February 22, 2010
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• We’ll be taking a look at…
SAP User Acceptance Testing Kickoff
• Jayne Spence and Sam Press of Enterprise Business Solutions
– Jayne and Sam will provide an overview of the upcoming
SAP User Acceptance Testing.
– During their presentation, your phone will be muted.
– After the presentation, we’ll hold a Q&A session.
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User Acceptance Testing
Integration Testing for the
What is User Acceptance Testing?
• End users testing the system
• Using a set of integrated scenarios with predetermined data
• Final round of testing following EBS team testing
• Ensure that the system operates as the user expects
Why do we do the User Acceptance Test?
• Uncover any issues not identified in previous testing
• Allow end users to transact in the upgraded system
and view any changes to it
• Provide user input to the business process owners to
accept the system and sign-off for go-live
User Acceptance testing is not…
• A chance to change how the system or processes
• A chance to recommend new functionality
• The opportunity to create new test cases (except
after the execution of the prepared scripts, as time
What is my responsibility as a tester?
• Follow the scripts as written
• Analyze the results
• Record results, include document number, PERNR or
other pertinent information for follow-on steps
• Notify test support of failed steps
What do the scenarios look like?
• Scenarios are end-to-end strings of business
processes that mirror daily work
• Each scenario was written by users familiar with the
business processes and steps
• Spreadsheet format
• Printed on paper for you to use for testing and
How is the test conducted?
• All testing is done in a room set aside for this
purpose; Training Room 4 at Mt. Washington, Davis
Building, second floor, 9 AM to 4 PM.
• We ask that users follow the schedule provided.
• The laptops in the room have an icon to connect to
the QA (quality assurance) environment.
How is the test conducted? - continued
• Users have the same access as they have in
• The test support team will assist users with any
• This team will open a JIRA (Issue Tracking software)
for documenting any failed step.
• Users will turn in their marked up scenario sheets
when testing is completed, or at the end of the day.
When is the testing?
• Testing begins on March 1 and continues through
• The core hours are 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through
• Specific assignments are available on the scheduling
• This is a five week period
– First three are for scenario execution
– Last two weeks for retest of failed steps
How is the test conducted? - continued
• If you use a Mac, we have two workstations for you
to test from that platform.
• Other laptops have IE 7 or IE 8; all are marked.
• BW runs overnight-all transactions finished by 7PM
will be available in BW for verification by 9AM the
• Most tests will require only 1-2 days for execution.
• You will be asked to return and retest failed steps
once remediation is complete.
What are the scenarios?
Life cycle of a Grant
Life cycle of a Capital Project
Life cycle of Fixed Assets
Life cycle of Travel
Life cycle of AP
Procure to Pay
HR/Payroll (completing on separate schedule)
• User Acceptance Testing is a way to be sure that the
system works from the perspective of the business
• The results of this test are input to the go/no-go
decision for taking the upgraded system live.
• EBS appreciates your time and effort in helping to
make the upgrade of SAP a success.
• We’re going to open the phone lines now!
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provide instructions on how to ask questions over this
conference call line.
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during the presentation.
• If there’s a question that we can’t answer, we’ll do some
research after this session, and then email the answer to all
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