Forrester published an extremely powerful study into the Economic Impact of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation Solutions at a large European bank. The customer received an ROI within 2 months and the cumulative financial benefit over a 3 year period of $6.2 million. This has been an extremely successful initiative for the bank given their investment of $433,149 over the 3 year period. It's also worth noting these savings continue for the bank at more than $2.5 million per annum.
The study highlights the benefits and costs of implementing IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation solutions. The customer, a large European bank with more than 30 million customers and 3,500 branches worldwide, implemented two of the IBM testing solutions — Rational Test Workbench (RTW) and Rational Test Virtualization Server (RTVS) — for one division’s software development group. The solutions were first implemented in 2009 by Green Hat Software, prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2012.