Juniper Networks partners with TCS to automate product assurance process

Juniper Networks partners with TCS to automate product assurance process
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17 May, 2019

Network software and solutions provider Juniper Networks has partnered with Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to provide artificial intelligence-based and automated solutions for product assurance processes.

Product assurance, sometimes referred to as quality assurance, is the process of avoiding flaws or defects in manufactured products or in services. 

As part of the solution, Juniper Networks will use TCS' AI-powered Smart QE platform to maintain product quality. According to TCS, the QE platform uses contextual insights and predictive analytics to enhance the quality and predictability of a product release. 

It automates root-cause analysis and provides continuous feedback to different stakeholders based on data analytics, the company said.

“Smarter assurance can enable enterprises to accelerate release cycles and enhance product innovation by providing a faster time to market along with superior customer experience,” said V Rajanna, global head of technology business unit at TCS. 

Rajanna said the QE platform can also provide actionable insights and can enable optimization of test efforts by rationalising risk factors.

Juniper Networks said the QE platform will enable it to rapidly adopt Agile and DevOps development approaches through continuous integration and continuous deployment. 

This can help achieve tangible benefits such as faster time to market by accelerating release cycles and continued product innovation enabled by smarter decision making at every level, said Anand Athreya, chief development officer at Juniper Networks.

This week, TCS also announced ( its financial payment solution, TCS BaNCS, in Canada. It said the solution will be used to help banking and financial institutions in Canada in their modernisation and digitisation initiatives. BaNCS has also been integrated with the TCS’ Quartz Gateway, which helps with payment processing on blockchain platforms and ecosystems. 

Last month, the Mumbai-based company had said its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018-19 grew 18% from a year earlier to Rs 8,126 crore while its operating revenue rose at a similar pace to Rs 39,203 crore. 

“This is the strongest revenue growth that we have had in the last 15 quarters,” TCS managing director and chief executive Rajesh Gopinathan said at a post-earnings press conference. 

“Our order book is bigger than in the prior three quarters, and the deal pipeline is also robust. Despite macro uncertainties ahead, our strong exit positions us very well for the new fiscal,” 

He added that the company's full spectrum of digital transformation capabilities and thought leadership was driving the strong demand for its services.