Some preparatory activities need to be undertaken within your organization before Testimony can be installed and configured. In particular, you need to liaise between the IT development and operations teams to define the scope of your Testimony roll-out and map out the required processes. The most impacted teams will be the testing team and the basis administration team.

Basis Technologies generally recommends that these preparation steps are undertaken via a workshop involving the key internal SAP stakeholders. These would typically include your SAP testing team, SAP basis team and SAP architecture team.

# Activity Details
1.1 Designate Testimony Administrators Installing and maintaining Testimony requires a basic working knowledge of SAP plus an understanding of your organization’s testing processes.

Basis Technologies recommend 1-2 resources be assigned as Testimony Administrators. These will typically be the senior testing managers and/or basis administrators.
1.2 Designate a Testimony central system The central system is an SAP system that hosts the Testimony application and is where Testimony configuration and application data is stored. Users only ever connect to this system to access the tool.

Basis Technologies generally recommends to use a Solution Manager production system as the Testimony central system where possible. The central system must be a Unicode system running SAP Netweaver 7.01 or above.
1.3 Confirm all SAP systems Every system that is to be regression tested by Testimony needs to be listed and documented along with details of their versions.
1.4 Obtain Testimony License Key(s) Request the necessary Testimony license keys from Basis Technologies. You will need to provide the SAP system ID and SAP installation number of the central system plus all other systems that are to be recorded.
1.5 Obtain Testimony Software and Documentation Request the Testimony software from Basis Technologies along with the Testimony documentation.


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