Functional Test Automation
unctional testing assures that your implementation of SAP meetsyour business requirements. Given the highly configurable andtightly integrated nature of the SAP modules, as well as the probabil-ity that you will also integrate in-house applications or third-partyplug-ins, it is a critical and challenging task requiring the verificationof hundreds or even thousands of business processes and the rulesthat govern them.This chapter explores the business case for automating your func-tional testing, the alternative automation approaches to consider, andorganizational considerations and techniques for maintaining andmanaging your test automation assets.
Test automation is not a panacea, but it can make a dramatic differ-ence in the quality and stability of your SAP deployment over the longterm. The key is to understand when automation works and when itdoes not, and how to assure your success.
Business Case for Automation
There are three key benefits to automation:
Expand your test coverage.
Save time and resources.
*This chapter was authored by Linda Hayes, CTO of WorkSoft, Inc.
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