Original Software charge into 2013 with Application Quality Management at its forefront
18th December, 2012, – Original Software, the leading Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, will be seeing in the new year with its latest release of their AQM platform. In addition to a multitude of customer driven requirements, this latest version delivers three key features, which further strengthen the company’s product leadership and supports their mission to deliver the fastest and highest ROI in the automated software quality market.
Firstly, enhanced Multi-Stream Testing (MST). MST has been available for a while with the initial implementation being based on the simple manual assignment of work load. Now, the company has focused on validating correct implementation across diverse platforms. MST is fundamental to automated testing across the application target configurations and it has the potential to deliver vital information when tests fail due to resource contention and locking. “What this latest version delivers”, says Colin Armitage, CEO at Original Software, “is the ability to automatically assign work to each drone PC according to the specified target platform needs, and then to capture full metrics against a common timeline for root cause analysis when problems are encountered. We believe these abilities to be unique in the marketplace”.
Secondly, this release sees enhancements, which are driven by the strict needs of the FDA’s CFR Title 21, Part 11 to meet the needs of electronic quality management systems in the pharmaceutical sector. Qualify, Original Software’s AQM solution, is the collaboration, communication and management platform that underpins Application Quality Management. Its ability to support multiple concurrent development methodologies is making it the platform of choice for companies targeting an agile methodology or replacing the ageing and increasingly expensive HP Quality Centre platform. In this latest release Qualify has also been re-engineered to become browser neutral and tablet friendly. “We see an increasing trend for tablets to become the device of choice for management and executives”, commented Armitage, “and the need to capture secure electronic signatures from busy management via mobile devices is key to proper processes in a cGMP managed environment”.
Finally, Original Software has been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the ‘taster’ version of its animation capability. In response, the company is releasing a fully featured version that encompasses all the user enhancement requests. “Our customers have benefited by creating movies that facilitate user training, application documentation and communication with third parties. The common theme is that the movies bring the rich content we have available to vibrant life and shortens the knowledge absorption curve.
During 2012, the company saw four major releases of its AQM and 2013 will continue this pace of delivery against its product roadmap.
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 organisations 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 partnerships with the likes of Unilever, Euronet, Intuit, Pfizer Pharmaceutical (Ireland), HMV, DHL, Coca-Cola, Skandia, HSBC and many others.
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