automated test scenarios created in the first month
“Within 1 month, NZTA’s Quality Engineering team has been able to make a real impact on maintaining NZTA business productivity levels and support what has proven to be an aggressive timeline for the SAP platform migration. It has been a real eye-opener to see what can be achieved by way of business productivity.”
– Rose Wapp, Manager Quality Engineering, NZTA
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is dedicated to providing “great journeys to keep New Zealand moving.” They look after the national transport system with some $2.9b of annual expenditure and $53b of assets under management. Not surprisingly, many complex systems and applications are involved in monitoring, maintaining, and supporting their business. SAP plays a major role: SAP is used to manage the processes around road development and maintenance—including all transactions associated with land/property purchase and disposal, as well as the project and financial management of road projects.
With a required migration to S/4HANA on the horizon, they decided it was time to modernize the underlying platform as well. The New Zealand government has been advocating a transition to on-shore cloud-based data centers for some time. Before shifting to S/4HANA, NZTA committed to first modernize the SAP platform through a migration to cloud-based hosting. However, extensive—and complex—testing was required to minimize disruption to critical systems supporting real-time transactions. Testing routine changes was already burdening the business team. To support the immediate cloud migration and the upcoming S/4HANA migration, they needed a way to test exhaustively without commandeering all available business resources.
“The ability to steer multiple control types such as HTML, .NET and SAP GUI in a seamless test was invaluable to us when completing end to end testing.”
– Andrew Meredith, Quality Engineer, NZTA
TTC, an experienced Tricentis partner, set NZTA on the path to success—for this immediate project, the upcoming S/4HANA migration, and the continuous optimizations and innovations essential for the organization’s long-term success. A short “proof of concept” led by TTC experts was all it took to demonstrate that Tricentis Tosca tests could be created in one (on-prem) environment, then deployed and successfully run in another (cloud) environment.
Within just a month, NZTA implemented test automation that covered all inbound and outbound interfaces for Fuel Excise and Finance, Real Estate, Property Management, Business Reporting, and Customer Relationship Management. The tests were created in the NZTA SAP on-premise environment, then successfully deployed and re-executed in the SAP cloud environment. This provided fast feedback on whether key SAP transactions were operating properly in the new environment after each change. An automated test suite that executes in 1.25 hours replaces 15 person days of manual test effort. Through the powerful combination of TTC’s know-how and Tricentis’ industry-leading testing platform, NZTA successfully automated SAP transaction testing, enabling SAP platform change with minimal impact on the NZTA business community.