How Opkey Solves the Most Common Challenges to Automating SAP Testing

3 min readJun 3, 2022

There’s no doubt that automated testing is more efficient than manual testing. However, many SAP customers are hesitant to implement SAP test automation. According to a recent SAP Insights report, more than 45% of SAP users said that a lack of automated testing of their SAP apps was a major concern, while even more respondents were unaware of the risks that are associated with manual testing.

In this blog, we’ll highlight the major challenges that users have in implementing automated testing for SAP, and how Opkey’s Quality Assurance framework address these concerns.

Common Challenges to Automating SAP Testing

How Opkey Solves this Challenge: Opkey is a totally codeless test automation platform, and unlike frameworks built from scratch, customers can get up and running on the Opkey platform in just a few days. Additionally, any employee can create and automate tests with Opkey’s no-code platform-no technical expertise is required.

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How Opkey Solves this Challenge: With Opkey’s self-healing script technology, companies can easily eliminate the burden of test maintenance. Whenever an automated script breaks due to a change in the object property (Name, ID, Xpath, CSS etc.), Opkey automatically identifies the change, and fixes the issue without human intervention. Opkey reduces test maintenance effort by more than 90%.

How Opkey Solves this Challenge: Opkey’s codeless automation platform allows functional users, business analysts, manual testers, and any non-technical employee to participate in test creation. This means that individuals who are most experienced with their business processes have the power to create tests around their most used process flows, without the need for IT.

  • Opkey uses natural language processing (NLP) technologythat allows for the creation of test cases inthe English language. This means that anyone with SAP functional knowledge, business processes, or workflows can enhance the quality and coverage of the test cases.
  • Opkey’s AI-powered test mining engine can immediately surface the tests your organization is currently running, and recommend new tests to fill in the gaps. This guarantees optimal test coverage.

How Opkey Solves this Challenge: Opkey supports end-to-end automated testing across multiple technologies-packaged apps plus APIs, ESBs, web, and mobile-and can support these different technologiesin different stages of the development lifecycle. Opkey also integrates with the most popular DevOps tools on the market. Opkey’s automated SAP testing platform eliminates the need for individual testing platforms for different applications.

How Opkey Solves this Challenge: Opkey enables functional consultants and manual testers to create test cases in plain English. With just a few hours of training, complex, automated tests can be created with no coding required.

  • With Opkey’s NLP-based test automation framework, tests that take hours to create and automated with code-based tools, can be executed in minutes.
  • Opkey provides Opkey University, which enables teams to increase their test automation skills and get Opkey certified in a self-taught environment.


SAP customers face five core challenges when trying to automate testing: long build time, expensive test maintenance, low test coverage, End-to-End testing challenges, and a long training / ramp up period.

Opkey solves for each of these challenges with an easy-to-use, robust automation platform, that any employee can quickly master.

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