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Sliding Mind Software a subsidiary of Original Software are the creators of TrackPath, an innovative solution that addresses the challenges in the capture and reporting of post-deployment application errors. The return on investment can be amazing, see for yourself, watch the TrackPath video.

Multichannel Merchant – QA Testing Technology is Key for Seamless Integration

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Retailers and software merchants who release new applications and updates too fast with defects and gremlins could easily damage a company’s reputation. What can you do to manage the risks? Read the Multichannel Merchant article.

The Grocer: Original Software helps drive growth of online

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The Grocer is the UK’s leading source of information in the FMCG market. In a recent feature about The Grocer Gold Awards, the judges stated their reasons for selecting Original Software as winner of the Technology of the Year category. They were impressed with testimonials from Original Software’s clients including the Co-operative Food Group, Marston’s and Coca-Cola, which said Original Software saved them “many hundreds of man hours” while providing them with assurances that the system was glitch-free “to a level just not possible manually.” The judges agreed that Original Software excelled at making sure their clients don’t come unstuck in the process of keeping up with the rapid pace of online growth.

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Today’s “Hyperconnected” Economy Creates an Agility Imperative for Retailers

We have been outnumbered for years now, with little hope of ever catching up. Not by competing nations or companies, but by billions of devices we can hold in our hands.

The number of internet-connected devices first outnumbered the human population in 2008, and their numbers have been growing much faster than the human population ever since.

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Software Testing News: “QA – the Yawn Function of IT?”

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Given the mission critical role they play, it’s odd that testing and QA are perceived in some quarters as little more than a necessary evil. Do you agree? Read the Software Testing News article.

Latest Release of Qualify AQM Solution

Original Software is excited to announce the latest release of Qualify, our industry-leading application quality management (AQM) solution.

The upgrade enhances the ability of project and test managers to optimize testing activities in real time and meet project objectives with the most efficient use of resources.

Gathering data and creating reports and dashboards manually is time-consuming and prone to data aging.

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Information Age: IT organizations not ready for ‘deluge’ of changing apps

Information Age considers the implications of the results of new research from Original Software which reveals that many corporate IT departments may be unprepared for the accelerating pace of change in business software applications. Analysts estimate there will be as many as 200 billion apps downloaded to smartphones, tablets and other devices by 2017. Despite this deluge of new software the research shows that corporate IT organizations don’t seem to be paying enough attention to the challenges of quality control and have little faith in the applicability of their software testing technology.

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Sheridan Hindle Co-operates to replicate IT benefits

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When Midcounties Co-operative decided to upgrade its payroll system, it took the opportunity to move from a waterfall to an agile methodology. Learn how they managed the testing element? Read the ComputerWeekly article.

Insurance & Technology: How Insurers Can Avoid “Black Swans” in Product Launches

Insurance & Technology, a US publication that “provides insurance business and technology executives with the targeted information and analysis they need to be more profitable, productive and competitive,” recently published a contributed article by Original Software CEO Colin Armitage.

“We’ve all seen it happen: An IT project plagued with delays, changes and complications goes so far off the rails that it becomes a liability,” wrote Colin, describing projects such as new product launches that exceed budget by more than 200%–sometimes as much as 400%. Industry pundits call these projects “Black Swans.”

“Disasters are avoidable, though,” Colin reassured readers.

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Capturing the Process Truth

By Colin Armitage, CEO Original Software

Learn how Marston’s documented 1,000+ processes in a few weeks.

The Business Process Management (BPM) market is set to reach a value of $10 billion by 2020, from its current value of $3.4 billion, according to a 2014 survey from Wintergreen Research Inc. This highlights just how crucial business processes are to the effective running of organizations all over the globe.

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