IBM Teams with Worksoft for Automated Testing of SAP® Solutions
ORLANDO, FL (June 6, 2011) – Worksoft®, an innovative provider of automated business process validation and testing solutions, today announced at the IBM INNOVATE 2011 Conference that it has entered into a remarketing agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) which allows IBM to resell Worksoft Certify®, the company’s flagship automated functional test solution. As part of the agreement, IBM will make Certify available to its customers through its Passport Advantage program system, as well as Certify Impact™ and Certify Data™. The Worksoft products will be made available as an integration to the IBM Rational® Quality Management (QM) suite for testing of environments running SAP® solutions.
“IBM has a long history of helping our customers' maximize the value of their investments in SAP solutions,” said Michael Loria, Vice President, IBM Rational Business Development. “Combining Worksoft’s automated testing technologies with Rational Quality Manager helps us to accomplish this by offering a seamlessly integrated solution that reduces the cost and time of their business process testing and validation efforts related to SAP solutions.”
Worksoft Certify is an automated functional testing solution for lifecycle management and cross-platform business process validation in support of SAP solutions. Using an object-driven approach, Certify eliminates the need for generating scripts or writing testing code. Certify Data automatically identifies and extracts representative SAP data so that it can be directly embedded into Worksoft Certify during test case construction. Similarly, Certify Impact automatically identifies proposed changes to the SAP application, either directly from the transport or through the business process change analyzer in the SAP Solution Manager application management solution, and recommends and executes business process tests based upon them. The combined Worksoft and RQM solution helps IBM customers manage the end-to-end tests of their business processes, lowering the costs and risks associated with deploying new SAP functionality or application updates.
Today’s announcement extends the relationship between Worksoft and IBM. For the past two years, Worksoft has been an IBM Rational Business Partner, and the Certify product has received its Ready for IBM Rational Software validation as well. The Worksoft products are integrated with IBM Rational Quality Manager, and may be used in combination with IBM’s other change, defect tracking and testing tools to help ensure quality in any customized SAP application landscape.
“We are proud to be selected by IBM to complement the Rational Quality Management suite,” said Jim Kent, CEO of Worksoft. “The combined RQM/Worksoft solution is truly a game changer, enabling companies to reduce the cycle-time of their upgrades and deployments of SAP solutions by as much as 40 percent or more.”
Worksoft Certify, Certify Impact and Certify Data will be available for purchase directly through the IBM Passport Advantage licensing system by the end of June 2011.
About Worksoft, Inc.
Worksoft® is an innovative, global provider of automated business process validation and testing solutions focused on the specific needs of both business and technical users. Companies utilize our solutions to help realize faster project deployment times, gain better visibility into the impact of changes to their business processes, and further increase the performance and availability of their critical business applications. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies across manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, retail and transportation. For more information, contact Worksoft at 1-866-836-1773 or visit www.worksoft.com.
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