For centuries, seafarers have relied on lighthouses to warn them of dangerous shallows, rocky coasts, and other hazards, as well as to help guide their ships through unfamiliar waters. For modern IT professionals, navigating the complexities of an SAP update is just as daunting, with hidden perils threatening to sink business processes (and reputations) if they are not properly detected before they do any damage.
Research by the Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) and Tricentis confirms the reality of this danger. In a survey of
SAP customers, 65% of respondents reported having experienced critical issues after an SAP update. This risk puts
a lot of pressure on testing, which study participants identify as the #1 bottleneck in their SAP release process.
Clearly, SAP customers would benefit from a “lighthouse” of their own to illuminate the hidden dangers in
changes to their SAP systems and to guide their teams to safer, swifter updates. A smart impact analysis tool can
serve this function, automatically detecting the risks in any SAP update and alerting teams to the most efficient