Script Reporting

PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) script reporting generates and exports various test execution reports, providing valuable insights into application performance and quality, facilitating communication, collaboration, compliance, and continuous improvement.

PTF Script Maintenance

PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) script maintenance is crucial for ensuring an effective and up-to-date test automation suite, addressing changes, improving efficiency, and supporting scalability and continuous improvement.

PTF Flex Support Services

PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) Flex Support Services offer on-demand assistance for script development, maintenance, test execution, reporting, analysis, and training, providing valuable support and expertise to effectively manage your PTF needs.

Managed PTF Testing Services

a structured, cost-effective approach to maintaining and executing PTF tests, ensuring optimal performance and functionality of PeopleSoft environments.

Want to learn more about how your organization would benefit by implementing the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF)?

Join our PTF experts for free webinar to explore how PTF can help you increase the quality of your PeopleSoft deployment while saving time and money at the same time.

June 7, 2023 @ 4PM ET

Date & Time


Supriya Prabhakara

PTF Expert


Arvind Rajan

PTF Expert

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Want to learn more about how your organization would benefit by implementing the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF)?

Join our PTF experts for free webinar to explore how PTF can help you increase the quality of your PeopleSoft deployment while saving time and money at the same time.

April 13,2023 @ 4PM ET

Date & Time


Supriya Prabhakara

PTF Expert


Arvind Rajan

PTF Expert

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Happy Customers


Where do organizations struggle with PTF?



The PeopleSoft Test Framework is, as it’s called, a framework. This means that it has a toolset that must be learned in order to use it efficiently. In professional environments, this isn’t the sort of thing that a team learns on the side.



Building scripts - while not fully a technical skill, is more technical than functional. Users who have a knack for technical work will do better at this than team member’s whose focus is purely functional.



As your PeopleSoft applications change, the test scripts have to change as well - this is a commitment to maintenance that while not overly burdensome, can’t be neglected as the system changes from release to release.

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