You are implementing a TAS for a system that has been live for over three years, using a hybrid waterfall and agile lifecycle. Live updates are made on a monthly basis.
There is no test team, with developers designing and executing unit and integration tests with some degree of automation and business analysts designing and executing manual tests at the system level. No formal test process exists, although the system has proved relatively stable for most of the time.
Unfortunately, the last two monthly releases were problematic with regression defects found in production. Your priority is the automation of functional regression tests at the system level, the budget for this has been approved by project stakeholders.
The Business Analysts have identified which test cases are most suitable for regression. You must use the organisation's long standing commercial automation tool which has passed a proof of concept in the platform for the system in question.
Which of the following suitability criteria needs the MOST attention for the TAS?