ERP Testing Done Right: The Last Implementation Step

ERP testing checklist

Last week, we talked about ERP installation. We covered how to ensure your system integrates. Yet, that doesn’t include the results. ERP testing is a separate topic. It’s responsible for verifying your success. Thus, it shows whether it succeeded.

That’s our topic for today. This article is the final installment from the study we kept revisiting. As you might guess, testing is the end of package implementation.

Now, we won’t go through specific testing methods. Every project needs various metrics. As such, there aren’t universal methods. We’ll explain several considerations for your testing period.

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Establish ERP testing targets and goals

Firstly, you must assess what success means. Setting metrics is your first milestone with testing. However, it’ll differ with your software and company. We can give you a few examples below:

  • Improvements in process efficiency.
  • Revenue and profit increments.
  • User acceptance and effectiveness.
  • Data conversion accuracy.
  • Full digital adoption.

Using your ERP testing metrics

Now, we can consider testing separately. Yet, it must be part of the implementation process. Thus, let’s consider testing throughout the installation. That means before, during, and after the process.

Before installation

Firstly, you must evaluate the software on its own. That includes walkthroughs and benchmarking. For instance, test the software’s interface and features. Use free trials with hypothetical scenarios. Likewise, test file conversion and validation.

During installation

During installation, make sure the specs match your processes. That includes testing your company’s data and processes. Moreover, review the process between each phase. Make sure data conversion and user testing go smoothly.

After installation

Finally, you must run tests after everything’s ready. However, it doesn’t end there. You must run periodical tests afterward. You must also consider how it affects other operations. As you add more software, test it with your ERP as well.

Ensuring proper ERP testing strategies

ERP testing can be complicated. For instance, your company might lack software expertise. Setting metrics can be hard in these cases. Therefore, the best approach is to work with professionals.

In Zero Point, we help you with every implementation step. And yes, that includes every testing phase. Make sure to book your free consultation today!

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