You wouldn’t purchase a car before test-driving, would you? Or even purchase a new computer or electronic device without giving it a whirl?

The purpose of testing is not to find bugs only

Software testing is performed to verify that the completed software package functions according to the expectations defined by the requirements/specifications. The overall objective is not to find every software bug that exists, but to uncover situations that could negatively impact upon the customer, usability, and/or maintainability.

Testing verifies that the system meets the different requirements including, functional, performance, reliability, security, usability and so on. This verification is done to ensure that we are building the system right. In addition, testing validates that the system being developed is what the user needs. In essence, validation is performed to ensure that we are building the right system. Apart from helping staff make decisions, the information from software testing helps with risk management.

So why would you deploy or upgrade your business applications without properly testing?

Many companies must opt to forgo the testing phase of deployments and upgrades due to scarce or nonexistent resources for testing. And the companies that are testing, are sometimes using manual processes, which can be time-consuming, expensive, and error-prone. There may also be limited provision for ongoing testing after implementation. These barriers to testing can be overcome through the functional testing service offered by SAP Consulting.

Many companies must opt to forgo the testing phase of deployments and upgrades due to scarce or nonexistent resources for testing and the companies that are testing are sometimes using manual processes which can be time-consuming, expensive and error-prone. There may also be limited provision for ongoing testing after implementation. These barriers to testing can be overcome through the functional testing service offered by SAP Consulting.

So, “Why test?”

Testing contributes to improving the quality of the product.  While finding defects / bugs is one of the purposes of testing, it is not the sole purpose. It is important for software testing to verify and validate that the product meets the stated requirements / specifications. Quality improvements help the organization to reduce post release costs of support and services. Also, in situations where products need to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, software testing can safeguard the organization from legal liabilities by verifying compliance.

What is the Functional Testing Service from SAP Consulting?

Do you know whether you are getting your money’s worth out of testing? Are you able to determine the quality of applications based on your testing effort? Do you know whether you are doing too much/too little testing?

SAP Consulting  offers a comprehensive set of testing services including life cycle testing, test consulting, test estimation,  test automation services, the design and implementation of test centers of excellence, specialized testing including performance, system integration, security and  user acceptance testing.

SAP Consulting has a full set of mobile testing services and can provide end -to-end application testing, from mobile devices to Internet applications and enterprise applications.


SAP Consulting provides expert assistance in setting up, managing, and automating the functional testing of your SAP software and the business processes it supports. As companies move from one-off tests and manual processes to automated testing procedures, the company gains the potential to make substantial improvements in ROI, efficiency, and time to benefit. Automated testing frees key resources who can focus on other projects, increases the amount of test coverage, and accelerates regression testing.

SAP Consulting offers a Portfolio of scalable, needs-driven service offerings, which includes:

  • Test Assessment and Proof-of-Concept Services
  • Performance Testing Services
  • Testing Environment Services
  • Testing Outsourcing or Out-Tasking Project Services
  • Setup and Configuration of SAP Test Data Migration Server
  • Testing Tool Training
  • Testing SAP Best Practice

Keep in mind that functional automation is not just a matter of purchasing an automated testing tool and plugging it in – it involves important decision about the functions and business processes that need automation, how to train test personnel, and if test scripts can be designed using interchangeable, modular steps.

Read more about the Functional Testing Service from SAP in the SAP Solution Brief, which outlines the levels of support and some of the key benefits.

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