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--Best-in-breed test processes integrated with a leading quality management tool to increase testing delivery effectiveness--

11 November 2010 - The Capgemini Group (Capgemini and Sogeti), one of the foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and its local professional services subsidiary, today announced the global launch of TMap Accelerator for HP Quality Center, a new solution to help businesses across multiple sectors worldwide achieve their software quality goals.

HP Quality Center is a software tool to manage and govern software quality assurance processes and automate software testing. It is designed to address the wide-ranging challenges faced by quality assurance professionals, helping them to increase the efficiency of testing processes through modules for requirements, test and defect management.

The TMap Accelerator for HP Quality Center is a specially developed plug-in tool that combines the TMap NEXT structured test methodology from the Capgemini Group, into HP Quality Center, a market leading quality management platform. This tool is easily downloadable for enterprises worldwide and will help the management of application testing, through an easy-to-use interface.

Delivering quality software rapidly is becoming more important than ever to organisations. To facilitate faster development and time-to-market, robust underlying testing processes are essential. With this solution that includes effective testing processes integrated with a test management tool, Quality Assurance teams are provided with a ‘ready to go’ set of templates to develop project plans and workflow solutions aiming at helping deliver software quickly and reliably, while reducing business risk.

Based on intensive research, user experience and best practices, TMap NEXT is a test methodology developed by Sogeti, part of the Capgemini Group, and used as a standard approach by many leading client companies across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific to help deliver high-quality software. It provides a business-driven test management approach, a structured process across the testing lifecycle from planning to completion, and a complete tool box for setting up and executing tests, including detailed and logical instructions to testers.

The combination of Capgemini Group’s TMap NEXT methodology with HP Quality Center, will enable organisations to realize the following advantages:

• Broad insight into the risks associated with software quality
• Transparent test management processes, to help achieve lower cost and higher quality
• Comprehensive overview of defects and possible implications for business objectives
• Shorter and more effective testing cycles within the total software development lifecycle, which is expected to save time and costs.

“TMap NEXT has become the de facto world standard for structured testing, providing complete guidance for test management, specification and execution”, said Marc Valkier, Manager of Sogeti’s Testing R&D facilities in the Netherlands. “By connecting this best practice methodology to HP’s Quality Center, we are creating an innovative ‘out of the box’ solution that helps clients execute their overall quality assurance and testing activities more quickly and effectively, and most importantly to a higher standard.”

“To meet the competitive demands in the market, organisations today are faced with delivering high-quality applications at faster development speeds than ever before,” said Jonathan Rende, vice president and general manager, Business Technology Optimization Applications, Software and Solutions, HP. “With the TMap® Accelerator for HP Quality Center, clients can deliver these applications while minimising business risk, reducing costs and increasing efficiency across the entire application lifecycle.”

“The practical business benefits of this technology integration are clear,” said Brian Shea, CEO of Sogeti UK. “Like the Capgemini Group, HP completely understands the importance of employing a business driven, risk-based approach to structured software testing in order to succeed in crowded markets. The more thorough, robust and intuitive we can make our structured test methodology, the faster the development speeds should be for HP Quality Center customers determined to push high-quality applications to market ahead of their competitors.”

The Capgemini Group has partnered with HP for nearly 20 years, helping companies around the world solve tough business challenges. The team-based approach is founded on a proven collaboration model designed to get fast, and dependable results. Collaborative initiatives including the establishment of Innovation Labs in India, Europe and the US, and the joint World Quality Report, which provides insight into application quality trends today, are a few examples of the business value that the collaboration continues to offer clients.

The TMap® Accelerator is now available for download at:

About Capgemini and Sogeti

The Capgemini Group is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enabling its clients to transform and perform through the use of technologies. Present in over 35 countries, the Capgemini Group reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and employs over 100,000 people worldwide. Sogeti, its wholly-owned subsidiary, is a leading provider of local professional services, bringing together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and India.

Together, Capgemini and Sogeti have developed innovative, business-driven quality assurance (QA) and testing services, combining best-in-breed testing methodologies (TMap® and TPI®) and the global delivery model, Rightshore®, to help organisations achieve their testing and QA goals. Capgemini and Sogeti have created one of the largest dedicated testing practices in the world, with over 6,400 test professionals and a further 11,000 application specialists, notably through a common centre of excellence with testing specialists developed in India.

More information is available at:

Rightshore® is a registered trademark belonging to Capgemini.
TMap®, TMap NEXT®, TPI® and TPI NEXT® are registered trademarks of Sogeti, part of the Capgemini Group.

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