OUTSOURCE YOUR TESTING TO THE EXPERTS IN TRANSACTION AND DATA VALIDATION FOR S/4HANA
Eliminate your Testing Workload, Increase Production Availability and Reduce Costs
All at the Same Time
Companies running SAP S/4HANA frequently find it difficult and
expensive to allocate resources to test necessary patches, support packs or service packs. This often results in patches or packs going live in Production with inadequate testing, and companies being forced to pass on new support packs and enhancement packages even though the new features may be helpful to the business. Not only does this increase the number of negative incidents in production, but it reduces the value that Companies are able to realize from their SAP investment. Adding further complication to the problem, the available automated testing solutions for SAP S/4HANA have had some considerable downsides. The available solutions have either been technical toolsets that required significant amounts of personnel time and deep technical skills to utilize, or were technically incapable of analyzing and testing for the number 1 source of problems in SAP S/4HANA production environments: Master and Transactional data issues. As a result, for companies utilizing these solutions, over 80% of all production problems ended up passing through completely undetected (since these problems live in the production data itself). This effectively reduces the value of the testing solution to a 1 in 5 roll of the dice – Not a great way to ensure that value is being delivered to the SAP users and ROI from the Company’s SAP investment. Unfortunately, this is all that has been available for S/4HANA testing. That is, until now…
TOTAL TaaS™ from TurnKey Solutions fully outsources your testing workload to experts in both S/4HANA and Enterprise End-to-End testing. Built upon the power of TurnKey’s groundbreaking RainierAEV™ Data-Centric testing platform, TOTAL TaaS™ provides pre-built automated testing for most of the primary SAP modules, including FI, CO, SD, MM, PP, PS, SCM, HCM, and much more. Delivered via the cloud, TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA utilizes RainierAEV™’s Machine Learning capabilities to scan for your specific setups and customizations to provide a testing solution fully customized to your Landscape on day 1. As the only Data-Centric testing solution for S/4HANA, RainierAEV™ will scan data from S/4HANA using encryption to protect PII and sensitive data, and will then use Business Intelligence (BI) technology to analyze it. With this information in hand, our TOTAL TaaS™ team members will meet with your process owners to provide specific, optimized recommendations on what combinations of your data that you should test, explaining everything every step of the way. Your team makes the final decisions on what to test, and our team schedules those tests to run fully autonomously from the cloud. When tests run, identified members of your team get e-mails with direct links to auto-generated reports. These individuals can also log into their online dashboards to see what has recently run, what is currently executing, and what they have scheduled going forward. Just a few mouse clicks on the dashboard and your users are looking directly at their visual testing results, including what the SAP screens looked like at every step along the way.
Because north of 80% of all SAP production issues are the result of bad or dirty application data, TOTAL TaaS™ leverages RainierAEV™’s Production Analytics™ module to find and help cure these very problems. Production Analytics™ visualizes exactly what your mix of transactions looks like in production, based upon the data actually flowing through those transactions. At regular intervals that you specify, our TOTAL TaaS™ team members will sit down with your process owners to review and explain this information, compare the current results to prior results, and then advise your team on any recommended updates to your testing targets. The RainierAEV™ platform automatically turns these choices into tests, ensuring that not only are your T-codes validated, but that your production data is as well. With TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA, you will find more problems before they ever get to Production, reducing your support costs, increasing user engagement, and significantly improving the ROI from your SAP investment.
TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA tests more than just your T-codes and production data. We also cover the testing of your Application Integrations, which includes the ability to functionally test both upstream and downstream applications for comprehensive End-to-End validation. User Authorizations are also covered on multiple levels. You will be able to make sure that your complete, cross-application business processes run as they should, for the right people, for all of your different data types and combinations. And, all of this testing is provided by our TOTAL TaaS™ team, freeing your personnel to focus on the more important aspects of your business.
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TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA ADVANCED FEATURES
Security & Authorizations, SoD and Regulatory
TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA will perform testing on different Authorizations, Users, Roles and Profiles, allowing you to validate security from a corporate level. Areas of concern are automatically highlighted and precisely documented, allowing you to quickly focus and rectify problems.
Checks for Separation of Duties (SoD) violations are automatically performed by our team on a cadence that you choose, specifically identifying problems and why they are problems, allowing you to quickly implement remediations with full Forensic tracking support for your Audit team.
TOTAL TaaS™ provides a wide range of out-of-the-box reports and gives you the option to request fully customized reporting to meet regulatory compliance or other types of unique needs.
Interactive, Customizable Reporting
TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA provides a wide range of out-of-the-box, interactive visual reporting that hides unnecessary information while highlighting relevant, important results. This capability allows you to focus in on issues requiring your attention faster and more seamlessly, significantly reducing management time and avoiding oversight of important results.
TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA gives you the option to request fully customized reports and receive them in just hours or days, providing exactly the information that you, your management, audit team and regulatory compliance officers require.
Change Management Validation
Whether you are new to SAP or have been using S/4HANA for years, changes to your environment are an on-going reality. The technology behind TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA automatically captures these changes, such as from new Master data, Patches or new customizations, and then comprehensively tests for impacts by analyzing the effects upon your application data and changes to its processing. Based upon this deep inspection, TOTAL TaaS’s™ RainierAEV™ specifically identifies tests that need to be run and then auto-creates and runs autonomous tests to thoroughly validate the impacts. Unlike other solutions that focus primarily on object changes via transports, RainierAEV™ analyzes to the individual transactional data level by field, ensuring accurate and complete testing coverage for the change. You get report notifications in your mailbox that link to interactive displays which identify and show the visual results of testing for all of the affected data combinations. Gone are the days of ‘surprises’ caused by unintended interactions or side effects that only occur with specific sets or combinations of Master data, allowing you to implement changes confidently and without impact to your production environment.
Deep Data Search
Because TOTAL TaaS™ for SAP S/4HANA is based upon the RainierAEV™ Data-Centric testing platform, you have complete access to all of your tests, test data and execution results 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And because RainierAEV™ tracks and manages all application and testing data down to the field level, you can query the system at any point to see exactly what sets of data have been tested, how they were tested, when they were tested, and the precise results. This can significantly help in performing root cause analysis, letting you spend less time researching problems while increasing the production availability of SAP.