One of the leading global FMCG companies – with over 25 billion Euros of revenue and a rich 100+ year history – relies on SAP to manage business critical operations across 120 world markets. SAP is integral to almost every part of the business, from finance and sales to materials management and production.
They recognize keeping their SAP ECC systems updated ahead of the S/4HANA transition is critical to their ability to deliver with precision and stay ahead of market demands.
With a largely manual testing process, considerable effort was required to perform thorough testing for the several SAP releases they wanted to adopt each year. Each release required multiple weeks of planning and burdened high-value domain experts with repetitive tasks. In addition, they worried that their exceptional quality standards might be impacted by the potential for human error in the condensed and often rushed time period allotted for testing.
The testing organization for SAP knew it was time to innovate their processes — introducing test automation so they could deliver quality at speed.
“We want to bolster the user experience and have our employees enjoy and grow within their work. We don’t want to focus on repetitive tasks. Instead, we want to provide more development opportunities.”
Because test execution is now so fast, they can re-run test cases multiple times through the course of the release. This increases confidence in the accuracy of results and allows domain experts additional flexibility to focus on other areas. Moreover, shifting the focus from repetitive tasks fosters their culture of innovation — providing domain experts the time and flexibility to work on advances that transform the user experience.
The team realized a 100% return on their investment in Tricentis Tosca within the first year. They are now focused on extending their automation skills to different technologies across the organization.
- 100% ROI in 1 year
- 90% reduction in manual testing
- 80% reusability from one release to the next
- Automation of complex SAP scenarios that can be run multiple times for a single release
- Test data automatically generated with test cases
- Ability to test multiple scenarios during the testing period
- Fewer repetitive tasks for SAP domain experts; more focus on testing innovation
- Increased confidence in testing outcomes