Consistent SAP test data for GLS with SNP Test Data Organizer


The Challenge

To meet the complex demands that the agile corporate structure has on the IT organization and data quality, test data and systems must be up-to-date and provide data flexibly at all times. As a result, GLS decided to keep its SAP test data consistent and always up to date by harnessing the SNP software products SNP Test Data Organizer (TD) and Shell (SH) software. The goal of the conversion was to carry out a project-related one-time refresh of the test data as the first step and then to use TD permanently afterwards. The use case included support for user acceptance tests during SAP projects.


Project scope

  • Refresh with SNP Test Data Organizer (TD);
  • combination with Shell (SH) to create an empty target system;
  • standard implementation package for TD,
  • integrated with SAP Solution Manager as the control system;
  • GLS employee trained to use TD for continuous operation.


The solution and benefits

SNP Test Data Organizer (TD) was installed on an ERP system landscape; the control system was Solution Manager and was used to control the test data provisioning. The additional module Shell (SH) enabled the creation of a lean system copy, which TD supplied with the required test data afterwards. The idea here was to create a system copy quickly with low memory requirements. SNP trained the IT team at GLS as part of the implementation project, allowing them to use TD internally in the future to provide up-to-date test data independently.

  • Cost savings due to lower disk space and reduced personnel costs
  • Synchronous migration of multiple systems in a few hours
  • Time saving compared with conventional system copy
  • Real-time testing: real-time access to data from the production system
  • Independent use of SNP Test Data Organizer by GLS

Key facts

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    Systems in scope

    11 TB production

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    Two days installation & Two days training

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    Project type

    Test data management

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    1,500 SAP licenses

Thanks to the professional collaboration with SNP, we were able to sustainably rebuild our complex SAP test landscape within a very short time – saving costs while increasing data quality for our international customers.

Frank-Oliver Kluß

Senior Manager SAP, GLS IT Services GmbH

About GLS

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GLS Germany is one of the leading providers of international parcel services. GLS makes its slogan “Parcels to People” a reality in Germany with more than 9,000 employees in around 70 locations and with approximately 6,000 vehicles. As part of the GLS Group, GLS Germany offers high-quality, global parcel shipping for companies in any industry – B2B or B2C – as well as for private customers.

Flexible, seamless and personal service awaits GLS customers in Europe and beyond. This is ensured by the extensive international network, the best knowledge of the local markets and a keen eye for what matters most: the needs of customers.



Oude Meer, The Netherlands



> 19,000



Transport & Logistics



Approx. EUR 4.5 billion