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Original Software’s TestWORKS Addresses the Needs of Entry-Level Testing

Software quality specialist The Original Software Group has launched TestWORKS for the AS/400. TestWORKS is designed to make automated software testing accessible for a broader range of organisational and departmental application testing needs. The solution takes advantage of the pedigree of Original’s established TestBench400 to make entry-level testing as comprehensive as possible.

The need for a lower entry point into the software testing space is underlined by recent survey results published by Original Software, which reveal that testing is still not a priority for the vast majority of UK organisations. Software quality is compromised by the low profile of testing during the typical development cycle.

"Part of the reason for the concerning results of our survey is that smaller organisations are usually acutely aware of the need for automated testing, but the reality is that the market hasn’t catered to their needs. They are faced with options that seem overpriced and ‘over-functional’ for their requirements," explained Stewart O’Malley, marketing director, Original Software. "TestWORKS is designed as a ‘fast-start’, use straight out-of-the-box style testing tool with a high payback on investment. It offers automated testing that covers the essentials of delivering a business-critical application and, as demands increase, it is fully upgradeable to our professional level TestBench400 solution."

TestWORKS integrates easy-to-use ‘record and playback’ regression testing of interactive programs with batch program analysis and testing, plus full database analysis and extraction; environment protection; file compare; file effects analysis and automated summary and detail reporting.

Pricing & Availability

TestWORKS is available for general release immediately at £12,500 (with unlimited users) plus maintenance. It is part of Original’s leading AS/400 testing solution, TestBench400, the full version of which offers GUI and web-enabled application testing options and much more. TestWORKS can be upgraded to the full TestBench400 suite at any time.

About Original Software

Based in the United Kingdom, The Original Software Group was founded in 1997 to develop, market and support a range of software development solutions, initially for the IBM AS/400 platform. The company sells direct worldwide but has also forged a number of distribution agreements in Europe and North America including one with California-based Aldon Computer Group, leading provider of AS/400 change management systems.

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