As SAP is extended and expanded, it spawns a network of transactions, potentially written in different languages, and some inconsistencies in data models. An SAP implementation is not just SAP, it’s JEE, JSP, HTML as well as custom ABAP. Analyzing the characteristics of these applications by hand requires a set of experts in each language, and tends to be expensive. There are excellent tools for analyzing the individual technology, but in a complex and expansive environment like SAP, what is required is a tool that can analyze across technology environments.
CAST recently sponsored the ASUG NJ Summer Chapter meeting, held on June 12th. ASUG is a renowned organization across US and Canada for SAP professionals and organizations working in the field of SAP. The conference was attended by more than 100 professionals from companies across various industries. The full day event featured many interesting presentations including a presentation of the latest CRASH report on SAP.
One of the allures of SAP has been the pre-built business transactions which promise speed to value and the ability to leverage code. With the business processes, transactions, and architecture defined, success must be just around the corner. The reality has not quite kept pace. 54% of organizations experience ERP project budget overages.
Last Wednesday we hosted a webinar featuring Steve Naylor of Solvay.
During the webinar, Mr. Naylor illustrated how gaining visibility into critical SAP systems has helped maintain uninterrupted services and reduced development costs.
Mr. Naylor also shared how software analysis and measurement:
Provides insight into legacy ABAP systems
Identifies security issues not detected by native SAP code analysis tools
Reveals hidden software complexity that can cause performance and stability issues
Michael Furniss, Director of Software Quality Assurance and Testing COE at Coca-Cola’s Bottling Investment Group lead a discussion on how system level analysis improves dialog with application service providers. He shared his experience about how software analysis and measurement has enhanced his traditional process and tool landscape; leading to better identification of legacy SAP code vulnerabilities that can lead to performance and stability issues. Mr. Furniss outlined how Coca Cola has deployed this solution across their global organization and how it focuses development efforts to reduce risk and total ownership cost while keeping their executive sponsors and partners happy.
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Getting your arms around an ERP system to find and fix the root causes of these problems is notoriously difficult. No single person, however knowledgeable, can fathom it from end to end. Automated analysis and measurement are absolutely essential. Continue reading