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Production application checklist

Follow the application checklist before going live and create your roll-up plan.

Updated over a week ago

After reading this article you’ll discover:

  • Checklist for going live

  • Stages of preparing your application before going live

Congratulations! You’ve reached the important milestone: you are about to press ‘Play’ and enable your customers to use your application. Even though there might be not too many things to be concerned about, it’s still highly recommended that you look at the whole picture one last time. The way you launch, maintain, and present your application makes a huge impact on the long-term success and profitability of your enterprise. This article provides a checklist of important steps you need to undertake to make your application run smoothly.

Go-live memo

Let's start with a brief checklist - the go-live memo that is aimed at making sure you haven't missed anything important.


  • Fill production database

  • Revisit the production text

  • Double-check roles and permissions on your data model, and make sure users can only access data they are allowed to see.

Application configurations & final settings

Custom domain (optional)



  • Plan go-live moment

  • Inform the support team after the go-live moment

  • Inform end-users about going-live

Guidelines and communication

  • Invite end-users

  • Provide onboarding for your end-users

  • Give end-users the possibility to share feedback

Rollup plan

The journey of deploying your application to a live environment demands a meticulous roll-up plan which you can approach at your own pace and preference. However, we feel that it's worth giving a more detailed breakdown of each stage to guide you through the process:

1. Live data transition

Before pushing your application live, ensure a clean slate by deleting test data and preparing live data for implementation. This involves validating the integrity and relevance of data that will be actively used in the production environment. A smooth transition to live data minimizes the risk of discrepancies and inaccuracies, setting the foundation for a reliable application.

2. Configurations and final settings

Thoroughly review and validate all configurations and final settings before deploying your application. Track and document changes to ensure your application is finely tuned for production. This includes essential configurations like setting up SMTP domains and adding favicon details. Attention to detail at this stage ensures a seamless user experience in the live environment.

3. Eliminating dependencies

Identify and eliminate any dependencies that may hinder a smooth go-live. Conduct a comprehensive check of your application, ensuring that custom domains are correctly configured, especially when utilizing a customized front-end. By addressing dependencies beforehand, you pave the way for a more stable and independent live application.

4. Testing

Prioritize testing as a fundamental step before deploying your application to the live environment. Comprehensive testing helps identify and fix vulnerabilities that might arise post-launch. Conduct thorough assessments to ensure the application’s reliability, security, and functionality, mitigating potential issues that could impact end-users.

5. Planning go-live moment

Scheduling the go-live events within a specified time frame is extremely important for a well-coordinated deployment. This involves strategic planning to avoid disruptions and ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the timing. A carefully planned go-live moment contributes to a smoother transition and a positive first impression for users.

6. Get people anticipated

Effective communication is key to managing expectations. Notify stakeholders, users, and those impacted by the application well in advance of the upcoming go-live. Providing clear information about the changes, improvements, and potential impacts leads to positive acceptance and confidence among users.

7. End-user invitation

Determine the most suitable method for inviting end-users based on your application type and company policy. Options include sending registration links, inviting users via the back office, or invitation emails. Craft the invitation process to match the nature of your application and the preferences of your user base.

8. Send out an introduction user guide

Strengthen user understanding of the platform by providing a comprehensive guide outlining key features. This guide can be shared via email or included within the application itself. Offering a user-friendly introduction sets the stage for a positive initial experience, helping users navigate and make the most of the application.

9. Provide onboarding training and documentation

Offering clear and comprehensive onboarding training and documentation contributes to long-term product success by empowering users to understand and efficiently use the application. By fostering user confidence and self-sufficiency, you minimize support queries and create a positive user experience.

Keep in mind that even after accomplishing these points, you need to maintain and support your application as customer demands are evolving. Gather some useful feedback, think about adding new features in the future, and improve already existing ones. All in all, have your finger on the pulse of changing circumstances and you will succeed with your product, and if you have some questions, reach out to our community. Good luck on your way!

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