User acceptance testing (UAT) is often overlooked as a mundane and time consuming task for both IT and end users, yet it can be one of the most important steps in the application development lifecycle. UAT helps to validate that the end-user requirements are met and, by using test cases, it can reveal bugs before it goes into production. Benefits of UAT include:
- Ensuring internal or external end user satisfaction.
- Early bug detection.
- Verification that user requirements have been met.