Perforce acquires AI-based mobile testing experts 21 Labs

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Enterprise development solutions provider Perforce has acquired the AI-based mobile testing experts at 21 Labs.

The acquisition will bolster Perforce’s existing portfolio of solutions for the enterprise development lifecycle with powerful testing capabilities.

21 Labs’ self-learning, AI-based mobile automation testing tool helps businesses to deploy quality iOS and Android apps faster.

Shani Shoham, CEO and Founder of 21 Labs, said:

“Together, Perforce’s portfolio of intelligent test automation solutions and 21 Labs’ AI-based technology will help customers solve their hardest DevOps challenges.

The skillset 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. 

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.”

The acquisition comes just under a year after Perforce acquired TestCraft, another scriptless testing solution but for web applications.

“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 at 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.”

Perforce says both of its recent acquisitions enable its recently announced Perfecto Scriptless solution to be the only complete set of digital tools for both mobile and web environments.

Mark Ties, CEO and President of Perforce, commented:

“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 organisations 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.

21 Labs further advances our mission to help customers deliver innovation at speed and at scale.”

21 Labs’ framework-agnostic AI-powered testing engine is already integrated with Perfecto’s Intelligent Test Automation platform and provides a comprehensive visual analysis of results from tests run on either virtual or real devices.

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