SAP SE and Tricentis have expanded their existing partnership (see press release). All SAP customers with an SAP Enterprise Support agreement will be entitled to use Tricentis Test Automation for SAP as a term license as part of their support agreement. Customers will benefit from an easier transition to SAP S/4HANA or the Intelligent Enterprise suite, from accelerated implementation or change projects, and from higher quality as well. Watch the recording of the announcement at SAP ALM Summit APJ 2020.
Tricentis Test Automation for SAP includes test case design and authoring for automated tests, test data management, and the support for all UIs and APIs in SAP products. Especially API testing will become more important in modern agile cloud environments. The inclusion of a test recorder for non-technical business users is crucial. The very powerful authoring environment allows adjustments without code level scripting in collaboration between business users and test coordinators. Automated test cases are robust and resistant to change in UIs.
Integration of the existing ALM platforms SAP Solution Manager and SAP Cloud ALM with Tricentis Test Automation for SAP will be done via their open interfaces. The ALM platforms come with Test Management capabilities. This includes test planning & preparation, test orchestration & test reporting, manual testing, defect management, and exploratory testing, in which you can integrate Tricentis Test Automation for SAP. With this the tools complement each other perfectly by focusing on their individual strengths: SAP's ALM platforms for test managements and Tricentis for the execution of automated tests. SAP's ALM platforms remain in control as the overall orchestrator of the application lifecycle.
Component-based Test Automation (CBTA) will be supported as long as SAP Solution Manager will be supported. However, CBTA will not be expanded to cover cloud products of SAP. SAP Cloud ALM does anyway not provide an SAP home-grown automation engine. Our ALM platforms will remain open for other third-party test automation integration.
Using Tricentis Test Automation will be free and unlimited for all SAP customers under SAP Enterprise Support doing test automation for SAP components. In addition to this OEM agreement, the partnership between SAP and Tricentis includes a reseller agreement. SAP customers will be able to easily expand the test automation to enterprise test management including non-SAP components by adopting SAP Load Testing by Tricentis, SAP Change Impact Analysis by Tricentis, or SAP Enterprise Continuous Testing by Tricentis.
SAP Change Impact Analysis by Tricentis complements Business Process Change Analyzer. While Business Process Change Analyzer is focused on precision via looking into run time aspects and correlating usage to business processes, SAP Change Impact Analysis by Tricentis is based on static code scanning, is more technically oriented, but also comes will less efforts for setup and ongoing operation of this capability.
With this, customers will get everything they need from SAP for test automation and test management on enterprise level.