|Laura Stiff||Kim Karelis|
|Micro Focus||LEWIS PR|
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Rockville, MD May 9, 2012
Micro Focus (LSE:MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, today announced it has been named a “champion” in Info-Tech Research Group's Agile ALM Vendor Landscape and Software Test Management Vendor Landscape reports. Through a comprehensive review of companies in both areas, the reports are designed to offer an independent perspective on the range of test and agile development products available in the market.
In its evaluation, Info-Tech Research Group acknowledged Micro Focus’ Borland Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite as a premium offering and Silk Central Test Manager solution for its comprehensive testing and requirements management features. The company was also recognized for its global solution support, including a far-reaching reseller network, in both categories.
"Micro Focus strives to provide customers with best-in-class software solutions that offer the most flexibility possible. This enables customers to leverage their existing infrastructure without prohibitive overhead costs," said Steve Biondi, President of North American Sales and Field Operations, Micro Focus. "We’ve always believed that the strength of our solutions distinguish us from the competition. This recognition by Info-Tech Research Group for our Borland suite and Silk Central Test Manager only underscores our conviction to continue to innovate for our customers."
Micro Focus was one of three vendors awarded “champion” status out of the eight companies evaluated in the report. According to Info-Tech Research Group, Borland ALM’s comprehensive features, usability, architecture, viability, strategy and reach make it the strongest market offering. The report listed Borland ALM as exemplary in both quality-sensitive development and integrated development.
“With 30 years of experience in application management, Micro Focus is a leader in the market with a strong ALM offering,” said Randy Hearn, Senior Research Analyst at Info-Tech Research Group. “The company’s global reach, extensive experience in ALM and broad reseller networks, combined with its 24x7 international customer support, make it a solid choice for organizations seeking a solution for ALM needs.”
Micro Focus’ Silk Central Test Manager scored among leaders for its holistic offering of requirements management, test planning, reporting, defect tracking and auto-code generation. Silk Central Test Manager was also noted as an exemplary performer in ALM integration.
“Silk Central Test Manager offers a broad range of features and strong support for the SMB,” continued Hearn. “Organizations seeking an overall robust test management facility, support for a broad range of features including defect management and automated test generation, will simply not go wrong choosing the Micro Focus solution.”
Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.
For more information on the Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Agile ALM report, please visit: http://www.microfocus.com/AgileALMChampion.
For more information on the Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Software Test Management report, please visit: http://www.microfocus.com/STMChampion.
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Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information please visit www.microfocus.com.
With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.