Agreement covers training, software, services and outsourcing.
Original Software, a company specializing in application quality management (AQM), announced today a strategic partnership with FDM Group, an international IT services provider. The partner agreement allows FDM to not only resell Original Software solutions but also allows full use of them within their training academy. FDM will train their apprentice testers on the Original Software solution set so that all of the academy graduates (called FDM Mounties) go out into the services workplace fully comprehending the solutions and their potential benefits to customers.
“FDM is well renowned in the industry for the quality of its outsourcing services,” said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software. “It has a very strong customer base and an award-winning academy that helps fuel its global, skilled resource pool. We have worked well with the company on some high profile customer accounts and will be proud to include FDM’s services as part of our offering. Both companies put quality right at the heart of their business models.”
Rod Flavell, CEO of FDM expanded: “FDM has trained over 1,500 individuals to the highest industry standards. We train our Mounties in the most cutting-edge IT tools and solutions, so that they can go out into the marketplace as talented professionals with expertise in the very best technologies. We have a strong foothold in the financial sector, and so Original Software’s ability to validate databases and test green-screen apps is key, but we are seeing widespread demand for solutions that work well in an agile environment and with SAP testing–something their solutions excel at.”
Andy King, head of Testing at FDM Group said: “We have worked with Original Software for some time now and have been testing on various client sites, utilizing their tool suite. The decision to partner with the team is fantastic news and we will benefit greatly in 2010, as the demand for both FDM testers and Original Software continues to grow.”
About FDM (www.fdmgroup.com) (www.fdmacademy.com)
FDM Group is an international IT services provider specialising in five core service areas: application support, development, testing, infrastructure and training. Supplying IT solutions to over 200 blue-chip clients within various sectors for over a decade certifies their expertise. With offices in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the U.S., FDM has shown exponential growth throughout the years and has firmly established itself as an award-winning IT services provider.
About Original Software (www.origsoft.com)
With a world-class record of innovation, Original Software 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 organizations 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.