Wednesday, March 14, 2018

AP CFMS Modalities for User Acceptance Testing and Parallel Testing as per Go.Ms.No.37

AP Finance Department Comprehensive Financial Management System (CFMS) Modalities for User Acceptance Testing and Parallel Testing Order as per Go.Ms.No. 37 Dated: 13-03-2018.
In an effort to establish state-of-the art IT applications for effective Public Finance
Management, the Government has decided to establish a Comprehensive Financial
Management System (CFMS), which would provide seamless and dynamic interface with all stakeholders and facilitate effective financial management.

Finance Department is in the process of operationalizing the Comprehensive
Financial Management System (CFMS), which is being implemented on the SAP back-bone.Andhra Pradesh Centre for Financial Systems and Services (APCFSS) has already been assigned as the nodal agency for undertaking the end to end tasks of this implementation and continued support and maintenance of this application.

As part of this, APCFSS is entrusted to undertake co-ordination with SAP, the Systems Integrator for CFMS, and with
other 3rd party vendors and various government departments who are the stakeholders.

During the review meeting on 9th March, 2018, the CEO, APCFSS, has informed that
the Integration testing of most of the functionalities is almost complete and thereby, he proposed to undertake User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Parallel Testing to test and ensure that the application is fit for implementation. In this regard, the CEO,

APCFSS has been proposed following and requested for necessary orders:

  • A team of implementation resources from APCFSS and SAP, is constituted to support the activities related to this testing. 
  • The team is divided between onsite at Testing location and central support at APCFSS, Ibrahimpatnam; 
  • The proposed onsite team will coordinate with the respective locations and visit the location on the assigned date to assist the local team in carrying out the testing activities; 
  • On the assigned day of testing, the local office team along with the DDOs within the offices jurisdiction will carry out the testing. Testing will be performed in two sets – Set 1 relates to all transactions at the concerned Treasury/PAO for a selected prior date and Set 2 relates to the live transactions on the appointed day of testing; 
  • For Set 1 transactions, the DDO maker/ checker/approvers will input the transactions in CFMS and Treasury/PAO will carry out the audit of these transactions in CFMS. The end results/outputs will be compared to ensure same results from the current legacy system and CFMS in terms of accounting;
  • For Set 2 transactions, the DDO maker/checker/approvers will input the transactions in legacy and CFMS simultaneously and the end results/ outcomes will be compared for ensuring they are same; 
  • The payment process will be simulated to e-Kuber system and the accounts generation thereon also test checked in CFMS application; 
  • Parallel accounts for these sets of transactions will also be generated in the legacy systems and the results compared and differences will be reconciled and explained; 
  • In order to cover all types of claims, similar check will be carried out by taking some 
  • representative bills out of the pending or already audited claims in the office as a part of UAT; and 
  • The implementation team in coordination with the local office will submit a summary report within 24 hours of completion of testing. 

In order to perform this testing in a seamless manner, a trial run is performed at the PAO Ibrahimpatnam; AP Capital Region Treasury, Ibrahimpatnam and Sub-Treasury Office, Kanchikacherla. Based on this experience, it is now decided to carry out the activity at all the proposed locations as unde

The Government after careful examination of the matter, hereby, permit APCFSS and
the CFMS implementation team to visit the offices as above to conduct UAT and Parallel Test simultaneously as per the schedule given against the respective offices in para 4 above.

The Resident Commissioner, AP Bhavan, New Delhi; the Director, Works Accounts; the Director, Treasuries and Accounts; Pay and Accounts Officer, Ibrahimpatnam; the Deputy Directors of District Treasuries concerned; the Works Pay and Accounts Officers of the identified works departments ; are requested to extend cooperation to the team to complete UAT at the respective offices/locations. They are also requested to coordinate with the DDOs and Treasury officials to participate in these activities. The CEO, APCFSS is requested to make necessary travel, accommodation and related arrangements for the seamless execution of the activities by coordinating with the various locations and the Concerned officers.


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