Importance of Regression Testing

Regression testing is a critical process in any software development lifecycle, and this is especially true for Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) implementations. As your organization continues to grow and change, so do your business needs, which means changes to your ERP system. These changes may include updates, customizations, or new modules, and they all have the potential to introduce unexpected issues that can impact your business operations.

Regression testing is the process of testing previously developed and tested software to ensure that any changes or modifications have not introduced new defects or broken existing functionality. This type of testing is important because it helps ensure that any changes made to the system are implemented correctly and do not negatively impact any other areas of the software.

Business Central and Regression Testing

In the case of D365 BC, regression testing helps to ensure that the business processes and workflows you have in place continue to work as intended. With each new release, Microsoft introduces changes to the system, which can affect how the software functions. Without proper regression testing, these changes may go unnoticed, resulting in defects or errors that could cause significant disruptions to your business operations.

For example, if you have customized your system to include specific fields or workflows, a change to the base code could potentially cause those customizations to fail. This could result in data not being captured or processed correctly, leading to delays, errors, or other issues that could impact your business. Regression testing helps to catch these types of issues before they become a problem, allowing you to quickly address them and minimize their impact on your operations.

Regression testing should be performed after any major changes to your D365 BC implementation, including upgrades, customizations, and module additions. It is also important to perform regression testing before implementing any new functionality or processes, as this can help identify any potential conflicts or issues before they become a problem.

Regression testing is a critical component of any D365 BC implementation. It helps to ensure that your system continues to function correctly and that any changes or modifications do not negatively impact your business operations. By investing in proper regression testing, you can minimize the risk of system failures, delays, and other issues, allowing you to focus on what matters most—growing your business.

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Sikich offers support plans that include regression testing. This means that our support team will test any new features, updates, patches, etc. in a sandbox, multiple times, to make sure that once it is live it will not cause any issues with your environment. This eliminates the risk of updating and having bugs that will disrupt your functionality and cost more to fix after the fact. It is more difficult, time consuming, and expensive to investigate and fix issues after they have been deployed in your live environment.

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