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

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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

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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

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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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Original Software Finalist in Retail Systems Awards – Shortlisted for Technology Vendor of the Year

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Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Retail Systems Awards 2014 in the ‘Technology Vendor of the Year’ category.

Now in its ninth year, the Retail Systems Awards recognise technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. Scott Thompson, Editor of Retail Systems, says: “Congratulations to all the shortlisted companies.

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Original Software Finalist in BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards

Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2014 – the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computer industry.

Original Software, has been shortlisted in the Organisational Excellence Section in recognition of its significant business success over the past 12 months and its ability to demonstrate outstanding levels of customer satisfaction.

Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, comments: “To be recognised for excellence by BCS and Computing is one of the greatest accolades you can achieve as an IT company.

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A “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

Chicago, 8 September 2014: Original Software, a software-testing technology company serving 400 organizations in 30 countries, announced today that Gartner, Inc., has placed the firm in the “Visionaries*” quadrant of the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites,” marking the fourth consecutive time Original Software has appeared in this industry report.

“We believe recognition from Gartner as a visionary fuels our mission to challenge the status quo in testing technology,” said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software. “For too long, companies have endured expensive, inflexible testing tools that can’t match the pace of change in today’s applications.

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Arcadia Paves the Way for Supply Chain Replacement with Original Software

UK, 4 August 2014: Arcadia, the leading high street retailer, that incorporates brands such as Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Wallis, Burton and BHS, has chosen to work with Original Software to streamline its software testing and quality assurance (QA) function to support a multi-million pound migration to a new supply chain system.

The scale and importance of the system overhaul means the Arcadia QA team has to increase its productivity and work effectively with third party development and testing partner Tech Mahindra. Arcadia requires real time visibility of the status of testing and any defects, regression testing automation, speeding up of manual testing and the efficient management of test data.

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Original Software Helps TVS Supply Chain Solutions to Bolster its Software Delivery Process in Response to Global Expansion

TVS Supply Chain Solutions, a global supply chain and logistics specialist for manufacturers within the automotive, beverage, industrial and defence markets, has selected Original Software to provide a strategic solution to manage and standardize its software delivery process to support the company’s global expansion.

Following corporate restructuring of TVS Supply Chain Solutions the IT department was required to serve a much broader base, encompassing not only its customers but also providing support for multiple companies within the group across several countries. The challenge for the IT department was to transform itself into an internal software provider, delivering home-grown applications across the group.

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New Research: IT Organizations Not Ready for “Deluge” of Changing Apps

Many IT departments unprepared for accelerated change in business applications

CHICAGO (June 21, 2014) – Many corporate information technology (IT) departments may be unprepared for the accelerating pace of change in business software applications, according to new research by Original Software, a global software-testing solutions provider. Original Software conducted an online survey earlier this year, canvassing IT personnel at large and small organizations around the world about the role of software-testing technology in their businesses.

When asked “How confident are you that your software applications change quickly enough to achieve your organization’s goals?” the majority of respondents showed ambivalence, with 39 percent expressing a position that is “Neither confident nor unconfident.” In addition, nearly two thirds of respondents reported the performance of their testing tools is either “Average,” “Poor” or “Very Poor” when considering the ability to “support applications that change frequently.”

Interpreting the study’s results, Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software commented: “Analysts estimate there will be as many as 200 billion apps downloaded to smartphones, tablets and other devices by 2017.

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“Technology Supplier of the Year” at Grocer Gold Awards

Original Software wins out against big industry names to claim top accolade

UK, 13 June 2014: Original Software, the global software quality solutions vendor, is delighted to announce that it has won the coveted title of Technology Supplier of the Year at the Grocer Gold’s 2014 annual awards.

The results were announced at a glittering ceremony at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 10th June and were hosted by comedian and actor, Stephen Mangan. Original Software beat other technology contenders such as GSK Shopper Science Lab, Hudl from Tesco, Nisa and SKUview from Atheon Analytics to pick up the top prize and named as The Grocer’s Technology Supplier of the Year.

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