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Bank of the West selects AppLabs as its Independent Testing Partner

June 7, 2011‐ India

AppLabs today announced that retail banking leader Bank of the West, is engaging AppLabs as its Quality Management partner. Bank of the West chose AppLabs to help streamline their Quality Management framework to enhance application health, business performance and improve customer experience.

AppLabs will provide end-to-end testing services for the Regional Banking Group’s IT division and help in establishing standard QA practices across the group. To begin, AppLabs will focus on manual functional and automation testing of mainframe applications and incentive compensation management applications using AppLabs’ proprietary tools, methodologies and frameworks. AppLabs anticipates improving the overall productivity of test cycles by 30 to 40% by leveraging its proprietary eTAP™ (Enterprise Test Automation Platform).

“Before selecting AppLabs we looked at plenty of outsourced technology vendors —both domestic and foreign. But, we were looking for a testing specialist to get the highest level of domain expertise in testing. We found the right partner in AppLabs to take us from good to great in testing as we continue to deliver innovative products and services to our customers. By collaborating with the industry leader in testing, we will sharpen our own focus on understanding and exceeding our customers’ needs”, said Andy Olveira, Vice President at Bank of the West.

“Bank of the West’s selection of AppLabs is testimony to the phenomenal value AppLabs delivers as the Quality Management thought leader to the financial services industry. We are excited to play a pivotal role in Bank of the West’s success”, said John Carmody, Senior Vice President of AppLabs.

About Bank of the West:

Based in San Francisco, $58 billion-asset Bank of the West ( offers a full range of business, corporate, personal, trust and international banking services. The Bank operates more than 700 branch locations and commercial banking offices in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West's holding company, BancWest Corporation, is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, among the six strongest banks in the world, according to Standard & Poor's.

About AppLabs:

AppLabs is the world's largest software testing and quality management company. With over a decade of experience behind it, AppLabs has become the trusted partner to more than 300 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation through a combination of consulting, outsourcing, offshore and specialist services. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, UK and in India. For more information, visit

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