QA Software provides operations testing platform.
April 9, 2007 -
Test Factory helps outsourced testing service providers resolve range of complex business challenges. To create more efficient approach for delivering software testing services, solution supports all aspects of quality assurance (QA) services management and delivery. Testing operations platform offers complete demand and resource management automation, enabling efficient management of projects and people while increasing visibility into project performance.
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Detroit, MI, 48226
Compuware Launches Test Factory for Global Testing Service Providers
Test Factory Industrializes Delivery for Booming Software Testing Services Market
DETROIT, March 20 -- Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) today launched Test Factory, a comprehensive quality assurance solution designed specifically to create a more efficient approach for delivering software testing services. Compuware Test Factory provides outsourced testing service providers with a comprehensive and industrialized solution to help resolve a range of complex business challenges, including those driven by rapid growth and increased competitive pressures.
"The demand for offshore outsourced testing services is booming. Firms are sending testing offshore in the hopes of saving money, reducing time-to- market, improving their testing processes, and ultimately improving quality," stated Stephanie Moore, Vice President, Forrester Research. "The benefits of offshore testing are real."*
"Compuware's own large-scale product testing requirements combined with our experience supporting global partners allowed us to define the business requirements for an evolutionary solution that broadly addresses the organizational needs of application testing service providers," said Jamie McGuffie, Senior Vice President, Compuware Partner Business Development. "Testing Service Providers that adopt Compuware's Test Factory approach will realize benefits beyond their direct service delivery group. They will also be able to leverage new strategy options provided by Test Factory that can increase the effectiveness of their sales, marketing and recruiting efforts while providing a state-of-the-art work environment influencing retention rates of highly skilled testing team members."
Compuware's Test Factory supports all aspects of managing and delivering quality assurance services by offering a comprehensive testing operations platform. This solution offers complete demand and resource management automation, enabling testing organizations to efficiently manage their projects and people while increasing visibility into project performance and improving software quality.
The Test Factory business model also has immediate and direct impact on all facets of the testing services organization.
- "C"-level executives benefit from better visibility into organizational performance, making it easier to manage revenue and profit margins.
- Sales can respond faster with less risk to customer proposals and increase client satisfaction and retention rates.
- Marketing can leverage internal expertise to create differentiated high-value solutions that increase competitiveness and leverage company assets and intellectual property more broadly across their organization.
- Recruiting and retaining top talent is easier with structured and clearly defined career paths and job enrichment possibilities.
- Service Delivery groups are able to standardize on a comprehensive extensible architecture that can be deployed to support a single location or a globally integrated four-tier service delivery model.
Test Factory was developed and perfected over the past five years by Compuware to accommodate its aggressive internal product development and testing needs. With a software development group that creates hundreds of new product releases on an annual basis, a Test Factory approach was necessary to gain efficiencies and to maximize quality.
"The Test Factory is how we do work here and is critical to our success. The Test Factory enables us to customize and automate our QA processes and supplies the management metrics required to continuously improve the unit, integration and system testing process specific to each product line. These capabilities enabled us to determine solid project completion dates while experiencing improvements in communication and teamwork, as well as an increase in overall quality," said Kevin Cowsill, Senior Vice President, Compuware Testing Integration Center. "These factors, along with the many exciting challenges we face in our testing projects, contribute to our ability to retain highly experienced employees in our QA/testing teams."
Compuware has delivered proven IT value through technology and services to the world's largest business organizations for nearly 34 years. Compuware Test Factory builds on this foundation and offers service providers and testing organizations the ability to evolve their service delivery to a new level of efficiency and competitiveness.
*How To Benefit From Offshore Testing Services, Stephanie Moore and Carey Schwaber, Forrester Research, March 2006
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at http://www.compuware.com/.
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