Intelligent automation empowers organizations to accelerate test execution, reduce downtime and prevent defects. Automation is the only way to effectively keep pace with the testing demands associated with the complexities and rapid-fire release schedules of modern enterprise packaged apps like SAP S/4HANA.

YETI Coolers—a premium manufacturer of drinkware and coolers, and the go-to-choice of outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters and backyard barbecue kings, experienced explosive growth, creating a need to design and construct highly scalable processes. In response, YETI’s leadership team chose to deploy SAP S/4HANA.

Prior to the S/4HANA implementation, software testing was performed manually on an ad hoc basis, without the support of a dedicated testing team. With the scope and complexity of an S/4HANA rollout, the need for an automated process for testingbecame increasingly important.

YETI sought out a proven automation testing tool that could enable them to prevent business disruption before, during and after their HANA implementation, and support these key business goals:

  • Build and maintain complex end-to-end tests with speed and ease
  • Maintain the integrity of existing systems
  • Reduce production defects
  • Improve the quality of testing
  • Validate critical business processes to avoid business disruption
  • Shorten testing cycles

YETI chose test automation tool Worksoft Certify, the intelligent automation platform of choice for enterprise packaged applications. Using Certify, they implemented an automated process for daily regression testing to ensure flawless SAP business process implementation. YETI also used functional test automation to support customer-facing business processes on its external website.

With Worksoft, YETI was able to automate business process discovery and testing to document and validate business processes and support their SAP S/4HANA adoption. The company’s IT teams used test scripts that mimicked the day-to-day operations of YETI’s core business – allowing testing to be based on as-is business processes. YETI also used automation to conduct end-user and performance testing, eliminating manual effort,saving time and reducing risk.

YETI leaders recognized the inherent business benefits of automation with Worksoft as evidenced by their operations. “The quality of our software systems is how we can say that we’ve been successful with automation,” said James Croaff, software quality and test engineering for YETI.

Automation makes it possible for the team at YETI Coolers to mobilize cross- functional teams to create a robust, unified testing program for SAP and its connected enterprise landscape. After just six months of using Worksoft automation, YETI increased the volume of their test library by more than 500 automated tests. In that same time period, they achieved 85 percent test coverage for their ERP systems and 50 percent coverage of all eCommerce processes.

To learn more about the success of YETI Coolers implementation of the Worksoft test automation tool,check out their presentations from SAPPHIRE NOW 2017. To find out more about the value benefits of automation, read IDC’s research on “The Value of Business Process Testing with Worksoft.”

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