Basis Technologies, creators of the most complete DevOps and test
automation platform engineered for SAP systems, today announced the
introduction of ActiveControl 8.0, the latest upgrade to the company’s
pioneering DevOps automation solution. ActiveControl 8.0 will be
showcased for the first time at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 alongside
Testimony, Basis Technologies’ revolutionary regression testing
ActiveControl 8.0 helps businesses become more agile and competitive
thanks to a range of new features that improve the quality of SAP change
and accelerate delivery of innovation. Key developments include a
powerful rules-based approval engine, enhanced DevOps analyzers, an
improved web-based user interface, support for cloud-based ABAP
development and an ‘air gap’ solution for secure SAP environments.
Crucially, ActiveControl 8.0 and Testimony are designed to support one
of the biggest challenges facing businesses that run SAP: the transition
to and adoption of SAP S/4HANA. This is reflected in the fact that they
are both SAP Certified for S/4HANA and Netweaver.
“ActiveControl 8.0 demonstrates our commitment to making it easier for
SAP users to run their businesses. Listening to the needs of our
customers has enabled us to develop new features that provide more power
and control than ever,” said James Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of
Basis Technologies. “What’s more, SAP Certification means users can be
confident that ActiveControl and Testimony will seamlessly integrate
into today’s SAP landscapes, and those of the future.”
ActiveControl 8.0: Shifting left to faster, safer SAP change
Removing manual effort pays dividends in terms of both cost reduction
and risk to production systems, so ActiveControl 8.0 introduces a
versatile, extensible new rules engine that further automates and
accelerates SAP change approvals, allowing creation of sophisticated and
flexible approval workflows. The rules engine can be combined with
ActiveControl’s existing Dual Maintenance functionality to ease
transition to SAP S/4HANA, and amplifies the benefit of other approval
enhancements introduced in version 8.0.
Active Control 8.0 also delivers even greater support for the concept of
‘shift left’ – critical to DevOps – via enhancements to its suite of
out-of-the-box analyzers. New analyzers combine with improvements to
existing essentials like Deep Impact Analysis, providing the most
comprehensive way to ensure quality and control risk at every stage of
development. In addition, as more and more SAP teams start to adopt new
ways of working and take advantage of the latest technologies,
integration with the Eclipse IDE supports those looking to include
cloud-based ABAP development in their workflows.
A new Air Gap Solution, first demonstrated in 2018, is now fully
incorporated into ActiveControl, supporting industries where security is
paramount, such as aerospace and defense.
The new version of ActiveControl also provides an updated browser-based
user interface (‘web UI’) and a range of other automation features, such
as extensions to Transports of Copies functionality, integration with HP
Service Manager and enhanced management of custom fields, that further
streamline SAP change management workflows.
ActiveControl 8.0 will be generally available in May 2019 and will be
showcased at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2019, May 7-9, booth #2026. Alternatively,
SAP users can request a free demonstration via the
Basis Technologies website.
About Basis Technologies
Basis Technologies provides the only complete DevOps and test automation
platform specifically engineered for SAP solutions. Our customers are
able to increase competitive agility by responding more quickly to
market opportunities, while reducing costs and lowering the risk of
change. Many of the world’s largest brands use Basis Technologies’
automation to accelerate innovation, ensure continuous quality and
enable agile delivery across SAP software landscapes.
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