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- New on-demand approach to software testing enables smaller projects on a tighter budget, for businesses of all sizes -

London, UK – 12 May 2009 - Sogeti, one of the world's foremost providers of Local IT, Professional and Test services, has launched Software Testing as a Service (STaaS). This new model for software testing provides rapid professional support for software testing requirements on a project basis, without the cost and work traditionally associated with full scale outsourcing of testing.

Sogeti’s STaaS enables organisations to outsource the testing of projects of any size, or even parts of projects. There are no complex contracts, start-up times are minimised and project risk is reduced. Testing is delivered to a fixed price and deadline.

The model is equally suitable for large organisations that need additional testing support and for smaller businesses that want to cut their risk through professional testing of bespoke applications.

Sogeti uses proven test methodologies and specialist software testing expertise to carry out the testing and report on quality and risks. Sogeti’s own methodology, TMap NEXT, is the worldwide industry standard for structured testing. This offers a combination test line expertise and strong partnerships with test automation tool providers regardless of the company location. The service is fully scalable, with clients able to grow into Sogeti’s full scale software testing outsourcing model if desired.

Richard Terry, Deputy CEO for Sogeti UK, said: “Organisations of all sizes recognise the need to thoroughly test applications before they release them to their customers and business partners. But many are worried about the start-up costs involved in testing, especially in the current climate. We have taken the software as a service (SaaS) business model of providing rapid access to software using minimal infrastructure, and we have applied it to testing. The result is that our clients benefit from dramatic cost savings and are able to react to market conditions more swiftly or test functionality added at the last minute.”

He concluded: “Testing has acquired a reputation of being cumbersome and unwieldy, but STaaS proves that software testing can be a flexible and painless process. The fixed price, fixed deadline and fixed scope of Sogeti’s STaaS enables us to take the element of surprise out of software testing.”

As well as organisations that need to start a testing programme, or are unable to host proper test environments, STaaS is ideal for:

- Companies that already outsource their software testing but have additional testing projects which demand a quick turnaround;
- Companies with in-house testing teams that have resource constraints;
- Organisations that are reluctant to outsource their testing operations wholesale but wish to benefit from professional testing expertise;
- Businesses that need frequent maintenance on existing applications or have several smaller projects which cannot financially justify a permanent test team


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About Sogeti UK

Sogeti UK is a premier provider of software testing and infrastructure services to corporate and public-sector clients. Our collaborative approach is grounded in proprietary and innovative methodologies that manage risk and produce identifiable results. Sogeti's team of experienced IT professionals works closely with clients to design, develop and deploy adaptable solutions that address the unique needs of their business and industry.

For more information, please visit www.uk.sogeti.com

Melanie Hesketh or Ellie Turner
Prompt Communications on behalf of Sogeti UK
Tel : +44(0) 208 996 1653/+44 (0) 7780 687813
sogeti@prompt-communications.com

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