ISELIN, New Jersey
September 17, 2013
As a part of the multi-year contract, iGATE to establish a Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) for Associated Banc-Corp
iGATE Corporation (NASDAQ:IGTE), the first Business Outcomes-driven integrated Technology and Operations (iTOPS) solutions provider, today announced that it has signed a multi-year deal to setup and establish a Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) and provide quality assurance (QA) testing services for the IT applications portfolio of Associated Banc-Corp, one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Under the agreement this TCOE will perform testing services for all applications in the areas pertaining to Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Private Client Services and Shared Services. As a part of the TCOE, iGATE will drive efficiencies by standardizing and centralizing the testing function through the introduction of proprietary tools and solutions resulting in year-on-year efficiency improvement.
iGATE will be leveraging its deep domain experience and prior experience in setting up similar TCOE's to help deliver superior value to clients and enable business readiness through cost optimization, predictable quality, and improved speed to market.
Sanjaya Senanayake, Senior Vice President, Director of Technology Infrastructure, Associated Banc-Corp, said,
"With the expanding complexities of business and increasing regulatory requirements, especially in the banking industry, testing plays a critical role to mitigate business catastrophes. iGATE's technology expertise coupled with our innovative products will allow us to offer a seamless and high-quality customer experience."
Commenting on this engagement with Associated Banc-Corp, Sanjay Tugnait, EVP, Head of Sales -
and Global Head of Alliances, iGATE, said,
"iGATE continues to be seen as a pioneer at multiple facets in the industry. This engagement adds another key milestone in our journey towards the success of our testing practice. This innovative platform and operating framework will become transferable to many of our other global clients in the BFSI sector and other Industries."
Through the TCoE, iGATE will provide a wide portfolio of testing services which includes setting up a centralized testing center of excellence which will cater to a wide array of testing services required by Associated Banc-Corp. The testing services provided include, but are not limited to, Sanity Test/Smoke Test, Functional Test, Interface Testing, System Integration Test, Regression Test, Mobile Application Test, DWH Testing, Test Automation, Non Functional Testing (Performance Testing, Security Testing).