SAP Testing & Automation Tools


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What is Test Automation?

Test automation is the process of leveraging automation tools to maintain test data, execute tests, and analyze test results to improve software and process quality. Test automation is also called automated testing and automated QA testing.

There are several types of test automation, including:

  • Unit — testing of individual components of software
  • Smoke — testing that determines whether a build is stable
  • Integration — testing to ensure that individual pieces of software operate well together
  • Regression — testing to ensure that no component of the software has regressed after changes are made
  • API —testing of application programming interfaces after software development to make sure that everything is working together properly
  • Security — testing to determine if there are security weaknesses in the software
  • Performance — testing that evaluates software stability and responsiveness
  • Acceptance — testing to determine how end-users will respond to the final software product
  • UI — testing designed to replicate a typical end-user experience

What is Test Automation?

Test automation is the process of leveraging automation tools to maintain test data, execute tests, and analyze test results to improve software and process quality. Test automation is also called automated testing and automated QA testing.

There are several types of test automation, including:

  • Unit — testing of individual components of software
  • Smoke — testing that determines whether a build is stable
  • Integration — testing to ensure that individual pieces of software operate well together
  • Regression — testing to ensure that no component of the software has regressed after changes are made
  • API —testing of application programming interfaces after software development to make sure that everything is working together properly
  • Security — testing to determine if there are security weaknesses in the software
  • Performance — testing that evaluates software stability and responsiveness
  • Acceptance — testing to determine how end-users will respond to the final software product
  • UI — testing designed to replicate a typical end-user experience

What are SAP Test Automation Tools?

The purpose of SAP test automation tools is to ensure that business critical software and processes work correctly. There are a number of SAP test automation tools that customers can use:

  • SAP Solution Manager’s test automation framework provides functions such as creating test configurations and test scripts for automated tests, test data containers, and system data containers.
  • SAPUI5 has a development toolkit that enables a test runner to test changes in code.
  • SAP Cloud ALM includes a test automation REST API that enables users to trigger automatic tests.
  • SAP Sustainability Performance Management comes with a test automation tool to check the quality and performance of the application in the development and quality environment.
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud includes a test automation tool to manage and test processes.
  • SAP OData Services includes architecture that enables automated OData integration tests with the help of the eCATT OData wizard.

Additional Resources for SAPinsiders

The Future of Test Automation is Here Today: How SAP Customers are Reinventing their Documentation, Testing, and Learning Processes. In this webinar, Rudy Hoogendoorn and Alan Jimenez of Qualibrate discuss how test automation and automated software delivery can help SAP customers eliminate inefficiencies and problems with their digital transformation initiatives.

Test Automation of End-to-End Business Processes Using SAP Solution Manager and SAP TAO 2.0. In this article, Marcus Wefers, Senior Director of SAP Solution Management, and Sonal Kumar, Senior Product Manager of SAP ALM Solution Management team, explain how to create automated regression tests of your end-to-end business processes with SAP Test Automation and Optimization and SAP Solution Manager.

Define Automated Test Cases and Create Test Configuration with SAP Solution Manager 7.1. In this article, Brikena Berisha, an SAP consultant at CoreALM Consulting Company, provides a step-by-step procedure for creating a systems data container, test configuration, test plan, and test packages in SAP Solution Manager.

Vendors that offer SAP customers assistance with test automation include: APOS Systems, Basis Technology,Panaya, Stonebranch, and Worksoft.

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