Install and Set Up SAP TAO and HP QuickTest Professional as Part of Your Automated Testing Solution

  • by Brikena Berisha, Consultant, Application Lifecycle Management, CoreALM Consulting Company
  • June 30, 2011
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Learn how to install and configure SAP Test Acceleration and Optimization (SAP TAO) and set up HP QuickTest Professional. See how to transfer preconfigured components from SAP TAO to SAP Quality Center.
Key Concept
SAP Test Acceleration and Optimization (SAP TAO) provides preconfigured, automated, functional test components for SAP GUI-based transactions. It helps significantly reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with business process testing and provides tight integration with SAP Solution Manager, SAP Quality Center, and HP QuickTest Professional.

Any set of systems requires testing to ensure they are running correctly. The best approach to testing is to set up an automated system using multiple functionalities that reduce human error, alert you to issues that your systems may have, and avoid the cost it would take to fix such issues.

In my previous article, “Connect SAP Solution Manager to SAP Quality Center as Part of Your Automated Testing Solution,” I showed you step by step how to create a project in SAP Solution Manager and SAP Quality Center by HP. I also walked through connecting projects to both applications. In this article, I’ll show you how to install and configure SAP Test Acceleration and Optimization (SAP TAO) on your client. Then I’ll explain how to transfer preconfigured components from SAP TAO to SAP Quality Center. Finally, I’ll explain how to set up HP QuickTest Professional.

Using the described steps in this article requires the following system 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

In my previous article, I covered three steps:

  • 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

In this article, I’ll explain the next four steps of the process, which lead you up to the point where you can define, transfer, create, and execute test cases:

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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