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User Acceptance Testing: Why It Matters

User Acceptance Testing: Why It Matters

February 16, 2023
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Iffat Ara Khanam

User Acceptance Testing: Why It Matter

The final stage of any software testing process is known as user acceptance testing, or UAT. This procedure, which is often overlooked and considered time-consuming, helps raise the overall acceptance rate of newly implemented software. How can this kind of testing help your project? And how does user acceptance testing raise the development quality? Answers to all these questions will be discuss in this blog.

User acceptance testing is essentially a method that determines whether a new or upgraded solution is usable by the user. Even if it's completed in the latter stages of software implementation, that doesn't mean it isn't important or may be skipped altogether.

Read: How UAT Testing Leads to Higher ERP User Adoption

What keeps user acceptance testing so crucial?

Businesses expose themselves to risks when they don't test their software in accordance with a test plan. Consider the money and time you would save by making sure your application works. It’s very common to hear that UAT testing takes up too much time and effort. We prefer to look at this from a different angle: how much time does testing save?

According to stats “UAT can be planned to spend up to 5-10% of the project time, it can save almost 30% of the total waste.”

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

Some of the benefits of UAT include:

Minimizes the cost of continuous maintenance

Good UAT minimizes the need for continuing maintenance, which is one of its main advantages. Usability and functionality problems can be fixed for less money. It's significantly more difficult to resolve a bug that needs regression testing or when the original developer is not available.

Ensure there are enough opportunities to spot and fix broken functionality and usability problems

It is best to identify and fix broken features and usability issues in the early stages of testing, when UAT is conducted in several stages and with various test audiences.  UAT enables testers to watch and notice tasks that are outside the developer's provided scope.

Feedback is incorporated into development cycles.

UAT cycle feedback can be incorporated into further development rounds to improve software resilience and usability.

End use satisfaction

The clients are more satisfied since they are more certain that the requirements are met and don't have to worry about how the product will behave in the real world or if a serious problem will emerge at the worst possible time.

Read: User Acceptance Testing: Best Practices to Follow

How Opkey can make your UAT less painful

Opkey is industry's leading test automation platform. Leveraging Opkey, organizations can easily automate Oracle UAT, Salesforce UAT, Workday UAT, SAP UAT, and UAT for 14+ enterprise applications. Opkey’s no-code testing approach allows non technical users to create test cases seamlessly. Intuitive dashboards and reporting make it possible for businesses to effortlessly monitor every aspect of UAT. Opkey's simple interface allows users to easily share their opinions and findings about the application's usage and functionality.

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