Evaluating SAP Testing Tools: Risk-Based Testing

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Evaluating SAP Testing Tools: Risk-Based Testing

Business analysts are often burdened with SAP testing and business process testing in addition to all their other duties. This means that resources for testing are limited, so it’s critical to understand and focus testing efforts on the top business risks.

Here are some considerations to take into account when evaluation SAP testing tools for risk-based testing:

  • Does the tool help you prioritize testing based on the risk associated with your requirements and user stories?

  • Does the tool help you determine what tests and test data are required to cover your top business risks?

  • Does it tell you what level of business risk coverage your tests are achieving?

  • Does it report test results in terms of your requirements and risks?

  • Does it help you determine the minimal number of tests needed to exercise all application logic?

Additional Considerations for Evaluating SAP Testing Tools

Here are some other key points to consider as you evaluate and compare SAP Testing tools

Technology Support Beyond SAP

The ability to extend beyond SAP and cover every technology involved in your end-to-end transactions can make the difference between fragmented spurts of automation and a comprehensive, trusted test automation strategy.

Ease of SAP Automation

With inadequate or laborious SAP automation technology, your test automation initiative will be an uphill battle from the start. It will also likely be a losing battle if it’s easier to manually test certain elements than to create and maintain automated tests for them.

Impact Analysis

The increasing pace and scope of SAP updates requires comprehensive, near-continuous testing to identify and resolve potential impacts. You not only need to know what changed; you also need to ensure that your test suite is efficient. Otherwise, you might waste time continuously updating tests that do not add value.

Test Maintenance and Optimization

Many organizations create automated tests, but few achieve sustainable test automation rates. Often, false positives, timeouts, and incomplete tests erode trust in the results. Also, the test suite grows too unwieldy to update—to the point where it seems easier to test manually than update everything that’s out of synch.

Suitability for Agile and DevOps

Studies report that 81% of organizations are adopting DevOps and 91% are adopting Agile. However, you’d have to search long and hard to find an enterprise that doesn’t have scaling Agile and adopting DevOps on its radar. It’s not a matter of if testing will need to accommodate DevOps and Agile, but when.

Gartner’s Evaluations of SAP Testing Tools

Gartner produces two research reports designed to help enterprises select the SAP testing tool that best suits their needs:

SAP Testing Tools Comparison

Compare SAP testing tools in 5 key categories. Read more.

Automated SAP Testing

How to effortlessly detect impacts to your core end-to-end business transactions—across and beyond SAP. Read more.

SAP Testing Resources

The latest research and best practices on SAP testing. Read more.