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Modality Systems named as a finalist at The European Software Testing Awards 2016

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Modality Systems, the world’s leading dedicated Skype for Business practice, has today been named as a finalist in the “Best Test Automation Project - Functional” category for its newly launched CustomInvite software solution.

Now in its fourth year, The European Software Testing Awards support and celebrate companies and individuals’ significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance industry.

Nominated for its highly innovative testing regime realised for the development and release of new software add-on CustomInvite, the accolade recognises Modality Systems for implementing a number of continuous improvement initiatives which have led to significant reductions in software development & testing cycle-time, increases in productivity and creating a fast and effective QA (Quality Assurance) process that not only ensures a product can be released in rapid time but does so without compromising on customer satisfaction.

By automating our software testing process and also changing our coding practices to support this new way of working, the time it has taken to develop and release the first iterations of CustomInvite has been dramatically reduced.

CustomInvite from Modality Systems is an Outlook plug-in that simplifies the user experience of scheduling and joining Skype for Business meetings, providing organisations with the ability to customise their meeting invites, enhancing the user experience, saving time and costs.

Paul Nearney, Head of Software Development for Modality Systems comments: “This was a huge challenge placed on the team, requiring the adoption of new working practices and tools, which they pulled off in an incredibly short space of time. The result is that the time taken to change, test and release CustomInvite has decreased massively, cutting development costs and allowing us to be much more responsive to customer requests and support issues, to the point where new releases have occasionally been turned around in a day. Additionally, the lessons learned are feeding into other projects and initiatives to realise similar benefits.”

“The whole team showed great flexibility through the process and the level of collaboration in the team has been second to none.” Concludes Nearney.

Judges for The European Software Testing Awards are appointed based on their extensive experience in the software testing and QA field. These seasoned professionals, all of whom currently hold senior management roles guarantee that each entry is judged fairly and accurately.

“The European Software Testing Awards programme continues to grow each and every year, and true to form this year we’ve had a 25% increase in entries. There’s an impressive amount of inspiring projects and individual achievements out there.” Cecilia Rehn, Editor at TEST Magazine and Chair of the Awards’ Judging Panel said. “I want to congratulate all companies that have been named as finalists. Each year the quality among the entries goes up, and the job of the judging panel gets harder!”

The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner at Old Billingsgate on 16 November.

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