UST Global backs software testing and products company Smart Software

UST Global backs software testing and products company Smart Software
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29 Jul, 2020

Aliso Viejo, California based digital transformation solutions provider UST Global has announced a strategic investment in software testing and products company Smart Software Testing Solutions (SSTS).

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We have had a very successful partnership with UST Global since 2018... With our zero-code platforms pCloudy and OpKey, we are already helping over 250 enterprise customers adopt web and mobile testing and continuous enterprise resource planning (ERP) testing with zero overhead and accelerate go-to-market. We are confident that this investment... will disrupt the growing digital validation space,” Pankaj Goel, CEO of SSTS, said.

Founded in 2015 by Girish Shivani, the firm, which has so far raised $1 million, builds smarter test automation solutions for mobile, web and internet of things (IoT) platforms. Its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms help enterprises such as Ford Motors, General Motors and Walmart adopt continuous digital validation, a statement said.  

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As part of the deal, UST Global chief corporate officer Vijay Padmanabhan will join the SSTS board, the statement said.

The company said that its cloud-based technology products streamline and improve software development lifecycle by employing manual and automated testing. While OpKey focuses on more traditional PC-based software, pCloudy targets the accelerated mobile application software space, it said.

“Continuous digital validation across mobile, cloud and web applications has become a necessity for enterprises undertaking digital transformation initiatives. We are confident that by combining OpKey and pCloudy with our strong quality engineering practice and frameworks NoSkript and SkriptMate, we can accelerate digital transformation for our customers with our combined capabilities,” Sunil Kanchi, chief investment officer and chief information officer at UST Global, said.

Set up in 1998 by Stephen Ross, the company provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services and solutions for Global 1000 companies. They use a client-centric global engagement model that combines local, senior, on-site resources with the cost, scale and quality advantages of off-shore operations.

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Earlier this month, it rolled out two new cloud offerings, UST CloudDesk and UST MultiCloud Manager, to cater to the increasing demand for secure, stable solutions that enable boundaryless workplace and multi-cloud management for enterprises.

Last month, it rebranded its portfolio company Xpanxion International as BlueConch Technologies.

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