Testing & QA Standards

Vendor risk management provider of the year — CAST

New York-based, but founded by Frenchman Vincent Delaroche and quoted on the Euronext Exchange in Paris, CAST has established itself as the leader in the field of benchmarking the quality of software code. Around 10% of financial firms are using some sort of standard for benchmarking the quality of their code, reckons Lev Lesokhin, marketing »

Crowd testing provider of the year — Applause

Crowd testing provider of the year — Applause

Applause, the Boston-based firm that specialises in crowd testing, teamed up with Santander to develop a mobile app for the Spanish market that will be fit for purpose in a new era of open banking. The success of Applause is based on the expertise of the many manual testers that it brings to the table »

Mobile testing provider of the year — Perfecto

How quickly can a bank test its app on hundreds of combinations of devices and operating systems?  Perfecto, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing environments, offers a solution for a highly fragmented market. Bank customers are unforgiving when it comes to mobile apps. Bugs mean lost market share. But every new phone release — indeed »

Regulatory testing project of the year — HCL and Deutsche Bank

Regulatory testing project of the year — HCL and Deutsche Bank

European banks have to implement FATCA tax rules for each national market in which they operate. So Deutsche Bank’s FATCA compliance app was necessarily going to be a sophisticated build. In partnership with HCL, Deutsche designed a pioneering DevOps solution. Compliance is increasingly driving software development and testing, and the complexity for software developers arises »

Software vendor platform of the year — Calypso Technology’s CATT

The San Francisco-based trading and risk systems became the first capital markets software vendor to offer an automated testing platform for its product. Standard Bank of South Africa was the first major customer. Testing software and apps has become progressively more difficult and time-consuming for banks. Aside from the growing number of legacy systems that »

DevOps advisory provider of the year — Tata Consultancy Services

ING is recognised as a leader in Agile and DevOps delivery among European banks. The partnership of ING’s Belgian subsidiary with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been an important part of its success in its move toward continuous app delivery. Netherlands-based ING started its transition to full automation of software development two years ago, driven »

DevOps and continuous delivery: How much is hype versus reality?

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The topics of DevOps and continuous app delivery have made it onto the agenda at SIBOS, organised by Swift, the bank payments consortium and by some measures the leading financial technology conference in the world. Reflecting the wariness banks hold for new technologies, the panel QA Financial was asked to chair at SIBOS was titled: »

Applause report ranks Chase mobile app top for payments and retail

Chase, the retail arm of JP Morgan Chase, tops the rankings published in a report on app quality in the financial services which was commissioned by the Application Resource Centre (ARC), a research group run by digital experience testing provider Applause. The report looks at the 61 largest US and Canadian banks, and 29 of »

BIAN recruits Misys: bank software organisation has “critical mass”

BIAN recruits Misys: bank software organisation has “critical mass”

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) was founded in 2008. For years, it’s maybe been one of those ‘small but worthy’ financial industry trade bodies. But its membership has grown steadily as – one by one – bank and software vendors have come round to the idea that the industry does indeed require standard definitions for a »

ING to consolidate payments platforms

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ING will be combining its payments systems applications onto one platform. Currently, the bank is running three different versions of the BASE24 (B24) payments application on HP Nonstop servers. B24 is an application for payments that was first developed by ACI Worldwide, a provider of electronic banking solutions, in the seventies. ING will consolidate its »

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