Oracle E-Business Suite is an enterprise scale ERP software package with large scale configurability. Excel isn’t. UAT is at the process level, rather than the function. It is about normal business processes.
It is generally accepted that the business is responsible for UAT, however - IT can offer guidance around which technical elements of the business process may be impacted by the change.
How long could the business go without this working? Is this customer-facing? What is the cost of this not working for an hour? Can this fail silently and, if so, how? Establish which processes are business critical
Establish which processes contain the greatest technical risk How long could the business go without this working? Is this customer-facing? What is the cost of this not working for an hour? Can this fail silently and, if so, how?
Combine the criticality and technical risk to give each test scenario a weighting Start with the highest risk processes, stop when you run out of time (because you’ll never run out of tests)
User Acceptance Testing Your R12 Upgrade
User Acceptance Testing your R12 Upgrade Joanne Nash Vatis Consulting Pty. Ltd. 16 August 2010 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
Overview <ul><li>Purpose of UAT </li></ul><ul><li>Who should perform UAT? </li></ul><ul><li>What could we test? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we work out what we should test? </li></ul>
Start with Business Process The upgrade process begins with an update of the business processes to incorporate new and changed functionality
IT deliverables The project team perform the upgrade and complete configuration changes for new functionality
Testing Unit testing for customisations Interface testing establishes whether any interfaces are affected by the upgrade. System Testing (aka Functional Testing) tests the application functionality UAT - must be based on business process