ConocoPhillips used DSM to improve SAP Oil & Gas Module testing for Production Revenue and Accounting (PRA)

21 September 2020

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About this event:

For most Oil and Gas companies, their SAP system is integral to their business, and any significant outage of a particular business process, or worse – the entire SAP production system – has a potential multi-million dollar impact. This is why effective testing in non-production environments is so important. And of course, testing can only be truly effective if the test cases and the data match the situation that will occur later in Production.

Within the Oil and Gas industry, the SAP data model can be complex, with different data models based on the production process. The data model for IS-Oil is very different from standard ERP. In Upstream production, the PRA modules contain hundreds of different processes, making copying and refreshing the data challenging and time consuming.

During this session, you will learn how ConocoPhillips was having challenges with testing data while using the SAP Production and Revenue Accounting (PRA) solution. The integrated nature of the business processes made it impossible to keep several full copies of production in the non-production landscape. This created a massive challenge around enabling functional analysts, testers, trainers and consultants to access the data they need to support the production system.

ConocoPhillips used EPI-USE Labs’ Data Sync Manager™ (DSM) solution to overcome these challenges for PRA. DSM has allowed them to copy data on demand, reduce their data volume and refresh the test systems more frequently to bring back master data and a time-sliced subset of transactional data from production. The reduction in data volume, and simplified activities compared to a full system copy, mean much more frequent refreshes can be undertaken.

Event overview:

This was recorded at the ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Industries, a live, interactive experience built by customers, for customers, from September 21 to 25 2020.  The virtual experience  showcased customer success stories, demos, panel discussions, global industry perspectives, and live opportunities to connect.

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