Avis Europe Names AppLabs as its Standalone Testing Partner

Top Quote AppLabs to handle end-to-end testing requirements of Avis' B2B, B2C, Mainframe, and Reporting applications. Avis, one of the world's largest car rental companies choosing AppLabs, further emphasizing its standing in the Travel and hospitality industry. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 20, 2010 - Philadelphia, Lindon, USA; London, UK; Hyderabad, India - AppLabs, the world's largest software testing and quality management company, today announced that Avis Europe plc, a leading car rental company in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia has named AppLabs as its standalone testing partner.

    "After thoroughly reviewing solutions from a host of vendors, we found AppLabs offered the best investment value," said Adam Gerrard, CIO, Avis Europe. "In our business, we have to work hard to continuously take complexity out of our environment while driving new innovation. As a service organisation, our primary focus is on the customer, therefore, we are seeking new ways to improve the quality of our services to ensure great value to our customers. We expect our partnership with AppLabs to play a significant role in driving quality in our core applications thereby improving customer experience and increasing operational efficiencies in the coming years."

    As the standalone testing partner for Avis, AppLabs will provide Managed Testing Services to handle Avis' complete breadth of B2B, B2C, Mainframe, and Reporting applications that are mission-critical to their day-to-day business. AppLabs will also be responsible for monitoring and controlling the quality across applications and improving automation coverage of the systems across the board. The testing services provided by AppLabs will include Functional Testing, Automation Testing, and Performance Testing.

    "Providing innovative testing solutions to our customers around the world is our only priority", said Doc Parghi, Senior Vice President, AppLabs, Europe. "We undertook a thorough evaluation to determine the best-suited testing solution that could deliver Avis' applications with industry best practices. AppLabs' strong test-only experience brings significant value to Avis' quality process. Capitalizing on AppLabs' vast experience in working with various testing tool expertise, Avis will no doubt be able to significantly improve its quality management processes, providing customers with responsive, cost-efficient service."

    About AppLabs:
    AppLabs is the world's largest software testing and quality management company. With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Clients include American Airlines, Experian, JP Morgan, VocaLink, and National Australia Bank amongst others. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, India and the Europe. For more information, visit www.applabs.com

    About Avis:
    Avis Europe is a leading car rental company in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, where it operates the globally recognised Avis and Budget brands, serving more than 8 million customers each year. Avis Europe operates across four continents via a network of over 2,800 locations in 109 countries, through wholly owned subsidiaries in 13 corporate countries complimented by licence arrangements in a further 96 countries. Avis Europe tries harder to meet customer's needs with the complimentary Avis Preferred scheme providing customers with the quickest and easiest way to rent a car, including pre-prepared paperwork, priority counters and dedicated reservation lines. Avis Europe has also developed a series of other initiatives designed to improve speed, clarity and choice for customers including its jargon free Rental Agreement in 8 languages, Fuel up Front scheme, Rapid Return service and Satellite Navigation rental option. CSR is an integral part of Avis Europe's 'We Try Harder' philosophy. Further details can be found at www.avis-europe.com

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