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, facilitated by your Basis Technologies implementation consultant. These would typically include your SAP testing team, SAP basis team and SAP architecture team.

# Activity Details
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.
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.

The central system must be a SAP ABAP Unicode system running SAP Netweaver 7.01 or above. Most customers choose to designate their Solution Manager system as the Testimony central system.
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.
4 Check Parameter Profiles Each source system and the central system is likely to require parameter profile updates that require a system restart check your maintenance windows and the System Setup section for parameter profile details


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