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OpenText ValueEdge23 increases speed-to-value for application development and delivery organizations in the OpenText Cloud

India- March 22, 2023 – OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX), (TSX: OTEX) today launched the latest version of ValueEdge — an innovative modular, cloud-based DevOps and value stream management (VSM) platform. ValueEdge23 includes new capabilities that build on the platform’s existing functionality, enabling chief technology officers (CTOs) to accelerate speed-to-value eliminating the typical waiting, wasting, and wondering in the development process.

“In the world of digital, every company is becoming a software company but lacking the resources to get it done,” said Muhi Majzoub, EVP and Chief Product Officer at OpenText. “ValueEdge23 is a platform and suite of DevOps tools to help businesses automate the whole digital value chain to get a smarter application to market faster. We are breaking new ground in the DevOps space, enabling organizations to develop and deliver software the right way.”

ValueEdge23 improves speed-to-value by increasing the flow of high-value change from development to production, where it earns money for the company, transforms customer experiences and improves competitiveness. It does this by making flow-metrics visible from across a digital value stream (DVS), enabling total quality through innovations in functional testing and performance engineering, streamlining the strategic planning process for use with agile development and integrating toolchains across the DVS, including continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).

ValueEdge was first launched in March 2022 and already has quickly caught the attention of customers and industry analysts being named a *Strong Performer in *The Forrester Wave™: Value Stream Management.

“OpenText’s application testing and real-world Performance Engineering capabilities have been crucial for us at Discount Tire. I am excited about where OpenText is going with ValueEdge, their cloud-based DevOps and VSM platform. It will put that real-world Performance Engineering together with other breakthrough capabilities across the Digital Value Stream, all to accelerate the flow of value from demand to delivery,” said Gary Desai, EVP & CIO, Discount Tire.

ValueEdge23’s major new capabilities include:

Strategic planning for an agile world – powered by the new ValueEdge Strategy module and ValueEdge Agile, this capability is designed for the continuous planning process demanded by today’s agile development organizations. It features portfolio management and visualization, along with powerful investment prioritization capabilities and seamless integration to agile management.

Codeless quality – powered by ValueEdge Functional Test, allows formerly manual testers to codelessly create automation and keep it resilient, meeting the CTO’s need for greater test coverage.

Real-world performance engineering – delivered by ValueEdge Performance and the other solutions in the Micro Focus LoadRunner family of software testing products, enables applications to be performance engineered, starting early in their lifecycle and anticipate real-world stresses. This is done by infusing performance engineering into the DevOps pipeline, including new Smart Analytics to provide insight into application change impacts in real-time and by modeling the true nature of the application under load.

The ValueEdge23 cloud-based platform also includes system services, analytics and dashboards and serves as a platform for a full complement of optional Acceleration Modules, such as ValueEdge Strategy and ValueEdge Functional Test. Pricing is available upon request.

Today’s ValueEdge23 launch announcement is in conjunction with the OpenText Application Delivery Virtual Summit. More information about ValueEdge23 and other OpenText Application Delivery Management products, along with the full Summit recordings.

Additionally, find below what customers and analysts are talking about ValueEdge23:

Melinda Ballou, Research Director for IDC’s Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies Service

“Layering Value Stream Management (VSM) across strategic planning and software quality automation as part of devops and business pipelines with this release of ValueEdge23 is needed and differentiating for OpenText,” said Melinda Ballou, Research Director for IDC’s Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies Service. “Organizations require visibility into strategic portfolios for business and IT data with associated value streams, to enable velocity and coordination across hybrid teams. Software quality remains a bottleneck. Including smart analytics to give context into application change impact on quality, and codeless testing along with strategic planning, can help prioritize work and speed delivery of relevant, high-quality software.”

Scott Moore, Host of Performance Engineering on Youtube

“Today, companies must have a mobile-first strategy. Over 60 percent of all traffic comes from mobile devices, and 92 percent of internet users use mobile phones daily. If you are not testing with the end user environment in mind, you will not understand their digital experience. Companies with the lowest digital friction will win the customer anytime the cost of switching is low. With Real-world Performance Engineering, including Network Virtualization and complex scenario creation capabilities, load runner can create load tests that match these real-world requirements. Smart analysis with anomaly detection further strengthens load runner’s already robust analysis.”

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