SOURCE: Worksoft, Inc.

April 23, 2007 11:05 ET

Sigma-Aldrich Selects Worksoft Business Process Solutions™

Leading Life Science and High Technology Company Expects to Achieve 60% Reduction in Testing Time

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- Worksoft, Inc., a premier provider of testing solutions for use with SAP® solutions that validate end-to-end business processes, announced the deployment of Worksoft Business Process Solutions™ at Sigma-Aldrich, a leading life science and high technology company headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., today at SAPPHIRE® '07 Atlanta, SAP's international customer conference being held April 22-25.

Sigma-Aldrich, a beta customer for Worksoft since October 2006, went into production with Worksoft Business Process Solutions in April 2007 and is currently using Worksoft Business Process Solutions to validate 43 end-to-end business process flows, performing multiple tests across three major business processes.

"We needed an automated business process validation testing solution that would enable us to keep pace with our rapidly changing business system environment," said Carl Turza, CIO, Sigma-Aldrich. "Worksoft Business Process Solutions became the ideal choice for us due to its ability to promote faster development, improve maintainability, decrease maintenance and increase the speed and quality of our SAP solution-based deployment."

Worksoft Business Process Solutions provide a repository of SAP solution-based best practices for all core end-to-end business processes that can be rapidly adapted to each company's configuration to deliver fully documented and completely automated validation of all business processes and rules. Unlike traditional code-based automation approaches, Worksoft Business Process Solutions store all assets as data that can be quickly configured, analyzed and maintained without need for technical skills or custom code.

For users of SAP solutions, this innovative approach can accelerate the time to deployment of rollouts, modifications, upgrades and service packs by up to 60 percent while improving operational reliability; providing a detailed audit trail of validation results for compliance; and capturing reusable business process knowledge for training, documentation and reporting.

"It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to establish specific requirements when it comes to aligning quality assurance with application lifecycle management," said Melinda Ballou, program director for IDC's Applications Life Cycle Management service. "All too often, disparities occur between business process experts and application development staff, which can lead to poor software quality. Users on both sides of the equation need tools that can effectively drive and control the validation of mission-critical business processes, delivering the right business results and improving overall quality management, while mitigating business risk and alleviating pressures brought on by global competition and regulatory compliance. This is equally the case for ERP testing."

"We are pleased to partner with Sigma-Aldrich in accelerating its deployment of the SAP ERP application," said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, Worksoft, Inc. "The SAP solution is a critical backbone to the success of Sigma-Aldrich's business operations, and Worksoft Business Process Solutions provide a cost-effective and efficient way to automatically validate end-to-end business processes within the company's ecosystem, freeing up valuable resources to focus on the delivery of high quality products and solutions for the advancement of genomic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research."

About Worksoft, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Worksoft was founded in 1998 and pioneers innovative approaches to software quality testing. Worksoft is a premier provider of lifecycle automation solutions for use with SAP solutions that reduce the total cost of ownership for users. Worksoft speeds rollouts of SAP solutions by up to 60 percent; shortens the time-to-value by improving reliability of business processes; and meets compliance, training and reporting requirements through the auto-generation of documentation and capture of reusable business process knowledge. Worksoft's customers include industry leaders in manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, retail and transportation.

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