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Company solutions cited as better fit for agile processes than competing functional test automation suites.

Original Software has received praise for its capabilities enabling agile development in remarks carried in a recent report by independent industry analyst group, Ovum. In the report, written by Ovum analyst Paul Herzlich, the company's solutions are applauded for being a better fit for agile processes than any competitive functional test automation suite. 

"In its totality, Original's suite is appropriate for automation specialists, non-technical testers and even business users for acceptance testing. It fits in with classic waterfall processes, and it can also be used in agile processes more easily than other functional test automation suites." he states. 

Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, said: The feedback from our customers has been resounding and we are pleased to see that the major analyst groups are acknowledging our leadership in this space. Customers practicing agile methodologies are finding our tools easy to implement, and the reuse and repeatability of our manual tests really pay off. Automation can be a powerful enabler in agile development and TestDrive's self-healing technology adds value in each iteration, enabling scripts to be re-run even when the application under test has undergone tweaks and changes. 

The Ovum report notes: "One area in which TestDrive-Assist can be surprisingly appropriate is in unstable, changing circumstances. The two most notable situations are the first release of an application and in agile processes." 

Herzlich continues: "By recording your manual test, you may not have the benefit of full automation, such as automatic data entry and validation. However, you do get an audit trail and clear information for reproducing bugs. The ability to automatically migrate your test to an automated one may pay off immediately, if you are lucky, but in any case, by the end of your scrum or iteration, it will form the foundation of a future automated test. " 

This report has recently been published by Ovum and can be downloaded free of charge from Original Software's website

 

About Original Software

 

Original Software, "the application quality management (AQM) vendor," 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. Original Software operates central offices near Chicago and London. Its 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 more information, visit 

www.origsoft.com or www.manualtesting.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. We are proud of our many partnerships with large, name-brand companies.

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