An Introduction to SAP S/4HANA Testing

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What is SAP S/4HANA

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SAP S/4HANA is next-generation ERP software that connects the business to people, business networks, IoT, big data, and more. It’s designed to offer a personal user experience through SAP Fiori, which delivers a role-based, consumer-grade user experience across all lines of business, tasks, and devices.

Here’s SAP’s detailed outline of SAP S/4HANA’s key capabilities across Finance, Sourcing and Procurement, Sales, Professional Services, Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management, Manufacturing, and more.

SAP S/4HANA Testing 

To derive business value from the technology advancements associated with SAP S/4HANA, businesses must build, test and deploy the solution upon migration/adoption—and on every SAP update. Yet, in SAP environments, over 72% of companies rely on manual testing to verify changes in critical business processes. Manual testing is costly (representing over 30% of the typical SAP project budget), time-consuming, and not thorough and accurate enough to guarantee that critical risks will be exposed. 

Tricentis Tosca helps enterprises reduce risks while accelerating the pace of business process innovation. With the industry’s most advanced SAP business process testing solution, Tricentis helps enterprises effortlessly detect the impact of change to their critical business transactions—across and beyond SAP (including APIs, web UIs, mobile interfaces, custom back-end systems, packaged applications, and more)

A new SAP S/4HANA Testing Accelerator is now available for Tricentis Tosca—extending its industry-leading SAP testing support. This package, which was jointly developed by Tricentis and Spectar, is the firstS/4HANA testing solution developed on S/4HANA Fiori Launchpad.

The SAP S/4HANA Testing Accelerator provides prebuilt, reusable “automation templates” for 350+ of the most-requested Fiori Applications across Sales, Procurement, Finance and Controlling modules. The package targets Fiori Apps across different SAP modules (such as SAP MM, SD, FI/CO, PM, and PP Modules). The base package includes Fiori Apps in Sales, Procurement, Finance and Controlling modules. The PM and PP modules are available in separate packs. The package is suitable for SAP S/4HANA versions 1511 and later. 

Using the SAP S/4HANA Testing Accelerator for SAP test automation tools, users jumpstart their test automation efforts and break through the expensive entrance barriers that have prevented them from achieving their test automation targets. With little to no customization effort, users can add their own business data and adjust individually automated test sequences.

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