Acceptance testing solidifies the quality of the entire delivery
By means of acceptance testing, you can ensure that a system provided by one or more suppliers ultimately matches your order. The best result can be achieved through cooperation between a testing professional and a representative of the relevant business operations.
Software projects are often joint efforts of multiple suppliers, so the schedule and work tasks involved may change in the process. It may also be the case, that a project with multiple suppliers has no single party designated to manage overall testing and quality assurance.
The aim of acceptance testing is to make sure that the supplied system functions as a whole and meets the client’s requirements. In addition to the functionality of critical business processes, acceptance testing reveals the efficacy, performance and possible errors of integrations, for example.
In our experience, a combination of business users and testing professionals gives the best results. While business users concentrate on use cases that are critical to them, testing professionals utilise various testing methods to discover all kinds of potential faults in the system.
Testimate specialises in the testing of business requirements and technical demands from the end user’s perspective, as well as the management of the testing process.
Purposes of acceptance testing
Testing overall requirements and purpose of use
Acceptance testing aims to ensure that a supplied system meets the set requirements and other pertinent agreements. It is always important for the acceptance testing to cover all business processes thoroughly. This ensures that the system serves the needs of the business operations.
Unbiased and independent view
External acceptance testing that is independent of the system suppliers is an absolute requirement for unbiased testing.
Considering the end user’s perspective
The system’s end users play an important role in test planning and the actual testing of business processes. That said, experienced specialists in testing are needed to spot problems that normal users may not even notice.