Software Testing Solutions's testing experts deliver another high quality Oracle implementation
The professional Services team within Software Testing Solutions was summoned again to participate in another cutting edge software implementation featuring Oracle's E-Business Suite
Rand Merchant Bank, a forerunner in the South African investment banking arena aimed to add high levels of efficiency by implementing a reliable, scalable and highly efficient system to manage procurement and internal expenses. Being an organization that is always at the cutting edge of technology, RMB had made the decision to expand on th existing Oracle platform. For a seamless solution with strong integration capabilities the Oracle Advanced Procurement suite was the chosen instrument featuring iProcurement and iExpense.
Rand Merchant Bank is a quality driven organization and realises the need for software quality as a means to reduce implementation costs, "getting it right the first time", and maintaining competitive edge through the deployment of high quality technologies.
The mission which was deemed as, the "Procure to Pay" project was focuesed on the integration of My Market Travel, Oracle iProcurement, Oracle iExpense, and Approvals Management Engine including integration to the existing Orale Accounts Payable module. An associated objective was to manage all the relevant approvals through the Oracle solution and to decommission the lagacy ImageNow system.
The feature set of the new platform needed to include distribution of requisitioning, approvals, receipting of goods and services, accrual accounting, matching of payables invoices to Purchase orders and visibility of the entire process
getting it right the first time
Increased control and governance over the procurement process
High quality implementation to ensure immediate delivery and value to business in line with the original value proposition identified with the Oracle solution.
A sustainable long term QA and Testing framework to support future implementations, enhancements and releases.
STS introduced Quality assurance and testing with the following objectives:
Functional and performance testing during the implementation were focussed on:
The software quality assurance function at Rand Merchant Bank was implemented successfully in parallel to the oracle implementaion. STS functiona and performance testing standards, processes and best practices were customised to suite RMB's needs. These included Testing Standards, Maintenance Process, Issue Management, Defect Management Process, Management and Reporting Dashboards, Signoff Reports, Test Plans, Test Environment Management Processes, Build Processes, Data Sheets Standards and Data Management Process. The Oracle solution was implemented with zero production defects. Automated workflows facilitated the controlled approval of expenditure and drastically improved cost based reporting to business units.
The testing proved successful in that the desired functionality was achieved with the application being stable and with high levels of performance. The project covered three Functional Test Cycles, a regression cycle and with no urgent defects. The user acceptance testing was planned around getting all the suers from the relevant business units to perform their daily tasts on the iProcurement environment. This was to ensure that the users were completely satisfied with the functionality and were comfortable with signin off UAT. The perormance of the system was deemed acceptable from a user perspective with individual high priority business processes also being performance tested. Response timesalso were well within expected for all scenarios. In many cases, response time were below 2 seconds and for some transaction the response times were 2 and 4 seconds.
efficient, bulletproof and robust
Software Testing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (STS) is a South-African Organization (BEE AAA+), who operates within Africa and the UK. STS is a market leader in terms of Software Quality Assurance and has successfully engatged with and completed many projects within the South African Banking & Financial Services industry.