A QUICK path to success
Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced a strategic partnership with Test-Direct, the UK’s premier financial services testing organisation. The partner agreement allows the service provider to position Original Software solutions in opportunities where there is a good fit with customer requirements. Test-Direct joins Original Software’s growing community of service providers, with a particular focus on financial services sector.
Test-Direct offer all their clients the benefits of their proven QUICK test methodology. QUICK is a risk based, real world approach to delivering quality testing faster, reducing costs and improving testing process through Quality, Understanding, Improvement, Communication and Knowledge. This methodology is being mapped as a template into Original Software’s Application Quality Management solution, Qualify, for the benefit of Test-Direct’s customer base.
Alan Reilly, MD of Test-Direct expanded: “Original Software’s solution suite has a unique approach to functional testing capability that makes it ideal for certain customer accounts and situations, such as user acceptance testing, where many other solutions are just too technical for the end user. TestDrive and TestDrive-Assist provide a powerful combination when it comes to rapid production of repeatable scripts for regression testing, which is imperative when time-to-market is critical. We have had a great deal of interest in Original Software’s solution and are working on some key high profile opportunities at the moment.”
“Test-Direct offer in-depth expertise in the financial services sector” said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software. “Their combination of onsite, nearshore and offshore services offer a unique combination of cost savings without compromising the benefits of face to face consultancy. We’ve built a good relationship with the company already and the feedback on our solution has been really positive. Mapping Test-Direct’s QUICK test methodology into our quality management offering is a great example of how simple it is to apply a partner’s preferred quality process in to our technology.”
Since March 2002, Test-Direct (test-direct.com) has been combining in-depth industry expertise with practical testing skills, tools and methods. With testing solutions delivered by cost effective, planned or on demand teams, we ensure that our clients are able to launch new products and services with a risk based knowledge of their quality and performance and go live with confidence.
We pride ourselves on working with our customers not for them. Test-Direct always seek to form partnerships that produce win-win outcomes. We enjoy ongoing and established relationships with some of the UK's largest blue chips.
About Original Software
With a world class record of innovation, Original Software (origsoft.com) offers a solution focused completely on the goal of effective quality management. By embracing the full spectrum of Application Quality Management across a wide range of applications and environments, the company partners with customers and helps make quality a business imperative. Solutions include a quality management platform, manual testing, full test automation and test data management, all delivered with the control of business risk, cost, time and resources in mind.
More than 400 organisations operating in over 30 countries use Original Software solutions. Current users range from major multi-nationals to small software development shops, encompassing a wide range of industries, sectors and sizes. We are proud of our partnerships with the likes of Coca-Cola, Cargill, HSBC, FedEx, Pfizer, DHL and many others.
Kate Mackinder, Media Relations Officer
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