3/26/2003 - Parasoft, the world's leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software, unveiled the Parasoft Enterprise Solutions suite, integrating industry-leading tools and best practices to enable organizations to use information gained from software testing, monitoring, and measurement to significantly improve software quality, and actually prevent errors.
Poor software quality costs US businesses $60 billion annually, according to the National Institute for Software Testing. Despite well-publicized efforts by software providers and institutions to deliver methods that address software quality, the problem persists.
"Software errors are tolerated and even expected," said Parasoft CEO, Dr. Adam Kolawa. "But every day, our business systems, and even our consumer products, rely more and more on software to function. If faulty software causes those systems and products to fail, the economic impact can be huge. Rather than accepting the costs and repercussions of faulty software companies need to approach it like any other business problem and determine a way of preventing it from happening again."
"The more pervasive an application becomes, the less sophisticated the user, and the higher the quality must be," said Gartner Group analyst, Theresa Lanowitz. "Only a seamless software development process can achieve products reliable enough to succeed."
"The problem isn't that software errors occur, it's that the software industry lags behind every other in its response to those errors," said Gary Brunell, Parasoft vice president of professional services. "With our experience and feedback from over 10,000 customers worldwide, we've learned that developers can spend up to 80% of their time finding and fixing bugs, but still don't fix the process to prevent the bugs from happening again, we're providing them with a practical way to do so." According to Brunell, Parasoft developed its new solutions suites and tools to enable software process improvement through a methodology called Automated Error Prevention."
Parasoft Enterprise Solutions provide a practical means for implementing the Automated Error Prevention methodology, a unique approach to software development that uses the information gained from software testing, measurement, and monitoring to progressively improve the development process. Automated Error Prevention adapts to any software lifecycle by following five basic steps:
The solutions combine automated tools with the infrastructure and intelligence to implement the five simple steps of Automated Error Prevention, enabling development organizations to improve the software lifecycle and prevent errors. They include the Parasoft Global Reporting System (GRS), which captures information from Parasoft and third party tools. Users receive intelligent reports that track each projects progress, offer insight into the effectiveness of relevant practices, and ensure confidence in the quality of software produced.
Parasoft Enterprise Solutions plug into any Java, C/C++, Web or Web services software lifecycle. Parasoft's professional services organization will integrate these complete solutions into a company's environment to help them achieve immediate benefits from Automated Error Prevention. The Parasoft Enterprise Solutions suite includes:
Founded in 1987, Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention tools that help companies improve their software development processes. The Parasoft family of Automated Error Prevention tools includes Jtest, Jcontract, CodeWizard, C++Test, Insure++, WebKing, SOAPtest and DataRecon. These tools assist teams working on C/C++, Java, Web, and enterprise applications to significantly reduce costs by shortening development cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is a privately funded company, which has been granted eight patents and numerous awards. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. URL: http://www.parasoft.com.
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