User Acceptance Testing in SAP

February 16, 2023
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Iffat Ara Khanam

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With SAP’s regular updates and customization capabilities, bugs are obvious. The goal is to ensure that before you deploy your SAP project into production, you can identify and fix any issues. After investing a great deal of time and resources into your SAP project, user acceptability testing (UAT) is your final line of defense before releasing your application to your clients.

The time it can take to set up, conduct, and address issues discovered is often the reason UAT is rushed through. This blog talks about how intelligent test automation platforms like Opkey can reduce the burden of UAT, and ensure successful SAP projects.

Read: User Acceptance Testing: The Key to ERP Implementation Success

What is UAT in SAP implementation

Let's start by discussing what user acceptability testing is in general and how it applies to the SAP environment. UAT is a testing method where users evaluate whether an application satisfies performance standards prior to going live in production. UAT occurs late in the development cycle, and the test cases produced are representative of real-world events. The entire procedure takes place in a dedicated testing environment with data that closely resembles what actual consumers would most likely see.

SAP UAT is performed by end users who are familiar with the business requirements of the application. SAP user acceptance testing ought to be a constant component of your SAP testing strategy so that end users may confirm whether the project complies with requirements and meets predetermined standards.

UAT in SAP implementation projects is used to:

  • Guarantee processes are streamlined.
  • Confirm that the newly installed SAP solution is operational in all key aspects.
  • Give users confidence that the system will be ready for go-live by providing.
  • Before going live, give the SAP implementation team time to fix any setup problems.
  • Make sure the launch goes smooth.
Read: User Acceptance Testing: Why it Matter

Pitfalls to avoid when doing SAP UAT

  • Minimal involvement of end users: Internal and external stakeholders must be included in UAT process, especially when creating testing requirements and standards. Use automated tools that make it simple to report testing status once testing has begun so that stakeholders are aware of their progress.
  • Inadequate planning: Failure to create a robust test strategy for SAP UAT that defines the important components and steps might be a serious oversight. Developing well-thought-out acceptance criteria and considering the timeline, can prevent frustration, wasted time, and confusion.
  • Lack of adequate tools: To streamline and increase the efficacy of your UAT, make use of industry best practices, expertise, professional guidance, and the newest test management solutions created exclusively for software testing.
  • Not automating the UAT process: Utilize pre-built test cases, and test management tools that provide configurable dashboards, notifications, and reports to speed up the UAT process and prevent errors.
Read: User Acceptance Testing: Best Practices to Follow

UAT is necessary, which should go without saying. But does automating it also make sense? And can UAT be efficiently automated?

Read: UAT Test Automation vs. Manual UAT Testing

How to make your UAT more effective

Through dealing with a wide variety of clients over the years, the Opkey team has learned that if you concentrate on avoiding a few crucial mistakes, your overall UAT can go a lot more smoothly.

Opkey’s business-centric test automation platform  test automation solution simplifies and automates your User Acceptance Testing with features like

Minimal dependence on business users: Opkey's no-code testing platform makes test automation accessible to all employees, regardless of their level of technical expertise. Automated tests can be made using an easy drag-and-drop test builder and saved in Opkey's library. As an alternative, users can simply go through their regular workflows while recording their actions and creating automated tests.

Automatic test data management: Getting the right data for the UAT process is an ongoing struggle for end users. Opkey offers an automated test data management solution to address this issue and guarantee that the appropriate test data is constantly accessible for automated user acceptance testing.

Zero-effort test documentation: Opkey offers simple-to-use dashboards that make it possible for businesses to effortlessly monitor every aspect of UAT. Users can assign tasks, monitor progress, and communicate about particular tests using these dashboards.

Integration with test management tools: Opkey has an innate integration with test management tools that helps business users and their IT team work together more effectively. By immediately alerting developers to errors during testing and identifying the precise methods that created them, our defect management technologies decrease time wasted on inefficient communication between testing and development teams.

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