From real-life tasks to software capabilities
Microsoft ships a regression suite automation tool (RSAT) with Dynamics 365, thereby greatly reducing the time and cost of UAT. UAT is typically required before you apply Microsoft application updates or custom code and configurations to a production environment. RSAT lets functional power users record business tasks by using the Task Recorder and then converts the recordings into automated tests without having to write code.
Out of the box, however, Dynamics 365 does not come with a complete set of robust task recordings. Some recordings are shipped with the demo data, but a majority of our clients had reported that they were not good enough for use in production. Therefore, Sikich has created task recordings for the thousands of processes at work in the businesses of our clients. These task recordings, updated every time an update is published, are part of HEADSTART.
Without an obvious, consistent starting point, many clients in the past neglected technical process documentation. Using our library of task recordings, we expedite testing, so clients can deploy the next update and benefit from new features faster. We have successfully decreased the time needed for update testing from as much as four weeks to just eight hours. It’s an enormous benefit for Sikich clients to be able to rely on the HEADSTART task recordings. They support training, accelerate implementation, and establish a model for creating documentation and thorough testing scripts.
When companies decide to deploy a modern, cloud ERP or CRM solution like Microsoft Dynamics 365, they want to reap the transformational benefits of the technology as soon as possible. At the same time, they hope to avoid the disruption, budget and schedule overruns, risk, and uncertainty of poorly planned deployment projects. To streamline Dynamics 365 deployments and ensure the right outcomes, Sikich has developed the HEADSTART approach for a fast cloud ERP deployment. We use HEADSTART in nearly every project to our clients’ benefit, and continue refining the methodology as Dynamics 365 evolves along with organizations and industries. No matter if you’re a business leader looking to modernize your technology or a Professional Advisor helping clients find the best partner’ advising companies, HEADSTART could give you a critical edge.