Deutsche Bank has signed a three and a half year deal with SQS Software Quality Systems for software and system integration testing.
SQS will test of business applications for Deutsche Bank in Germany and Switzerland. The operation will include the management, design and execution of tests.
SQS is committed to standardise, integrate, and systemise test processes for the bank. The chosen pricing model is structured in a strictly performance-oriented manner.
Reto Züst, CEO of SQS AG for Central Europe and the Middle East said, "We will be providing these testing services as managed services. Through Managed Testing Services, SQS can reduce test costs, increase system quality and enable the further industrialisation of software production.”
Work for Deutsche Bank will initially be carries out in SQS centres in Görlitz, in Germany and in Egypt, with expansion to SQS centres in Pune and Durban.
Earlier this year Deutsche Bank signed a contract with SAP to replace its legacy systems with a new core banking platform.
The bank said that the SAP implementation will help to standardise processes and achieve greater flexibility in its IT infrastructure. The infrastructure will be built on standardised, modular SAP software functions within a service-oriented architecture.
Last October the bank signed a global telecoms infrastructure contract with Avaya.