IT/PPS 04.20 - Change Validation in Production Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Application
Change Validation in Production Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Application
IT/PPS No. 04.20
Issue No. 2
Effective Date: 2/05/2021
Next Review Date: 3/01/2022 (EY)
Sr. Reviewer: Associate Vice President, Technology Resources
This policy outlines the processes Division of Information Technology (DOIT) staff will follow for validation of production enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications after system changes (e.g., upgrades, patching, other major changes) have been completed.
The application owner will ensure business roles in the production ERP application are adequately controlled and granted only to users requiring the business role.
Post-test validation in the production ERP application is the responsibility of the application owner staff possessing the appropriate authorized roles to perform this function in the production ERP application.
Testing – the act of ensuring that any changes made to the application have been vetted in a non-production ERP application and perform as expected.
Validation – a quality assurance check that the previously-developed and tested modifications function correctly in the target production ERP application, ensuring the targeted application is not adversely affected.
Application Owners – the university staff who have been given the necessary privileges to provide the day-to-day oversight of the application in question.
PROCEDURES FOR VALIDATION IN PRODUCTION ERP SYSTEMS
The application owner is responsible for coordinating the validation of application changes in production ERP applications. DOIT staff will assist as needed but will not use privileged role delegation in validation activities.
The application owner will coordinate with DOIT staff to authorize production use of the system upon successful validation of the production ERP application.
REVIEWERS OF THIS PPS
Reviewers of this PPS include the following:
Position Date Associate Vice President, Technology Resources March 1 EY Vice President for Information Technology March 1 EY
This PPS has been reviewed by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State Information Technology policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.
Associate Vice President, Technology Resources; senior reviewer of this PPS
Vice President for Information Technology