Benefits of Automated Testing in Business Central 

by | Dec 28, 2022 | Business Central, Microsoft Dynamics 365

Automated testing is an invaluable tool for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, allowing users to quickly and accurately test their applications and systems with minimal effort. Automated testing can help developers and testers save time, money, and resources when it comes to testing their Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central application. 

What is Automated Testing? 

Automated testing is the process of using specialised software to run tests against a software application or system to ensure that it is functioning as expected. Automated tests can include unit tests, functional tests, acceptance tests, regression tests, or performance tests. Automated testing is an important part of software development and is becoming increasingly important in the world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. 

Automated tests can be used to verify that the system is working as expected, that it is secure, and that it is providing the desired functionality. Automated tests can also detect and alert developers to potential issues before they become major problems. This can save time and money, as well as preventing costly outages. 

Automated testing is also important in helping to ensure that ERP systems are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. Tests can be run to verify that the system meets industry standards and is compliant with applicable laws. 

Automated testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 

 For Business Central, Microsoft has provided the AL Test Toolkit, which provides capabilities for testing the entire system.  

AL Test Toolkit – The test toolkit helps developers and users to test the functionality of the system in minimal time. It also provides options to save any documents and data created during the testing process. This helps to keep the database size under control and allows users to go back and review whenever needed.  

Along with the Test Toolkit, Microsoft have provided several test cases that can be used on the system. These test cases can be used to test the vanilla system, or a new test cases system can be developed to test bespoke customisation. 

By allowing users to quickly and easily run tests, they can gain valuable insight into their applications and systems without having to manually perform each test. This can save hours of time, allowing testers to focus on more complex tasks. 

Automated testing also reduces the risk of errors, as it can detect and report any errors in the code and ensure it works with other existing customisations ahead of it being deployed to the production environment. This in turn leads to improved accuracy, ensuring that applications and systems run smoothly and without any issues. 

Automated testing can help increase the overall quality of applications and systems. By providing quick and accurate feedback, potential problems can be identified and addressed quickly. This can help reduce the number of bugs and issues in the applications and systems, leading to better, more reliable performance. 

At Mercurius IT we strongly recommend implementing automated testing functionality for your ERP solution. If you would like to discuss your requirements in more depth, please leave a comment or fill in the contact form below.  

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