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At Vodafone, innovation never sleeps. Vodafone made the first-ever mobile phone call in 1985. Today, Vodafone powers Europe’s largest 5G network and the world’s largest IoT network connecting over 100M devices ranging from smart metering to health solutions. They also built Africa’s largest payment platform and are rapidly expanding it to provide financial services. Their commitment to innovation made them an early adopter of SAP S/4HANA—achieving one of the world’s 5 largest SAP S/4HANA implementations in just 10 months.
There was one extreme outlier in their innovation strategy: software testing. The longstanding testing solution (HP/Micro Focus UFT) was holding the QA team back. For years, they had been battling a steep learning curve for defining test automation and a resource-intensive process for keeping it in sync with evolving applications. With a massive migration project, new SAP technologies that weren’t supported by their current testing solution, plus more (and faster) releases to keep up with, their quality leaders recognized that it was time for a new testing approach.
After an exhaustive requirements analysis and vetting process, Vodafone recognized that Tricentis—with its industry-leading SAP testing capabilities—would enable them to maximize the productivity and skillset of their QA team. Tricentis’ model-based approach to test automation was key to this decision. It enables their testers to get up to speed rapidly (often in just a day) and create automated tests twice as fast as they could with their previous script-based solution. In less than a year, Vodafone advanced from a predominantly manual testing process with islands of automation to a continuous testing process that automatically verifies end-to-end business processes during each build.
Following Vodafone’s corporate commitment to innovation, the testing team is already thinking about taking their testing success to the next level. Automating testing across their many data imports, integrations, and transformations (with Tricentis Data Integrity) is already on their radar. So is change impact analysis: using Tricentis LiveCompare to analyze their SAP ecosystems and identify exactly which tests need to be executed to cover the risks in an SAP update.
“In less than a year, Vodafone advanced from a predominantly manual testing process with islands of automation to a continuous testing process that automatically verifies end-to-end business processes during each build.”