LONDON, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Gartner adds only TestPlant in 2014 MQ, straight into the ratings as a Visionary
TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced that Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, has recognized TestPlant as a Visionary in its Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Integrated Software Quality Suites. TestPlant is the only company to have been added to this year's MQ which is widely recognized as the industry's authoritative source for assessing vendor competitiveness based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Gartner has rated TestPlant as a Visionary for integrated software quality based on the completeness of the company's eggPlant product offering, which includes both functional and performance testing, as well as test management capabilities. The company's focus on developing products that are easy to use was also recognized as a key strength, along with its ability to deliver a constant stream of innovation.
"This is really important news for large organisations looking to find new tools and solutions to the problems of software quality and the high costs of testing. Gartner confirms that eggPlant tools are innovative and offer low on-boarding costs," said George Mackintosh, TestPlant CEO. "We look forward to working with enterprise customers as they tackle the challenges of agile, DevOps and the digital transformations of their businesses."
The reusability of eggPlant's functional tests across performance testing was identified as another strength, highlighting the smooth integration between the different eggPlant tools, as were the integrations between the eggPlant range and popular Continuous Integration tools.
Gartner's considered opinions echo the findings from the TestPlant 2014 User Survey which recorded "ease of use" as the #1 reason to buy eggPlant tools. This was closely followed by product feature richness and environment flexibility. Also noted were the very high levels of customer satisfaction in TestPlant technical support.
For details on how to access the full report, please go to gartner.com.
TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. The company was founded in 2008 by George Mackintosh and Jon Richards with venture capital backing and it has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita. TestPlant's products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company's achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2013. http://www.testplant.com