By Devang Mehta, NAV Practice Manager
Want to get the most out of your NAV Implementation Project? Want to maximize your ROI? Then perform a comprehensive test during you User Acceptance Testing (UAT)!!!
During your NAV implementation project, you and your NAV partner are creating your system – from an out-of-the-box standard ERP solution to your Company’s private backbone. As it is going through this evolution, developers, programmers, analysts, and consultants are setting up and testing the system.
However, they are only performing Functional testing: this is testing specific requirements and application areas of the system. It lacks the two most critical components of testing – End to End testing and the End-User.
This is why it is incredibly important to perform a comprehensive UAT. Many customers fail to do thorough testing and cite resource constraints, or just don’t put an importance on testing. Even though you may have a small staff to dedicate to an ERP project, the cost of not doing this is far more expensive, and the damages of getting bad requirements understanding will cause to project failure.
What is a UAT?
The UAT is a series of tasks performed in your new NAV system by your company’s end users to ensure that all of your daily assignments are met. They are carried out by the end user to determine whether the system fits their use or not. Your partner’s developers and analysts are forced to do ad-hoc testing based upon requirements gathered by their consultant. UAT will give you a clearer picture of the future state.