Smartesting, the leading software provider for model-based testing, today announced that leading global supply chain optimization solution provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH)
Online PR News – 21-December-2010 – – Smartesting, the leading software provider for model-based testing, today announced that leading global supply chain optimization solution provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH), will deploy the Smartesting solution in its QA organization across India and the United States with a view to increase the value delivered to its clients.
“The supply chain optimization solutions we provide typically control strategic distribution centers, which means no drop-off in services level is permitted,” said Salvatore Arminio, vice president of research & development at Manhattan Associates. “Being able to offer new features or more flexibility to our users while controlling our time-to-market and quality assurance standards is key for our business.” This agreement confirms the strategic value of the next generation accelerated testing solution developed by Smartesting and how it brings benefits to leading software product organizations like Manhattan.
“We have evaluated the Smartesting solution and seen how consistently and easily it delivers results while integrating smoothly with our mixed IBM Rational / HP technical environment,” continued Arminio. “In three years, model based testing will be widely adopted by most companies and we are pleased to establish relationships with Smartesting, the leader of this technology.”
Using Smartesting automated test generation for one of its product areas, Manhattan has reduced test cycle time by more than 35 percent and raised the level of automated execution above 80 percent. Manhattan also experienced the contribution of Smartesting model-based approach to ensure a quick and strong alignment of the test assets developed by the QA organization with the business needs expressed by the operational teams, despite a gap of 2 continents and 10 time zones.
Michel Guez, Managing Director, Smartesting India remarked “We are extremely proud and happy that our solution has been adopted by such a dynamic organization as Manhattan. We look forward to working closely with Manhattan in the weeks and months to come and to getting even more from our technology, in particular in the broader usage of the reusable test assets created with Smartesting.”
The first phase of the collaboration between Manhattan and Smartesting enabled Manhattan to verify the scalability of the Smartesting solution, in particular in areas as collaborative work, incremental work, and integration with the existing processes in place. Manhattan was able to adapt to the Smartesting solution in very limited time.
Stéphane Werba, Chief Operation Officer of Smartesting places the deal with Manhattan in the broader perspective of the company’s development plan "In a global IT economy this agreement comes as a validation of our development strategy with a first reference addressing both Smartesting users in India and the United States. More than ever we are forging a new dimension to Smartesting and this first enterprise agreement covering several geos at the same time opens a new page in the history of the company."