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Testing Strategy for Oracle Cloud ERP Implementation: A Step-By-Step Guide

Testing Strategy for Oracle Cloud ERP Implementation: A Step-By-Step Guide

March 20, 2024
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Iffat Ara Khanam

Oracle Cloud apps have grown in popularity across the world, due to their ability to provide business continuity assurance, real-time data access, and long-term cost savings. Many businesses are shifting from their on-premises Oracle EBS systems to Oracle Cloud to reap these benefits.  

Are you implementing Oracle Cloud? Organizations must have a rigorous testing strategy in place to ensure that their Oracle Cloud apps are effectively configured and performing as required after the implementation.  

According to an IDC survey, over 1,600 firms in North America, Europe, and Asia presently run all or a portion of their operations on Oracle ERP on-premises (either Oracle E-Business Suite, Peoplesoft, or JD Edwards). 15% of these clients have already moved to Oracle Cloud ERP, and approximately 25% are in the process of doing so, indicating that the early adopter phase has ended.”

Challenges With Oracle Cloud ERP Implementation

No matter what you start with, here are some common challenges of the Oracle Cloud ERP implementation process:

  • Issues associated with costs: Oracle ERP Cloud licensing and implementation expenses may appear prohibitively expensive, particularly for small and medium-sized organizations.
  • Customization challenges: The versatility of Oracle Cloud is enormous. It might not, however, provide the exceptionally high degree of customization that certain enterprises require.  
  • Steep learning curve: Oracle ERP implementation is a complex and time-consuming process that frequently requires a high learning curve.
  • Regulatory environment considerations: As with any ERP system, it is necessary to account for regulatory obligations at both the national and local levels. Constantly changing regulations can be difficult to manage, particularly if they are implemented during the go-live time.
  • System Maintenance: Businesses considering Oracle ERP must also make sure the system is properly maintained and managed. Keeping the program up to date with the newest releases and fixes is critical for this.  
Learn more: Practical Guide to Testing Oracle Cloud Updates

Phases for a Successful Oracle ERP Cloud Implementation

A typical Oracle Cloud implementation technique is divided into six phases: Prepare, Examine, Plan, Design, Configure & Test, and Deploy. Each phase is distinct and has special goals.

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Testing Strategy for Successful Oracle ERP Cloud Implementation

Oracle ERP Cloud implementation requires a tremendous amount of time, resources, and effort. A well-defined testing plan is critical for ensuring a seamless transition and minimizing disruptions to business processes. Here's a complete testing method designed for successful implementation.

  1. Requirement validation testing:
  • Check that the implemented ERP system complies with the requirements provided in the SRS document (Software requirement specification).
  • Ensure that all functional and non-functional requirements are met in the implementation process.
  1. Functional testing:
  • Before implementation, each Oracle Cloud module (for example, finance, supply chain management, and human resources) must be tested to guarantee that it functions properly.
  • Run unit tests to ensure that all the business functions work properly.
  1. System integration testing:
  • System Integration Testing (SIT) validates the integrations between Oracle ERP system, third party applications, and other ERP solutions (such as CRM, HRIS, and legacy systems).
  • Ensure data integrity and consistency across all connected ERP and other Cloud solutions.
  1. Regression testing:
  • After every Oracle ERP Cloud update or enhancement to the system configuration, test it for regression.
  • Ensure that new innovations or configurations do not cause flaws or regressions in existing functionality.
  1. User acceptance testing:
  • Conduct user acceptance testing (UAT) with key stakeholders to ensure the solution fulfills business needs.
  • UAT, is primarily carried out by business users, with support from the project team.
  • Prior to the UAT, training materials were developed to assist business users in the testing process.
Learn more: A Comprehensive Guide to User Acceptance Testing Across ERP Environments
  1. Performance testing:
  • Examine system performance under various load conditions to guarantee scalability.
  • For a successful Oracle ERP cloud implementation project, performance bottlenecks must be identified and reduced as soon as possible.
  • Conduct stress tests to assess system limits and assure stability.
  1. Data migration testing:
  • Validate the accuracy and completeness of data moved from legacy systems to Oracle Cloud ERP systems.
  • To maintain data integrity, conduct reconciliation between the on-prem and Cloud ERP solutions.
  1. Continuous testing and post-implementation support:
  • For successful implementation of the Oracle Cloud ERP system, continuous testing and ongoing support are needed to resolve issues and bugs.
  • Create a method for users as well as project team members to submit issues and track their resolution.

Improve the ROI of Your Oracle Cloud Implementation Through Test Automation

“According to McKinsey, half of all large IT projects–like Oracle implementation–don’t achieve their desired ROI. On average, these projects run 45% over budget and 7% over time, while delivering 56% less value than predicted. “  

Opkey helps ensure your Oracle Cloud ERP implementation meets your ROI goals by:

Opkey helps ensure your Oracle Cloud ERP implementation
Ensuring speedy releases:  

To ensure timely delivery, avoid unclear testing scopes and manual testing, which can cause delays in Oracle implementation projects. Opkey's test automation platform analyzes current testing procedures, recommends optimizations, and allows customers to create and execute tests three times faster.  

Reduced testing costs:

Opkey provides continuous testing, detecting bugs earlier in the implementation cycle. Identifying issues early in the Oracle Cloud ERP implementation process leads to faster bug fixes. According to The Systems Sciences Institute, finding a bug post–release costs 4–5 times as much as finding it early in the development process.

Reducing business risk:

Poorly tested Oracle Cloud ERP implementation projects can lead to significant failures, harming a company's reputation and financial resources. Opkey helps organizations avoid worst-case scenarios by focusing testing on high-risk business processes.

Maintaining compliance:

Maintaining regulatory compliance is crucial for most organizations. Inadequate testing can endanger application data and lead to compliance violations.

Opkey's quality assurance system records data setups, parameters, and testing steps for accurate documentation and traceability.  

The importance of strong, No-Code, intelligent test automation solutions cannot be overstated Oracle Cloud implementation efforts. Enterprises are now depending on the power of AI to assure real-time release and update alignment as well as end-to-end integration across all enterprise apps and technology stacks.

Opkey's test automation technology significantly contributes to boosting testing pace and enabling stress-free implementations.

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