These are the long-awaited slides from my Mercury World Australia presentation. If you are currently performance testing an SAP implementation with LoadRunner or Performance Center, it is worthwhile evaluating Mercury’s diagnostic tools.

Solving SAP Performance Problems in Record Time

Who Am I?

An Optimisation Question

An Optimisation Question

Performance Testing SAP

SAP Background

In terms of revenue, SAP is the fourth largest software company (behind Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle).

Pros and Cons

In My Experience

Problem Areas

When To Start?

Early Testing

What Should You Test?

SAP Web Scripting

SAPGUI Scripting

More Importantly, scripting is not the big deal it used to be

Why Use Diagnostics?

What Is In The Toolbox?

SAP Diagnostics

SAP Diagnostics

SAP Diagnostics Demo

Alerts and Golden Rules

Transaction Time Breakdown

Server Time Breakdown

Application Processing Time Breakdown

Server Time Breakdown

SAP OS Monitor

J2EE Diagnostics

J2EE Diagnostics Demo

Transaction Response Time Summary

J2EE/.NET - Server Request Time Spent in Element

Method Chain of Calls

Method Chain of Calls showing Remote Function Call name



If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment.


Published On: May 15, 2006Tags: , , ,


  1. Anon October 2, 2006 at 11:13 am

    Cut and paste from here. Thought you might be interested?

    SAP extends Mercury deal in Australia
    By Staff Writers, CRN
    31 August 2006 11:05 AEST
    Platforms & Applications

    SAP AG has extended an ongoing agreement with business software vendor Mercury Interactive to resell its LoadRunner software, across the Asia Pacific region.

    The software, branded as SAP LoadRunner by Mercury, is used by IT departments to validate the performance of SAP’s enterprise resource planning software and the SAP NetWeaver platform, SAP’s comprehensive integration and applications platform.

    Customers use Mercury LoadRunner to help verify that SAP applications will meet business performance requirements before they “go live” in implementation deployments.

    The latest announcement between the two software vendors is part of a worldwide master relationship agreement for SAP to resell Mercury LoadRunner. The original agreement was signed in December 2005.

    The master relationship agreement is activated by regional go-to-market agreements, this agreement has been extended with SAP Canada, SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and SAP Asia Pacific.

    The product will be available in countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

  2. vikram September 26, 2007 at 7:42 am

    Hi Staurt,
    It seems that you have got good hands on on LR with SAP..
    It would have been more interesting if you have recorded the entire scenerio, and uploaded the video so as to be more elaborative..

    As the saying is always there : Picture makes more than 1000 Words..

    And i once again thank you very much for keep such an interactive report on SAP LR..

  3. Vikram October 27, 2007 at 3:38 am

    May i know if someone can giv me a demo on Mercury Loadrunner Diagnostics for SAP..Lets form a team and prepre some video ‘s on performance testing with Mercury tools associated with SAP.. What do you say stuart!

  4. Madhusudhan Gudivaka December 6, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Neat and useful article explaining the emphasis of Diagnostics..!

  5. Rajesh March 12, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks Stuart for the great presentation. Do we have any documentation regarding the configuring J2EE Diagnostics for SAP Netweaver / Portal. I have searched the HP support site, but in vain.

  6. John Di Misa April 30, 2008 at 4:43 am

    I need to present to management (in the next 2 weeks) a presentation on your product. If you could point me to a url that has all the information about your product, that would make it easier.

    Thanks in advance,

  7. Afroz August 1, 2008 at 9:14 am


    We are looking into implementing Mercury load runner for automated testing in SAP solutions (End to End) for ABAP and Java based systems.

    We already have SMD (Solution Manager Diagnostics) implemeted with Root cause Analysis. Do we still need Mercury Load Runner?

    Is there any presentation or guide to set that up?

    Our Applications are running on HP UX and Database on IBM/Oracle

    lastly, is there any training offered for SAP-Mercury usage?


  8. sampath November 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    i want to know What is SAP test, is SAP test do with loadrunner or any other tools,how to start SAP test please send me replay. thanking you

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