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CM First Group Announces the 3.0 Release of Worksoft Certify® for CA Plex Interface

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“Our customers have seen as much as a 60% reduction in time and costs by using this integrated solution,” says Christoph Heinrich, CEO.

Business application testing can be tedious, complex, time-consuming and expensive while still being absolutely essential. CM First Group, a Worksoft Certify Value-Added Resale Partner, announces release 3.0 of their CA Plex C++ Interface which integrates the testing power of Worksoft Certify with CA Plex. The result is an application development and testing framework which makes application development more business-responsive and fast, while driving down costs.

John Rhodes, CTO, notes. “CM First’s customers are challenged to create new applications more rapidly than ever before. But at the same time, these applications must be bullet-proof in complex, multi-tier environments. Applications that fail can be costly, both in terms of dollars and reputation. Worksoft Certify provides a superior functional testing solution for the entire enterprise stack, from web/mobile front-ends to the backend systems that are running on IBM i/z or perhaps Windows/Linux. Our goal with our CA-specific integrations is to make it easier for the CA Plex and CA 2E customer to move to an automated DevOps environment.

Traditional application testing requires programmers to understand business requirements and code test scripts by hand; business analysts don’t have a way to directly drive testing. Thus, automated testing uses expensive development resources and is more likely to occur later in the development cycle. With Worksoft Certify’s scriptless, easy-to-use process combined with CM First’s interface, CA Plex customers can now save significant time and money in testing cycles while achieving better testing results because business analysts create the tests directly. Worksoft Certify provides cross-platform support which means the entire business application can be tested. Worksoft offers a variety of interfaces, including Java, HTML5, .NET, 5250/3270, and integrations to enterprise packages like SAP.

“Our customers have seen as much as a 60% reduction in time and costs by using this integrated solution,” says Christoph Heinrich, CEO. “With this interface and CM First’s consulting and implementation support, customers find measurable reductions in the lifetime TCO of applications.”

Version 3.0 contains several new features, including support for many additional rich GUI components such as Outlook-style menus, TreeView, and the popular CodeJock controls. For the specific technical features included with version 3.0, please visit the Worksoft Certify CA Plex Integration forum on http://support.cmfirsttech.com/.

About CM First Group

CM First is a global software and services company with focus on application modernization, custom development of enterprise applications that support high-performing, and agile development teams in three key areas: Application Modernization for IBM Environments, Custom Application Development Architected and Agile, Tools and Technology for Future Development.

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