SAP has recently published SAP PIT, which is a testing tool for SAP PI/PO. Costumers have asked me about the difference between SAP PIT and Figaf IRT. Does it actually matter which tool you use? The answer is: Yes, it does matter. In this blog post, I will give you an overview to help you to understand the differences.
The Figaf tool is a lot faster to use for creating and running test cases on. It also have a lot better integration with a DevOps/Continues Delivery process so you can deliver your integrations lot faster.
|Figaf IRT||SAP PIT|
|Test the following||Sender Modules, Routing, Mappings, Receiver Module||Routing, Mappings|
|Test case creation||Automatic process multiple recordings at one time||Setup one recording of time|
|System requirement recording||All 7.31, 7.4 and 7.5 add a FigafModule or use SAP logging no patches required||7.31, 7.4,7.5 patched after February 2019.Fetch data from dual-stack systems.|
|PI version to run test on||All||7.5 SP14|
|Location of testing application or data||Separate java server and database||SAP PI system|
|Can test your upgrade to sp14||Yes||No|
|Running test cases||Run full test suites automated||Run one interface at the time|
|Comparison||XML, JSON, Text, Edifact, X12, Binary||XML, Text|
|Patterns supported||Async, Sync, EDISeperator, Bridges: sync-async, async-sync||Async, Sync|
|Visual display of difference||Yes||Yes (with SP15)|
|Export of test data to PIT||Yes||No|
|Integrated with Release management and change management tool||Yes||No|
|Mapping of business systems||Automatic||Manual|
|Add test cases from failed messages||Yes||No|
|Manual test case creation||Yes||No|
|Releases per year||12||3-4 per year|
|Price||10.000+ EUR/year||Included in your license|
This is based on the 7.5 SP15. SAP has a roadmap to improve the tool but I do not know it.
The Figaf tool we are adding options to also work with creating Documentation of your scenarios, your changes and the test your are running. It also has a component that allows you to monitor the system for anomalies and report custom errors to users. Next release will also feature integration with CTS+ enabling you to run test and configuration on the objects that are changed. So it is much more than just a test suite.
Do you want to know more about Figaf IRT? Then visit www.figaf.com/irt.