ERP Testing: Impact and Benefits | ERP Software Solutions

Posted By : Neha Dahiya | January 9, 2020

Let’s explore a very challenging and interesting subject “How to perform ERP Software Testing”. This will include the challenges faced in ERP Testing, a successful road-map and guidelines for ERP Testing.

First of all, let’s see the meaning of ERP(Enterprise Resource Planning). Think more practically, if an “Organization” (Enterprise/Company) planning to enhance the efficiency and productivity by the integration of the “Resources”, it is said to be ERP. Now, what is “Resources”? It is the 4M in any Enterprise/Organisation i.e Machine, Man, Method and Materials.

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Prevent crash of a program at the time of go-live with ERP testing. Explore the challenges and guidelines of ERP testing.

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ERP Testing: An Overview

ERP testing is the process in which the functioning of the software solution is verified during the process of implementation. It is a Quality Assurance (QA) process that is designed so as to ensure the ERP system so that the implementation operates correctly before the complete launch.

Across the multiple stages of implementation, ERP testing prevents the crashing of the program at the time of go-live. Also, this decreases the count of bugs that surfaces at post-implementation.

Risk of failure of implementation increases without ERP testing. Through testing, you can check the functioning and generate reports or forms in a proper manner. If it works smoothly in the testing environment and bugs are addressed at the initial time of testing, these issues can be avoided during the final launch thus saving the system downtime.

Also Read: Essential Checklist For ERP Implementation

Types of ERP Testing

Enterprises implementing an ERP system also need to perform a kind of testing, which ensures the functionality in different aspects of the system.

Functionality Testingthis kind of testing ensures each of the features is working within a functional category, working from the precise listing of definitions and goals.

Performance Testingwhile performing this kind of testing we examine how well an ERP solution works with the different systems for which it was designed to integrate, for instance, sales, inventory, etc. Testing should ensure a different kind of load, preferably beyond that so as to ensure the system is robust sufficiently.

Integration Testingthis kind of testing implies that the ERP system is fully integrated with the processes it is designed to run with. Here, testing of single modules is performed with other modules or components as a group. In this real-world, scenarios are used and actual users run those scenarios. So the real-world issues can be encountered while testing.

A Hidden Benefit of ERP Testing

As ERP testing includes the users from user different groups or stakeholders, this procedure plays the most important role in training how readily the users adopt the new software.

Also, the actual users can enjoy the training, which they can show other groups how to use the ERP process. 

At Oodles, we provide ERP development services to streamline workflows and automate business processes. Our developers use a strategic approach and technology to enable businesses to achieve sustainable growth. 

Get in touch with our development team to avail benefits of ERP implementation!

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Neha Dahiya

Neha is a software QA Engineer working with Oodles Technologies from a long time and has ample knowledge of ERP solutions. She has worked on multiple domains in her career and she's is good at analysing and delivering solutions to different problems.

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