SAP Test Strategy

The SAP Test Strategy and SAP Test Plan may be described in a combined document or in separate documents. There is a strong relationship between the SAP Test Strategy and SAP Test Plan, both cover specific elements for testing SAP. Both topics are part of the Generic SAP Test Approach. SAP PRACTICES UP is a great starting point to define the SAP Test Strategy.

Keep in mind, the SAP Test Strategy is part of the SAP Project and should not act independently. It must be within SAP project boundaries and methodologies. For different types of SAP Projects (implementation, a rollout or an upgrade) different elements can be applicable for the SAP Test Strategy.

The SAP Test Strategy is derived from:

SAP Test Strategy

The SAP Test Strategy is used for:

The SAP Test Strategy is the heart of the SAP testing. The SAP Test Strategy is a linking pin and input for many topics to be planned, prepared, designed and executed. The SAP Test Strategy itself is an important foundation for the test design and test schedule.

Read more about the Test Strategy in general.


PRACTICES UP is an acronym for all SAP focus areas and provides insight into what needs to be addressed in the SAP Test Strategy.

P - Processes
R - Reports
A - Authorizations
C - Configuration
T - Transports
I - Interfaces
C - Conversions
E - Enhancements
S - Screens
U - User Experience (UX)
P - Platform

What focus areas have been impacted by a change? Together with SAP Quality Risk Analysis and the available Test Basis, PRACTICES UP is a helpful guideline for defining an SAP Test Strategy. 

The focus areas of PRACTICES UP are described here