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Press ReleaseSource: Mercury Interactive Corporation

Mercury Quality Center and Mercury Functional Testing Receive Best Software Award
Monday August 23, 8:15 am ET

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Mercury Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: MERQ - News), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO), announced that two Mercury Quality Center(TM) products, Mercury TestDirector® and Mercury QuickTest Professional(TM) (which is part of the Mercury Functional Testing(TM) suite) have won the Yphise AWARD for best software products. Yphise, a leading Information Technology (IT) research firm, completed an assessment of competitors in functional test management and automation software and found that Mercury outranked the competition. The annual Yphise AWARDS assess more than 150 software products in all areas of interest to large IT organizations and honor the market-leading solutions.

The assessment is based on the Yphise detailed list of requirements which are designed to meet the needs of large organizations. This list of requirements includes more than 300 technical or functional controls and is the only distinction based on an ISO 9001:2000-certified comparative assessment of the software products. ISO 9001:2000 is the worldwide quality standard. It guarantees independence and focus on the key issues for large companies.

"Our comprehensive evaluation revealed that Mercury's Quality Center is exceptional in its automation of key testing functionality," said Laurent Mynard, manager at Yphise. "Mercury's strategy is business technology optimization which leverages functional testing while effectively managing the quality process, a necessary step in deploying quality of information systems, from projects to operations."

To view the complete software assessment report of Mercury Quality Center and Mercury Functional Testing, please visit http://www.yphise.com/award/TestDirector/certificate.pdf.

MERCURY QUALITY CENTER

Mercury Quality Center is used by developers, QA teams and business analysts to perform automated software testing and quality assurance across a wide range of IT and application environments. Offering the first center of excellence approach to quality management, only Mercury Quality Center addresses the needs of everyone involved in the quality process. It combines an integrated suite of role-based applications, a business dashboard, and an open, scalable and extensible foundation -- all designed to optimize and automate key quality activities, including test management, requirements and defects tracking; functional testing and regression testing; and business-process design validation.

Mercury TestDirector is a Web-based global test management solution used to deploy high-quality applications quickly and effectively. It includes integrated applications for all essential aspects of quality management -- ensuring a consistent, repeatable process for gathering requirements, planning and scheduling tests, analyzing results, and managing defects and issues. Customers can leverage TestDirector's core modules either as a standalone solution or integrated within a global Quality Center of Excellence environment.

Part of the Mercury Functional Testing suite, Mercury QuickTest Professional is an advanced keyword-driven automated functional, regression, and user acceptance testing product for Windows-based, Web, ERP, CRM, .NET, and Java/J2EE applications. By capturing, verifying, and replaying user interactions automatically, QuickTest Professional identifies defects and help ensure that business processes are accurate and deliver the expected results. QuickTest Professional is available for browser-based and Java-based applications and ERP/CRM solutions.

ABOUT MERCURY

Mercury Interactive Corporation, the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO), is committed to helping customers optimize the business value of information technology. Founded in 1989, Mercury conducts business worldwide and is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies today. Mercury provides software and services to govern the priorities, people and processes of IT; deliver and manage applications; and integrate IT strategy and execution. Customers worldwide rely on Mercury offerings to improve quality and performance of applications and manage IT costs, risks and compliance. Mercury BTO offerings are complemented by technologies and services from global business partners. For more information, please visit www.mercury.com.

NOTE: Mercury, Mercury Quality Center, Mercury Functional Testing, Mercury TestDirector, Mercury Interactive and the Mercury logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mercury Interactive Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.



Source: Mercury Interactive Corporation


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