Vector Software named a 2016 Cool Vendor in Embedded Software and Systems by Gartner

Vector Software, one of the world’s leading providers of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Embedded Software and Systems, 2016 report published April 19, 2016 by analysts Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Maritess Sobejana, and Anshul Gupta of Gartner: “We believe this recognition affirms that Vector Software’s proven, award-winning VectorCAST technology is critical for organisations that employ a wide variety of embedded hardware and software systems that are integral to business success.”


A key finding in the report was that a “lack of test automation and overall maturity around quality processes are key roadblocks to achieving high-quality embedded software. Organisations developing software for IoT are demanding higher levels of automation and tooling support to deliver high-quality, mission-critical software.” Vector Software can address these roadblocks with its deep domain expertise in embedded safety-critical applications gained from some of the most rigorous regulated industries. The company is well-poised to leverage this knowledge across IoT and unregulated markets by providing software test efficiency that reduces costs, increases quality and gets products to market faster.


The VectorCAST test automation platform solves complex business problems by enabling software development teams to easily automate testing tasks to improve software quality, using test-driven development, continuous integration, and change-based testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Earlier this year, the company also announced the initial releases of its VectorCAST/Analytics and VectorCAST/QA applications. VectorCAST/Analytics is an easy to understand web-based dashboard of software code quality and testing completeness metrics, enabling users to identify trends in a single codebase or compare metrics between multiple codebases. VectorCAST/QA integrates with an organisation’s existing build system and test infrastructure providing development and QA engineers with actionable intelligence that can be used to make quality improvement decisions.


‘We are honored to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor,” said William McCaffrey, co-founder and chief operating officer of Vector Software. ‘We believe our inclusion in Gartner’s Cool Vendor report recognises the VectorCAST test automation platform as one of the industry’s most complete and cost-effective approaches to solving tough software quality problems.’

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