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AppLabs Partner with Original Software

AppLabs sees huge value proposition for its clients with agile-friendly automation suite

Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, and AppLabs, a software testing and quality management company, have announced a strategic partnership. AppLabs has entered into an agreement with Original Software to take to market its innovative quality management suite. The agreement will likewise allow Original Software to position AppLabs' services into its own customer base.

Scott Andress, Vice President, Global Alliances and Service Lines at AppLabs commented: "As a tool agnostic services company, we focus on putting the right solution into the right project. We've spotted a compelling value proposition for our clients with Original Software's suite, which can be a great fit for most agile developments, can speed up time-to-market and can provide a silver bullet for those clients struggling to make the transition from manual to automated testing."

The industry analysts agree. A recent Ovum report stated: ‘TestDrive-Assist provides you with a rich environment for manual testing, but the bigger payback is how it facilitates adoption of full automation. Uniquely for any of the guided manual test execution products that we know of, Original can automatically convert a manual TestDrive-Assist test into a fully automated TestDrive test that can be repeated." "Overall this is a low risk, low cost way of progressively adopting test automation." "It fits in with classic waterfall processes, and it can also be used in agile processes more easily than other functional test automation suites."

"TestDrive-Assist cuts the time it takes to manually test in half, with some customers having recorded savings of 75-80 percent" said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software. He continued: "This partnership not only provides us with a strong route to market, but allows us to add services to our expanding portfolio. AppLabs' expertise in testing services and its global, skilled resource pool will be a valued addition to our offering, giving customers the option to outsource projects or business functions or take advantage of specialized consultancy to optimize their IT and business quality management and testing capabilities."

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Original Software offers automated software testing and quality assurance solutions that deliver tangible benefits across a wide range of IT and application environments. As a recognized innovator, Original Software’s goal is to reduce business risk and improve application time to market for IT departments through the development of class leading automated solutions.

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