World-Leading Specialist SQS Offers Comprehensive Testing Services for Legal Industry

LOS ANGELES, Sep. 6, 2013 – Thomson Reuters Elite today announced that SQS Software Quality Systems, the world’s leading independent specialist in software quality, has been accredited as a Services partner. SQS helps 3E, Enterprise, and Envision clients enhance the quality of their software and IT systems while reducing testing costs.

SQS boasts more than 30 years of experience in designing and managing test automation programs with specialist knowledge in the legal industry. Its expert legal testing teams offer Thomson Reuters Elite clients quality assurance and testing services for regular service patching, business as usual changes, and projects. SQS services include unit, system, integration, end-to-end, non-functional, and acceptance testing.

“As the world’s leading specialist for software quality, SQS shapes and drives execution on the most challenging and critical business software change initiatives,” said Stephen Fice, managing director for SQS in the UK. “Elite’s recognition of SQS as an official Services partner is an exciting move as we continue to support the legal industry. Our services minimize downtime and ensure high levels of software quality when clients customize, deploy, and integrate Elite solutions. Indeed, legal firms are already mitigating risks through SQS’ performance and regression test services which are tailored to suit each client’s customizations.”

SQS helps Thomson Reuters Elite clients establish appropriate testing structures. Clients benefit from proven approaches to performance testing, functional regression testing, and test automation to increase return on investment. During a typical engagement, SQS Test Managers monitor and control test preparation and execution, as well as manage defects and report progress through to the successful completion of testing activity.

“SQS has an excellent track record in providing software quality services to the legal industry, and we are thrilled to add the consultancy as a Services partner,” said Cary Burch, president of Elite. “SQS testing and quality experts work with 3E, Enterprise, and Envision clients to improve performance through standardized approaches to testing. As well as providing pragmatic recommendations for testing improvements, SQS also helps clients simplify repetitive testing by automating manual processes.”

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About SQS 
SQS is the world’s leading specialist in software quality. This position stems from more than 30 years of successful consultancy operation. SQS consultants provide solutions for all aspects of quality throughout the whole software product lifecycle driven by a standardized methodology and deep experience in various industries. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company employs approximately 2,400 staff. Along with a strong presence in Germany and the UK, SQS has further subsidiaries in Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2012, SQS generated revenues of 210.1 million Euros.

SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in London. In addition, SQS is also traded on the open market of the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.

With over 7,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies. These include, among others, Allianz, Beazley, BP, Centrica, Commerzbank, Daimler, Deutsche Post, Generali, JP Morgan, Meteor, Reuters and Volkswagen as well as companies from every other conceivable industry. For more information, visit SQS.

Thomson Reuters Elite is the leading global provider of innovative business management solutions that enable law firms and professional services organizations to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and increase visibility into all aspects of their businesses. Elite is focused on enabling firms of all sizes and locations to meet their true potential and provide the best service for their clients. For more information, visit Elite.