User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is one of the most important tests companies need to perform before launching a website or product. Especially if they are developing websites or digital products for clients in their daily business like agencies do. Not doing it, can cost thousands of dollars if you want to fix a bug right before going live. It is estimated that software bugs cost the worldwide economy 1.1 trillion US$ in 2016.
Properly doing User Acceptance Testing costs only a fraction of fixing bugs in a production system.
We created this guide based on what we have learned talking to some of our almost 1,000 customers. It shows you how an agency, named SuperHQ-Agency, saves money by successfully implementing User Acceptance Testing and hopefully you can use some of these learnings too.
You will learn how to set one up, as well as how to improve it and save a lot of human resources (aka money in your pocket) thanks to easier and more efficient testing methods.
So here we go:
When interacting with our customers and blog readers, we usually find that everyone has a different set of ideas on proper user testing workflows. Blame it on the inconsistencies when it comes to the terminology of User Testing, Usability Testing or User Acceptance Testing. The need for clarification on this topic is certainly huge.
In this blog post, I will try to bring some light into the fields of Usability Testing as well as User Acceptance Testing. I will also highlight the main differences of both areas. Check out what user testing is all about.
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Bold statement right? But of all forms of testing, user acceptance testing is often the most essential to get right. Why? Because when implemented correctly, it’s the most effective in reducing both time and cost, whilst increasing customer satisfaction. User Acceptance Testing, also known as UAT (or UAT testing), in a nutshell, is:
A process of verifying that a solution works for the user.