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Mercury declared sole leader in Functional Testing Market by Forrester

  • 02 June, 2006 09:16

<p>Mercury’s Market Dominance Declared “Uncontested”</p>
<p>Today, Mercury Interactive Corporation (OTC: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, announced that it has been declared the sole Leader in the functional testing market in an evaluation of functional testing solutions by Forrester Research. These findings are reported in the new Forrester market studies, “The Forrester Wave: Functional Testing Solutions, Q2 2006” and “Mercury Continues to Dominate in Functional Testing.” According to the research, Forrester evaluated Mercury’s current offering, strategy, and market presence for functional testing solutions against 87 criteria. Overall, Mercury finished as the only Leader, according to the reports.</p>
<p>“There is no question as to who leads in the market for functional testing solutions: Mercury has the lion’s share of the market, as well as the most full-featured solution,” said Carey Schwaber, research analyst of Forrester and author of both reports. “Its solution scored high across the board, and its test automation and test management capabilities outstripped those of the other evaluated vendors. Mercury’s solution does more to enhance end user productivity than any other solution we evaluated.”</p>
<p>The report titled “Mercury Continues to Dominate in Functional Testing” states that Mercury’s vision for its functional testing solution is innovative and positions the vendor for continued market domination. The report also states that Mercury’s focus is on increasing the ease of use and accessibility of its tools, providing rapid support for disruptive technologies, productizing its quality methodologies to improve the efficiency of customers’ testing efforts, and improving support for globally distributed testing efforts. According to the report, Mercury’s solution is especially appropriate for centralized testing organizations and for companies that also use Mercury products for performance testing, performance monitoring, service-oriented architecture (SOA) management, or project portfolio management.</p>
<p>In addition, the report states that all of the products in its functional testing solution are notable for their high degree of usability, and Mercury scored higher on environment support than any other evaluated vendor.</p>
<p>“The quality of a business is directly predicated by the quality of the performance of its applications,” said Christopher Lochhead, chief marketing officer at Mercury. “That’s why forward-leaning companies are standardizing on Mercury’s industry-leading quality testing offerings to optimize the business outcomes of their application initiatives. We are pleased to be acknowledged by Forrester, which underscores our market leadership.”</p>
<p>To download the reports, “The Forrester Wave: Functional Testing Solutions, Q2 2006” and “Mercury Continues to Dominate in Functional Testing” please visit www.mercury.com/forrester-reports.</p>
<p>ABOUT MERCURY
Mercury Interactive Corporation (OTC: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, is committed to helping customers optimize the business value of information technology. Founded in 1989, Mercury conducts business worldwide and is one of the largest enterprise software companies today. Mercury provides software and services for IT Governance, Application Delivery, and Application Management. Customers worldwide rely on Mercury offerings to govern the priorities, processes and people of IT and test and manage the quality and performance of business-critical applications. Mercury BTO offerings are complemented by technologies and services from global business partners. For more information, please visit www.mercury.com.</p>

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