February 21, 2019

Accenture Recognized as a Leader in Global Continuous Testing by Independent Research Firm

NEW YORK; Feb. 21, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in Forrester’s latest report on global continuous testing services. The Forrester Wave™: Global Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q1 2019 states that, “for Accenture, testing is scriptless — full stop.”

Accenture believes that application delivery has shifted from large-scale, project-based system implementations to a more continuous evolution of IT systems. This means software testers must evolve to become quality engineers that use real-time, insight-driven approaches, augmented by artificial intelligence, analytics and autonomous frameworks — a vision outlined in a recent Accenture whitepaper.

According to the Forrester report, “end-to-end automation is vital.” Forrester measured nine of the most significant continuous testing providers in terms of practices, process, accelerators and, critically, talent. The report states that Accenture “provides impressive artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)-based accelerators that implement many of the emerging use cases of AI in testing: from upfront intelligent quality thinking, to automation and optimization of test-case design, to smart creation and execution of tests.”

“It’s time for a complete reboot in software testing methodology,” said Jeff Wilkinson, global intelligent testing services lead for Accenture. “We believe being listed as a Leader in this Forrester Wave report on Global Continuous Testing Service Providers validates our strategy of helping clients apply new and innovative technologies that shorten service delivery cycles. We want our clients to become more agile and intelligent, becoming digital disruptors in their industry.”

The report also notes that, “Clients working with Accenture should leverage its innovative AI-based accelerators to optimize and automate testing.” This includes tools such as the Accenture Touchless Testing Platform, which combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and more to provide quality engineers with the tools they need to operate more efficiently and effectively.

The complete Forrester report is available here.

About Accenture
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