SAP Performance and Load Testing Automation

Performance Testing SAP Platform is Business Critical

SAP ERP, SuccessFactors, Concur, Hybris or Ariba are some of the many business-critical SAP applications used widely in enterprise organizations. Day-to-day business operations depend on these applications to perform reliably. Rigorous testing is required to identify any performance bottlenecks applications present under heavy load and to gain insight into application performance trends over time. Otherwise, performance degradation can slow business to a crawl. NeoLoad, the leading performance testing platform, automates and accelerates performance testing to let testers deliver quality assurance for all SAP applications.

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The Typical Use Cases for Performance and Load Testing SAP Applications

To maintain their competitive edge, enterprises are modernizing their SAP environments by upgrading to the latest versions, customizing their current SAP implementation and migrating to the Cloud. These changes place pressure on performance testing teams to ensure that the user experience meets expectations and performs reliability. Typical use cases include:

Deployment of a new SAP application or customize a current implementation
Comprehensive testing should be executed in a pre-production environment to ensure the new software will provide a good user experience under realistic load conditions, before opening the service to real users.

Upgrading to a new release

Although the software is heavily tested in SAP Labs, deploying a new release in an enterprise environment presents different variables and conditions. Performance testing that simulates the production environment before deployment is required.

Migration to the Cloud or SAP HANA

Modern cloud-based infrastructures or HANA technology provide considerable benefits to an enterprise. But these migrations are complex and require load and performance testing at all layers to mitigate performance bottlenecks.

NeoLoad: Validating SAP Application Performance

Using NeoLoad is critical for detecting and mitigating performance bottlenecks under heavy load for a wide range of SAP applications. With NeoLoad:

  • Simulate realistic load testing for SAP applications to validate SAP application performance and pinpoint any performance bottlenecks or weaknesses
  • Reduce the costs and headaches associated with performance testing complex or hybrid applications
  • Mitigate the risk of poor user experience

NeoLoad: Performance Testing Excellence for All SAP Applications

Load and performance testing tools’ ability to simulate the specific use case of SAP applications is an essential prerequisite for testing and monitoring SAP applications. Performance testing tools must adapt to SAP platform updates to expedite testing. Teams managing SAP environments can benefit from NeoLoad’s faster-testing cycles, ease of use, and automation advantage.

Test entire enterprise business flows.
With NeoLoad, test every critical business process individually and the entire connected business process of your enterprise. NeoLoad realistically simulates user load for a variety of SAP applications such as SAP ERP, SuccessFactors, Concur, Hybris or Ariba over a range of user interfaces such as SAP GUI, Fiori or NetWeaver. NeoLoad adapts to test any standard or custom process.

Automate tests.
One of the main difficulties with load and performance testing is the time and effort it takes for teams to design and analyze tests. NeoLoad enables performance test automation and smart analysis, dramatically decreasing the time required to validate SAP applications’ performance.

Scale tests.
NeoLoad’s unique load testing technology enables testers to scale load and limit the cost of the load testing infrastructure and run tests under real load conditions.


NeoLoad SAP Platform Coverage

User Experience Web, NetWeaver, FIORI, SAP GUI

200 Applications

ERP (R3, S4), CRM, Hybris, SuccessFactors, Ariba, Concur, Fieldglass
Platform SAP NetWeaver, SAP Cloud Platform
Technology Oracle, HANA

Ensure SAP Application Performance with NeoLoad

With NeoLoad, create test scenarios to test SAP applications’ behavior under stress to validate performance or identify any weaknesses. With NeoLoad:

  • Release SAP applications to production with confidence
  • Reduce the costs associated with performance testing
  • Mitigate business risk due to poor application performance

Leverage the market-leading performance testing platform NeoLoad brings – faster testing cycles, ease of use and automation – to performance testing teams in SAP environments.

  • Advance test automation (such as automatic NeoLoad User Path Update), test faster and lower the cost of performance testing and maintenance

Reuse SAP Functional Tests for Performance Tests

Worksoft Integration

NeoLoad is the only performance testing platform with built-in Worksoft integration to convert functional test assets from Worksoft into performance tests in NeoLoad. And as code changes, NeoLoad automatically updates the performance tests script.

Tricentis Tosca Integration

Convert SAP GUI functional test assets from Tosca into performance tests in NeoLoad with one click. As functional scripts change, NeoLoad uses the changes to update the performance test automatically.

Testing the SAP Mobile User Experience

NeoLoad is mobile ready

Managing the differences between multiple browsers and mobile devices is a headache during the performance testing of modern mobile applications. With NeoLoad’s support of Open UI5, a JavaScript application framework, this is made easy UI5-based apps run on smartphones, tablets, and desktops – automatically adapting to each device’s capabilities. With NeoLoad, testers create mobile load tests that simulate users in the real world with a full variety of network conditions – multiple browsers, various devices, and disparate geographic locations.

SAP Web Applications

Testing all of the SAP Web applications is incredibly easy with NeoLoad. Record all applications accessed from the SAP login and replay virtual users to simulate realistic application usage under load.


NeoLoad supports SAP GUI test script recording and replays which enables testers to use one single solution to test all new and legacy SAP applications and user experiences.

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