Systems Integration Testing

Systems Integration Testing (SIT) is a key part of any AutoVue deployment. We've talked before about User Acceptance Testing (UAT): getting users to test the system to make sure it does everything they need it to. But getting a bunch of users together to test a new system can be expensive and difficult. Don't get me wrong. This is a must for any deployment. But you want to make sure all the technical snags have been caught before users start trying out the system. Having a misconfiguration derail an entire round of UAT can be costly and put a bad taste in the users' mouths even before the system has gone live. SIT is the key to avoiding this problem.

SIT involves having the systems integrator run a series of tests after installation and configuration of each environment: test, staging, and production. Unlike UAT, the goal of SIT is to find any configuration issues, and to validate that all the components of the solution work together as they're supposed to.

We are in the process of renaming the AutoVue UAT Guide to the AutoVue Testing Guide and including steps on planning SIT as well as UAT. In the meantime, the AutoVue UAT Guide is a great starting point. Most of the guidelines for creating UAT tests apply to SIT as well. You can find the current AutoVue UAT Guide at My Oracle Support under document 1160792.1

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