This is what I was doing some months ago.
I was working on a proposal related to a SAP technical upgrade and depending of the person I talk to, a different tools are recommended to me. This is just an initial opinion, probably when I gain more visibility it will be different, but by the moment this was a fanny situation.
For the technical upgrade:
- Panaya: this is a tool that takes care so much about the look and feel. It provides reports (that can be done during the evolution of the ABAP remediation) showing information about the % of programs, functions… that requires remediation. The people that used it commented that they are happy of doing it: the client see how much effort is needed to test 100% of the application and really understand that we are not over-budgeting the project. For the IT people it does not provide any value.
- Smartshift: the same concept than Panaya, but in addition enables you to correct different programs, replace obsolete functions and they guarantee that the 99% of the ABAP remediation can be done in a month.
For the functional remediation:
- EMC Intelligent Cloning for SAP: enables you to copy data from an environment to other. This is very useful to perform the functional tests with the right data, you save time and some dollars.
- Accenture Clon-Test: it’s mainly the same concept.