Expedite Project Timelines and Reduce Risk When Implementing SAP Fiori and S/4HANA with Automated Discovery, Documentation and Testing

When it comes SAP S/4HANA migration projects, there are many moving parts. An S/4HANA migration represents the biggest project of the decade for members of most IT departments, who must work with almost every single line of business to build the business case, migrate operations, and re-engineer processes.

Major components of an S/4HANA migration include identifying, understanding and migrating current business processes. For many organizations the shift to S/4HANA also requires adapting to the SAP Fiori user interface and embracing Agile methodologies, potentially for the first time.

Worksoft is uniquely capable of enabling enterprises to navigate these challenges. Worksoft Connective Automation is focused on end-to-end business processes, a necessary perspective to ensure smooth migrations of your major ERP.

By automating business process discovery, documentation and testing via a single integrated automation platform, Worksoft enables enterprises to accelerate S/4HANA projects and minimize risks by eliminating manual effort, providing comprehensive insights, and dynamically supporting ongoing change management efforts.

Automated Business Process Discovery | Jump-Start Your SAP S/4HANA Project

As they prepare to move to S/4HANA, most enterprises recognize that they have a significant number of integrations and customizations, which naturally leads to concern over the risks of migration. Others have so many variations in processes they don’t truly know exactly what is being done by whom.

Discovering and documenting as-is business processes is one of the first things that needs to be done when transitioning to S/4HANA. Worksoft dramatically decreases the time and effort needed to gather this data by enabling organizations to crowdsource the business process documentation across their organization. Worksoft Capture can be deployed to hundreds of business users across the globe to digitally capture the steps of the business processes they perform as part of their daily jobs. Data can then be imported into Worksoft Analyze, which automatically generates documentation of business processes the way users actually perform them.

Analyze can also be used to identify the most common and critical processes, variations of those processes, and any customizations that have been made. With this data in hand, organizations can prioritize which business processes need to be transitioned first and start building corresponding test plans.

Automated SAP Testing | Building Fiori and S/4HANA Testing Scenarios

When implementing SAP S/4HANA and Fiori, you need to ensure all you mission-critical business processes will continue to run after the transition. Manual testing simply isn’t a viable option. Smaller features are released faster, test teams must be able to adapt to constant changes. And since systems and processes are complex, S/4HANA Testing must be flexible.

Doing this testing process manually at the speed that’s required becomes impossible for most, outpacing time and cost resources. Yet test automation for Fiori isn’t straightforward and requires special expertise. Here’s why:  

·       No standard HTML controls and multiple technologies behind the web page (UI5,SAP WebDynpro, & SAP webgui)

·       Need to be able to identify objects

·       Massive–up to 20kdivtags on a single page

·       Need to be able to handle lazy-loading of lists

·       Customizable by the user, which means things can move on the page

Worksoft delivers dynamic and flexible test automation for SAP Fiori.  We’re considered the “gold standard” for SAP Test Automation. That’s why more leading global enterprises rely on Worksoft for automated SAP testing. Even SAP uses Worksoft to test SAP applications.

Worksoft Certify, with its patented object-action framework and optimizations, is specifically designed to adapt to change. With features like pre-defined optimizations to interact with 300+ different controls and an automation engine with built-in logic to handle lazy-loading of lists, Worksoft Certify is uniquely equipped to handle the complexities of automating Fiori tests.

Embrace Agile for Your S/4HANA Project with Worksoft Automation

Most enterprises are also trying to adopt SAP Activate as part of their transformation. Since SAP Activate is based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and it could be the first exposure to Agile for many of these SAP focused teams, they are unsure how to effectively adopt an Agile approach.

With Worksoft Connective Automation enterprises can:

·       Enable Agile adoption by building automation closer to development sprint when documentation is top of mind

·       Quickly identify and document existing business processes and variations

·       Achieve end-to-end business process testing across SAP S/4HANA and all other enterprise applications

·       Efficiently keep pace with frequent updates to S/4HANA

·       Uncover and resolve data transfer problems and system issues before production outages occur

·       Use Solution Manager to manage test plans for end-to-end processes that include a mix of SAP and non-SAP applications

·       Auto-populate business blueprints in SAP Solution Manager 7.2

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA is a complex process, but with proper planning and the support of efficiency-boosting tools, organizations can significantly shorten S/4HANA project timelines and reduce the risks associated with such a dramatic change.