Performance Testing Your SAP System - Best Practices for Preparing Your Test Environment

  • by Tim K. Nguyen, Principal Solutions Consultant, EMC Corporation
  • January 15, 2004
If you are an SAP project leader or IT manager, then you know that testing is a vital aspect of your job. With crucial business decisions depending on your tests, and ultimately the profitability of your enterprise at stake, knowing how to conduct accurate and meaningful SAP tests is critical. This article, the first of a two-part series, shares best practices for test preparation. It helps you make sense of the myriad testing and performance tools currently available, and provides guidance on how to form a testing team and set up the test itself, from defining test scenarios to setting up and configuring the test bed. It also discusses the options available for involving outside resources, and when it makes sense to do so.

Tim K. Nguyen

Tim K. Nguyen is a principal solutions consultant with the SAP Global Solutions Practice at EMC Corporation where he works to develop solutions that are valuable to SAP customers worldwide. In addition to his work in developing game-changing and cutting-edge solutions using EMC technologies, he also advises SAP customers around the globe on strategies for storage tiering, virtualization and virtual data center, efficient IT, security, and business continuity. Tim has been an SAP Basis expert since 1996, specializing in SAP application performance and business continuity. He is a well-known speaker and author of several books as well as articles in SAP Professional Journal.

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