OutSystems Named a Leader in Latest Low-Code Platforms Industry Report

LONDON – 14th March 2019 – OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for application development, was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros, Q1 2019 and ranked highest in the current offering category. This marks the ninth recognition as a Leader for OutSystems from independent industry analyst firms and the fourth in less than a year.

The latest research from Forrester highlights the growing future for low-code development, stating that “digital businesses” demand for even more software ever more quickly is the big driver of adoption. The report also cited that in a recent developer survey 23 percent are already using low-code platforms and another 22 percent planned to do so within a year.

This Forrester report, which evaluated the 13 most significant low-code software providers on 28 criteria, concluded: “Two characteristics stand out for OutSystems as a low-code vendor: its relentless addition of features for AD&D pros and its consistent delivery on road-map and strategy objectives. The vendor has delivered on its past goals, including native mobile apps, scale, and reliability to tackle core transactional business apps, and global presence. OutSystems keeps pushing the boundaries of low-code platforms into apps that process device readings and other streaming data, into AI, and into core business record-keeping systems.”

“In this report, we believe that Forrester highlights two major themes we continue to hear from our customers,” said Paulo Rosado, OutSystems CEO. “First, customers want a feature-rich, low-code platform that can support a tremendously wide range of enterprise use cases. Second, they want a business partner that will accelerate their time-to-value. At OutSystems, we’ve architected our entire customer experience to help companies successfully adopt low-code application development and deliver real value to their businesses incredibly fast.”

One recent example of the OutSystems ability to provide solutions that address needs across the enterprise is U.K. financial services retailer Post Office. It enlisted OutSystems to help modernise a mobile application for its Mobile Travel Card, a multi-currency debit card that also offers additional Travel Insurance options. In addition to the complexity inherent in cross-border transactions, the new application also needed to integrate easily and securely into an existing legacy back end.

“As a commercial organisation, our challenge as a company is always to innovate more quickly and with more agility,” said Henk Van Hulle, Managing Director, Group Digital and Innovation, at the Post Office. “We needed a development platform that offered advanced security, code reusability, and allowed for greater data insight to help us get to market faster. We are always striving to build our products and services around our customers not just todays, but tomorrows, too and so we want our employees to feel empowered to find and use the solutions that help them do that. OutSystems lets us develop innovative and necessary products and get to market faster, while enabling integration with complex back-end systems.”

Often recognised for its exceptional customer service, the OutSystems customer-first culture has led to multiple honours, including G2 Crowds 2019 Best Software Companies List, Top Rated Low-Code Platform on TrustRadius, and Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice 2018 designations.

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystemsExplore careers at OutSystems.

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Perfecto Launches Smart Codeless Automation Testing Solution to Improve Quality, Creation and Maintenance of Scripts

Cloud-based solution harnesses the power of machine learning to equip teams of all skill levels with codeless testing capabilities

BOSTON – March 11, 2019 — Perfecto, a Perforce Software company and market leader in cloud-based automated mobile and web application testing solutions, today announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations.

Part of Perfecto’s larger smart automation platform, the solution is seamlessly integrated with Perfecto’s cloud-based testing lab and reporting and analytics features, eliminating the need for teams to use multiple solutions to successfully achieve automation and continuous testing.

“Across our customer base, the number one cause of automation failure is scripting issues. This a huge barrier for achieving good test automation and teams making their way towards continuous testing,” said Eran Yaniv, Founder and CEO at Perfecto. “With the introduction of Perfecto Codeless, we are harnessing the power of machine learning to offer the next generation of codeless automation testing capabilities. By eliminating the need to write and maintain test scripts, teams save time and can focus on more complex tasks.”

The burdensome process of creating and maintaining scripts prevents teams from moving faster with automation. Testing teams often lack the skills they need to write scripts for test automation. While development teams have the coding skills needed to write Selenium or Appium scripts, their time is better spent on product development and innovation. Perfecto Codeless provides teams with the tools they need to quickly generate quality test scripts and effectively maintain them, regardless of whether they are just getting started in their coding process or have a robust set of scripts.

“In recent years, codeless test automation has become a top priority for testers, as well as the developers that aim to expedite their test creation and maximize testing reliability. These professionals are looking at codeless as a preferred solution to embed into their testing responsibilities,” said Eran Kinsbruner, Chief Evangelist at Perfecto. “Perfecto Codeless will take DevOps to the next level, relieving testers and developers of the time-intensive responsibility of coding – and giving them time back to focus on product development and innovation to help accelerate the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC) for their business.”

For teams that want to move faster on automation, Perfecto Codeless offers the following benefits:

  • Smart capabilities to maintain scripts – ML capabilities address object maintenance issues within code. If code needs to get deleted, moved, or changed, it will happen agnostically to the test script – without delaying the process.
  • All-in-one solution – As one of three components of Perfecto’s larger Smart Automation platform, all components of the testing process are connected – from creation to execution and analysis.
  • Codeless automation in the cloud – Unlike other solutions available, Perfecto delivers codeless test automation in the cloud, allowing teams to manage the pace and demands that come with test automation. It also provides the necessary flexibility, performance, and scalability needed to ensure quality throughout the SDLC.

To learn more about Perfecto Codeless, register for an upcoming webinar on Thursday, March 14 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT. For more information, visit: https://info.perfectomobile.com/webinar-codeless-test-launch-reg.html

Perfecto Codeless will be available in April 2019.

About Perfecto
Perfecto is now a Perforce Software company. We enable exceptional digital experiences and help you strengthen every interaction with a quality-first approach for web and native apps through a cloud-based test environment called the Continuous Quality Lab. The CQ Lab is comprised of real devices and real end-user conditions, giving you the truest test environment available. More than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 companies across banking, insurance, retail, telecommunications, and media rely on Perfecto to deliver optimal mobile app functionality and end-user experiences, ensuring their brand’s reputation, establishing loyal customers, and continually attracting new users. For more information about Perfecto, visit www.perfecto.io, join our community follow us on Twitter at @PerfectoMobile.

About Perforce
Perforce powers innovation at unrivaled scale. With a portfolio of scalable DevOps solutions, we help modern enterprises overcome complex product development challenges by improving productivity, visibility, and security throughout the product lifecycle. Our portfolio includes solutions for Agile planning & ALM, API management, automated mobile and web testing, embeddable analytics, open source support, repository management, static & dynamic code analysis, version control, and more. With over 9,000 customers, Perforce is trusted by the world’s leading brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. For more information, visit www.perforce.com.

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Dunstan Thomas provides portal & illustrations technology and user experience expertise to Spire Platform Solutions

The retirement solutions specialist and fintech innovator Dunstan Thomas, has provided the IT infrastructure, tools and user experience expertise to retirement product innovator Spire Platform Solutions.

Spire PS partnered with Novia Financial plc, the investment adviser wrap platform and Just Group plc, the leading provider of retirement income products, to develop a truly innovative Guaranteed Lifetime Income in-retirement product – named Secure Lifetime Income (SLI). Novia launched the UK’s first SLI offering to the IFA market last month. Spire PS now plans to offer the SLI to other providers and platforms.

Dunstan Thomas’ Integro CX product was deployed to create the Spire PS SLI secure portal and online annuity application questionnaire. Dunstan Thomas’ Imago Administration provides the back-end administrative capability for the product’s underlying funds; while Imago Illustrations delivers compliant SLI illustrations electronically. Dunstan Thomas has also completed integration work into Novia’s platform to make the SLI ready to process via the platform at launch.

Peter Ellis, Chief Executive of Spire Platform Solutions explains: “Dunstan Thomas offered us a panoply of IT skills, products and retirement market expertise which enabled us to both simplify and digitise the SLI’s online annuity application process, while creating fully-compliant illustrations and strong pensions administration underpinning.

“More than this, Dunstan Thomas put state-of-the-art cyber security and online access security protections around the digital application process. This is particularly important because sensitive personal medical records data will be collected via our online annuity questionnaire. They’ve done thorough penetration testing on the whole system as part of our security readiness for go live.”

Chris Read, Group Chief Executive, Dunstan Thomas Group, added: “As a technology innovator with more than 30 years of expertise in the retirement space, armed with Integro CX portal technology as well as our mature Imago product set and strong Microsoft technical capabilities; we are able to assist Spire PS to get to market quickly, working with long-term customer of ours Novia. We look forward to helping other providers and platforms bring this innovative hybrid income drawdown and annuity product offering to market.

“The SLI deserves to do well. It’s in step with the flexibility of access to retirement income which the post-Pension Freedoms world demands. Its ability to blend annuity and income drawdown income inside a SIPP makes sense given the desire for people to have some guaranteed income locked in, while keeping other retirement savings invested for growth for as long as possible.”

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Notes to Editors:
Integro CX has been built to enhance that engagement by providing exceptional user experiences which can bring seemingly dry and complex asset performance and holdings data to life, whilst reducing barriers to transacting all through logical, intuitive and interactive digital journeys using the latest ‘mobile first’ design techniques. Modern web and mobile interfaces created using Integro CX offer the potential to monitor savings progress, make changes, download key reports and even transact – all at the click of a mouse or swipe of the finger on-screen.

Dunstan Thomas Integro CX is designed for smooth integration with existing Imago Illustrations and Administration modules but goes far further than this by offering a suite of ready-to-use plug-ins to enable creation of highly functioning, feature and data-rich customer and administrator user experiences.

Dunstan Thomas Integro CX also offers completed plug-ins for easy integration with third party document storage systems, illustrations engines, pensions policy administration systems, systems for application of product and advice charges; as well as for integration with leading wrap platforms’ administration systems, and authentication including two-way Single Sign On for extra security, and finally third party systems for storage and mapping of asset data for back office analysis or use in customer journeys.

About Dunstan Thomas Group
Dunstan Thomas develops technology solutions and services for wealth managers, platforms, and product providers.

About the Dunstan Thomas Imago suite of products
Imago provides technology solutions for the unique needs of wealth managers, platforms and providers by making the complex understandable with exceptional user experiences. Imago is an interconnected suite of software modules designed as “out of the box” solutions for regulated markets.

About Integro CX
Integro CX is a component-based client portal which provides flexibility and agility so that information and insight can be delivered in an engaging way to users. Integro CX is built to provide exceptional user experiences. It uses leading edge technologies to future proof IT investments, keeping pace with the changing behaviours of users through delivery across multiple devices and platforms. The Integro CX API is able to integrate into any number of data sources to provide access that extends the life of legacy systems.

Whether you are integrating or optimising your legacy systems, or in need of solutions that will provide leading edge portal and workflow solutions, Integro CX is designed for unique solutions with innovative technology that meet the demands of the financial services market.

About Spire Platform Solutions
Spire Platform Solutions (Spire PS) is a new and dynamic retirement product innovator founded in 2018 with funding from Just Group. Secure Lifetime Income (SLI) is the first of a phalanx of disruptive product ideas that Spire PS will be developing and promoting into the retirement provider and platform market – designed for the needs of today’s customers not yesterday’s.

For further information about Dunstan Thomas Group, please contact:
Chris Read, Group CEO
Dunstan Thomas Group
Tel: 0239 282 2254

For Dunstan Thomas Group media enquiries, please contact:
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Agility PR
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Email: miles@agilitypr.co.uk

telent and Innaxys launch first UK-centric digital evidence management solution to cut police costs and increase conviction rates

Proof of concept for the system has already been delivered and first live deployment is undergoing final testing

Warwick, UK, 11 March 2019: telent, a leading UK technology and network services company, today launched a pioneering digital evidence management solution which could potentially save police forces millions of pounds per year.

Jointly developed with UK-based specialist policing software application provider Innaxys and in conjunction with emergency services across the country, telent’s digital evidence management solution is designed to specifically meet the needs of UK police forces. It provides 100% UK sovereignty of the storage of digital evidence with all data encrypted and held securely on telent’s Public Services Network (PSN) accredited and UK-based cloud platform.

Addressing the increase in digital evidence, such as CCTV footage, photos and videos recorded by the public, and body camera and dashcam clips, the solution will significantly reduce the time officers spend physically collecting CCTV images and enable faster analysis and processing of evidence. Police forces will also be able to securely share evidence with the criminal justice system to ensure evidence cannot be misplaced, lost or damaged, reducing court case adjournments and delays.

A proof of concept has already been successfully delivered, with the first live deployment currently in the final stages of user acceptance testing ahead of its planned go live date later this year. While specific cost savings will be proportional to the size of individual police forces, a medium sized force has estimated that the solution will save 2,100 officer shifts per annum. The same force also believes a 50% reduction in court case adjournments can be achieved through the solution’s secure sharing of digital evidence.

“Jointly with Innaxys we have developed this solution in consultation with UK police forces specifically to address the challenges faced by officers collecting data in the modern policing age where there has been a huge increase in public and business CCTV use,” said Barry Zielinski, General Manager Public Safety & Defence at telent. “This is combined with a proliferation of smartphones, dash cams, social media and body worn cameras, creating both opportunities and challenges for policing. This solution helps officers efficiently collect, manage, store and share these new digital evidence sources. It will save officer time collecting images, reduce court case adjournments and ensure the security of digital evidence by eliminating the risk of it being destroyed, tampered with, lost or even left in public places.”

telent’s solution follows the CoPaCC/Police ICT User Perspectives 2018 report, which is based on a survey across UK police forces. This research highlights concerns regarding the management of digital evidence, stating that urgent action is required to manage the proliferation of digital evidence and replace current time consuming and insecure processes.

The solution is available via a national police procurement framework and forces which choose to use the solution will be provided with management options for each digital asset or piece of evidence, including who has access, how long they have access, and what metadata about the evidence is shared. When collecting evidence from members of the public, the force can email a link which lets people securely upload their footage from anywhere with an Internet connection.

The solution also integrates directly with the Digital Evidence Transfer System (DETS) which will link police forces to the criminal justice system. DETS was also developed by Innaxys and is currently being trialled by the Home Office in conjunction with five police forces across the UK. It is expected to be mandated by the Home Office for use by all police forces in 2020.

Jean-Claude Lafontaine, CEO at Innaxys, said: “Through the digital evidence management solution, the time and cost of collecting evidence from the public is massively reduced. Such a system will become more and more necessary in the future, as digital evidence continues to grow and officer resources are put under increasing strain.”

Additional key benefits of telent’s digital evidence management solution include faster processing and sharing of digital evidence with suspects which will reduce “no comment” interviews and ensure criminals are brought to justice faster. Providing more efficient analysis and management of digital assets is particularly important for larger and complex investigations. Simple crowd sourcing of phone and dash cam images for both minor incidents and major terrorism incidents will also be made possible, while police forces’ reputation will be protected due to the solution eliminating the risk of digital evidence being destroyed, tampered with, lost or left in public places.

“In the context of legacy IT systems, budget cuts and increasing demand for frontline policing, this solution is exactly what’s required to ensure that the UK’s police forces have a cost-effective solution that will them see them well into the future and supplement the incredible work that they do,” added Barry Zielinski at telent.

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About telent
Dedicated to defining the ever-changing digital landscape, telent designs and delivers solutions and services that enable organisations to create, improve and maintain their mission critical communications networks.

Vital in the effective operation of the nation’s infrastructure and at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands, telent operates within various industry sectors, including Transport, Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence, Government/Public Services and Enterprise.

telent’s industry expertise and professionalism make the company a partner of choice for organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution. telent was recently appointed as the new supplier to Highways England to operate and manage the National Roads Telecommunications Service, a vital component of the UK’s critical national infrastructure.

Clients include Highways England, Transport for London, Kent County Council, West Sussex County Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Network Rail, BAE Systems, BT, Interoute, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Maritime Coast Guard Agency, Metropolitan Police, Sky, and Virgin Media.

Additional information can be found at www.telent.com
Twitter: @telent_UK
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/telent

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Tel: +44 1636 704888
Email: telent@proactive-pr.com

OutSystems Named a Top Cloud Computing Employer by Forbes Four Years in a Row

LONDON – 7th March 2019 – OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, has been ranked one of the top 10 cloud computing employers to work for by Forbes for the fourth consecutive year.

“The Forbes ranking backs up what employees have been saying for a long time – that OutSystems has a great culture, and it’s a place where people really want to work,” said Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems. “Our staff is filled with innovative, smart, enthusiastic, fun people who challenge us every day. For them, it’s about more than a job. It’s about changing the world.”

OutSystems continues to grow rapidly, driven by its ongoing success helping customers build strategic, high-value software applications incredibly fast. OutSystems hired nearly 400 team members in 2018 – twice as many as in 2017. The company added hundreds of new customers, increased annual recurring revenues by a record 66 percent, and built its staff of full-time workers to over 1,000 in 2018.

The OutSystems culture has often been recognised as an important element in the company’s success. The company earned three top cloud employer awards in 2018 alone – from Glassdoor and Battery Ventures, as well as Forbes – based on its continuing dedication to core values outlined in the Small Book of the Few Big Rules. Often recognised for its exceptional customer service, OutSystems customer-first culture has led to multiple honours, including G2 Crowd’s 2019 Best Software Companies List, Top Rated Low-Code Platform on TrustRadius, and Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice 2018 designations in both mobile development and high-productivity aPaaS.

The Forbes report starts with CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors, then looks to Glassdoor for the number of employees who would recommend the company to a friend and the percentage of employees who approve of their CEO.

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.

Contacts

Michael Bartley (UK)
+44 (0) 1189 497736
michael@c8consulting.co.uk

GigaSpaces Announces InsightEdge Data Lake Accelerator, AnalyticsXtreme, for Faster, Smarter, Real-Time Analytics

With 100X faster access to data lakes, AnalyticsXtreme accelerates Machine Learning on real-time and historical data for smarter insights with sub-second response time, at scale

New York, NY — March 6, 2019 —GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, a leading in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action, announced AnalyticsXtreme, accelerating access to data lakes and data warehouses by up to 100X  and simplifying development and deployment of applications for faster time to market on-premise and in the cloud. AnalyticsXtreme accelerates applications, in which real-time analytics, machine learning and deep learning are used for real time insights such as predictive maintenance, live risk analysis, fraud detection, location based advertising, dynamic pricing and more.

AnalyticsXtreme powers interactive queries and machine learning models to run simultaneously on both real-time mutable streaming data and on historical data that is stored on data lakes based on Hadoop, Amazon S3 or Azure Blob Storage, as well as data warehouses, such as Snowflake, without requiring a separate data load procedure or data duplication.  Moving from on premise to the cloud, or changing technology stacks for example from Cloudera to Amazon S3 is seamless to machine learning applications; increasing flexibility while reducing development and maintenance costs. This level of integration is achieved automatically without requiring any changes in the data structures or logic in the machine learning apps; solving the complexities of big data architectures such as Lambda.

Combined with GigaSpaces MemoryXtend module, AnalyticsXtreme allows enterprises to leverage business-driven policy to automatically auto-tier hot and warm data between RAM, Persistent Memory, Storage Class Memory and SSD, as well as automatically move data for cold storage, and archiving to data lakes and data warehouses. By utilizing these advanced mechanisms for intelligent tiering, data is efficiently stored in the right storage layer based on performance, while optimizing infrastructure costs across the entire solution and data lifecycle. Access to data is accelerated by up to 100X for faster, smarter insights that are instantly actionable.

The solution also provides a single logical view of data that spans across real-time and historical data platforms, including SQL, Spark dataset/dataframe as well as BI tools, like Tableau and Looker.

“Today our customers want to not only accelerate batch analytics, but also require event driven analytics and machine learning in real-time for smarter insights that can be acted upon instantly,” said Yoav Einav, VP Product at GigaSpaces.  “AnalyticsXtreme further simplifies enterprise big data architecture in the cloud and on-premise with the fastest software platform that can seamlessly plug and play on existing infrastructure such as Hadoop and Amazon S3. It reduces long ETL processes, eliminates unnecessary data duplication and avoids data ingestion bottlenecks from various data sources.”

AnalyticsXtreme benefits include:

  • Faster, smarter  analytics
    • Real-time access to and analytics on frequently used mutable data and historical data with out-of-the-box ETL
    • Acceleration of batch analytics by orders of magnitude, from days to hours or hours to minutes
  • Faster time-to-market
    • Agile application development  leveraging unified API access to reliable, strongly  consistent data across real-time and historical platforms
    • Interactive SQL queries, Machine Learning with Spark dataset/dataframes and JDBC driver for live connections over BI tools, like Tableau and Looker on a unified real-time and historical view
  • Greater simplicity
    • Simpler operations and data governance – automatic lifecycle policy handles the underlying data movement simplifying security and data management
    • Seamless multi-region and multi-cloud replication for data lakes and data warehouses

AnalyticsXtreme is available as part of the InsightEdge in-memory computing platform which provides high-throughput ACID transactional processing, stream processing, and co-location of applications and analytics to enable organizations to act on time-sensitive data as it is born at millisecond performance.

AnalyticsXtreme will be GA later this month as part of InsightEdge release 14.2. To learn more about the solution, save a seat for our live webinar hosted with 451 Research.

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces provides leading in-memory computing platforms for real-time insight to action and extreme transactional processing.  With GigaSpaces, enterprises can operationalize machine learning and transactional processing to gain real-time insights on their data and act upon them in the moment.  The always-on platforms for mission-critical applications across cloud, on-premise or hybrid, are leveraged by hundreds of Tier-1 and Fortune-listed organizations worldwide across financial services, retail, transportation, telecom, healthcare, and more. GigaSpaces offices are located in the US, Europe and Asia.

More at www.gigaspaces.com and blog.gigaspaces.com.

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