Certify Data: Simplified Test Data Management for SAP

By: Worksoft  09-12-2011
Keywords: business process, Sap, Business Analysts

Certify Data™ solves the problem of obtaining valid test data for accurate and repeatable business process testing. With up to 60% of the test automation effort spent finding and extracting representative data, implementing end-to-end test processes has historically been seen as a labor-intensive task requiring the involvement of many outside resources including IT, security personnel, business analysts and subject matter experts. Once obtained, this test data has had a limited period of validity, making acquisition costs expensive and recurring over time. To reduce the time and costs involved with creating and maintaining end-to-end business process tests, obtaining valid test data using a simple, repeatable and accurate method is essential.

Certify Data is an innovative new test data management solution designed to automatically identify and extract representative SAP data so that it can be directly embedded into Worksoft Certify® during test case construction. Over time, Certify Data will help customers maintain test data by performing automatic test data refreshes directly from within Worksoft Certify, drastically reducing data acquisition costs.

How does it work? Worksoft Certify contains a database of screen and field definitions with relational links to the underlying data in the SAP application database. Based on a given screen and field being tested in the business process, Certify Data is able to run context-sensitive queries against the underlying database and present the business user with actual data values. The end-user can then select values to be automatically embedded into the Certify test case along with their linkage definitions, enabling the values to be refreshed on demand.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-use graphical user interface that enables business analysts  to select representative test data from the underlying SAP database.
  • User search and context-sensitive data extraction based on SAP screen and field.
  • Support for single row or multiple row extraction.
  • Automated test data refresh supported from within Worksoft Certify.

Solution Benefits

  • Certify Data minimizes the initial and recurring costs of test data acquisition and validation.
  • Simplifies the process of creating and maintaining end-to-end business process tests.
  • Enables end-to-end SAP business process tests that are self-sufficient and can run in an unattended or “Lights Out” mode.
  • Developed with the non-technical user in mind, it is perfect for SAP Business Analysts, Business Experts and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

Certify Data is a critical tool for creating reusable, end-to-end business process tests. By simplifying test data management, you can improve the quality and coverage of your automated testing initiatives while reducing the time, cost and risk across many SAP lifecycle events – including upgrades, enhancement packs, consolidations and other business process application changes.

Supported Applications

Certify Data supports all SAP applications that utilize SAP GUI interfaces.

Keywords: Business Analysts, business process, Sap, Sap Application, Sap Business Process, Test Automation, Test Data,

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