White Paper: A Critical Look at Testing an ERP System, Focus SAP R/3

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Corporations invest heavily in implementing ERP solutions as a cornerstone solution for their enterprise IT architecture. These solutions are used to support mission critical business processes such as human resources, supply chain, and finance. Implementing an ERP solution is a resource intensive, and time-consuming effort that needs to be carefully managed. Many of the corporations that spend millions of dollars in customizing and integrating an ERP solution often overlook and sidestep a critical software lifecycle step which is the comprehensive testing of the ERP system before deploying into a production environment. In this article, the author offers some suggestions, hints and a testing framework to help corporations deploy their ERP solutions with confidence and quality by focusing on the SAP R/3 ERP package.

About the author

Jose Fajardo's picture Jose Fajardo

Jose Fajardo (PMP, M.S., and SAP certified) has worked as a test manager for various companies utilizing automated testing tools. He has written and published numerous articles on testing SAP and authored the book titled Testing SAP R/3: A Manager's Step by Step Guide. Throughout his career Jose has helped to create testing standards and test plans, mentor junior programmers, audit testing results, implement automated testing strategies, and managed test teams. Jose can be contacted at josefajardo@hotmail.com.

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