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SAP whitepaper on controls

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on September 17, 2009

From Inside SAP

The complex nature of software applications in increasingly information-intensive companies often forms a landscape of complexity that includes some or of all of these:

  • multiple concurrent input streams,
  • diverse databases,
  • concurrent processing,
  • changing business needs,
  • product and service line changes,
  • tax rate changes,
  • event lag times,
  • manual data entry,
  • data extraction,
  • data conversion,
  • and much more.

To preclude errors resulting from complexity and frequent change, applications will have edit checks and domain value constraints built-in to avoid errors. Application teams and end-users will do their best to test applications and changes to the application before they are migrated into production. Reversion plans are crafted for teams to think through and attempt to back-out changes in the event that errors result from prematurely promoted production deployments. In the case of SAP and other ERP modules, there are often a set of basic built-in controls to prevent the  module from accepting input that is out of acceptable processing ranges.

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