Leveraging Test Automation Templates for Critical Business Processes
Trends in technology have been changing rapidly from the first–ever mobile arcade game to modern-day software that is capable of handling complex business functionalities. With the growing complexity of the products, ensuring to achieve unremitting top quality has become a challenge with manually testing the software.
What is the best solution for businesses to ensure the quality of their products? The answer is Test Automation.
How does Test Automation Help?
Test automation helps accelerate testing cycles, avoid tedious repetitive manual testing tasks and validate specific business processes to ensure business continuity.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides a Test Automation Tool that helps you accelerate the testing cycle during different phases of the project. The tool is a no-code, no-installation, cloud-native solution.
Test Automation Tool will help you to consume the implementation and release changes quickly and ensure that the business processes are working seamlessly.
This blog will help you understand the different lines of business for which automated test scripts are delivered to the customers. You can use these scripts as a template and customize them as per your business needs.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Test Automation Tool is an integral part of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, and it is provisioned for all customers in their quality systems. To ease customer testing activities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP delivers detailed test scripts along with the Test Automation Tool for most of the business processes in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
You can leverage the Test Automation Tool from day 1 as soon as Q systems have been activated and tool set up has been done in respective tenants. Test Automation Tool delivers standard automated test scripts to the customers for the following 11 critical lines of business
Checking standard process automations delivered by SAP via Test Automation Tool
- Open the ‘Manage Your Solution’ application.
- Open the ‘Manage Your Test Processes’ application.
- Click on the ‘Filter by test processes’ option at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the option to filter by application area.
- Select the checkbox of the application area for which you want to view the standard automates.
- Automates are filtered based on the selected application area.
Business Areas and Number of Standard Automated Test Scripts for each Line of Business
Finance: SAP Finance module supports diverse accounting tasks, such as maintaining ledgers, balance sheets, and profit and loss statements, are managed automatically by SAP ERP solutions.
SAP FI modules help with et management in enterprises. Financial operations, accounting and financial close, advanced accounting and financial close, advanced financial operations, cost management and profitability analysis, enterprise risk and compliance, real estate management, subscription billing and revenue management, and treasury management are a few key business areas in which SAP delivers standard automated test scripts.
Sourcing & Procurement: SAP Sourcing & Procurement module provides standard automated test scripts for business areas, such as invoice management, sourcing & contract management, operational procurement, and supplier management, to enhance your sourcing and procurement process.
R&D/Engineering: SAP S/4HANA R&D and Engineering module includes enterprise portfolio and project management, product lifecycle management, product safety and stewardship, and product compliance. SAP provides standard automated test scripts in the business areas of product lifecycle management, enterprise portfolio and project management, product compliance.
Manufacturing: SAP Manufacturing module enable you to embed and integrate intelligence in manufacturing processes. They provide the data required for optimal coordination of resource planning and production execution, covering all aspects of the manufacturing cycle from production order to order fulfilment and beyond. SAP also delivers standard automated test scripts for the business areas of Production Engineering, Production Operations, Production Planning, Extended Production Planning and Quality Management.
Sales: SAP Sales and Distribution module is a core functional module in SAP ERP Central Component that allows you to store and manage customer– and product–related data. SAP provides standard automated test scripts to manage sales ordering, shipping, billing, and invoicing of goods and services.
Human Resources: SAP Human Capital Management enable you to efficiently manage human resource (HR) functions. This module provides solution for organizational management, personnel administration, time management, payroll accounting, and travel management. The standard automated test scripts are provided in the business area of Core HR and Time Recording.
Database & Data Management: SAP Data Management module provides a robust collection of solutions that focuses on data and help you in making strategic decisions and manage, govern, integrate, and optimize the enterprise data. You also get automated test scripts for different business processes, such as information lifecycle management, mass processing of products, master data remediation for product, mass load and mass maintenance for product, data quality management for business partner, and data quality management for product.
Asset Management: SAP Asset Management helps you to maintain and service the performance of physical assets with real-time insights. This module provides solutions for asset tracking, asset strategy and performance, predictive maintenance, and more. SAP also provides automated test scripts for different business areas within asset management, such as environment, health, and safety, asset operations, and maintenance and maintenance management.
Supply chain: SAP Supply Chain is a key module of SAP ERP that helps you manage your supply chain process in a dynamic environment. The crucial business areas covered in the standard automated test scripts include warehousing, order promising, and inventory and advanced order promising.
Services: SAP Services is a module that enhances the customer service experience. This module has various business processes to help you in different aspects of services, such as service order management and monitoring, procurement of service management, service quotation, and intercompany billing of service documents. Service operations & processes and service master data & agreement management are the key business areas in which standard automated test scripts are being delivered.
For detailed information regarding SAP’s standard automated test scripts, please open Roadmap Viewer (sap.com). and follow the below mentioned steps.
- Switch to the ‘Accelerators’ tab
- Select the checkbox for ‘Testing’
- In the ‘Explore’ section you can find ‘Automated Test Scripts Index.xlsx (Public)’ , which gives detailed information about the standard automated test scripts.
You can leverage the 300+ standard automated test scripts to understand and consume implementation or release changes quickly. You can use these test scripts as an outset and then, further customize them as per their business requirements.
The links below provide an overview of the feature enhancement made over the past releases:
- 2208 release highlights
- 2202 release highlights
- 2111 release highlights
- 2108 release highlights
- 2105 release highlights
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