Sunday, September 20, 2009

Software Planner acquired by AutomatedQA

This week saw the merger of AutomatedQA with Pragmatic Software. Both companies had good testing tools in complementary spaces. TestComplete serviced the automated functional testing space while Software Planner provided testing tool support for test management throughout the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). The two companies had already begun to work together to provide a more integrated solution and compete with the wider testing tool offerings from companies such as HP (the Mercury testing tools) and Micro Focus (both the Compuware and the Borland (nee Segue) testing tool set).

"For too long, Application Lifecycle Management and automated testing has been out of reach for all but the biggest software development organizations", says Derek Langone, President of AutomatedQA. "The addition of the Software Planner product suite lowers the barriers to entry of cost and complexity, so every software developer, regardless of size, can leverage the immediate advantages of ALM".

Steve Miller, President/CEO of Pragmatic Software joins AutomatedQA as Vice President of ALM Solutions. "We are excited to have Software Planner join the AutomatedQA family of outstanding quality assurance products," says Miller. "Integrating manual testing and test automation into a comprehensive software lifecycle solution will allow our clients to succeed with their software development efforts while empowering teams to become more lean and productive."