Levande (launched by EQT Infrastructure) is a new  provider of retirement living solutions in Australia, with David Gonski appointed as Chair and Kevin McCoy as Chief Executive Officer of the new organisation, has recently launched its operations following the successful completion of Stockland Retirement Living acquisition. As part of this initiative, Levande recognized the need for a robust test program to ensure the seamless integration of Cloud systems.

This case study explores the process of selecting and partnering with the ideal consultancy to deliver a successful test program for Levande’s enterprise implementation roadmap.


Levande’s enterprise implementation roadmap aimed to enhance the retirement living sector by leveraging Cloud integration systems. These systems would enable Levande to streamline operations, enhance resident experiences, and improve overall efficiency. However, with the complexity of integrating various Cloud systems, Levande recognized the importance of engaging an expert Testing consultancy partner to ensure a smooth transition and minimize potential disruptions.

Challenges: Several challenges needed to be addressed during the selection and engagement of a test consultancy partner for Levande’s Cloud Integration Systems:

  • Expertise: Levande required a partner with extensive experience and expertise in Cloud Integration Systems and enterprise testing to design and implement a comprehensive test program.
  • Scalability: As Levande’s enterprise implementation roadmap was set to roll out over the next six months, the test consultancy partner needed to demonstrate the ability to scale their services and resources accordingly.
  • Robustness: The test program needed to be thorough, covering all aspects of Cloud Integration Systems, including data migration, system interoperability, business process, and performance testing.
  • Flexibility: Levande sought a consultancy partner that could adapt to changing project requirements and timelines, ensuring effective collaboration and seamless integration throughout the implementation process.

Selection Process: Levande initiated a rigorous selection process to identify the most suitable test consultancy partner. The process involved the following steps:

  • Market Research: Levande conducted extensive market research to identify reputable test consultancies specializing in Cloud Integration Systems.
  • Request for Proposals (RFP): Levande issued an RFP to shortlisted consultancies, outlining the project scope, requirements, and evaluation criteria.
  • Evaluation and Shortlisting: The received proposals were evaluated based on factors such as experience, expertise, scalability, proven methodologies, and cost-effectiveness. After careful consideration, a shortlist of potential partners was created.
  • Demonstrations and Interviews: The shortlisted consultancies were invited to present their capabilities and methodologies through demonstrations and interviews. Levande focused on assessing their technical expertise, flexibility, and alignment with Levande’s values and goals.
  • Selection and Contract Negotiation: After meticulous evaluation and consideration, Levande selected the consultancy that best met their requirements and entered into contract negotiations to finalize the partnership.

Partnership and Implementation: Levande successfully partnered with Testpoint. Testpoint began by conducting an in-depth analysis of Levande’s enterprise implementation roadmap, identifying key testing requirements and potential risks. Testpoint then designed and implemented a comprehensive test program customized to Levande’s specific needs, focusing on the following areas:

  • Test Strategy and Planning: Testpoint worked closely with Levande’s internal teams including other solution partners/vendors to develop a detailed test strategy and plan, outlining the testing scope, objectives, and timelines.
  • Test Environment Setup: Testpoint ensured the availability of the required infrastructure, resources, and test environments to simulate real-world scenarios.
  • Test Case Design and Execution: Testpoint designed and executed test cases with Vansah Test Management for Jira to validate the functionality, interoperability, and performance of Levande’s Cloud Integration Systems.
  • Defect Management and Reporting: Testpoint implemented an efficient defect management process, tracking and resolving issues promptly within Jira and providing regular reports with Test Case traceability utilising Vansah Test Management for Jira to Levande’s project stakeholders.
  • Continuous Improvement: Throughout the partnership, Testpoint collaborated closely with Levande’s teams, gathering feedback, and implementing continuous improvement measures to enhance the test program’s effectiveness.

Results and Benefits: Levande’s partnership with Testpoint yielded numerous benefits:

  • Robust Test Program: The consultancy’s expertise and meticulous approach ensured a thorough test program, reducing the risk of system failures and minimizing disruptions during the enterprise implementation roadmap.
  • Smooth Transition: Levande’s Systems seamlessly integrated, enabling efficient operations, improved resident experiences, and enhanced overall efficiency.
  • Cost Savings: By identifying and addressing potential issues early in the testing phase, Levande avoided costly rework and mitigated the risk of post-implementation system failures.
  • Timely Delivery: The partnership enabled Levande to adhere to project timelines and deliver the enterprise implementation roadmap within the set timeframe.

Conclusion: Levande’s decision to engage Testpoint proved to be instrumental in the success of their high-profile enterprise implementation roadmap. By selecting a consultancy with the right expertise, scalability, and flexibility, Levande was able to design and implement a robust test program, ensuring the seamless integration of Cloud systems.

This case study highlights the importance of strategic partnerships and the value that effective enterprise testing consulting services bring to complex implementation projects.

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