Operational Acceptance Testing Services
What is Operational Acceptance Testing?
Commonly referred to as OAT, Operational Acceptance Testing is testing that takes place just before implementation to production. The OAT test environment is often known as the ‘pilot’ environment. Everything required to support the application in production should be in place. The type of testing carried out here involves verification of procedures such as system start up and shut down and testing of housekeeping processes and verification of batch processing.
Typically OAT occurs after user acceptance testing (UAT) and is a final verification before a system is released. This testing typically employs real users accessing and using the system in a live state. Operation acceptance testing typically forms part of a phased roll-out prior to a system's formal Go Live state.