It is not uncommon for SAP system copies, including any post-editing, to take several days to complete. Meanwhile, testing, development and training activities come to a standstill, and the large number of manual tasks in the entire process ties up highly skilled SAP BASIS staff.
Enterprises are looking to automation as a way to accelerate SAP system copies and free up staff. However, this is only one part of the problem: What further complicates the system copy process is the need to safeguard sensitive data and manage huge data volumes while also ensuring that the data used in non-production systems adequately reflects the data in production systems so the quality of development, testing and training activities is not compromised.
This white paper explains how a considerable portion of the SAP system copy process can be automated using the CA Automic Automated System Copy for SAP solution and SNP T-Bone, helping enterprises become more agile.
Expanding analytic capabilities are critical to digitizing the business, optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and surviving digital disruption
Historically, manufacturers were almost solely focused on reducing costs by applying automation and analytics to engineering, R&D, manufacturing operations, and quality organizations. Even though the strategies used within these areas are still needed, they are not sufficient to ensure business survival and continuity in the age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT.
Today, it is paramount that smart manufacturers broaden their scope because disruptive innovations in data acquisition, storage, and analytics technology have enabled an entirely new degree of automation and virtualization, promising a complete 360-degree high-fidelity virtual data-driven integrated views of all operations—from suppliers and supply chains, through equipment, processes, and manufacturing practices, to final product testing and customer satisfaction.
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At Puppet, we've been looking at the state of DevOps practices for several years and helping organizations achieve higher levels of efficiency.
We’ve learned a lot about the impact of DevOps at varying stages of IT automation maturity.
As DevOps has moved from theory to implementation for more organizations, a host of DevOps myths have blocked adoption in many organizations.
This publication debunks these myths so your organization can automate, innovate, and get ahead.
Download this publication, featuring research from Gartner, to discover:
- Why DevOps is applicable to legacy environments, traditional enterprises and hierarchical organizations.
- Practices that underpin DevOps, from version control to automated testing to infrastructure as code.
- How companies like Walmart, Staples, Ambit Energy and Infusionsoft have embraced DevOps and IT automation.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
The functional software test automation market is a subsegment of the overall software test tools market (which also includes test planning, performance testing, test data management and other functions). Functional test automation focuses on the automation of tests in a way that simulates the way a real user would interact with an application — by driving the user interface (UI). They can also look at other functional aspects of an application such as testing APIs. In this Magic Quadrant, we focus on the UI automation facilities of tools, because according to our client interactions this appears to be the area of greatest need.
Published By: QASymphony
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
If you’re in the software development business, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of, dipped your toe into or even experienced the joys and pains of agile methodology.
The Agile Method promotes adaptive planning, early delivery and continuous improvement, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It’s quickly becoming the gold standard for software development. And, as the agile world has heated up, so has the pressure on testers to produce timely releases without sacrificing quality.
With the fast pace of Agile, there is rarely time to test everything, so requirements must be prioritized and testing automation is deployed where possible.
With this guide you’ll learn the importance of agile testing and the different types of testing, agile methodology, and our predictions on where the agile movement is headed.