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.

Benefits of SAP ERP Testing

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:
System Validation

With SAP testing, you can get end-to-end testing and validation of SAP modules in the ERP environment.

Reduced Costs

With regular testing, it’s possible to reduce the costs associated with developing and maintaining a SAP environment.

Ensure Compliance

SAP testing will ensure that there is proper implementation of the software, all modules are working as intended, and meeting all compliance requirements.

Configuration Changes

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

    Unit testing in SAP focuses on testing interfaces, workflows, reports, forms, conversions, data transfer rules and security authorization within the system.

  • Integration Testing

    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

    Regression testing occurs whenever new updates are configured, patches are applied or new interfaces are added.

  • Performance Testing

    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.

  • Functional Testing

    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.

  • Portal Testing

    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.

  • Automation Testing

    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:

Mobile Testing Solutions

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.

Test Automation

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

  • 1

    Functional Requirements

    • Gather requirements from business analysts
    • Gather functional/technical blueprints
    • Set up technical infrastructure
  • 2

    Identify Change Impact Analysis

    • Analyze process flows for regression testing
    • Identify integration points
    • Test data maintenance
    • Test scope for automation
  • 3

    Develop Test Plan

    • Create test plan and strategy
  • 4

    Identify Business Scenarios and Develop Automation Scripts

    • Create functional test scenarios
    • Create/update automation test scripts
  • 5

    Execute Flows in SAP environment

    • Perform integration testing
    • Perform mobility/portal testing
  • 6

    Test Reports

    • Report on test status and progress
  • 7

    Test Closure

    • 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

SAP Testing Resources

Here are some more blog posts:

A Complete Guide to SAP Testing - QASource

Blog Post A Complete Guide to SAP Testing

SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) is a software package that enterprises use to manage business processes. It integrates all operations including finance.

QASource's User Guide to Day-In-The-Life (DITL) Testing

Blog Post User Guide To Day-In-The-Life (DITL) Testing

Before releasing any software, testers need to look at various factors like real data, real interface, real user interactions and overall.

A Complete Guide to Regression Testing - QASource

Blog Post A Complete Guide to Regression Testing

One step forward, two steps back. That’s what you can expect when your QA strategy doesn’t include software regression testing.

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