Case studies

Learn why major companies decided to use Figaf SAP Integration Automation

“Figaf helpes us to improve the overall quality of the system and to reduce the amount of work that has to be done manually. Convincing the development team to use the Figaf DevOps Tool was easy because it's easy to use.”

Pieter Atling, SAP expert AkzoNobel

Case

AkzoNobel is a Dutch multinational company that creates paints and performance coatings for industry and consumers in more than 80 countries worldwide. It employs over 32,000 people and generates a revenue of 8.5 billion euros.

At AkzoNobel, testing middleware is a huge task. Over the last couple of years, the team implemented countless interfaces. The company uses SAP PI mainly for application to application on the system.

Pieter Atling was responsible for testing at Akzo Nobel and tested Figaf along with other tools. This led to a clear decision for Figaf also because of its ease of use.

 

Results

  • Resolved the bottleneck of testing
  • Implemented a easy to use testing tool for the team
  • Reduced the amount of manual work that has to be conducted
  • Improved the quality of the System

“Figaf DevOps Tool covers the needs for the entire development process and is the only software that allows you to automate the delivery of your SAP Integration. By using this software, developers can focus on what they are best at, development. “

Mark Lehmann, Senior EAI Consultant OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & CO. KG

Case

Olympus Europa is the headquarters for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) of the Japanese Olympus Corporation. The global leader in optical and digital precision technology employs 6,750 people in Hamburg, Germany. Olympus Europe and its 31 subsidiaries in the EMEA region sell state-of-the-art medical systems, digital cameras, and scientific solutions for around € 1.7 billion per year.

Handling multiple stages within an integration architecture is a challenging task also for Mark Lehmann who is a Senior Enterprise Application Integration Consultant at Olympus. He says he has rarely seen a company that has achieved a unified setup within development-, test- and production environment. However, in his view, this is an ideal state or even “the paradise,” as he says. He recognized the potential of Figaf for SAP Integration and implemented the Figaf DevOps tool. The first “real world” run they conducted after the implementation was a major go live with 57 transports which was a success. 

Read the details on Marks Blogpost on the SAP Blog.

Results

  • Increased speed and a significant smoother go-life
  • Less manual re-work thanks to automation
  • No need to re-configure iFlows in productive environment

"The Figaf tool allows us to test our system in a simple way before upgrades. We saved a lot of time on our first upgrade project. It is user-friendly, which made it popular amongst our developers."

Jacob Roed, Integration Manager, Grundfos


Case

Grundfos is the largest pump manufacturer in the world. The Danish company has nearly 20’000 employees and is present in most countries around the globe.

With a production of more than 16 million pumps, electric motors and pump controls and systems they generate a yearly revenue of 3 billion euros.

Grundfos wanted a testing tool that is easy to use and also capable of testing complex cases.

Results

  • A faster upgrade process
  • Introduction of a simple accessible testing tool for the team
  • Flexibility to create advanced tests cases for tricky tasks

"Figaf helped us run automated test series during the upgrade of production. This will shorten our upgrade cycle from 2-3 years to 6-month. I highly recommend this tool for quick and simple automated testing. "

Mark Oshifeso, Anadarko Petroleum
Client
The mid-size oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum from Texas generated around 13 billion USD in revenue from hydrocarbon exploration with 5000 employees. Mark and his team were in charge of upgrades to the SAP PI/PO system. The challenge they faced was a large number of tests they had to conduct during the updating process. Mark’s mission was to simplify upgrades to the SAP PI/PO system and shorten the update cycles. He and his team decided for Figaf DevOps Tool after comparing it with other testing options on the market.

Results

  • Introduction of a test automation tool that is easy to use, and people can start using after an hour of initial training.
  • Running a large number of automated test cycles with no waiting time
  • Shortened upgrade cycles from 2-3 years to a 6-month cycle

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