Catch Software: Delivering an Innovative Test Management Platform

Bryce Day, CEO
Encumbered by a pressure to deliver systems and applications in short time frames, many organizations today tend to overlook the significance of software testing. Studies determine that when software projects fail to meet the objectives in the execution phase, the cost to fix the defect is 50 times more than during the early requirements phase. “Software testing is perceived to slow down the agile world and most businesses operate IT as a cost center. As a result, testing invariably plays second fiddle to everything else,” opines Bryce Day, CEO of Catch Software. In such a scenario, constantly innovating and maintaining best of breed expertise across the product life cycle, Catch Software develops and supports customer-focused test management software, execution, and integration tools.

Upskilling organizations on the importance of tests across the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); Catch Software vests a strong focus around innovation, services, and training. The company also directs organizations to think of delivering strategies as an end-to-end production line—from idea to product delivery. For an enhanced SDLC, the company builds capability in four key areas—integrated toolchain, people readiness, process enablement, and data/information re-use. “By focusing on these four areas, we can readily measure value against speed, quality, and innovation potential,” says Day.

Helping clients save on their test setup time, the company’s Enterprise Tester a quality management platform offers full traceability from requirement definition and testing, through to incident management.“Enterprise Tester contains functionality developed in direct conjunction with our customers, coupled with end-to-end integration—a hallmark of our tool,” remarks Day. In the case of Adobe Systems, after reviewing other tools, they settled for Enterprise Tester. Since Adobe is predominantly a cloud company, the Catch Cloud Enterprise Tester was a great fit for the company, in line with their very high security requirements.

Enterprise Tester is also architected to be deeply interoperable with Atlassian and Sparx Systems platforms, which offer customers a powerful innovation, quality, and test eco-system. “When organizations wish to take a quality management view, we can work end-to-end across all tools at the highest level,” remarks Day.
Offering software and services beyond the scope of the support agreements guaranteed to customers, Catch Software attends to a wide range of industries like media, health, banking & finance, and software/technology.

In the case of Paypal, an e-Commerce firm, the implementation of Enterprise Tester assisted the client in improving their overall testing processes. Paypal has a robust internal process, as a result of which, the company has their own internal tooling in place. When Paypal wanted to replace their test management software, they looked beyond their internal development team and chose Enterprise Tester. “Initially implemented for a pilot group of 100 test analysts, Enterprise Tester stood out, allowing an agile approach to test management and outstanding integration with JIRA,” informs Day. In order to get the full benefit of their new test management platform, PayPal wanted to integrate Enterprise Tester with their internal release management and reporting systems. In response, Catch Software introduced API functionality into the product earlier than planned, equipping PayPal to integrate with key internal systems. The Paypal Enterprise Tester community now supports over 30,000 individual subscribers.

Since one of Catch Software’s core go-to-market strategies is customer referral, the company intends to continue enhancing its customer relationships by ensuring that clients attain full value from Catch Software’s products. With plans to extend their brand awareness, Day concludes by saying, “Our im-mediate roadmap includes large impact capability modules that we believe re¬spond directly to common technology trends.”


Enterprise Tester is also architected to be deeply interoperable with Atlassian and Sparx Systems platforms, which offer customers a powerful innovation, quality, and test eco-system

Company
Catch Software

Headquarters
Auckland, New Zealand

Management
Bryce Day, CEO

Description
Develops and supports customer-focused test management software, execution, and integration tools