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ABB Brazil Saved 30% on Testing Time Thanks to Panaya Test Center

The stakes are high for ABB Brazil, an organization with five business divisions. Brazil has one of the most complicated tax systems in the world and SAP system errors can cause big losses for the company. Each release of new functionality is very risky, hence ABB Brazil faces huge testing challenges.

Complex business scenarios with little or no documentation available.

Several system changes (new functionalities, improvements, and bug fixing) being released every week which requires a huge effort to execute regression tests.

The major challenge during the UAT is to keep track of all activities, spread across multiple areas/ locations and keep everything under control.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • ABB
    ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Their solutions improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of their customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Development
  • CUSTOMER
  • With Panaya, organizations can accelerate application change and continuous delivery of innovation. Panaya provides cloud based test management, test automation and application lifecycle management solutions that ensure collaboration between Business and IT. Enabling faster release velocity while ensuring quality, Panaya delivers an optimized user experience with end-to-end visibility of the application lifecycle. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya to deliver quick, quality change to enterprise applications.

  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • ABB Brazil started using Panaya Test Center in 2014 on their entire SAP system. ABB Brazil reaped astounding benefits from Panaya Test Center:

    They met their SAP testing deadline with time to spare.

    They avoided go-live issues that were common with previous SAP testing.

    By keeping track of all testing activities, the SAP IT team went from reactive to proactive mode.

    ABB "retired" their spreadsheets and Word documents and now use Panaya Test Center to collect test evidence.

    After months of looking for a testing service, ABB Brazil found Panaya. Wagner Canto, the IS Project Manager, was impressed with a live demonstration of Panaya Test Center. Thanks to Test Center's easy onboarding, ABB Brazil decided to dive head-first into the water and immediately moved all of their SAP testing to Panaya.

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  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    The new solution is very useful for ERP test management, including planning, execution and follow-up. 
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    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    The company saved 30% in total testing time thanks to Panaya Test Center.

  • USE CASES
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
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