5) Test Run
6) Parallel Run
7) Live Run
8) User On-boarding
Now let us get into details of Software configuration
Software configuration involves
A) Configuring Global Parameters
B) Configuring Business Rules
C) Configuring Process Steps
(Remember structured and coherent thought is important, so you need to be exact in these 3 words. Lets get into the detail of points A, B, C
A) Configuring Global Parameters : So the implementer will configure global parameters for the software iike language, time zone, host currency etc
B) Configure Business Rules : Lets say we have a business rule that we provide 40% discount to senior citizens for a membership plan. So this rule will be configured in the software. Lets say we increase the discount to 50 % effective July 1 , 2016, so we can configure this rule as well.
C ) Configure Process Steps : Lets take this example of a travel portal software. Lets say your company makes a software application which can be utilized by organisations who wish to run a travel services company on Internet. You have three clients all of them have similar processes like ticket booking ticket cancellation etc. How ever individual clients can opt for different process steps as per their business logic. This is Configuration of process steps.
Implementation for large applications can go on for weeks. A good software application provides easy configuration. Ability to configure provides flexibility and agility in the solution.
That's all for now on software implementation and software configuration.