ERP implementation is a costly & time consuming preposition. Though, enterprises are adopting cloud ERP solutions like SAP at an accelerated pace, yet there is an alarming fact associated with ERP. Around 70% of the ERP implementation projects fail either due to lack of proper software testing. If you’ve a robust quality control plan then you’ll surely deliver a successful implementation project. Discussing specifically about SAP testing, it is surely a daunting task. Customers using SAP are facing tremendous pressure as they need to manage three releases in one year. Since testing cost is soaring, it may lead to budget overruns. Manual testing is more a bottleneck that prevents business agility.
Speedy delivery is a major concern in SAP landscape. Organizations that rely on manual testing for SAP applications face tremendous pressure to reduce costs while keeping aligned with the business objectives. SAP ecosystem consists of large and complex components, making testing a complicated task due to low visibility of the workflows and integrations. Furthermore, there are time limitations also due to which organizations have to bear the brunt of inadequate test coverage. Another challenge is the growing test infrastructure cost as QA teams need to perform functional testing at different levels.
In this era of continuous innovation, enterprises are looking for new technology that not only reduce test execution time but also reduce testing costs. Organizations are looking for test automation tool for SAP that doesn’t require complex coding in writing scripts. A tool with built-in SAP-specific features is an obvious choice as it can give a quicker turnaround. Traditional test automation tools cannot solve the purpose since maintenance overheads are involved with them. A lightweight tool that require minimum coding is what enterprises are looking for.
As per study, QA teams spend 30 to 50 percent of their time in setting up test environment instead of spending it on actual testing. Due to this, approximately 74% of projects get delayed. Testing teams require a robust test automation framework that not only can be scaled but also be maintained easily; can identify regression scenarios/test cases and create regression test suite that are required on every release.
Seamlessly manage these challenges with Opkey
Opkey is the industry’s leading test automation platform for SAP that enables customers to accelerate their testing while keeping pace with their digital transformation initiative. Features like pre-built test components for SAP, Risk based assessment and End to END visibility across entire application ecosystem enable Opkey to offer unparalleled SAP test automation experience to customers.
Opkey is a zero-code test automation platform that enables enterprises using SAP to move from test everything approach to risk-based testing. AI-driven Impact Analysis engine of Opkey highlights most-at-risks objects, enabling QA teams to narrow the test scope down to impacted objects and forms. Since Opkey can identify risk based objects, it helps QA teams to achieve wider test coverage up to 90% while accelerating the test cycles.
Rather than wasting time in testing all the things that aren’t impacted by an update, QA teams can test only the impacted areas. This will shorten the release cycles and helps in finishing change-to-test cycles in less than 2-3 weeks. Thus, reducing significant time and cost of enterprises while also ending the need for Hypercare. Read our blog on how to remove the need for hypercare through continuous testing of SAP applications.
Apart from pre-build test accelerators and impact analysis, Opkey also provides you scalable test environment. Furthermore, Opkey is the only test automation platform that supports multiple technologies including web, mobile, APIs, Desktop, Citrix, Mainframes and other legacy applications. So, rather than testing a particular application, Opkey helps you to test the entire ecosystem of applications with ease. 200+ OS-Browser combinations, 1000+ keywords, & 500+ real-devices, Opkey helps you to run thousands of test simultaneously in short time. Opkey supports Agile, Dev-ops, BDD and continuous testing practices by delivering out-of-box features like in-built Gherkin editor, Day Zero integrations with all popular ALM and CI\CD tools.
Opkey offers 100+ SAP specific keywords, enabling users to seamlessly handle control. Opkey perfectly addresses the complexity associated with dynamic controls like nested tables and heavy Ajax. Opkey’s pre-build keywords come with integration compatibility for other applications. Furthermore, same test scripts work on ECC and S/4Hana. Moreover, you can also export test suites to accelerate testing cycles.