Press Release: May 02, 2007

HP Wins Codie Award for “Best Business Software Solution”

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 2, 2007

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HP today announced that its HP Business Process Testing software earned a 2007 Codie Award in the “Best Business Software Solution” category from the Software & Information Industry Association.

The award honors the solution that best exemplifies the value that software provides to business operations.

HP Business Process Testing software enables collaboration between quality assurance teams and business analysts – the people most knowledgeable about business processes – by allowing them to play an active role in the application quality process. It is a complete system for functional test case design for both automated and manual testing.

The software is part of HP Quality Center, an integrated set of software, services and best practices for automating key application quality activities, including requirements management, test management, defect management, functional testing and business process testing.

“Leading IT professionals use quality management software from HP Software to make sure their critical applications are ready to deliver intended business outcomes before going live,” said Jonathan Rende, vice president, products, Software, HP. “The Codie awards represent the combined opinion of industry insiders and knowledgeable analysts, and it is an honor to have our efforts recognized by our peers.”

For more than 20 years, the Codie Awards have held the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors.

Finalists were selected by Codie Awards judges who worked to identify the best of the best from more than a thousand nominees, and winners were determined by a combination of first round judges’ rankings and Software & Information Industry Association member votes.

The principal trade association for the software and digital content industry, the Software & Information Industry Association provides its member companies global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection.

A complete list of 2007 Codie Awards winners is available at

More information about HP Software offerings, including HP Business Process Testing software, is available at

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