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During an ERP implementation, ERP testing is a key activity that must be executed in a structured and thorough manner in order to reduce risk to the business.

Why is Testing Management Important? 

ERP testing is a key implementation activity that must be executed in a structured and thorough manner. It is typically complex and requires considerable skill, resources and experience not normally required for daily operations. The ultimate responsibility for ERP test execution resides with the organisation implementing ERP and effective management of the process is key to success.

Lumenia provided guidance and insight to the activities required for a successful ERP implementation.

Denis Sweeney, ERP Project Manager, Macphie

ERP Testing Methodology

Lumenia offer a full range of ERP testing services from managing the entire testing process from start to finish, to providing assistance with any of the following ERP test activities.

  • Test Scoping & Planning

Defining the number of ERP test cycles, the functional scope and data requirements for each, the test environments and testing tools that will be used, and the high-level ERP testing plan.

  • Defining Test Scenarios

Developing the ERP test scenarios which set out the key steps in the business processes that are in scope, for both the common “happy path” version of each process and the most significant variations.

  • Preparing Test Scripts

Preparing test scripts covering the full project scope which are detailed enough to allow for rigorous ERP testing, without becoming so complex that they become difficult to execute and manage.

  • Scheduling Test Script Execution

Building a detailed plan and associated reporting template for the development and execution of ERP test scripts based on availability of the ERP project team and other key business users. 

  • Coaching & Mentoring of In-House Resources

Providing guidance and coaching to the internal ERP project team so that they can be more effective when developing test scenarios or documenting and executing ERP test scripts.

Benefits of Lumenia ERP Testing Management

ERP testing is one of the most important and onerous tasks that an organisation must complete when implementing ERP. Despite this, the testing process is often poorly understood and under-resourced. Using Lumenia to fully manage or otherwise provide support for your ERP testing process will bring a number of benefits to your organisation.

  • Reduced Risk 

A Lumenia ERP test manager will bring a level of experience that ensures ERP testing is structured, rigorous and complete, significantly reducing the risk of serious systems issues following go-live.

  • Reduced Impact on Internal Resources

We can provide significant help with the development of ERP testing scenarios and documentation of scripts, thus reducing the workload on internal ERP project team members.

  • In-House Skill Enhancement

We can coach internal ERP project team members on how to write effective ERP test scripts, developing skills which will be important during future upgrades and other system implementations.

  • Improved Testing Quality

We will ensure that ERP testing is rigorous, structured and complete, that issues identified are resolved in a timely fashion, and that no short-cuts are taken when it comes to re-test.

  • Visibility of Progress

We will provide clear reporting, using proven templates and report formats that allow the progress of ERP testing to plan to be easily reviewed and measured.

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