Basically, the validation of large and complex systems, such as SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA, is very time-consuming, since a large number of documents are generated, which of course have to be managed over the entire life cycle of the IT system. Within the framework of test management, it must be ensured that the entire functionality of the SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA system functions exactly as described in the requirements specification. These test activities must be permanently monitored and it must be ensured that the errors found are rectified in a documented manner. In addition, operational processes must be established for validated systems, such as Incident Management and Change Management.
The more you support these processes electronically, the fewer errors will occur in operations. Especially in quality assurance, costs can be saved massively, since much less effort is to be expected when checking and, for example, revising documents.
We asked our webinar participants where they saw the greatest advantages in the electronic validation of IT systems as opposed to paper-based validation. The biggest advantage is seen in the central access and the constant availability of the documents. This is followed by a leaner document management process, since the effort for printing, collecting signatures and possibly scanning the documents as well as storing the documents is also eliminated.