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Largest Global Companies Adopt Mercury to Optimize App Quality and Performance

  • 11 April, 2006 09:52

<p>Mercury Quality Center and Mercury Performance Center Offerings Achieve Strong Position Within Global 2000</p>
<p>Today, Mercury Interactive Corporation (OTC: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, announced that eight of the top ten companies on the Forbes® Global 2000 list have adopted Mercury Application Delivery offerings: Mercury Quality Center™ and Mercury Performance Center™, both part of Mercury BTO Enterprise™. Mercury BTO Enterprise is the industry’s first integrated suite of BTO offerings designed to help customers optimize the business outcomes of IT.</p>
<p>In addition, Mercury’s award-winning Application Delivery products have been adopted by the following companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list:</p>
<p>§ 19 of the top 20 software and services companies; and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies;</p>
<p>§ 16 of the top 20 banking companies;</p>
<p>§ Nine of the top ten technology, hardware and equipment companies; healthcare, equipment and services companies; conglomerates; business services and supplies companies; and consumer durables companies; and</p>
<p>§ Eight of the top ten aerospace and defense companies; household and personal products companies; and insurance companies.</p>
<p>“As the largest financial institution headquartered in the western U.S. and the first bank in the country to provide online account access, Wells Fargo seeks new and better ways of serving customers, and that includes optimizing the performance of our business-critical applications,” said Stephen Schaubach, technical lead, Wells Fargo Internet Services Group. “The Click and Script technology in Mercury LoadRunner® has saved us hundreds of hours in recording, tweaking, and maintaining test scripts, and allows Wells Fargo to achieve a greater ROI when it comes to testing, tuning and optimizing the business outcomes of IT.”</p>
<p>“At La Quinta hotels, one of the largest operators of hotels in the United States, we rely on providing guests with a positive experience from the time they book their room until the time they check-out,” said Elise Sammarco, director, quality assurance, LQ Management L.L.C. “Using Mercury Application Delivery offerings enhances the quality of our applications used to address guests’ needs thus creating value for the business.”</p>
<p>“At O.C. Tanner, the world's leading provider of employee recognition solutions, we recognize the impact application performance and quality has on business,” said Dave Berg, CIO, O.C. Tanner. “Using Mercury Application Delivery products we are able to deliver applications more effectively, in less time and with fewer resources, freeing up the IT team to focus on other strategic initiatives.”</p>
<p>“As a third-party logistics provider of customers’ goods via a network of North American trucking companies and railroads, Transplace understands the importance of optimizing the quality and performance of our mission-critical applications,” said Melissa Ramer, director, quality assurance, Transplace. “We rely on both Mercury Quality Center and Mercury LoadRunner to provide higher levels of quality when delivering applications, which creates greater value for our business.”</p>
<p>“As one of the world’s foremost suppliers of global consulting and IT services, we need to stay on the leading edge of technology,” said Xie Yun, vice president, Digital China. “Mercury Quality Center 9.0 is a significant move forward in functionality and will allow us to offer the most advanced end-to-end testing services in the world. This version maintains a clear lead on the competition for Mercury and for us.”</p>
<p>Mercury Quality Center is Mercury’s optimization center that allows customers to automate software quality management and functional testing across a wide range of application environments, gain visibility into quality assurance (QA) projects, and align the priorities of quality assurance professionals with business requirements. Mercury Quality Center is comprised of Mercury application modules, a real-time dashboard and an enterprise foundation. The software modules in Mercury Quality Center include Mercury TestDirector™, Mercury QuickTest Professional™, Mercury WinRunner®, and Mercury Business Process Testing™.</p>
<p>Mercury recently announced a major new version of Mercury Quality Center. Mercury Quality Center 9.0 is available today and is delivered as an in-house deployment or through Mercury Managed Services™. For more information, please visit www.mercury.com/us/products/quality-center.</p>
<p>Mercury Performance Center is Mercury’s optimization center that allows customers to gain complete visibility into application performance bottlenecks, lower the cost of distributed load testing by providing a standard offering that can be accessed via the web, gain 24X7 access to a shared testing infrastructure, and provide project-level visibility and a collaborative working environment to all members of application teams. Mercury Performance Center is comprised of Mercury application modules, a real-time dashboard and an enterprise foundation. The software modules in Mercury Performance Center include Mercury LoadRunner, Mercury Diagnostics™, Mercury Tuning™, Mercury Capacity Planning™, and Mercury Center Management™.</p>
<p>Mercury LoadRunner now includes new technology that reduces the script creation process down to a few simple mouse clicks. Click and Script technology for Mercury LoadRunner enables customers to record and automatically capture the most valuable scripting information to create succinct, intuitive, and self-explanatory scripts. This reduces scripting time and maintenance by an estimated average of 80 percent. Users can now spend more time on strategic test activities like performance analysis rather than spending the majority of test cycle time recording user interactions and writing scripts to emulate them.</p>
<p>Mercury Application Delivery Products Available for Download</p>
<p>Mercury’s market-leading Application Delivery products are available on Mercury.com for download and evaluation. Collectively these products have been downloaded over 50,000 times, since being made available for download in late 2004.</p>
<p>Mercury Application Delivery products available for evaluation are:</p>
<p>§ Mercury TestDirector for Quality Center – http://www.mercury.com/qceval – for quality management</p>
<p>§ Mercury QuickTest Professional – http://www.mercury.com/qtpeval – for automated functional testing</p>
<p>§ Mercury LoadRunner – http://www.mercury.com/lreval – for load testing and diagnostics</p>
<p>Mercury Application Delivery Leadership</p>
<p>For the past 15 years, Mercury has helped thousands of customers optimize application quality and performance. According to IDC, Mercury is "the uncontested leader" in the distributed Automated Software Quality market with more than 58 percent market share, nearly three times that of any other vendor1. Mercury is positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s “Application Quality Ecosystem, 2005: Leaders and Challengers.2”</p>
<p>ABOUT MERCURY</p>
<p>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>
<p>The Forbes Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s biggest and most powerful companies, as measured by a composite ranking for sales, profits, assets, and market value. Forbes Global 2000 data was posted on www.forbes.com as of March 17, 2006.</p>
<p>All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
<p>1 IDC Worldwide Distributed Automated Software Quality Tools 2005-2009 Forecast and 2004 Vendor Shares, July 26, 2005 ID 33771</p>
<p>2 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Quality Ecosystem, 2005: Leaders and Challengers; March 8, 2005 ID G00124029</p>

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