Don’t be scared, Performance Testing is just testing…

In the testing world we’re sometimes guilty of making the simple look complex maybe even more so with in Performance Testing! However when you lift the bonnet on the dark arts of Performance testing you will find that it is just like any other type of testing. Its central purpose is that of risk mitigation…

Transferring knowledge from SAP to non-SAP Applications

Working with SAP has allowed us to build a deep understanding of how business processes work. The real time integration ensures that we give special attention to the checkpoints in every process to validate their successful execution and capture key data for immediate or future reference. Anyone that has worked with SAP will tell you…

The Hidden Depths of Performance Testing

What you as a tester know about the value of testing might be just the tip of an iceberg. If you know about testing, then you can probably articulate already the pitfalls of ignoring the dimension of performance. You’ll know that the purpose of the exercise is to mitigate risk of not meeting the NFRs…

Are ‘Z’ transactions that frightening in SAP?

I remember hearing once, in the dim and distant past, that SAP could be used by ‘any company anywhere in the world’. It struck me that this was a bit like saying ‘anyone can live in any house’. Yes, anyone can, but we all want to adapt our house to suit ourselves, things like converting…

LoadRunner 12.53 is here

Hot on the heels of LoadRunner 12.50, the latest version of LoadRunner (12.53) has been released by HP. It brings additional enhancements that further bolster its position as the industry-leading performance testing solution. More and more we are seeing companies rely heavily on hosting their applications via Citrix, which only means the performance of these…

Are you a Transformer?

Are you a Transformer? Well it depends on how you look at it. Some IT decision-makers could be viewed as “robots in disguise” – destined to follow the age-old programming that limits them to outdated ways of thinking, processes and approaches that deny them the opportunity to maximise the true potential of their business. Given…

Hybris: A tester’s point of view

When using SAP Hybris, it is almost always accompanied by other systems which it needs to be integrated with. There is a wide range of systems that can be connected; in this circumstance we will look at ECC, CRM, Apache SOLR and any bespoke Master Data Management tool (MDM). Each of these provide a different…

The price of everything, and the value of nothing…

It is Oscar Wilde who said that a cynic is someone who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. How does this apply to the world of IT where low cost offshore models have come to dominate? The low day rates offered by offshore providers are certainly attractive. Unfortunately, these rates do…

Let’s Talk SAP Plant Maintenance and Testing

Let’s start with the beginning – what is Plant Maintenance? Plant Maintenance (PM) is a component within SAP which allows an organisation to plan maintenance activities on assets, in order to maintain the ideal condition of those assets for as long as possible. The maintenance activities can cover regular maintenance activities (planned maintenance) or activities…