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    Rajesh Dixit
    Standard Functionality Regression Testing after patchset...Answered
    Topic posted September 28, 2019 by Rajesh DixitGreen Ribbon: 100+ Points, tagged Financials 
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    Title:
    Standard Functionality Regression Testing after patchset application
    Summary:
    How much standard functionality testing you do after patchset application such as 19A, 19B, 19C
    Content:

    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to get a gauge of how much standard functionality testing you do after a patchset application.

    I know Oracle recommends to stay current and they will fix anything that is broken through SRs. But wanted to understand how many of you actually do standard functionality testing after a patchset application on non-prod pods and prior to application on PROD. Also if you are doing, what approach do you take ? Is the testing being done by IT or business users or automated testing tools etc. ?

    Thanks,

    Rajesh Dixit
    Fusion Program Manager

    Version:
    Fusion Cloud Financials 19C

    Best Comment

    Madhu Chalamalasetty

    Hi,

    We do two levels of testing as part of Quarterly Patches.  One round of testing by IT where IT will be testing all the technical aspects (eg: Integrations/Page customizations/Basic application behavior). Another round of testing is done by Key Business users who will be testing the Business as is functionality.  As we are doing this testing for few quarters now, we have formulated pre-identified test cases which will be tested as part of these patches.  With the new features, IT team reads the release notes and evaluate which are "Mandatory Changes" and formulate new test scripts for it.  If the feature is "Non- Mandatory" IT kind of puts it on the back burner and will be tested on need basis.  Again, you only get 2 weeks of testing time before deploying to production, so, you really need to be ready with your findings and test scripts by the time your Test PODs are patched.

    We are also introducing Robotic Process Automation from a third party vendor to help us test Procurement functionality (Creating Purchase requisitions/POs/Approvals).  We will slowly increase the scope of RPA in future releases.  Unfortunately from Oracle there are no standard test scripts or processes to support the testing.

    I asked this question to Oracle's internal finance team during Oracle Open World and the answer they gave me is that they have hired more people who will only be concentrating on application testing and release testing.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Madhu.

     

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    • Joanne Pamer

      I would also be interested in hearing feedback from other users since we are trying to formulate a repeatable test plan for Invetech.  Currently, we leave it to the users to test their core business processes using test scripts from implementation unless there is a significant technical change that requires IT testing.  Thank you.

    • Madhu Chalamalasetty

      Hi,

      We do two levels of testing as part of Quarterly Patches.  One round of testing by IT where IT will be testing all the technical aspects (eg: Integrations/Page customizations/Basic application behavior). Another round of testing is done by Key Business users who will be testing the Business as is functionality.  As we are doing this testing for few quarters now, we have formulated pre-identified test cases which will be tested as part of these patches.  With the new features, IT team reads the release notes and evaluate which are "Mandatory Changes" and formulate new test scripts for it.  If the feature is "Non- Mandatory" IT kind of puts it on the back burner and will be tested on need basis.  Again, you only get 2 weeks of testing time before deploying to production, so, you really need to be ready with your findings and test scripts by the time your Test PODs are patched.

      We are also introducing Robotic Process Automation from a third party vendor to help us test Procurement functionality (Creating Purchase requisitions/POs/Approvals).  We will slowly increase the scope of RPA in future releases.  Unfortunately from Oracle there are no standard test scripts or processes to support the testing.

      I asked this question to Oracle's internal finance team during Oracle Open World and the answer they gave me is that they have hired more people who will only be concentrating on application testing and release testing.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks,

      Madhu.

       

    • Joanne Pamer
      Thank you for the reply Madhu!  Very useful information.
      
      Joanne