All Press Releases From October, 2014

New Research: 40% of Companies Running SAP Reluctant to Update Regularly


Survey data suggests IT teams concerned updates will introduce issues that disrupt business
Forty percent of companies running SAP are reluctant to update the software regularly, according to new research by Original Software. Other data from the study suggest the most likely reason for this reluctance is concern the update process will introduce issues that disrupt business.

In a global survey of IT professionals at 60 firms with SAP installations about their approach to upgrading ERP applications, more than 80 percent of respondents reported that supporting the needs of the business was the critical success factor in any project.

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Original Software Finalist in European Software Testing Awards


Shortlisted for Best Test Automation Project
Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for TESTA 2014 – the European Software Testing Awards – in the “Best Test Automation” category.

The European Software Testing Awards is an independent awards programme designed to celebrate and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the software testing and QA community. Sophie Marie Odum, editor of Test Magazine and chair of the judging panel of TESTA commented: “The judges had a tough choice in choosing their winner for each category, and in some categories it was so close, illustrating the high calibre within the software testing industry.

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Retail Technology Investment Slowdown Comes to an End


Research shows major software projects in pipeline for 71% of UK retailers
71% of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to new industry research commissioned by Original Software, the global software quality solutions vendor, bringing to an end the tech investment slowdown the retail industry saw between 2008 and 2013.

The research, which was conducted by Martec and quizzed 42 multiple retailers in the UK, with combined sales of £147 billion, 29,000 stories and equating to 46% of the market by turnover, found that ERP implementations and upgrades are the most common, with a third of retailers with projects in this area. Joint second came e-commerce and store systems replacements and upgrades with 26% of retailers each.

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