IBM Rational Quality Manager integrates with Worksoft Certify solutions for SAP to deliver comprehensive business process validation for SAP cross-platform applications

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP11-0307
June 28, 2011


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Change is a constant in an SAP landscape, whether introduced by business drivers, compliance mandates, or ongoing SAP upgrades and maintenance. Ensuring the integrity of your business processes throughout this increasing change is a major challenge. Designed for the business process expert, the Worksoft Certify suite allows you to quickly:

  • Respond to application changes by assessing the impact to your business processes
  • Deliver tests to validate and accelerate the delivery of new functions


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Change is a constant in an SAP implementation. Today's business environment demands agility and innovation at an ever faster pace. Keeping up with this change while managing the impact and risk to your critical SAP business processes is a growing challenge. Traditional test automation solutions are not optimized for end-to-end business process validation and ultimately impose programming skills on a problem that is better addressed by the business analyst.

As a result, many organizations rely on manual testing of their SAP applications, which limits their ability to maximize coverage and brings tradeoffs in the management of quality and risk.

Worksoft Certify is a code-free, test automation solution specialized for cross-platform testing of SAP applications. Designed for the Business Analyst, the Certify suite:

  • Simplifies the creation of tests that are more resilient to application changes
  • Provides pre-defined business process content that significantly accelerates the delivery of end-to-end business process test suites
  • Identifies a suite of tests that is optimized to the set of changes being delivered to your application

This rich set of capabilities provides the speed and confidence to deliver new SAP functionality with higher quality and reduced risk.



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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and the Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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June 28, 2011: Electronic availability

June 28, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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The Worksoft Certify suite for SAP includes the following products and capabilities:

Worksoft Certify for SAP

Certify for SAP delivers a code-free, easy-to-use environment that is unique in its ability to build comprehensive end-to-end business process tests without requiring programming skills. Also available are pre-defined business process libraries and the ability-to-learn changes introduced in your SAP system to further accelerate the delivery of test suites.

Worksoft Certify Impact Analysis and Business Reporting

Certify Impact provides a risk-based approach to testing that can recommend a business process test suite based on proposed changes in a set of SAP transports or those identified through the SAP Business Process Change Analyzer (BPCA). These processes can be automatically documented with the use of a web-based reporting module.

Worksoft Certify Connect

Certify Connect integrates seamlessly with IBM® Rational® Quality Manager for planning, execution, and assessment of your business process testing. As part of our open platform it also provides integration with the SAP Solution Manager Test Workbench, and HP Quality Center.

Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA

Certify for SAP ESOA integrates the ability to learn and validate the use of web services within SAP's enterprise framework for service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Worksoft Certify Data

Certify Data addresses the challenge of building a cohesive and comprehensive set of data needed to properly validate a business process. Designed to automatically identify and extract representative data from you SAP system it significantly reduces the test development effort while ensuring accurate and repeatable testing.

Through this comprehensive set of capabilities, the Certify offerings:

  • Accelerate the delivery of your SAP functionality with increased confidence
  • Simplify the validation of end-to-end business processes for your business process analyst
  • Provide extensible and reusable content for repeatable and effective testing
  • Deliver robust testing across the SAP technology stack


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Program    
number     VRM          Program name
 
5725-E12   1.0.0        IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA
5725-E11   1.0.0        IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify Connect
5725-E14   1.0.0        IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify Data
5725-E10   1.0.0        IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify for SAP
5725-E06   1.0.0        Worksoft Certify Connect
5725-E09   1.0.0        Worksoft Certify Data
5725-E08   1.0.0        Worksoft Certify Impact Analysis and Business
                         Reporting
5725-E13   1.0.0        Worksoft Certify Impact Analysis and Business
                         Reporting
5725-E05   1.0.0        Worksoft Certify for SAP
5725-E07   1.0.0        Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these products.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Desktop components: 2 GB memory
  • Database: 8 GB minimum memory for dedicated servers, 16 GB minimum memory for virtual servers
  • Disk space: 750 MB
Software requirements
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer v6 or above with Active Scripting enabled
  • Microsoft Silverlight v2.0 or above (browser installed)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1 or above
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) v6.0 or above
  • Microsoft ASP.NET v2.0 Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • SP3 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Planning information

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Global Technology Services

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/support/pa.html

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
Certify Business Process            Software        Software
 Procedures                          Quality         Quality
Certify Connect                     Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify Data Server                 Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify Data User                   Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify E-Signature                 Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify Impact                      Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify Learn for ESOA              Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify LiveLearn & Certify SAP     Software        Software
 Test Content                        Quality         Quality
Certify SAP ESOA Interface          Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
Certify for SAP                     Software        Software
                                     Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify       Software        Software
 Business Process Procedures         Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify       Software        Software
 Connect                             Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify Data  Software        Software
 Server                              Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify Data  Software        Software
 User                                Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify       Software        Software
 E-Signature                         Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify       Software        Software
 Impact                              Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify       Software        Software
 Learn for ESOA                      Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify       Software        Software
 LiveLearn & Certify SAP Test        Quality         Quality
 Content
IBM Elite Support for Certify SAP   Software        Software
 ESOA Interface                      Quality         Quality
IBM Elite Support for Certify for   Software        Software
 SAP                                 Quality         Quality
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
Certify Business Process Procedures   5725-E08   Per Install
Certify Connect                       5725-E06   Per Install
Certify Data Server                   5725-E09   Per Install
Certify Data User                     5725-E09   Per Concurrent User
Certify E-Signature                   5725-E08   Per Install
Certify Impact                        5725-E08   Per Install
Certify Learn for ESOA                5725-E07   Per Install
Certify LiveLearn & Certify SAP Test  5725-E05   Per Install
 Content
Certify SAP ESOA Interface            5725-E07   Per Concurrent User
Certify for SAP                       5725-E05   Per Concurrent User
IBM Elite Support for Certify         5725-E13   Per Install,
 Business Process Procedures                      Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify         5725-E11   Per Install,
 Connect                                          Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify Data    5725-E14   Per Install,
 Server                                           Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify Data    5725-E14   Per Concurrent User,
 User                                             Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify         5725-E13   Per Install,
 E-Signature                                      Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify Impact  5725-E13   Per Install,
                                                  Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify Learn   5725-E12   Per Install,
 for ESOA                                         Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify         5725-E10   Per Install,
 LiveLearn & Certify SAP Test Content             Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify SAP     5725-E12   Per Concurrent User,
 ESOA Interface                                   Unlimited Contacts
IBM Elite Support for Certify for     5725-E10   Per Concurrent User,
 SAP                                              Unlimited Contacts

Charge metrics definitions

Concurrent User

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Install

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Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Elite Support for Certify Learn for ESOA
IBM ES for Cert for Lean forESOA Install, Unlim.         D0JX8LL
 Contacts SW Support 12 Mo

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA

IBM Elite Support for Certify SAP ESOA Interface
IBM ES for Cert for SAP ESOA Int Conc. User, Unl.        D0JX7LL
 Contacts SW Support 12 M

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify Connect

IBM Elite Support for Certify Connect
IBM Elt Spt for Certify Connect Install, Unlim.          D0JX6LL
 Contacts SW Support 12 Mon

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify Data

IBM Elite Support for Certify Data Server
IBM ES for Certify Data Server Install, Unlim. Contacts  D0JXCLL
 SW Support 12 Mont

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify Data

IBM Elite Support for Certify Data User
IBM ES for Certify Data User Conc. User, Unl. Contacts   D0JXDLL
 SW Support 12 Months

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify for SAP

IBM Elite Support for Certify for SAP
IBM ES for Certify for SAP Conc. User, Unl. Contacts SW  D0JX4LL
 Support 12 Months

IBM Elite Support for Worksoft Certify for SAP

IBM Elite Support for Certify LiveLearn & Certify SAP
 Test Content
IBM ES Cert LL&Cert SAP Tst Cnt Install, Unlim.          D0JX5LL
 Contacts SW Support 12 Mon

IBM EliteSupport for Worksoft Certify Import Analysis & Business Reporting

IBM Elite Support for Certify E-Signature
IBM ES for Certify E-Signature Install, Unlim. Contacts  D0JXBLL
 SW Support 12 Mont

IBM EliteSupport for Worksoft Certify Import Analysis & Business Reporting

IBM Elite Support for Certify Impact
IBM ES for Certify Impact Install, Unlim. Contacts SW    D0JX9LL
 Support 12 Months

IBM EliteSupport for Worksoft Certify Import Analysis & Business Reporting

IBM Elite Support for Certify Business Process
 Procedures
IBM ES for Certify BPP Install, Unlim. Contacts SW       D0JXALL
 Support 12 Months

Worksoft Certify Connect

Certify Connect
Worksoft Certify Connect Per Install 3rd party offering  D0JY2LL

Worksoft Certify Data

Certify Data Server
Certify Data Server Per Install 3rd party offering       D0JY8LL

Worksoft Certify Data

Certify Data User
Certify Data User Per Concurrent User 3rd party          D0JY9LL
 offering

Worksoft Certify Impact Analysis & Business Reporting

Certify E-Signature
Certify E-Signature Per Install 3rd party offering       D0JY7LL

Worksoft Certify Impact Analysis & Business Reporting

Certify Impact
Certify Impact Per Install 3rd party offering            D0JY5LL

Worksoft Certify Impact Analysis & Business Reporting

Certify Business Process Procedures
Certify Business Proc Procdr Per Install 3rd party       D0JY6LL
 offering

Worksoft Certify for SAP

Certify LiveLearn & Certify SAP Test Content
Worksoft Certify for SAP Per Install 3rd party offering  D0JY1LL

Worksoft Certify for SAP

Certify for SAP
Worksoft Certify for SAP Per Concurrent User 3rd party   D0JY0LL
 offering

Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA

Certify Learn for ESOA
Worksoft Certify forSAP ESOA Per Install 3rd party       D0JY4LL
 offering

Worksoft Certify for SAP ESOA

Certify SAP ESOA Interface
Worksoft Certify forSAP ESOA Per Concurrent User 3rd     D0JY3LL
 party offering


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