Testing Strategy



Business agility has become the primary advantage delivered by cloud solutions. Automated testing is necessary in this Agile world to assure value of your cloud solution.



One of the most important criteria for test quality is test coverage. Compliance and security (GDPR) risk exposures can be dramatically reduced using automated testing.



Stay up-to-date with SuccessFactors’ Quarterly releases. Automated testing can easily protect your organization from costly and time consuming regressions.



Better test quality, better test coverage and ongoing regression testing results in fewer user complaints. Increased user satisfaction leads to higher user adoption.


Cloud-based applications such as SuccessFactors allow organization to reduce time-to-market and to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest system features and options. Therefore, these applications require a different testing strategy.

Brian Marick defines the testing quadrants which align with test levels and suit the Agile Manifesto. The model describes the four testing quadrants; it’s variants, test types and levels, along with writing tests for different user types, stakeholders and business people. The quadrants contrast user types, business vs. technology facing, and testing types, manual vs. automated or a combination of both.


The four quadrants are described below:

  • Quadrant Q1 – Unit level contains unit Tests, technology facing, tests subject to full automation and continuous integration.
  • Quadrant Q2 – System level, business facing, these are functional tests, examples, story tests, user experience prototypes, and simulations based on the acceptance criteria, be manual or automated. Created as a part of definition of done for a story
  • Quadrant Q3 – System or user acceptance level, business facing, contains tests exploratory testing, scenarios, process flows, usability testing, user acceptance testing, alpha testing, and beta testing. These tests are often manual and are user-oriented.
  • Quadrant Q4 – System or operational acceptance level, technology facing performance, load, stress, and scalability tests, security tests, maintainability, memory management, compatibility and interoperability, data migration, infrastructure, and recovery testing. These tests are often automated.


Agile Testing Quadrants


Within the creation of a test strategy it is important to identify your test coverage and how to obtain adequate test coverage. Automated testing is crucial to making sure the test coverage stays high not only during the deployment, but also during the entire life cycle of the cloud solution.

4Deets helps its customers to identify the best solution for them. This starts with the 4Deets test packages, automated and manual tests, and are enhanced with customer specific scenarios.

An update on SuccessFactors releases

An update on SuccessFactors releases

As you know, SAP SuccessFactors has quarterly releases that happen four times a year. That will change. Starting in mid-2020,  SuccessFactors releases will occur twice per year. This release frequency won’t slow the amount of innovation you’ve come to expect, rather it will provide your company with more time to understand, test and adopt opt-in features.

SuccessFactors Testing Guide

SuccessFactors Testing Guide

Every enterprise HCM platform is configured to your specific processes and therefore needs testing. Cloud systems may need less than on-prem but testing is still vital for a well-performing system. Do you have your testing covered well? In this 14-page guide, we will dive into the different tests which are relevant to your SuccessFactors platform.


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