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ASUG Dallas Fort Worth Chapter Meeting-Fall 2017

Event Start From October 27th,2017 To October 27th,2017

News from the ASUG Wisconsin chapter meeting event on Friday 27th October where we were proud to be a gold sponsor.

Lisa Ratajczyk and Jonathan Pearson were pleased to be leading this working session on Testing SAP ERP systems which showed how using new technology can minimise risk and speed up the SAP upgrade and release planning process

Living happily with SAP means working at the relationship and, in particular, that means managing the inevitable and constant change, both driven by the business and SAP. SAP ERP upgrades and routine patches are stressful enough when your environment is stable; but SAP is encouraging everyone to move into the SAP HANA and/or SAP S/4HANA house, which is another scale of project altogether.
All such changes need to be tested and validated, a process typically involving a high number of key business users as well as SAP specialists in IT. Many man-months can be spent in System Integration Testing (SIT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) ensuring that new capabilities will not disrupt business operation and effectiveness. Planning the tasks plus managing these resources and the test executions while simultaneously triaging every issue discovered is tough. This challenge only becomes tougher when the testers are business users temporarily divorced from their day jobs and the process must be repeated several times each year.
In this session, Original Software will share lessons from some of their SAP customers, including Marston’s and Wales & West. We will cover how:

  • Overall, the time and effort associated with de-risking the implementation of any change can be reduced by up to 75 percent
  • Process documentation can be brought quickly up to date
  • Basic processes can be easily expanded to deliver extensive scenario coverage
  • Automated tests can run to quickly validate all changes either before engaging users or as part of their UAT discipline
  • UAT can be made quicker and up to 40 percent more efficient
  • Users are provided with interactive documentation of changes to provide understanding.
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