Consorteo Offers Parasoft Automated Error Prevention Solutions

9/5/2003 - Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention (AEP) software solutions and Consorteo, a global professional services firm specializing in product development and performance improvement, announced a new strategic alliance in which Consorteo will expand their professional services practice to include Parasoft AEP MethodologyTM supported by Parasoft AEP SolutionsTM.

The AEP concept advocates following five simple steps to improve the software lifecycle by finding an error only once and preventing entire classes of the error from ever happening again. The Parasoft AEP Solutions combine products, services and best practices to enable organizations to automatically prevent errors, improve software quality and dramatically reduce costs.

"Software defects cost U.S. organizations $60 billion annually and that number does not include soft costs, lost productivity or damage to their reputation. Companies are throwing money away by not adopting practices and solutions that are readily available today," said Wayne Ariola, Director of Strategic Alliances for Parasoft. "The Parasoft AEP Methodology advocates that any time an error is discovered, the process itself is analyzed and improved in order to prevent the entire class of errors from ever occurring again."

Traditional software testing methodologies focus on testing "early and often" to try to control development costs. If an error is detected at any time during the software lifecycle, it is sent back to the development organization, fixed and re-tested. The traditional approach is limited because it does not do anything to prevent the error from happening again, leaving a single organization at risk to encounter and pay for the same types of errors thousands of times.

"Our alliance with Parasoft increases our ability to help companies integrate best practices into the software development life cycle by using the Parasoft AEP Methodology," said Jay Bergeron, Global Practice Manager for Consorteo. "We believe that product groups who change their development culture to incorporate AEP will see improved quality, lower costs, shorter development cycles and increased return on investment. Our professional services quickly integrate AEP into their development environment while allowing software teams to focus on product delivery."

About Consorteo
Consorteo Group, LLC is a global professional services advisory firm whose mission is to help clients create significant and lasting improvements to their performance now and in the future. Our team of executive-level consultants and industry experts create long-lasting relationships with our clients to implement solutions in general management, technology implementation and commercialization, capital funding, and critical business-performance issues. Principal locations include San Francisco, Atlanta, and Sydney, Australia. Telephone (510) 790-1276. Email: URL:

About Parasoft
We make software work. – Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention solutions that combine advanced products, services and expertise to help companies automatically prevent errors throughout the software lifecycle, to improve software quality and reliability. Based on Parasoft AEP Methodology, the company’s solutions and products automate practices such as coding standards, static analysis, unit testing, regression testing, load & stress testing, functional testing, integration testing, application testing and monitoring. The solutions enable software development and IT organizations to significantly reduce costs by shortening production cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is has been granted nine patents and numerous awards for the technology behind its innovative line of solutions and products. Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held company whose clients include IBM, HP, Daimler Chrysler and over 10,000 companies worldwide. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to URL:

Parasoft is a registered trademark of Parasoft. Parasoft AEP Solutions and Parasoft AEP Methodology are trademarks of Parasoft.

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