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What are the 4 main teams who can benefit most during SAP S/4HANA transformation programs from using SVT solutions like Int4 IFTT?

Michał Krawczyk SAP Mentor, SAP Press Author
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Introduction

Service virtualization and testing (SVT) solutions like Int4 IFTT (Certified ABAP addon for SAP Solution Manager – SAP Solman) provide SAP developers and SAP functional consultants with ways to quickly simulate the interfaces/APIs of any 3rd party, non-SAP systems as well as B2B/EDI partners. Simulating those external systems allows to quickly run test scenarios during the development (DEV) and integration (SIT) phases of the project. This allows your SAP S/4HANA projects can be delivered and tested on time and within budget. 

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What are the 4 main teams who can benefit most during SAP S/4HANA transformation programs from using SVT solutions like Int4 IFTT?

 

  1. SAP Functional consultants (Order to Cash – OTC, Procure to Pay- P2P, Logistic Execution – LE) – most of core SAP business processes run across multiple systems and B2B partners. Being able to retest those SAP business processes quickly and without going out of SAP environment speeds up the testing of any SAP customizing and, in many cases, allows to continue the project while non-SAP system resources are not yet ready (SAP Greenfield implementations)
  2. ABAP and SAP interface developers – IDOCs, ABAP proxies, SAP interface development on the SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Integration Suite, Boomi, Webmethods cannot be tested without having tons of real messages. Int4 IFTT SVT allows to capture messages from any landscape (production or test) and replaying them easily on development landscapes. History never repeats itself but SAP electronic messages, with the use of Int4 IFTT, can. 
  3. Project Management and release/cutover management – is it possible to coordinate test or release cycles which involve many 3rd party non-SAP applications in a few days? Yes, this is exactly how Int4 IFTT SVT works as we can simulate all non-SAP applications and only concentrate on the SAP S/4HANA testing. How much time does it take to have all 3rd party non-SAP applications installed for an SAP Greenfield implementation? Many weeks and months in most cases. Why not be more sustainable and simulate those resources? 
  4. Testing teams – why would you need to test 3rd party non-SAP applications for SAP S/4HANA transformation projects? Those systems in most cases never change that much not to mention their API which they use to communicate with SAP S/4HANA systems. Why not put more attention on the core SAP S/4HANA system testing and simulate 3rd party components?

How can I start using service virtualization & testing solutions for my SAP S/4HANA project?

Int4 IFTT is a script-less SAP API testing tool that secures the growth of companies eliminating the risk related to manual entering of data. Thanks to the service virtualization of connected systems, testing of SAP environment undergoes without third-parties involvement. Int4 IFTT lets you run all tests independently providing you the best conditions for development.

To learn more about int4 IFTT, visit our product page. You can apply for a trial licence of int4 IFTT to discover how our solution might help your business. You may also want to check out our article on SAP Blog to learn more about SVT solutions like Int4 IFTT.

Don’t hesitate to hit us up and arrange a call where we can present to you the benefits of our solution and how it works in detail.

Also don’t forget to join our webinar on April 26, to learn how to simulate any 3rd-party system and EDI partner in no time and remove the delays caused by dependency on those non-SAP applications!

Michał Krawczyk SAP Mentor, SAP Press Author
SAP integration consultant since 2004. He has been recognized by SAP included becoming an SAP Mentor in 2007 and winning the top contributor/topic leader award from SDN (SAP Developer Network portal) in SAP PO/PI eight times. Michal is the author many SAP integration related books: Mastering idoc business scenarios with SAP XI , Mastering idoc business scenarios with SAP PI (second edition).

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