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News Release

SQS and HP collaborating for quality

SQS named as HP's first pan-European ALM Specialist Partner
Released: 10th September 2013
Publisher: SQS

SQS, the world’s leading specialist in software quality, has announced that it is the first company to achieve HP’s ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) Specialist Partner status across Europe.

Already a long standing HP partner, SQS has made a significant investment to become HP’s ALM Specialist Partner in eight countries across Europe, with 32 technical specialists and sixteen salespeople undergoing a rigorous training and certification process.  

HP ALM is a suite of software that enables organisations to manage the application lifecycle from conception through to retirement.

Combined with unrivalled expertise in HP testing tools, SQS’ new partnership status recognises the company’s ability to maximise ROI for HP ALM implementations. SQS also provides quality assurance services to HP ALM clients launching new software and applications, or those planning to extend existing platforms with new technologies such as service virtualisation.

Adam Featherstone, Director, Channel Strategy & Programs EMEA at HP Software, commented on the partnership: “SQS was recognised as HP’s ‘Software Commercial Partner of the Year’ 2011 and has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our tools. This expertise underpins SQS’ new Specialist Partner status, and our clients can be confident in SQS’ ability to provide expert and accredited quality assurance.”

Phil Codd, SQS Executive responsible for the HP relationship, said: “We have aligned SQS with HP Software’s new partner strategy, where specialist certified partners are recognised for their ability to add value for HP clients.  Our new partner status differentiates SQS as a partner of choice for HP ALM. This is particularly important as organisations are under pressure to roll-out quality assured apps and technologies quickly, especially in the fields of cloud, mobile and service virtualisation.”

SQS is now part of the HP partner programme – PartnerOne.  HP simplified the Specialist Partner designations by creating a common set of requirements across multiple business units.

The countries covered by the partnership are Austria, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

About SQS Software Quality Systems
SQS is the world's leading specialist in software quality. This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. SQS consultants provide solutions for all aspects of quality throughout the whole software product lifecycle driven by a standardised methodology, high offshore automation processes and deep domain knowledge in various industries. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company employs approximately 2,600 staff. SQS has offices in Germany, the UK, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2012, SQS generated revenues of 210.1 million Euros.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in London. In addition, SQS shares are also traded on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

With over 7,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies. These include, among others, Allianz, Beazley, BP, Centrica, Commerzbank, Daimler, Deutsche Post, Generali, JP Morgan, Meteor, Reuters and Volkswagen as well as other companies from the six key industries of SQS.

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