Companies & Products

Software AG launches DevOps tool

Frankfurt-based technology firm Software AG has released a tool for the development, testing, integration and deployment of new software. The company said that the product, called webMethods DevOps Edition, was created to speed up app launches and help firms implementing a DevOps methodology Navdeep Sidhu, senior director of product marketing at Software AG, said that »

Barclays releases app sandbox to launch developer competition

Barclays Bank will give developers access to a sandbox banking mobile app, sandbox banking APIs, and mocked customer data under a competition it is calling  “Launchpad Business Challenge”. Applicants are expected to build and test their own app, with the aim of using gamification to create a more pleasant customer experience. Gamification uses elements from »

Appvance releases automation platform

Appvance, the California-based testing software developer, has released a new product, the Appvance Unified Testing Automation Platform (UTP). The platform, according to Appvance, was specifically designed to help facilitate implementation of DevOps. Appvance UTP is expected to enter the market in Q3 of 2016. Customers using the existing Appvance PerformanceCloud (APC) will be able to »

Banks take a cautious step to crowd-sourced testing

Banks take a cautious step to crowd-sourced testing

In the race to speed up app delivery times, some retail banks and insurance companies are turning to crowd-sourced testing, which makes use of a geographically distributed network of freelancers to test customer-facing applications and websites. But while the crowd-sourced specialists report growing interest from the financial sector, there are understandable reservations about the privacy »

Temenos signs first major US market client — aims to double revenues

David Arnott, CEO Temenos

Core-banking software specialist Temenos says it will be soon ready to announce details of its first major US market retail banking client — “One of the 25 largest banks”, according to Temenos CEO David Arnott. The bank was signed last year and the integration of Temenos’s software will be completed in QA this year, Arnott »

Canadian Securities Exchange moves to test automation

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), the Toronto exchange that lists 325 unique securities, has struck a deal with Itiviti, the Stockholm-based firm that specialises in financial messaging infrastructure, to implement Itiviti’s VeriFIX test automation solution. VeriFIX is used for automated functional testing across several protocols. The CSE will be able to carry out automated regression »

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The R3 consortium seeks to raise $200 million from member banks for new blockchain company R3, a consortium of over 40 financial firms that includes Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, RBS and UBS, is trying to raise $200 million from its member banks. The consortium is requesting the funds to create a new »

UBS centralises QA and raises expectations of vendors

Kevin Adams UBS

The restructuring of the global technology group at UBS started last September and has now been completed. App development and quality assurance at UBS has been centralised, across the firm. Testing expertise and test data management has been pooled. Around 1,900 staff globally report into Kevin Adams, the global head of quality assurance at UBS, »

Sponsored Article: Validata — Integrating digital with legacy systems

Sponsored Article: Validata — Integrating digital with legacy systems

This sponsored article was prepared for Validata by Validata is a niche player that specialises in banking software testing. At the core of its platform solution is automation based on processes common to most banking platforms. QA-Financial met with Vaios Vaitsis, Validata’s founder and CEO, to find out more. When Vaios Vaitsis founded Validata »

Capgemini launches dedicated test automation platform for financial services

Confirming a trend toward the test service integration platforms dedicated to the needs of financial firms, Capgemini has launched its Intelligent Test Automation Platform. The new platform combines a range of tools supplied by Capgemini, including robotic advisors to optimise test coverage and speed up releases, while bringing down costs, the firm said. By combining »

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