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SAP S/4 HANA (Business Suite for High-Performance Analytic Appliance) is a business suite offering that is built on an in-memory computing platform called SAP HANA. Previously, SAP Products are designed to run on any platform including those from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. However, SAP S/4 HANA only runs on SAP HANA database. The offering is meant to cover all mission-critical processes of an enterprise. It integrates functions from all lines of businesses as well as industry solutions and also re-integrates portions of SAP Business suite products such as SAP SRM, CRM and SCM.

Testing SAP S/4 HANA is challenging. It has two types of offerings

  • SAP S/4 HANA On-Premise Solution
  • SAP S/4 HANA On-Cloud Solution (Public and Private)

Test Scopes also varies for each offering. For On-Premise edition,

Below is an example for Simple Finance Scope for On-Premise edition:

  • Full ERP Scope
  • S/4 Simplified Solutions like Finance.
  • Integration with Success Factors Employee Central, Field glass, Hybris for Marketing, Concur and Ariba network.
  • Industry roadmap
  • CRM, SRM, SCM co-deployed with ERP

Test Scope for on-Cloud Solution is:

  • Key Scenarios
  • Embedded ERP Scenarios (Business All in One)
  • Integration with Success Factors Employee Central, Field glass, Hybris for Marketing, Concur and Ariba network.
  • Industry Road Map

For Each offering, the main things to be focused for Testing are as follows:

  • Data Model
  • Advanced UI
  • Configurations

As per SAP, there are three main types of Migrations to SAP S/4 HANA

  • A new Customer to SAP S/4 HANA
  • Customer having Business Suite on any DB to SAP S/4 HANA
  • Customer having Business Suite powered by HANA to SAP S/4 HANA

Defining the scope for Data Model testing, UI Testing and validating the configurations is challenging. We can overcome these by conducting three level of testing

  • Technical Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing

With respect to testing SAP HANA and it’s eco system, Techwave Validation Services can assist SAP Customers in developing and implementing a tailored testing Approach by taking those SAP Best Practices into account.