Micro Focus Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment

Broad and deep portfolio of products for ASQ and DevOps drive position

9 April 2018

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced that it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment—Driving Business Optimization via DevOps with Continuous Test and Integration (Doc #US41601117, December 2017). The report examines Automated Software Quality (ASQ) adoption trends and their influence on organizational success through the development of secure, high-quality software.

In addition to being named a leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality, Micro Focus is also positioned as a leader in three related ASQ reports including the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Testing and ASQ SaaS 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US41601017, February 2018), the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Software Quality Analysis and Measurement 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US41601217, December 2017), and the IDC MarketScape: Mobile Testing and Digital Quality 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US40344615, February 2018).

Speed matters, and to remain relevant as many business models are being disrupted, organizations need to accelerate the pace of innovation without compromising quality or security. This recognition is validation of Micro Focus’s portfolio in giving businesses a competitive edge to accelerate their application delivery and ensure quality at every stage of the application lifecycle—from the first backlog item to the user experience in production.

In the report, IDC Research Director Melinda-Carol Ballou described the complexity that enterprises face and highlighted that “there is little leeway for poor software quality as companies deal with a volatile economic, business, and political climate that remains erratic, along with increasingly complex sourcing and deployments (from legacy to mobile to Internet of Things [IoT] platforms).”

The IDC MarketScape underscored the following key strengths across Micro Focus’s Application Delivery Management portfolio in the report:

  • Formidable technical breadth and depth of its quality and application life-cycle management portfolio, complementary products with PPM, network virtualization and security, evolving requirements, and agile capabilities.
  • A user base, which Micro Focus can target with its modernizing product portfolio for ASQ, ALM, and agile with ALM Octane. A percentage of the established base of this broadly adopted platform remains well engaged and is looking to the organization's new and evolving product sets to be able to move forward into agile DevOps and modern development.
  • Opportunities for the newly combined, software-focused company as heritage
    Micro Focus has synergistic (as well as some overlapping) automated tools for ALM and ASQ, such as the Silk products.

“Organizations continue to struggle with the shift towards Agile and DevOps process frameworks, the integration of numerous lifecycle products and open source tools, and the complexity of managing a broad range of applications,“ said Raffi Margaliot, senior vice president and general manager, Application Delivery Management, Micro Focus. "Our leadership position underscores our commitment to deliver an end-to-end set of solutions that facilitate better integration across tools and teams, and deliver the necessary insights to make smarter, faster decisions that ultimately accelerate quality application delivery.”

To access a complimentary excerpt of IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality 2017-2018 Vendor Assessment, click here.

Micro Focus provides industry-leading application development and management solutions that help organizations accelerate their application delivery, and ensure quality and security at every stage of the application lifecycle. To learn more about Micro Focus Application Delivery Management software, click here.

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centered innovation across DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security & Data Management, and Predictive Analytics.

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