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Agitar and Valtech Form U.S. Strategic Partnership to Speed Adoption of Enterprise Developer Testing

Agitar and Valtech Form U.S. Strategic Partnership to Speed Adoption of Enterprise Developer Testing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and DALLAS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced that it has formed its first U.S. consulting partnership with Valtech, an international IT consulting group, to help Global 2000 businesses improve the quality and reliability of their software applications. The companies will jointly support U.S. customers by pairing Agitar's automated developer testing products, Agitator(TM) and Agitar Management Dashboard, with Valtech's agile software development, application outsourcing services, and world-class expertise in skill development methods.

Both companies are committed to advancing test-driven development in which developers test software as they code, to significantly reduce the number of bugs that usually find their way into QA and production. This is a key component of agile programming, an approach to writing software that strives to improve code quality with early testing and continuous integration.

Agitator eliminates most of the manual work normally required for developer testing, making it practical for widespread use. By reducing software scrap-and-rework and debugging time, Agitator users experience a two- to six-fold improvement in the amount of new code written per developer per day. Developers also reduce the number of bugs that survive to QA by more than 90 percent. Additionally, the Agitar Management Dashboard gives development teams and managers precise and objective information about the status of software quality down to the level of individual code units.

"Agitar's software aligns perfectly with Valtech's services and training programs," said Tim Snyder, CTO at Valtech. "Using Agitator, work that was once manual and time-consuming can now be completed with unprecedented speed and accuracy. This makes developer testing more practical and compelling than ever before. We are excited to bring these benefits to our Global 2000 customers, who continuously face increased pressure to deliver high-quality software projects faster and at less cost."

Valtech has hundreds of Global 2000 customers with a strong presence in the travel, oil and gas and financial services industries. Additionally, Valtech U.S. has committed to train all of its Java and J2EE consultants within the skill development group on Agitar's award-winning Agitator technology.

"Valtech's highly-regarded professional services are the ideal complement to Agitar's enterprise developer testing solutions," said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar. "Valtech's expertise helps software development teams maximize the business benefits of agile development, developer testing, and continuous integration. "

About Valtech

Formed in 1993, Valtech is an International IT consulting group specializing in agile project delivery, system integration and world-class skills transfer services. Valtech is leading the next generation of companies who have integrated customer-centric, agile processes with the traditional benefits of software development, both onshore and offshore. Firmly established globally, Valtech successfully serves the needs of Global 2000 clients, such as Nationwide Insurance, JPMorganChase and American Airlines, as well as our partners including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and JBoss.

Valtech has offices in the United States (Dallas, New York, Houston, Raleigh and Denver), Europe (France, UK, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany), Korea, and India (Bangalore). Valtech is listed on the Nouveau Marche and is a member of the SBF 120 (LTE.PA). For more information, visit http://www.valtech.com/us.

About Agitar Software

Agitar, the leader in Developer Testing technology, improves software quality and lowers development costs by helping developers actively test their own code. Agitar's products help developers deliver up to six times more new code per person-day, reduce the number of defects by up to 90 percent, and create software that is a flexible business asset. Thousands of users at Avaya, Bear Stearns, Cisco, EDS, Fujitsu, GE Healthcare, Honeywell, Northrop- Grumman, NTT Data, Siemens Medical, webMethods, and other quality-conscious organizations use Agitar to improve the economics of in-house, outsourced, and offshored software projects. Agitar is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.agitar.com/.

NOTE: Agitar and Agitator are registered trademarks of Agitar Software, Inc. All other company and product names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Sarah Conway of Page One PR, +1-978-969-3010, or [email protected], for Agitar Software.

Agitar Software, Inc.

CONTACT: Sarah Conway of Page One PR, +1-978-969-3010, or
[email protected], for Agitar Software

Web site: http://www.valtech.com/

Web site: http://www.agitar.com/

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