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Complimentary Access to Figaf to run your SAP PI/PO, CPI or API Mgt

Companies are closing down. You will be affected by your work habits.

Today Denmark is closing down, and I expect a lot of other countries follow. 

You probably will not get less Integration work. Probably you will need to implement some new integrations fast. 
We want to help you make your work easier for the coming period, so you can focus on creating integration and not having to use time on manual work. 

We have made tools to simplify your SAP PI/PO, CPI, and API management processes, and it will help you with your projects.
We can help with:

  • Monitoring
  • Transports
  • Documentation
  • Tests
  • Migrations from PI to PO (To migrate from <7.5 to 7.5
  • Git integration for CPI and API mgt

Until 30 May 2020 you can use our DevOps package to test and transport up to 100 ICOs, Iflows or API proxies. 100 Tickets to register changes and 50 Migrations from PI to PO. And use the other functionality to document, and monitor your integration. 

The tools can be set up really fast. In just one hour you can get started. For the on-prem, you can use your laptop. In most cases, you will be able to use your normal PI or S-user for the tool. There are video instructions on how to get started, and we have also improved our manual. The biggest challenge will be to get the optional agent installed on your SAP PI environment to improve the testing.

You can use Figaf on-prem or the Figaf Cloud for the duration. 

Signup here

We do hope you will find the tools so useful you will continue to use them after the complementary period. 

Please use responsible and not overload our systems, otherwise, we may need to change something. Please use your company email. We will be providing support via email or remote sessions.

I expect to conduct some free training sessions (Online of course) next week for the people that have signed up for the trial. 

There will also be a webinar on Thursday 19, with the topic of how Figaf can help you manage SAP CPI.

SAP PIT sp 17 first look and compared with Figaf IRT

We now have gotten SAP PIT the test tool for SAP PI/PO upgraded to SP 17. 

SP 17 was released Thursday 27 February you can see the release notes here

It contains the following updates

  • PIT: Developments & bugfixes for SP17
  • PIT: new UI5 based web interface for PI Test tool
  • PIT: Scheduled Test Execution and Verification

I did not have a look at SP16, we skipped that one. You can also create test suites, which is a collection of test executions. (Probably added in SP 16). Now it becomes interesting because you can schedule them at specific times. Like each night. Then you can see if something has happened to your test/development system. 

You have the WebUI now where business users can run the test and see if everything is okay with the test executions. They can see which fields there is something wrong with.

You can see my video of the tool here

Why Figaf IRT can save you money comparing to SAP PIT.

PIT is free and you get it with all SAP PI 7.5 installations above SP 14. 
At Figaf we do have some benefits that you will enable you to save time on your testing. 

We do have the following features that makes testing much simpler.

  1. Creating of multiply cases of many ICOs at one time and no need to edit ICO to enable the correct logging
  2. Comparison on module level, so you can see the payloads after EDIComparison so you can get to test the full flow. 
  3. Managing the test cases and update changed items
  4. Generate Excel Reports of your test cases
  5. Secure testing, so normal developers will not be able to see confidential messages but can still run tests with them. 
  6. With our tracing of changes are you able to run the tests on what is changed? And an embedded transport system.
  7. A faster release cycle, so we can deliver new functionality to make your SAP Integration easier.

To view it in real life see.

Try Figaf IRT

You can get started in less than 60 minutes with the Figaf IRT tool. In most cases, you can use your current computer to run Figaf at and use your SAP PI user to connect with.

Comparing Figaf IRT with SAP PIT

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  IRTSAP PIT
Test the followingSender Modules, Routing, Mappings, Receiver ModuleRouting, Mappings
Test case creationAutomatic process multiple recordings at one timeSetup one recording of time
System requirement recordingAll 7.31, 7.4 and 7.5 add a FigafModule or use SAP logging no patches required7.31, 7.4,7.5 patched after February 2019. Fetch data from dual-stack systems.
PI version to run test onAll7.5 SP14
Location of testing application or dataSeparate java server and databaseSAP PI system
Can test your upgrade to sp14YesNo
Running test casesRun full test suites automatedRun one interface at the time, Then run validation
ComparisonXML, JSON, Text, Edifact, X12, BinaryXML, Text
Patterns supportedAsync, Sync, EDISeperator, Bridges: sync-async, async-syncAsync, Sync
Visual display of differenceYesYes (with SP15)
Data anonymizationYes No
Export of test data to PITYesNo
Integrated with Release management and change management toolYesNo
Mapping of business systemsAutomaticAutomatic (with SP16)
Add test cases from failed messagesYesNo
Manual test case creationYesNo
Releases per year123-4 per year
Price10.000+ EUR/year Included in your license

This is based on the 7.5 SP16. SAP has a roadmap to improve the tool but I do not know it.

Biggest difference

In general, the testing of the two tools works the same. Figaf is faster at creating many test cases at once and be able to run validations. It supports more patterns for testing. It will save time for testing of affected changes.

The place where Figaf really stands out is when you look at the automation for running the full SAP PI/PO environment. It will enable you to run the test cases that are affected by change/transport. You can automate the delivery process including documentation of change, transport, configuration, governance, and of cause testing.

If you want to see how the full governance model looks for SAP PI/PO including testing of a change then watch this video.

Do you want to know more about Figaf IRT? Then visit www.figaf.com/irt.