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Challenges and Developments from SuccessConnect
TEC senior ERP analyst Aleksey Osintsev recently attended SuccessFactors' conference in Vegas. It looks like there are fundamental changes under way in how the

test tool guides  will be upgrading its test environment a month before the live environment, granting users the time to familiarize themselves with new functions and determine how they need to be configured, and providing the necessary preparation time for users to change their existing business processes. This is intended to minimize the effects of a new software version on production. Since the announcement was met with applause, it looks like this is a real problem for customers that SuccessFactors is addressing.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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