QASymphony Named Test and Compliance Management Vendor of the Year by QA Financial

QA Financial has recognized qTest’s value in the highly regulated financial services space by naming QASymphony test and compliance management vendor of the year in its 2018 QA Vector Awards. The awards are decided by the QA Financial editorial team and celebrate innovation and excellence in software quality assurance.

According to QA Financial, “As testing moves to the cloud and test data requirements grow, platforms that enable testers to standardize and automate quality processes while integrating with their preferred tools are becoming essential for larger firms.” QASymphony enables testers to centralize and standardize testing in agile and DevOps environments, with integrations with the most popular agile ALM, automated testing and DevOps pipeline tools, including Jira, Selenium, Tosca, Cucumber, Jenkins and many more.

QASymphony was selected based on the achievements of the Transamerica QA team, which used qTest to both modernize testing and increase regulatory compliance. Transamerica used qTest to centralize and organize testing across the organization, significantly increase automated test coverage and streamline reporting to simplify the audit process.

“We were looking for the single source of truth,” Michael Cooper, the leader of the Transamerica Technology Quality Engineering group, told QA Financial. After evaluating several popular solutions, the team selected qTest as the platform that offered the best set of capabilities for their global work environment, integration with their chosen testing tools and automation frameworks, and support for the company’s “Future Fit” initiative.

A single test management platform allowed Transamerica to streamline regulatory compliance processes with a tool that offers consistent and transparent reporting. According to Cooper, SOX and SOC1 (Service and Organization and Controls) and IFRS reporting were among the key priorities at the start of the transition project, while GDPR, the new European data protection rules and similar guidelines in the US, are also becoming increasingly important.

“Before, getting the information ready for management reporting and internal and external audits has been a time consuming process,” explained Cooper. “Today, we can now use qTest Insights – QASymphony’s reporting tool for consolidating, managing and analyzing QA metrics. Because my team is operating in a regulated industry, having a business intelligence tool for QA is critical.”

The team also saves significant time preparing for audits with qTest Explorer to automatically capture the results of exploratory testing sessions, which are required for compliance purposes.

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