Perforce Buys 21 Labs
May 18, 2021
Software has acquired 21 Labs, an AI-based mobile testing provider that
helps businesses deliver quality software faster.
As Perforce's second scriptless testing acquisition, 21 Labs will
further strengthen the company's portfolio of automated testing
solutions. Following the recently announced Perfecto Scriptless solution
for no-code web testing and the addition of virtual devices, the
Perfecto platform now offers the only complete set of digital tools for
mobile and web environments available today.
"In today's crowded testing market, enterprises are looking for a
comprehensive, reliable solution that addresses the testing lifecycle
across all digital channels, from creation, to execution, to analysis.
Together with 21 Labs, we're able to do just that – being the first to
provide organizations with a complete continuous testing solution for
mobile and web that quickly delivers combined, AI-driven insights to
improve application quality and directly impact the success of their
businesses," said Mark Ties, CEO and President, Perforce. "21 Labs
further advances our mission to help customers deliver innovation at
speed and at scale."
As the industry continues to shift-left, enterprises struggle with
automating QA and speeding the feedback loop from development and
testing to ensure a quality user experience. Challenged by the unique
skill sets needed to implement test automation throughout the software
delivery lifecycle, businesses require a seamless, user-friendly
platform that will help streamline testing so they can focus their time
and energy on innovation.
Perforce's portfolio of intelligent test automation solutions and 21
Labs' AI-based technology will help customers solve their hardest DevOps
challenges. The skill set gap, integration complexity, and lengthy test
creation and maintenance cycles are a sore spot for enterprises. These
are further amplified in mobile due to the different development
frameworks and the fragmentation of devices and operating systems.
Companies can now achieve continuous testing in weeks vs. months or
years through a self-learning and framework-agnostic intelligent test
creation and maintenance platform," said Shani Shoham, CEO and Founder,
21 Labs. "By joining forces with Perforce, we will be able to see out
our vision of leveraging data to make QA more autonomous and close the
feedback loop between development and production."
"Apps are often the face of a business and an innovative,
always-improving experience is vital to customer engagement," said Tim
Russell, Chief Product Officer, Perforce. "21 Labs' technology expands
our offering to ensure enterprises are able to find and fix errors so
they can deliver innovative quality experiences, faster."
21 Labs' framework-agnostic, self-learning, and auto-maintenance test
automation engine leverages AI and visual analysis to help customers
quickly author mobile tests in a code-free environment on real or
virtual devices. Today, the solution is integrated with the Perfecto
Intelligent Test Automation platform, allowing users to execute their
tests and analyze results with confidence.