Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing, or SAP is a widely used enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that enables businesses to create a centralized repository of information where every department can share and get access to common data to create better workflows. The software helps to integrate operations across finance, sales, production, logistics and human resources. By executing all business processes in a SAP system, information can flow from one module to another without unnecessary data entry. SAP software helps enterprises to run business processes efficiently while reducing operational costs.
What Is SAP Enterprise Testing?
In QA, SAP Enterprise testing is the process for validating the functionality of SAP modules in order to confirm that they perform as intended. QA engineers execute different types of testing in SAP whenever there are changes within this ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, be it fixes and patch management, implementing new modules or updating configurations. Unlike many conventional testing methods, SAP testing is an output-based testing methodology.
Since this system is responsible for maintaining a database of information, it’s important to regularly carry out functional unit testing in your QA process so that all these processes deliver expected outcomes continuously.
For any SAP testing, end-to-end testing using real life simulations is very crucial for the validation of the entire software. This helps to ensure that the software, along with its integrations with external interfaces is functioning effectively as intended right from start till the end.
Since businesses around the world depend on the SAP architecture to share data and information, it is important to test it and periodically upgrade the system to minimize business risks. Moreover, the introduction of new functionalities in the SAP software requires rigorous testing as well. Here are some of the benefits of SAP ERP testing:
With SAP testing, you can get end-to-end testing and validation of SAP modules in the ERP environment.
With regular testing, it’s possible to reduce the costs associated with developing and maintaining a SAP environment.
SAP testing will ensure that there is proper implementation of the software, all modules are working as intended, and meeting all compliance requirements.
When there are changes in the business processes, or an upgrade in the software, then testing will ensure that all configurations are working properly.
SAP testing can be used to ensure that different modules are properly integrated.
Explore Our SAP Testing Services
At QASource, we provide the following SAP testing services to our clients:
Unit testing in SAP focuses on testing interfaces, workflows, reports, forms, conversions, data transfer rules and security authorization within the system.
In integration tests, QA testers apply real data when tested in the testing environment and ensure that triggers, reports and workflows all function properly.
Regression testing occurs whenever new updates are configured, patches are applied or new interfaces are added.
Performance testing focuses on increasing the stability of the SAP software by testing system responses and concurrent user loads in order to identify any system obstructions.
Since SAP applications depend on high configurability, functional tests determine whether or not the functionality of all modules meet business requirements. QA engineers create test cases, test scenarios and test requirements in order to perform functional unit testing in SAP.
Since SAP systems feature multiple portals, depending on organizational requirements and business processes, it’s essential to carry out tests for the functionality of each of these portals. Alongside functional unit testing in SAP, QA testers often check the portals across different browsers and operating systems for validation.
User Acceptance Testing
User acceptance testing focuses on the system’s ability to carry out all business requirements tied to designated job functions. QA teams must understand all business processes in order to ensure the desired features and functionalities are available and functioning correctly.
Using any open source tools like Selenium framework or licensed tools (i.e. TestComplete, UFT, etc.), users can automate functional testing scenarios of SAP web application, thereby automating all manual repetitive workflows and processes.
Day-In-The-Life (DITL) Testing
Generally, it gets confused with Integration Testing or User Acceptance Testing. Although DITL testing is related to both of these testing types, it is different in its own type. It is performed to check the ERP system works as expected on the real users using real data and process execution in day-to-day life to manage the business before UAT on the enterprise level.
SAP Testing Solutions
Here are some SAP testing solutions that our engineers can offer:
Agile Testing Adoption
In order to stay ahead of the competition, migrating to agile processes is the need of the hour. Agile testing teams are involved right from the beginning of the project planning so that last minute production code defects can be easily identified.
End-to-End Testing/Integration Testing
Digital transformation from enterprise level to SAP S/4HANA platform has influenced organizations to involve testing service providers for the validation by relying on end-to-end testing.
Cloud Migration Testing
Using enterprise SAP architecture has become very costly due to infrastructural constraints. Therefore, many SAP clients have been rapidly migrating to the cloud SAP platform, which, in turn, has been creating challenges of data security. Hence, running cloud migration tests is a good practice to ensure the safety of data.
These days, most clients use a hybrid model, which includes both an in-house SAP domain expertise team and a specialist testing service provider. The need for faster implementation, growing complexity, and a lack of skilled SAP resources have influenced organizations to shift towards the use of test automation in SAP testing.
We, at QASource, have experienced agile testers and highly skilled test automation experts who can cater to the above latest SAP testing requirements and offer customized solutions to clients.
Our SAP ERP Testing Approach
Gather requirements from business analysts
Gather functional/technical blueprints
Set up technical infrastructure
Identify Change Impact Analysis
Analyze process flows for regression testing
Identify integration points
Test data maintenance
Test scope for automation
Develop Test Plan
Create test plan and strategy
Identify Business Scenarios and Develop Automation Scripts
Create functional test scenarios
Create/update automation test scripts
Execute Flows in SAP environment
Perform integration testing
Perform mobility/portal testing
Report on test status and progress
Verify production system
Change validation from test to production to close the testing process
Our SAP Software Testing Tools Include
At QASource, our engineers use a variety of tools for SAP Testing. Here are some of the tools our team can use effectively:
Advantages of Partnering With QASource’s SAP Testing Team
Nearshore, offshore or hybrid outsourcing options
A dedicated team of QA experts familiar with SAP applications and their testing needs
Access to state-of-the-art testing facilities, test labs and tools
A team well versed in specific IoT rules, regulations and laws
Access to an advanced technology group constantly improving our Automation, Database, DevOps, Dev, and IT capabilities
Non-billable engineering leadership and US customer support