Micro Focus Launches Silk for Use with SAP Solutions to Help Organisations Accelerate Software Delivery
Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, has announced the availability of Silk, a set of integrated modules that provide application lifecycle support for SAP applications, as well as all other industry requirements for testing in a heterogeneous world. The solution optimises the availability, accuracy, performance and scalability of SAP applications by embedding quality activities throughout the SAP application lifecycle.
Micro Focus Silk for use with SAP solutions helps address testing and implementation of SAP solutions. Bruce Craig, general manager, Australia and New Zealand at Micro Focus, said: “Organisations can increase day-to-day operations and help the bottom line by taking an advanced approach to software Lifecycle Quality Management (LQM) initiatives. This involves integrating people, processes and technologies across the entire software application lifecycle and enables enterprises to reduce costs and further benefit from their investments in SAP solutions.”
Continuing, Craig said: “Our Micro Focus Silk solution offers today’s fast-paced enterprises that are also deploying SAP solutions with choice, flexibility and speed. It delivers integration with SAP Solution Manager, including integration with eCATT and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, for test automation of SAP lifecycle quality. It also enables organisations to shrink the time from concept to production, maximising return on investment and helping keep their projects on time, on budget and delivering the right levels of business value back to the enterprise.”
Micro Focus Silk for use with SAP solutions delivers a highly automated process covering all aspects from blueprint changes – reflecting changes in requirements – testing and managing incidents, and one which incorporates reports and dashboards to provide visibility of the overall processes. The component modules include:
SilkCentral Test Manager for managing the testing process throughout the lifecycle phases of an SAP deployment
SilkPerformer 2010 for load and performance testing of SAP solutions (SAP-certified integration with eCATT)
SilkTest for the functional testing of SAP NetWeaver, SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP GUI
Silk Integration Hub for use with SAP Solution Manager
“Today’s CEO expects demonstrable business value from every technology investment decision,” concluded Craig. “Micro Focus Silk’s holistic approach to software quality helps organisations further realise the full potential of their SAP investments.”
SilkCentral Test Manager is a comprehensive test management solution that builds quality and efficiency into each step of the testing process of deployments of SAP solutions. It handles requirements management, test planning, text execution, defect/issues management and results reporting. It works with various test engines to make it easy to integrate component and unit tests written with third party or open source testing tools like JUnit or functional tests written with eCATT.
SilkPerformer is an enterprise-class load testing solution supporting all current enterprise application technologies, including Web, .NET, J2EE, XML, SOAP, WSDL and SAP applications. SilkPerformer is especially optimised for use with SAP applications, including the SAP ERP application, emulating SAP GUI clients, as well as for applications built on the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, and includes support for Adobe’s Flex application framework. SilkPerformer enables organisations to emulate all the activities of hundreds or thousands of users from just a few load testing agents running multiple virtual users.
SilkTest is the leading functional testing product for enterprise applications, supporting enterprise application client-technologies such as Web, .NET, Windows and Java, including support for SAP applications. SilkTest provides the capabilities, flexibility and ease of use needed to functionally test SAP solutions. Silk test scripts are based on the SAP GUI scripting API and provide the full feature set delivered by SAP GUI scripting. Both SilkPerformer and SilkTest are tightly integrated into SilkCentral Test Manager, ensuring an organisation’s testing activities are coordinated through a central point of control.
Silk Integration Hub for use with SAP Solution Manager connects application lifecycle management capabilities of SAP Solution Manager with test planning and test execution capabilities, including:
Business process from business blueprint into requirements in SilkCentral Test Manager
Requirements can be converted into test cases in a test plan
Test case execution in Silk for use with SAP solutions
Test results are updated and in sync with SAP Solution Manager
For more information on Micro Focus Silk, visit: http://www.microfocus.com/products/silk/index.aspx .
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