We Verify and then Validate your chosen selection before you make any final commitment to a new ERP system. This significantly reduces your risk and adds an important layer of confidence to your decision.
What is the difference between Verification and Validation?
Verification: Follows the process of a software program from beginning to end to ensure that the data entered, analyzed, or manipulated does what it is supposed to do and produces the correct result. The basic standard of any software program is simply: Did it perform as documented?
To sum it up, the goal is to verify that the process and technology are delivering what was promised.
Validation: Tests features and functions of the software program. Validation confirms that the program operates as documented, usually through answering a series of yes or no questions.
The goal of validation is to confirm the program operates as documented.
Without documented, proven successful validation, the software and process may seriously hinder your company’s ability to service your customers. However, once a system has been verified and validated, you can move forward using your system with much more confidence.
Why Verification and Validation are important:
Ensuring your chosen system will actually work the way it has been promised by the software vendor, and most importantly, that it will work for your unique business is crucial to the success of your project. Furthermore, ensuring that this is the right system before you purchase it will significantly reduce your risk and costs. It will allow key stakeholders to move forward with the project with peace of mind and confidence in the project.
How KnowledgePath will help:
Our timing and processes are unique. During a verification process, there are only 3 variables: people, processes, or technology. We will assess each piece with tools designed to isolate the problem. If in the end, the processes and technology still do not deliver desired results, it may verify that the technology chosen is not the correct fit for the organization, or that additional steps (work-arounds), processes, or possibly modifications to the software may be the answer if this is a modernization project. But, before concluding changes are necessary to operate the existing technology, we may recommend an Operational Assessment as a much better investment.
Our validation tools are excellent and will give you the peace of mind to know if the chosen software can indeed deliver as promised.