QA Mentor Acquires Robotic Process Automation Company in India

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QA Mentor, Inc., the global award-winning, leading software quality assurance and testing services provider, announced the acquisition of Step One Step Ahead, a privately held software consulting company in Mumbai, India specializing in Robotic Process Automation, Robotic Application Monitoring, Robotic Test Automation, Bot Auditing and Robotic Training & Education.

We were very selective in our identification process and evaluated a number of companies in the robotic process automation space but Step One Step Ahead was far ahead in our evaluation scoring.

QA Mentor, Inc., the global award-winning, leading software quality assurance and testing services provider, announced the acquisition of Step One Step Ahead, a privately held software consulting company in Mumbai, India specializing in Robotic Process Automation, Robotic Application Monitoring, Robotic Test Automation, Bot Auditing and Robotic Training & Education. Step One Step Ahead has an impressive portfolio of their own developed products such as Metric Alert, Robotic Controller and Robotic Monitor. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by company officials.

QA Mentor has established a new strategic Robotics Automation and Monitoring division from a separate New York-based entity – Step One Step Ahead, LLC. It will operate under the umbrella of QA Mentor, Inc. and concentrate on providing an array of additional services and capabilities around Robotic Process Automation, Robotic Test Automation and Training & Education space.

Swati Gaonkar, co-founder and newly appointed Managing Director of Step One Step Ahead, LLC. will be heading this strategic Robotic Process Automation division concentrating on supporting banking, retail, ecommerce sectors. Swati has 17+ years of experience in leading & managing application development, quality assurance, support & maintenance projects. She has delivered over 100+ software projects in multiple domains internationally. She has been instrumental in expanding the STEP’s footprint in various industry verticals and geographies. She brings value in projects with her agility. Swati has led many innovative initiatives in various domains, especially bringing technological evolution in Robotics Service Spectrum, along with product development and consulting. Swati’s excellent test-driving ability that involves strategic roadmap planning, project management, understanding customer’s needs, building innovative products, coaching, guiding, and building high performance teams will be a huge addition to QA Mentor’s Management team.

"We are very excited about this strategic acquisition," said Founder and CEO of QA Mentor, Inc. Ruslan Desyatnikov. "We were very selective in our identification process and evaluated a number of companies in the robotic process automation space but Step One Step Ahead was far ahead in our evaluation scoring. This young, ambitious, and enthusiastic company led by Swati along with her vision and strategy was the deal maker in our decision. A potential arsenal of new unique services which can be offered immediately will position our organization ahead of our competitors as we will help our existing customers and future clients achieve impressive ROI and streamline their operations with the use of robotic automation”.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a strategic and unique company led by visionary, innovative and vibrant leader Ruslan Desyatnikov," said Swati Gaonkar co-founder of Step One Step Ahead, LLC. "Our vision and future strategic initiatives are aligned with Ruslan and we are looking forward to being a part of a larger Global Organization. This acquisition will allow us to rapidly implement what the market needs and provide new, innovative solutions around Robotic Process Automation, Robotic Monitoring, Bot Auditing Robotic Test Automation for our clients."

About QA Mentor
Founded in 2010 and based in New York, QA Mentor, Inc. is multi-awards winning, CMMI Level 3 appraised, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 20000 certified leading independent software testing company headquartered in New York. With 312 global QA resources in 8 different countries offering more than 30 QA Testing Services and covering all time zones, QA Mentor is a global leader in Software Quality Assurance and Testing space. Serving 427 clients from Fortune 500 to start ups in 28 countries, QA Mentor supports applications in 9 different industries. With unique products propositions from a crowdsourcing platform with a pool of 12,000 crowdsourced testers to a test management platform, unique and economical services offerings, and QA education from e-learning and corporate training.

About STEP One Step Ahead.
Founded in 2018 and based in Mumbai, India STEP One Step Ahead is focused on high customer satisfaction with a primary mission to deliver cost effective RPA Solutions. With vast experience and its own RPA methodology, best practices and approaches STEP One Step Ahead offers innovative perspectives to their clients which leads to process optimization and execution excellence. With their own developed Metric Alert, Robotic Controller and Robotic Monitor tools, STEP thrives to lead the industry of RPA solutions over various Business sectors.

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