TestPlant announces South American partnership with Mirus Teknologia
- Automated software testing leader joins with Buenos Aires reseller to strengthen South American market expansion. First new customer win secured –
London and Buenos Aires – 11 December 2012 – TestPlant, the developer of robotic test tool product eggPlant, has announced a new partnership agreement with Mirus Teknologia. This partnership, which has already produced its first customer contract, will continue to strengthen TestPlant’s growing international presence, with a targeted focus on the South American region.
Mirus Teknologia, headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with regional offices worldwide, is a global telecommunications consulting firm with significant influence as a technology reseller across the CALA, EMEA, APAC and North American regions.
eggPlant is a powerful automated test tool used by defense, finance, healthcare, media, entertainment, security, retail, software development, telecommunications and technology goods companies, to enable non-invasive testing through visual depictions of GUIs and screens. QA professionals and software testers use eggPlant to test the screens of any device on any operating system via an automated ‘search and compare’ function. Testing functions include mobile, application, performance and cross-platform testing.
George Mackintosh, chief executive officer of TestPlant said: “As we continue to expand as a software business internationally recognized for our excellence in automated software testing, we rely on partners like Mirus Teknologia that have established strong relationships in target regions such as South America, and can provide us with the guidance and business intelligence necessary to secure new customers. We now look forward to continuing the growth of our partner network across further promising countries and regions around the world.”
The new partnership has already secured its first customer, Q4Tech, a software development company headquartered in Buenos Aires with a focus on mobile business solutions. Q4Tech will use eggPlant to automate testing across all of its applications.
Esteban Sarabia, CEO of Q4Tech, expressed: “Our company is focused in providing mobile systems for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and pharmaceutical industries, and in the last years we expanded our software in multiple environments including Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iOS, Android and most recently Windows 8. We believe that eggPlant will now be crucial in helping us to improve productivity and achieve new levels of quality by automating tasks and reusing workload across platforms”.
Russell Klabouch, CEO of Mirus Teknologia, said: “TestPlant is a proven innovator in the software testing industry, and eggPlant is a sought-after testing tool with unmatched capabilities. By combining the power of eggPlant with Mirus’ ever-expanding reseller channels and successful sales management, we believe that this new partnership has enormous potential.”
In addition to its growing partnership program, eggPlant was also integrated with IBM Rational Quality Manager earlier this year, ensuring the automated test tool is available to IBM Business Partners as part of the ‘Ready for IBM Rational’ program.
TestPlant is an international software business with an established customer base of leading IT and media corporations and defense and security organizations using eggPlant, the world’s leading GUI automated test software tool. TestPlant is headquartered in The City of London and it has a considerable presence in North America, with an office in Washington DC and a development center in Boulder, Colorado. The business is VC backed and chaired by Jon Richards with founder George Mackintosh as Chief Executive. TestPlant is now the fastest growing small medium-sized enterprise (SME) in this sector with year on year sales growth exceeding 100%. Its achievements have been recognized by the in the VC community, by the UK Government and Red Herring.
About Mirus Teknologia
Mirus Teknologia offers more than 20 years of experience driving high-tech companies to launch, develop and expand their businesses internationally in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Areas of expertise include: market introduction; business development; sales engineering; bid management; financial studies; direct customer engagements; and partner/channel acquisition/development.
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