Insurance Software Provider Combines Surgient Virtual Lab Management Platform and HP Quality Center to Improve Efficiency of Its Test Q/A Cycle; Insuresoft and Surgient to Present Case Study at HP Software Universe
HP Software Universe, Las Vegas-June 17, 2008-Surgient, the pioneer and market leader of self-service virtualization automation and lab management, today announced that Insuresoft, a leading provider of insurance software, selected the Surgient Virtual Lab Management Platform to accelerate its software delivery cycles. Integrated with HP Quality Center, Surgient enables Insuresoft to improve the efficiency of its software test Q/A cycle and more quickly deliver its products and services to customers.
With very aggressive release cycles for its full suite of insurance process automation solutions, Insuresoft needed to more quickly deliver new products to market without sacrificing quality. By using Surgient to automate the Q/A testing of its new applications, Insuresoft can more quickly find and fix a higher percentage of bugs, helping ensure higher customer satisfaction rates.
"We need to make frequent updates to our software applications in order to ensure that we remain current with new insurance industry regulations and our customers' constantly changing business needs," said Chris Blair, Vice President of Product Management, Insuresoft. "With automation tools that drastically reduce the manual involvement of our product development staff, the combined Surgient Virtual Lab Management Platform and HP Quality Center solution enables us to more quickly test and roll out new software applications. By accelerating the delivery of new applications without reducing quality, we can maintain the highest levels of customer service."
Insuresoft's internal software testers use Surgient and HP Quality Center to choose an environment and a set of tests to run on the environment. The Surgient Virtual Lab Management Platform then automatically deploys the environment and set of tests. Surgient also tracks the actual performance of the application being tested, providing Insuresoft with the insight required to ensure the application is ready for production.
"Leading companies like Insuresoft rely on the Surgient Virtual Lab Management Platform to automate the set-up and teardown of virtual test and Q/A environments, freeing up IT staff and resources for other business critical projects," said Tim Lucas, president and CEO, Surgient. "Surgient continues to provide its customers with the industry's most powerful self-service platform for managing the on-demand delivery of complex business application services, helping reduce software delivery cycles and IT costs."
Surgient and Insuresoft will discuss the combined benefits of the Surgient Virtual Lab Management Platform and HP Quality Center for software Q/A testing at HP Software Universe. The session, titled "Insuresoft: Virtual labs accelerate application lifecycle," will take place on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 2:15 p.m. in the Palazzo E room at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Insuresoft is a Microsoft Gold-Certified independent software vendor delivering insurance software to the property and casualty insurance industry. Insuresoft offers a suite of products and services that are configured to meet the unique needs of managing general agents and insurance companies in North America. Insuresoft is a privately-held company headquartered in University Park, Illinois, and has offices in Alabama and Minnesota.
Surgient is the pioneer and market leader of self-service virtualization automation and lab management. The Surgient Virtual Automation Platform is a powerful, flexible and mature solution that enables enterprise IT organizations to effectively manage diverse virtual resources and eliminate physical server and VM sprawl, while delivering self-service computing resources to users. With policy-driven automation and a robust, guaranteed reservation system, users have on-demand access to their resources, and IT is freed up from manual administrative tasks to work on mission-critical projects. Using Surgient Virtual Automation Platform, world-class companies including Merck, Raymond James, HP, Halliburton, EMC, CA, Iron Mountain, IBM, GE, SAP, Microsoft, Intuit and others are accelerating their growth and profitability by automating virtual infrastructure in support of their business initiatives. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.surgient.com.