Original Software teams with Green Hat for end-to-end SOA testing.
Original Software, known for its automated software testing, is partnering with Green Hat, also a specialist in automated testing technology for integration and SOA, to deliver a unique end-to-end automated testing solution for multi-tiered applications that utilize SOA.
The combined strength of Original Software and Green Hat will enable customers to take advantage of a total software quality solution across the UI, Web services, and database layers, plus the SOA infrastructure, with ease of use and code-free functionality.
Gartner notes that through 2010, 60 percent of unplanned downtime for SOA-based, loosely-coupled applications will result from application failure, compared to 40 percent for non-SOA-based applications (see "Model-Driven Application Management Is a 'Must' for Modern Architectures Such as SOA and Web 2.0," Milind Govekar, July 10, 2008).
"A number of our key clients and prospects working on SOA initiatives want a quality solution that extends the benefits of GUI testing to the entire integrated application," says Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software. "This alliance with Green Hat gives Original Software an important additional route to market and enables us to deliver a best-of-breed solution across the user interface, database layer, services, third party systems, and middleware that will prevent unexpected costs and delays as critical applications become more complex."
Two areas affected by the introduction of SOA technologies include business processes involving ERP and BPM systems. As the major ERP vendors introduce more services into their platforms, customers must go beyond GUI testing to assure function and performance of the total system. Gartner observes that when too much manual work is involved, it causes an inability to stay current with patches to packaged software and to deliver well-tested applications ("Key Issues for Software Quality and Testing, 2008", Thomas E. Murphy, August 8, 2008).
Continuous improvement expected in BPM projects requires regression testing from the beginning of the implementation. Many long-running BPM processes also touch systems outside their business unit and company and process owners need end-to-end visibility to pinpoint the exact location of development errors or sub-optimal performance. Green Hat will OEM Original Software solutions as part of its GH Tester for BPM offering.
"BPM project teams who want GUI testing as an element of a more complex integration and SOA testing framework have asked us to make this part of our offering," said Peter Cole, president and CTO of Green Hat. "This alliance will give them a single point of contact for all their automated testing requirements."
About Green Hat
Green Hat is the global testing technology leader for SOA lifecycle management. It serves dozens of companies in the Global 500, including half of the top 10 as well as many more in the Global 2000. The company makes testing simple and streamlined for complex systems relying on Web Services, messaging/ESB, BPM, CEP and governance. It makes constant transformation sustainable with reusable assets and simulations.
In addition to Original Software, Green Hat also partners with FioranoMQ, HP, IBM, Oracle, Progress, Software AG, TIBCO and their service providers with a testing technology framework and best practices. The company ties quality and performance to business requirements. It creates material differences in the time, cost and coverage of testing for integration and SOA projects, departments, and common office environments. For more information, visit www.greenhat.com.
About Original Software
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.
Over the last 10 years, more than 400 organizations operating in 25 countries have come to depend on Original Software for their software testing solutions. Current users range from small software development shops to major multinationals, including Cargill Global Financial Solutions, Pfizer Pharmaceutical (Ireland), DHL, Coca-Cola, Skandia and hundreds of others.
Original Software operates central offices near Chicago and London. Their solutions can be obtained through these offices or through a network of qualified and knowledgeable business partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and the Americas. For additional information about Original Software, visit www.origsoft.com.