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Introduction

Int4 IFTT is a suite for test automation of SAP application integration. It is a unique approach for End to End application interface testing that covers full SAP landscape. It supports major SAP integration platforms like SAP Process Orchestration (SAP PO), SAP Cloud Platform Integration (SAP CPI) and backend interface implementations in SAP S4/HANA or SAP ECC system (AIF, IDOC, Proxy, ABAP etc.). Int4 IFTT is a market leader in SAP centric automated integration testing used both by Projects and Support/Maintenance teams. It strengthens DevOps by ensuring the quality of any change introduced to interfaces. It significantly reduces the risk associated with introducing changes in the area of SAP Integration and offers tremendous time and effort (money) savings throughout all testing phases. Int4 IFTT fills the gap for automated testing in the area of SAP integration and can be integrated and used in parallel with other Testing Suites.

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How does Int4 IFTT work?

Int4 IFTT automates the testing of SAP integration by virtualizing the 3rd party systems. It applies a unique approach of creating test cases without additional effort, by reusing messages already processed from both test or production systems. Moreover, for each test case, Int4 IFTT automatically creates the validation rules by identifying the reference business documents in SAP backends. Next, the interface messages are reinjected into the middleware platform and the current results are compared with the stored references. Such an innovative approach guarantees that all the SAP components are tested and the results are the most business-accurate.

IFTT- SAP regression testing tool schema
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Key capabilities

SAP testing - Minimal effort of creating test cases
Effortless test case creation - Test case creation based on existing middleware messages and related business documents
Automation – execution of hundreds of test cases is a matter of minutes not days
Automation – execution of hundreds of test cases is a matter of minutes not days
SAP Complete testing scope
Complete testing scope – Validation of SAP PO, SAP CPI and SAP backend logic (SAP S4/HANA, ECC, APO, CRM) included
Independence of testing - no 3rd party systems and resources are required to conduct SAP testing of application interfaces
SAP testing - Minimal effort of creating test cases
Business oriented – compares the results of an interface (e.g. accounting documents posted or logistics documents created) in addition to checking the content of messages
SAP Business oriented tool
Process oriented - one click is enough to test a complex business scenario consisting of several cross-referencing test cases (i.e. sales order, manual delivery creation, outbound delivery message, creation of invoice, outbound invoice message etc.). Integrated with eCATT and external testing software
Simplification – integration is no more a black hole
Simplification – integration is no longer like a black hole. Testing is performed by testers, not SAP integration experts. On the other hand, integration experts may test themselves without functional or process knowledge
Automation – execution of hundreds of test cases is a matter of minutes not days
Time-saving – Int4 IFTT test automation allows more time for other important but not so urgent items

The Solution Highlights

One of the critical paths in the integration area of SAP rollout projects is testing that the changes and new functions in application interfaces do not impact live sites. This is not easy and project team faces certain challenges:
  1. It is a common practice to reuse the existing implementation of interfaces and extend their scope by incorporating new senders and receivers, and implementing new local requirements. However this may be good from a project point of view, it complicates the testing.
  2. Ongoing parallel work for the new site implementation and the maintenance of live sites (requests changes and defects).
  3. Functional regression testing of interfaces cannot be easily performed by the development team. Resources of third party systems need to be involved in the testing.
The Int4 IFTT responds to all the above challenges and allows performing automated technical and functional testing with minimal effort. You will find the details on how the Int4 IFTT can be applied in this particular scenario in the Resources section
The challenges that organizations face if they are migrating or upgrading to a new version of PI/PO/PRO are specifically related to regression testing. Another current example of a common upgrade is the migration of EDI to the SAP B2B-add-on. As we all know, this migration and involved upgrades require continuous regression testing which is always a very time-consuming, complex process. Is it possible to save significant time and money for regression testing? Int4 IFTT helps you to save time and money by providing an environment for automated assembly and execution of regression tests. This ensures that, from functional perspective, the upgraded middleware component is still working as before, even if technical details have been changed. Sign up for a solution-specific webinar and learn how to automate the interface regression tests for SAP middleware upgrades.
SAP AIF (Advance Interface Framework) is a very powerful framework for interface implementation, monitoring and error handling. It’s an add-on for business applications and it allows to separate business logic from integration logic in your integration scenarios.Together with Int4 IFTT, SAP AIF allows business users to test and monitor integration flow in a very user-friendly way. Users can preview messages received from PI/PO or any other middleware. AIF also allows you to cooperate with existing IDOCs.Thanks to Application Interface Framework you can reduce time necessary for issues resolution. You can eliminate delegating work between different teams, as each error type can be addressed to the proper team or person.Int4 IFTT allows you to significantly speed up the AIF implementation, while reducing risks, due to parallel run capabilities. It can execute the old interface and the AIF one in parallel and compare the results.
DevOps – almost everyone has heard this word by now. In simple words, it is a way of performing tasks while remaining concentrated on collaboration between development teams, QA and IT operations professionals. DevOps aims to ensure continuity and stability of the development process and it seems it really works. However, the “continuity and stability” concept is only possible if we test changes in our code, and how they affect the whole landscape. The tricky part is to repeat the process on a regular basis, especially if it's based on agile methodologies i.e. SCRUM. The answer to this challenge lies in automating the whole testing process. If we develop a code that affects a 1000 of clients' interfaces, how can we test them all within a single sprint? With Int4 IFTT you can perform regression tests on all of them in less than 1 hour. Your development team will earn time to refactor the code, and the QA will be able to retest it all over again. Do you want to learn how to keep your deadlines and meet the highest quality standards? Join one of our free webinars or contact us for more information!
To reduce costs and benefit from the improved customer support and rapid time to market, move the on-premise applications to the cloud based off-premise solutions. This results in hybrid eco systems distributed between the on-premise environments and the cloud. This Hybrid solutions rely heavily on a perfectly running and functioning integration middleware layer. The dependency and pressure posed by the hybrid eco systems on the integration component, translate into a high demand for regression testing. This is exactly where our solution comes into play! Int4 IFTT has been designed to deal with this type of hybrid integration scenarios. It’s the ultimate automated regression interface testing solution that will test your whole integration landscape. In a short time, you will know if each changed and unchanged interface works in the exact same way as before. Let Int4 IFTT do all the heavy lifting so you may sleep peacefully. Learn more during one of our webinars or ask us for more details!
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IFTT- additional features of SAP testing

Testing Types

  • Supports testing of inbound, outbound and synchronous interfaces
  • Exchanging test cases between development and test landscapes. Single Int4 IFTT instance can connect to multiple SAP PO or SAP backend systems and exchange test cases
  • Variety of test types for both unit and end-to-end scenarios
IFTT- additional features of SAP testing

Scope of SAP PI/PO/PRO testing:

  • Support for flat files (i.e. EDIFACT)
  • Adapter modules in Communication Channels
  • Routing determination
  • Mappings
  • BPM/BRM/Lookups and all other steps of middleware processing
  • Receiver communication channels
  • Optionally cancel messages after testing in order not to affect external systems
IFTT- additional features of SAP testing

Scope of SAP ECC/ S4HANA backend testing

  • IDocs/ Proxies/ RFC/ Enterprise Services
  • Custom ABAP, BRF+
  • Functional system customizing
  • Creation of the final documents by interface postings
IFTT- additional features of SAP testing

The results are based on both business documents comparison in the SAP backend (SAP ECC) database or Middleware messages

Automatic comparison of the reference material and newly created business documents (for example sales orders created in SAP S/4HANA) or outbound messages processed by SAP middleware in XML JSON, EDIFACT or other flat formats.

IFTT- additional features of SAP testing

Open architecture to support any middleware solution

Current adapters:

  • SAP PI/PO
  • IDOC and Proxy Adapters for SAP Backend unit testing
  • SAP AIF (Application Interface Framework) adapter
  • SAP Cloud Platform Integration adapter

Adapters to other might be ordered as additional services, also including non-SAP or custom middleware platforms.

IFTT- additional features of SAP testing

SAP Certified Add-on for SAP NetWeaver and S/4 HANA

Certified for the following scenarios:

  • integration with SAP NetWeaver 7.40 via the SAP integration scenario ABAP Add-On Deployment for SAP NetWeaver
  • integration with SAP S/4HANA on-premise edition 1511 via the SAP integration scenario ABAP Add-On Deployment for SAP S/4HANA
  • integration with SAP S/4HANA 1610 via the SAP integration scenario ABAP Add-On Deployment for SAP S/4HANA

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