Connect SAP Solution Manager to SAP Quality Center as Part of Your Automated Testing Solution

  • by Brikena Berisha, Consultant, Application Lifecycle Management, CoreALM Consulting Company
  • June 7, 2011
As part of an automated testing solution, learn how to create a project in SAP Solution Manager and SAP Quality Center by HP. After that, you can integrate the two projects for bidirectional transfer of data between the two applications. With this integration, you are preparing the projects so that test requirements can be transferred from SAP Solution Manager’s Business Blueprint to the requirements module in SAP Quality Center.
Key Concept
Automated testing is a system of testing where functionality of an application is tested to make sure that all requirements and specifications are met. It can reduce error and cost in your testing processes, and can be performed with a number of applications that can be integrated.

To support business growth and enable competitive advantage, organizations are required to quickly adapt to changes by upgrading existing applications or implementing new ones. In doing so, they have to make sure these applications are running smoothly. Companies using manual testing to test their business applications require lots of effort to manually run a test cycle of an end-to-end business process, and struggle to keep costs low, stay on schedule, and keep within budget. This results in higher costs and a risky testing process. Automated testing helps you react quickly in a structured way to the changes in business processes. With it, you can dramatically reduce time, costs, and risks; increase the effectiveness and efficiency of applications; and help achieve the greatest return on investment.

You can set up automated testing by implementing a process using a number of SAP functionalities. These applications include SAP Quality Center by HP, a Web-based application that supports the management of test processes such as test preparation, test execution, and test monitoring, and SAP Test Acceleration and Optimization (SAP TAO), which is integrated with SAP Solution Manager, SAP managed systems, HP QuickTest Professional, and SAP Quality Center.

For the process shown in this article, you need the following prerequisites:

  • SAP Solution Manager with enhancement package 1 and Support Package 25 or later
  • SAP TAO 2.0 or later
  • HP QuickTest Professional, including SAP Add-In
  • SAP Quality Center 10 or later

To perform automated testing, you need to perform a number of steps. In this article, I’ll explain how to perform these three steps, which lead you up to the point where you need to use SAP TAO:

  • Step 1. Create a project in SAP Solution Manager
  • Step 2. Create a project in SAP Quality Center
  • Step 3. Connect the SAP Solution Manager project to SAP Quality Center

Brikena Berisha

Brikena Berisha graduated with a degree in finance and international business from California State University of San Bernardino in 2006. She has more than five years of consulting experience in project management, including project implementations and upgrades, testing with SAP Solution Manager 7.0 and 7.1, SAP Quality Center by HP, QTP by HP, and SAP TAO. Brikena is a consultant at CoreALM Consulting Company, specializing in SAP consulting, in particular application lifecycle management, SAP solutions, and third-party solutions that are integrated with SAP Solution Manager.

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