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Overcome the challenges of SAP Ariba Updates with Continuous Testing

Overcome the Challenges of Sap Ariba Updates With Continuous Testing

February 11, 2021
Sohaib Zaidi

To stay ahead in the game, enterprises need to procure raw materials and resources at the right time, in the right amount from the suppliers. They are adopting automation solution to gain agility, boost productivity, improve quality, and cut down on costs. One such award-winning, globally accepted cloud-based procurement, acquirement, and invoicing software is SAP Ariba. It enables true collaboration between buyers and sellers, helping them to work together while controlling spending and cutting on costs. With core capabilities for proposals, contracts, orders, invoices, and payments, SAP Ariba helps buyers to discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions, and deepen their relationships with sellers.

Due to pandemic, organizations are witnessing unprecedented disruption to global supply chains. SAP Ariba can be best used in today’s disruption of global supply chains. With 2102 release, SAP Ariba is putting more power and efficiency in the hands of end-users and administrators.

2102 release introduces stock transport order collaboration. This update enables buyers and suppliers to collaborate on the movement of the stock between different plant locations. The suppliers can respond to the requests of buyers regarding stock movement. With new release, Risk Category Information API has been renamed as Risk Category Information API for Supplier Risk Exposure. You can import external compliance data based on supported risk categories into SAP Ariba Supplier Risk. This can be viewed on the applicable risk category tab in the supplier 360°profile.

The new transaction data retention/deletion capability helps you to take control of your data while making it safer to access. With this, customers can define data retention period. Ariba Network will periodically delete the transaction documents older than the retention period. 2102 release also introduces enhancements to smart imports from Excel. Previously, customers won’t be able to upload pre-created questions / requirements to Ariba RFP. The recent release introduces smart excel import capability to speed up event creation.

Major challenges in implementing SAP Ariba updates

In a scenario where digital transformation has become a need of the hour, digital transformation enablers like SAP are introducing more frequent updates to make their systems more efficient. The continuous release of updates has highlighted the requirement for a continuous software testing to ensure that business processes are all still running effectively after SAP updates. With rolling out of updates, enterprises will have to upgrade.

  • Complex end-to-end testing scenarios across enterprise apps
  • Urgent need to enable DevOps and continuous testing for SAP deployments
  • Limited testing windows for large test and regression inventory
  • Complex process and variants in test data
  • Inconsistent test reporting

OpKey – The Ultimate SAP Automation Testing Software

OpKey delivers end-to-end testing for the SAP landscape. Leveraging fully automated pre-built SAP tests and components, OpKey enables enterprises to accelerate their SAP testing to keep pace with their digital transformation and manage ECC to SAP S/4HANA upgrades smoothly. OpKey’s Continuous Incremental Impact Driven Testing enables you to analyse change coming in with every sprint. You can create new test scripts or heal the existing ones with OpKey’s Self-Healing Technology. Cut down testing time by running automated tests OpKey’s Change Impact Analysis detects which SAP objects are most affected and needs testing.  After every SAP update, there is an analysis to identify the objects which are at maximum risk. This is effective in cutting down the average test scope for a release by 80%. To put it simply, it does the job with only 20% effort while giving up to 100% risk reduction. 

Start your SAP Ariba test automation journey with OpKey and witness the power of AI in SAP test automation.

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