C1 Solutions in Germany Achieves TOSCA Certified Implementation Partner (TCIP)

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TOSCA Testsuite™ Provides an Easy Solution for End-to-End Testing of Complex Business Processes for C1 Customers

The combined partnership and expert knowledge transfer means C1 Solutions customers can realize a faster ROI and time-to-value.

TRICENTIS, a global leader in software testing, test automation and quality assurance, and C1 Solutions have partnered to provide high value software testing solutions and services to the global marketplace.

C1 Solutions is a member of the C1 Group, Germany’s top consulting and IT services company and is among the 500 fastest growing companies in Europe. C1 Group, with over 200 million euros in revenue and over 1,200 employees, serves clients across a wide and diverse range of industries focusing on financials services, industry, trade, logistics and utilities. C1 Group provides a full spectrum of services, ranging from strategy consulting to application hosting and systems support including:

  •     Management Consulting (Strategies, Processes, IT)
  •     Process and Systems Integration
  •     Supply Chain Management
  •     Enterprise Resource Management
  •     IT Technologies and Services

C1 Solutions recently completed the three month TOSCA Certified Implementation Partner Program (TCIP) that culminates with the presentation of a complex software testing case study which spans advance business processes. The C1 delivered case study was reviewed by TOSCA experts to ensure that C1 is fully competent to implement TOSCA Testsuite for software quality assurance, software testing, test automation and end-to-end test management. C1 Solutions has completed all of the requirements of the TRICENTIS’ training program and is now a TOSCA Certified Implementation Partner (TCIP), and fully able to extend the scope of its consulting services. In this way, C1 will be able to provide more effective and efficient test automation services to the outsourced and managed services testing markets.

“Today many of the software tests that are being conducted manually could be covered via test automation which yields increases in the quality of software testing and reduces the effort or test maintenance,” states Gartner Research Director Thomas Murphy. “However, a test automation suite needs appropriate planning and implementation. The key benefit of test automation is reduction in time to find defects. Test automation success requires a combination of planning, commitment and well-trained testers. Tools alone won't save you without skills.”

The TCIP Education Program was designed for business partners that have comprehensive and qualified know-how in professional software quality assurance. TOSCA makes it possible to gain higher levels of test automation coverage and the ability to develop a test case once and reuse it across multiple technologies and platforms such as GUI, Non-GUI, JAVA, .NET, SAP, cross-browser and smart device/mobile. C1 Solutions and TOSCA customers can now achieve up to 95% of test automation coverage with 50% reduced maintenance effort.

Torsten Wegener, CEO of C1 Solutions, states: “Our recipe for success is the way in which we deliver efficient project management for sustainable customer financial performance –even in difficult economic times. Our focus is on optimizing and automating business processes in medium-sized and large companies which includes software testing, quality assurance and leveraging TOSCA’s Linear Q℠ methodology in the SAP customer community. With TOSCA, we can now provide our customers with more effective test management that is tailored precisely to their needs and quickly leads to more automation along with lower maintenance efforts. Over time our customers can realize significant cost savings.”

“C1 Solutions and TRICENTIS represent an ideal partnership of expert consulting services along with the innovator and maker of the most innovative test management and automation solution for software testing today. The combined partnership and expert knowledge transfer means C1 Solutions customers can realize a faster ROI and time-to-value. C1 is well known for their expertise in ERP, Business Process and Enterprise Content Management. TOSCA Testsuite provides a best practices software testing solution that enables C1 to provide GUI and Non GUI, Mobile/Smart Device and Cross-Browser Testing, data warehouse testing and to offer their customers the perfect test data. We both focus on the same industries and testing excellence and there is much synergy in working together.” says Franz Fuchsberger, CEO TRICENTIS.

The TOSCA model-based approach marks a paradigm shift in automated testing, empowering non-technical users to quickly create and maintain automated business test cases in plain English and configure them for multiple operating systems, browsers, and smart devices. TOSCA’s OneView℠ Technology sets TOSCA apart from any competition by enabling business skilled testers to deal with every aspect of functional software tests: UI and nonUI test cases. The result: One test team uses one test solution and covers all integration - and UAT Tests as well as service virtualization. TOSCA offers certified integration with SAP, popular application lifecycle management (ALM) and defect tracking solutions, and other testing solutions for medium, large and global enterprises. TOSCA Testsuite was designed with best practices in mind.

Linear Q is TRICENTIS’ unique, comprehensive test methodology, embedded throughout TOSCA Testsuite, which optimizes the effectiveness of software testing by allowing to determine the minimal number of test cases required for a desired and tangible test coverage. That leads to minimal cost with less effort and reduced risk. Linear Q begins with a functional segmentation and risk weighting. Based on that, sound methodological approaches are being used with TOSCA Test Case Design to ensure that the “right” test cases are being determined – producing test results in relation to the risk-based structure.
In practice, Linear Q delivers more than 90% test coverage with a manageable number of test cases and cost. TOSCA’s superior automation capabilities enable to automate these test cases leading to 85% “test coverage by automation” for complex systems and business processes. TOSCA Testsuite addresses and optimizes both: effectiveness and efficiency.

About C1 Solutions
C:1 Solutions GmbH develops and implements optimal IT solutions for efficient automated business processes in medium-sized and large-scale enterprises. By integrating Business Process-, Enterprise Content Management and Enterprise Resource Planning we bring together information islands and create homogeneous system landscapes, or optimize specific sub-areas. C1 Solutions has special expertise in Business Intelligence, Leasing & Credits, Franchise, Energy and Analytics & Business Intelligence for SAP. Our integrated approach opens up new perspectives on the client's potentials, minimizes risks and to increases the competitiveness in a dynamic market. Our solutions - always tailored to the customer's needs - base upon state-of-the-art standard software such as SAP.

C1 Solutions is a member of the independent consulting organization C1 Group with focusing on IT and management consulting as well as system integration. It specializes in enterprise level services to the financial, consumer goods, logistics, energy, and transportation industries.

Since 1997, TRICENTIS has offered cross-industry expertise in all aspects of software testing and software quality assurance. With TOSCA Testsuite, TRICENTIS has developed an innovative and technically superior solution for software testing, test automation, and risk assessment. Over 300 customers worldwide rely on the expertise of our consultants and the performance of TOSCA Testsuite. TOSCA with OneView and Linear Q is ideal for industries with workflow business processes, many operating engines, browsers and smart devices such as in banking, insurance, financial services, high tech, telecom, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, utilities, public sector and other leading industries that require the highest quality of software testing.

TRICENTIS®, TOSCA Testsuite™ und Linear Q℠ are trademarks/service marks of TRICENTIS Technology & Consulting GmbH.

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