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Finding Bugs in ERP Application Using Test Data

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Executive Summary

Software development and testing of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems demands Keen methods to tackle its special features. As manual testing is not able to systematically test ERP systems due to the involved complexity, an effective testing approach should be automated, also requiring that the appropriate test data has to be provided alongside. In this paper, the authors identify four main challenges regarding the provision of test data for automatic testing of ERP software system test data supply, system test data stability, input test data constraints and test data correlation. Their experiment results show that the technique both reduces the size of test suite and better ensures the effectiveness of test suite to reveal error.

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