Once the changes in the new application have been identified, a test plan is developed. The test plan is used to confirm that the new application is functioning properly and that the changes to the application have been implemented properly.
• A test plan or suite is created and developed, based on the scope and the possible collateral impacts of the changes.
• Existing procedures are compared against the changes being installed to identify any areas where the new application software may affect day to day operations or data entry procedures.
• Create new records, or confirm integrity of data that will be used for testing