Discover more about our SwitchStream testing approach and timescales

We are delighted to share with you our testing approach and timescales for our new SwitchStream adapter.

Published on 18 Dec 2019

We are delighted to share with you our testing approach and timescales for our new SwitchStream adapter, which has been designed to give suppliers and shippers a simple way to connect with the Central Switching Service (CSS).

What are the key objectives of SwitchStream testing?

The key objectives of the SwitchStream testing phases are:

  • to allow external parties to test connectivity to CSS and CSS processes by using SwitchStream, our adapter service
  • to provide an opportunity for all registered participants to take part in end-to-end testing of the system using SwitchStream at the appropriate phases
  • to provide the opportunity for stakeholders and Xoserve to identify, address and resolve any issues prior to implementation
  • to provide all stakeholders in Consequential Market Trials with the settlement changes specific to Option 1
  • to provide customers with the confidence that SwitchStream will meet all programme requirements (including non-functional requirements), and obligations on themselves imposed by CSS.

What does our testing approach include?

The below table summarises our testing approach:

Phase

Scope

Enablers

SwitchStream Beta testing

Option 1 - Provides the ability to support gas and electricity messages utilising existing industry registration files

Option 2 - Provides the ability to support all gas and electricity messages through the creation of new CSS registration files

Option 3 - Provides the ability to support all gas and electricity registrations using our APIs through a single route.

  • CSS Simulator
  • Cloud environments mirroring CSS
  • Xoserve Defect Management using Rational Quality Manager
Xoserve Consequential Market Trials

Option 1 - Provides the ability to support gas and electricity messages utilising existing industry registration files

  • Cloud environments mirroring CSS
  • Xoserve Defect Management using Rational Quality Manager
Switching Programme Testing, including non-functional (unit testing, integration testing, system testing, user acceptance testing)

Option 1 - Provides the ability to support gas and electricity messages utilising existing industry registration files

Option 2 - Provides the ability to support all gas and electricity messages through the creation of new CSS registration files

Option 3 - Provides the ability to support all gas and electricity registrations using our APIs through a single route.

  • Connected testing with CSS
  • System Integration (SI) stipulated tools and defect management processes will followed

What is our timeline for testing?

Do you want to know more?

For more information, including how to get our Detailed Artefact Pack please visit our the SwitchStream page on our website.