IBM Cloud Authors: Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Karthick Viswanathan

News Feed Item

Worksoft Takes Software Testing to the Next Level With the Introduction of Worksoft Specify(TM)

An Innovative Data Generation Tool Designed for Software Testing, Specify Solves Two Major Problems Surrounding Test Data -- Acc

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/13/05 -- Worksoft, Inc., the leading innovator of automated software testing solutions, today announced the introduction of Worksoft Specify(TM), the first data generation application designed specifically to meet key requirements for software testing, including the ability to automatically extract or generate test data to speed time-to-market and/or scramble production data to comply with rising privacy and security mandates.

Specify enables the quick and easy population of test databases during software development and testing with meaningful, precise data arranged using a systematic rule-based methodology. Better test data ensures companies can thoroughly test software and avoid deploying faulty applications, while achieving faster time-to-market.

"With application development cycles becoming increasingly shorter, data generation is emerging as a challenge for efficient and effective software QA testing," said Linda Hayes, CTO, Worksoft, Inc. "Compressed testing schedules often dictate using only a small sampling of data, and therefore are unable to accurately simulate real-world application usage. With Specify, this issue is resolved through the availability of realistic test data that is quickly and easily generated as needed."

"In today's global marketplace, software applications critical to business profitability and competitive advantage should not be deployed without extensive real-life testing scenarios," said Richard Ptak of Ptak, Noel & Associates. "Data generation is often overlooked as a key component of application testing, yet the ability to rapidly extract and reproduce accurate representative data is critical to the deployment of functional software. Worksoft's Specify is designed to meet the challenge by enabling businesses to quickly and efficiently create test databases that support accurate and thorough application testing while side stepping data privacy issues."

Taking Control of Data

In the past, data required to test applications needed to be derived from production databases, which could only be provided by system administrators.

With a few clicks of the mouse, Specify empowers QA personnel, business analysts and subject matter experts, giving them the capability to:

--  Extract desired data record sets from an organization's existing data
    stored in Oracle®, SQL, Sybase and other existing databases;
--  Scramble sensitive private information for security purposes;
--  Generate meaningful, project-specific test data including names,
    addresses, phone numbers, and more from expansive test databases comprised
    of random numbers, built-in dictionaries, user-defined custom lists, or
    modified business data;
--  Integrate data records with Worksoft Certify or third-party software
    testing products, in order to serve as input or verification for automated
    or manual software tests; and,
--  Automatically detect changes to the metadata and update all affected
    data rules.

Protecting Data Privacy

When corporate data is used for testing purposes, the information may be inadvertently exposed. Studies indicate security breaches can take place due to dissatisfied or complacent internal employees; third-party service providers; or, software and hardware errors. Companies engaging offshore resources are particularly vulnerable, and Specify helps to promote compliance with privacy laws and regulations by providing an extra layer of data protection that replaces confidential data including names, addresses, phone numbers, identification numbers and other sensitive information with artificially-generated data that preserves referential integrity.

Worksoft Specify and Certify - A Powerful Team

The combined use of Specify and Certify, Worksoft's flagship automated software testing solution, dramatically reduces the amount of technical skill and effort required by traditional testing tools. Certify provides a pre-built testing framework with a point-and-click interface that guides business analysts, subject matter experts and QA personnel through a structured process with minimal training. Certify supports software documentation and automation in one easy step, eliminating coding and scripting and reducing the time and cost of test automation by more than 60 percent. When used in conjunction with Specify, Certify will execute automated tests that supply data through the user interface of the application instead of directly into the database, removing data integrity concerns and the need for write access to databases.

Support and Pricing

As an enterprise-class application, Specify supports a wide range of databases including Microsoft® Access; Microsoft SQL; Microsoft Visual FoxPro®; Oracle, IBM® DB2® and Informix®; Sybase; and, Microsoft Excel and text file formats.

Worksoft Specify is available now starting at $7,995 per seat. For a limited time, users will receive a credit for one copy of Worksoft Certify for each copy of Specify purchased. For more information on Specify, please contact Worksoft at 1-866-836-1733, or download an evaluation version of Specify at www.worksoft.com.

About Worksoft, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Worksoft was founded in 1998 and pioneered innovative approaches to software quality testing. Worksoft solutions simplify and accelerate software testing -- slashing time and cost factors by 60 percent or more -- helping businesses deliver applications that meet exacting user requirements in a shorter time frame with higher quality. Worksoft's customers include AFLAC, Charles Schwab, The Hartford, Mary Kay, and other Fortune 500 customers in the financial, insurance, retail and healthcare industries.

Contact Worksoft at 1-866-836-1773 or visit their website at www.worksoft.com.

Worksoft, Worksoft Certify and Worksoft Specify are registered trademarks of Worksoft, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Lutz PR
Erin Lutz
Email Contact

Company Contact:
Amber Simpson
214-261-9600 x109
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to info@dxworldexpo.com. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
The IoT Will Grow: In what might be the most obvious prediction of the decade, the IoT will continue to expand next year, with more and more devices coming online every single day. What isn’t so obvious about this prediction: where that growth will occur. The retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain industries will likely see the greatest growth. Forrester Research has predicted the IoT will become “the backbone” of customer value as it continues to grow. It is no surprise that retail is ...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...