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SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA – Why You Want It and How to Approach It

When SAP unveiled SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4HANA) in February 2015, the release marked a major leap forward for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. With this innovative computing platform, SAP released sweeping improvements that dramatically accelerate the visibility and usefulness of business information for enterprise

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Quality Engineering Role in Root Cause Analysis

The worst defects are the ones that become incidents in production. You might hear about the cost of defects in various stages of the SDLC, but I’ve seen incidents that cost over $1M an hour in production downtime. Some QE teams might avoid looking at these because

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Testing as a Service: a Modern Approach for a Critical Need

The increasing dominance of web and mobile applications is increasing complexity for organizations—and the software teams charged with ensuring application functionality and quality. The number of critical business functions processed via a browser or mobile device is escalating, the pace of updates is accelerating, and inaccurate results,

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Performance Assessment – Collaboration

Learn to Collaborate Communication breakdown is not unique to IT. Somehow, most IT organizations create towers. Maybe this happens to reduce the number of status meeting or to allow for a tree-shaped management chain. When leadership creates these separate teams, the intention is not to prevent the

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Test Data Management Maturity Assessment

Test data generation has matured beyond the realm of inputs, as it is described on Wikipedia. Test Data practices must consider the overall quality of the digital assets for a business. The data are not only persistent, they are often the most important IT artifacts for these

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Why Create Relational Data for Your Tests?

How many times must a test case be run over and again because the data does not work for the test case? Some other times, the test case executed correctly, but when the code gets into production it crashes because of an unexpected “data behavior” to later

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Breaking Through Fusion14

by Nora Jacques, Brand Journalist at Intact Technology If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the years, it is that powerful things can be accomplished when people unite for a cause and push through resistance, beyond challenges and BREAKTHROUGH! In the conversations we had at our

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Creating a Running Vuser Graph in Excel

I recently encountered an obstacle when trying to import server metrics into LoadRunner Analysis for use in a report for a customer. To work around the problem, I decided to create my graphs in Excel. Easy enough. My metrics were in a .CSV file with data points

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More on Test Coverage

As promised here is my continuing post on Test Coverage. More on Test Coverage… Last post, I wrote about how developers can evaluate their code coverage and overall code quality using their development tools. This post covers how the test team becomes involved more directly. Specifically we

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Code Coverage in Development Phase

Let’s consider how code coverage and other similar processes, as requested, fit within the workflow of an application during design and development. I think of this in the following stages: Local development – quality analysis Centralized build – quality analysis Test coverage workflow (next post) Test case

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