“Atos Origin accelerates Industrialization of Testing Services by Implementing Compuware Test Factory Worldwide”
Paris, Detroit, 14 March, 2007
First global deployment of the Test Factory model revolutionizes Software Testing Services Industry
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced the worldwide implementation of the Compuware Test Factory solution. The solution will roll out over the next three years to standardize testing tools, processes and procedures used by more than 20,000 Atos Origin employees worldwide. By using the Compuware Test Factory solution, Atos Origin will improve service quality, deliver cost reductions and enable faster and seamless transfer of activities to off-shore locations.
The collaboration with Compuware supports Atos Origin's strategic initiative announced earlier this year in its Transformation Program, “3 O 3”, aimed at accelerating organic growth, improving efficiency and operating as a global company. Testing is fundamental to guarantee quality and it accounts for up to 35 percent effort of the entire software development and application management lifecycle. Industrialization of the Atos Origin's software testing services within Systems Integration will provide a comprehensive infrastructure that standardizes service delivery to its clients and improves management control.
Compuware Test Factory will be initially implemented in three European locations: the UK, France and Spain. In the UK, Atos Origin will use the Test Factory model to manage its clients' testing needs in the UK office or will be sent to off-shore locations in either Spain or India. In all locations, testing will be conducted using the same set of testing scripts and common tools. In France, the scope of the industrialization includes process restructuring and the use of standardized tools at service centers for all large projects and Atos Origin is the first company worldwide that generates all test scenarios automatically from the description application models (UML) for a large customer within the French government.
Over time, the new solution will be implemented in test facilities worldwide. At that time, Atos Origin Test Factories will provide all services from test strategy, systems and integration testing through to user acceptance, regression testing and quality assurance using the same working methods and common tools.
“Our service delivery industrialization based on Compuware's Test Factory will enable us to offer leading edge services and to bring world-class quality to our clients,” said Wilbert Kieboom, Management Board Member at Atos Origin. “The test factory is a key component of our industrialization plan and we are prepared to revolutionize the software testing market with this new innovative approach.”
“By implementing the Compuware Test Factory solution, testing service providers are able to lower the risk of all aspects of project delivery while substantially improving their ability to offer innovative, competitive offerings to win new business,” said Jamie McGuffie, Compuware Senior Vice President, Partner Business Development. “Compuware's Test Factory solution provides Atos Origin with the foundation to fully capitalize on the rapidly growing, highly competitive outsourced testing market.”
The Compuware Test Factory model addresses all aspects of managing and delivering quality assurance services. It improves new business pursuit success rates by leveraging unique capabilities - such as real-time customer access to web-based project metrics - that enable customer collaboration throughout project delivery. Additionally, Test Factory provides data privacy strategies and technology, enabling more projects to be performed off-site.
“With these capabilities, the Compuware Test Factory solution is driving a shift to industrialized, off-site quality assurance services based on the benefits of a consistent, highly secure infrastructure,” continued McGuffie. “This infrastructure, available to Atos Origin project delivery teams, simplifies delivery management and helps ensure profitability.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
About Compuware Corporation
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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