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Testing financial data migration

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on March 31, 2009

From Computer Weekly

“It is never easy to take one company’s propriety systems and input them into your own, no matter how modernised they are. But Nationwide has been on a massive great change programme. That should make it much easier than if it had legacy systems,” said Skinner.

“The challenge will be transferring data in a seamless way so the customer does not see the gaps. Abbey had huge problems [integrating with Santander], with some customers not receiving their bank cards for three months.

“You need rigorous user acceptance testing and training, and further testing before you go live. Ideally you go live over a bank holiday weekend.”

Data migration testing and assurance

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