SAP QA


What is Quality Assurance? 

In business and technology, quality assurance (QA) is the process of identifying and maintaining standards related to product and software development.  

A QA team is responsible for learning the product and various testing methods. In addition to testing, writing test plans, and documenting bug reports, a QA manager should also be organized, communicative, curious, empathetic, and have a positive attitude in order to succeed.  

Testing and QA go hand in hand. Deepa Salem, Vice President and Research Director, SAPinsider, points out in an SAPinsider Market Insight that “testing and QA functions must be transformed with respect to their process and collaboration and provided with modern tools to keep up with the pace of change and the quality expectations.” 

SAPinsider’s research demonstrates that modernization in testing and QA is needed.  

“The traditional approach of throwing finished code over the wall to quality assurance and testing teams that maintain defects in a spreadsheet is no longer viable,” she says. 

“Hence, companies are transforming their testing functions to meet the demand for high software quality, performance, security, and user satisfaction rapidly.” 

What is Quality Assurance? 

In business and technology, quality assurance (QA) is the process of identifying and maintaining standards related to product and software development.  

A QA team is responsible for learning the product and various testing methods. In addition to testing, writing test plans, and documenting bug reports, a QA manager should also be organized, communicative, curious, empathetic, and have a positive attitude in order to succeed.  

Testing and QA go hand in hand. Deepa Salem, Vice President and Research Director, SAPinsider, points out in an SAPinsider Market Insight that “testing and QA functions must be transformed with respect to their process and collaboration and provided with modern tools to keep up with the pace of change and the quality expectations.” 

SAPinsider’s research demonstrates that modernization in testing and QA is needed.  

“The traditional approach of throwing finished code over the wall to quality assurance and testing teams that maintain defects in a spreadsheet is no longer viable,” she says. 

“Hence, companies are transforming their testing functions to meet the demand for high software quality, performance, security, and user satisfaction rapidly.” 

Quality Assurance, SAP Cloud Integration, and SAP S/4HANA 

In today’s SAP world QA is most readily associated with SAP Cloud Integration and SAP S/4HANA. According to SAP, quality assurance is integral to the SAP Cloud Integration development process. 

When it comes to deploying SAP S/4HANA, QA and testing is just as important as architecture and development.  

Cognizant provides a QA framework for SAP S/4HANA deployment that includes automated testing. The testing tool allows for organizations to run a full regression test in a few hours, writes Robert Holland, Vice President and Research Director, SAPinsider 

Automated testing can help organizations ensure that its systems stay at the level of quality that is established during the initial week of implementation. Holland recommends that SAPinsiders prioritize quality assurance and testing for both deployment and maintaining system quality over time. “Automated testing can not only accelerate your initial deployment by reducing the manual testing effort, but it will also improve the overall quality of your SAP S/4HANA deployment and provide a platform for maintaining that quality through future upgrades and integrations,” he says.  

“Those who are using these tools are seeing the benefits that they bring, but all SAPinsiders should focus on quality assurance and testing—and the tools and technologies that can accelerate this—as part of their planning for SAP S/4HANA deployment.” 

 

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