Stockland’s mix of 120+ legacy applications served its technology needs for many years, but the property development company was keen to unlock better efficiencies for itself and value for its clients. To do so, it would need a modern and more feature-packed technology environment than what it had.
SAP S/4HANA was picked as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to deliver on this goal. Its ability to run in-memory and store data in columns allows for faster, near real-time analysis and processing of data. Implementing a new and powerful ERP solution was also an opportunity for Stockland to replace its customer relationship management (CRM) system, Oracle Siebel. Salesforce was picked for its ability to better organise and manage customer data, messaging, and outreach. Since S/4HANA and Salesforce were at the core of Stockland’s business transformation, the quality of the implementation would need to be ensured for go-live. The capabilities of both systems, and the integrations points between them, would also be expanded upon, so there was also a need to reliably ensure existing functionality with every update. With multiple releases required, Stockland sought to benefit from test automation to provide cost-effective quality assurance. They also sought to streamline manual testing by automating complex business processes.
“Having the ability to run our entire automated regression suite each time we introduce changes gives us assurance that we have maintained the integrity of our production systems.”
— Fergal Collins, Test Manager at Stockland