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Nearshore Leader Avantica Technologies Announces Test Case Automation Framework AvanTest Accelerator

Automation solution helps Costa Rica company’s QA engineering service expand rapidly in North America

Mountain View, CA – July 28, 2014

Avantica Technologies, the largest Nearshore software engineering services company in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Latin America, announced today its test case automation framework, AvanTest Accelerator, continues to gain wide customer acceptance. The company has seen adoption by venture backed Cloud, SaaS and Mobile app startups, and larger companies looking for a user-friendly solution that speeds automatic test case script programming, simplifies script maintenance, while delivering multi-browser testing flexibility.

AvanTest Accelerator was created from Avantica’s best practice experience gained through hundreds of software testing and automation projects performed with customers over the past seven years. It delivers test case automation using Selenium Grid Server. Automated tests can be executed on multiple platforms such as Mac OS, Windows and Linux using multiple browsers. The solution is offered as an optional test case automation framework to Avantica’s customers; the company also supports other popular automation tools including QTP, NUnit and Jmeter.


Designed to be extremely user-friendly, AvanTest Accelerator delivers:

  • Rapid script programming of automated test cases
  • Flexibility to satisfy testing requirements for multiple browsers
  • Easy configuration for multi-environment test execution
  • Functions library, verification routines and validation lists
  • Simplification of script maintenance tasks

Additionally, Avantica’s QA engineers can provide both automation strategy consulting and automation script development. Typical consulting the company’s customers ask for is analysis and verification by Avantica their code is test case automation ready. For development, Avantica’s QA engineers automate and provide maintenance for customer test cases using either the AvanTest Accelerator framework, which is built in part on Selenium, or 3rd party testing tools such as pure Selenium.

Unlike remote India or China outsourcers, Avantica’s software testing centers, located in Costa Rica and Peru, are in the same North America time-zone. The company’s QA engineers are Agile experienced, and knowledgeable with both automated and manual testing. As a result, integrated testing supporting real-time collaboration, rapid iteration and quick release of quality customer software is possible.

Juan Carlos Porras, QA Director at Avantica Technologies, explained: “Our QA engineering services, whether automated or manual testing, align well with those organizations looking for Quality Assurance, Software Testing and Quality Management support that is completely integrated with their development effort. The inherent non-Agile time-zone and travel limitations of far-shore software testing from India and other distant geographies are removed.

Testing engineering services from Avantica - utilizing a reliable, repeatable process - minimize the risks organizations face when releasing new software products – including Web and mobile platforms. The company’s QA engineers specialize in Requirements Analysis, TC Definition, Test Cycle Execution, and QA Results Delivery. Avantica has grown rapidly as North American companies discover the company’s integrated capabilities combining Nearshore software engineering services, deep Agile engineering experience, and talented, English speaking engineers.

 

About Avantica Technologies
Avantica Technologies specializes in providing Nearshore software engineering services to both start-up and established software companies, and industry. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services - provides unique value to the company's Cloud, SaaS and Mobile app customers. The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Costa Rica and Peru. Our model is distributed Agile, English language, same North America time-zone, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net.

Media Contact: Marisol Briceno,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (650) 587-1525

Avantica Expands Nearshore Software Engineering Services Capacity In Costa Rica

Latin American Nearshore Leader in Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Apps Continues Growth

Mt. View, CA, June 4 – Avantica Technologies, the largest Nearshore software engineering services company in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Latin America, has opened a new development and testing center in San Carlos, Costa Rica.  The new center specializes in developing and testing applications for the Cloud, SaaS and Mobile markets in North America, Latin America and other global regions.

The 15,000 square foot center, located on two acres in the city’s center, replaces an older center in San Carlos operated by Avantica Technologies (Avantica) for the past 5 years.  The new, modern facility includes amenities such as high-speed fiber optic broadband, sophisticated security, and access to external green areas.  Avantica, founded 20 years ago, operates three software engineering centers in Costa Rica and one in Lima, Peru.  The company has 400 employees including software architects, developers, QA engineers and project managers, and has helped its customers release over 1,800 software projects.  

Mario Chaves, CEO of Avantica said: “Avantica has experienced rapid growth as both emerging startups, established software companies, and industry corporations continue to realize the quality, productivity and economic benefits of a software engineering partner located in the same North America time-zone.  A direct result of that growth is the need for additional facility capacity for our employees, which the state-of-the-art center in San Carlos delivers.”

Unlike remote Indian or Eastern European outsourcers, there is never more than a three hour time-zone difference between Avantica’s bi-lingual software engineers and its North America customers. As a result, Agile development and testing, which prioritizes real-time, non-hierarchical collaboration and rapid software iteration, is possible.  Avantica’s engineers are experienced with popular Agile tools such as Jira, Rally and Pivotal Tracker.  

Another factor fueling the company’s growth is the recognized talent of its software engineers. Technology analysts including Gartner and Tholons have highlighted Costa Rica and Peru’s respected universities, stable governments and rapidly growing economies as underlying factors.  

Jose Pablo Rodríguez, General Manager at Avantica San Carlos commented: “In the last ten years, the Northern Zone of Costa Rica has grown significantly achieving strong leadership within software development.  Avantica has played an important role through its collaboration with local universities, private enterprise and local government; all coordinated by Costa Rica’s Northern Zone Development Agency.  The result is growing demand by North American companies for Avantica’s talented Nearshore software engineers.”

North America growth startups backed by Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and other venture firms have partnered with Avantica’s engineers to rapidly tap into both development and QA engineering capacity.  Other, more established Internet and mobile app companies are also utilizing the company’s talented engineers to support projects ranging from next generation product introduction, product integration from acquisition, and core product support.  Avantica also works with banking and energy companies and has helped its customers release over 1,800 software projects.

 

About Avantica Technologies

Avantica Technologies specializes in providing software engineering services to startup and established software companies, and industry. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services - provides unique value to the company's Cloud, SaaS and Mobile app. customers. The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with software engineering centers in Costa Rica and Peru.  Its model is Agile, English language, North America time-zone alignment, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Avantica Technologies partners with Rent Your CIO to offer quality software development services in the Houston Area

Custom Business Software is a new venture created to offer custom technology solutions to everyday business problems

Mountain View, CA – Sept 18, 2013

Avantica Technologies, one of the largest Nearshore software engineering services companies in Latin America, announced today a new partnership with Rent Your CIO, to create a new venture called Custom Business Software, a Houston based software development company that offers tailored software solutions specifically designed to fit its customer’s business processes and make them more profitable and productive.

Rent Your CIO, a former customer has a longstanding relationship with Avantica and both have worked together in many successful projects involving cutting edge technologies. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Rent Your CIO has 30+ years of experience in running businesses leadership. 

Custom Business Software was created in September 2013 to better cater the need for custom application development with a Nearshore edge and hands-on experience to specifically improve business processes, in many business sectors including Energy, Accounting, Finance, and Technology.

With a synergistic approach; CBS offers a wide range of technology products and services within a Nearshore model to a large number of companies in Texas that will get a great service provided from Costa Rica and Perú with a highly knowledgeable local business contact. 

Combining the strengths of two highly experienced companies, CBS delivers a model that can accommodate to the specific needs of companies in particular industries that thrive in this area of the US.

Some of CBS’ strengths:

  • Business Experience: Over 35 years of business experience
  • Technical Experience: More than 20 years of technology expertise
  • State-of-the-art: In-depth experience developing applications with the latest technologies
  • Easy to use: Well designed software apps
  • Cost-effective: Local business knowledge with Nearshore benefits 
  • Best practices: Broad expertise guarantees delivery according to the highest standards through industry best practices

 

About Avantica Technologies

Avantica Technologies specializes in providing software engineering services well-suited to startup and established software companies, and industry. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services - provides unique value to the company's Enterprise, Cloud, Social Networking, Consumer Web, Financial and Mobile app customers. The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Latin America (Costa Rica, Peru). Our model is distributed Agile, English language, North America time-zone, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net.

 

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Avantica, una compañía modelo en la región

Avantica es una compañía modelo en la región; su metodología de desarrollo y sus políticas administrativas efocadas en la excelencia operativa han forjado una práctica altamente dinámica que ha venido creciendo a paso acelerado ¿Cómo empezó operaciones Avantica Technologies y cuales son las claves de su éxito? ¿Cuál es la visión para el futuro de la compañía? Y ¿Cuáles son las posibilidades que ofrece América Latina para hacer negocios?

Estos son algunos de los temas que nuestro Gerente General discute en una entrevista concedida a CNN para la sección América Latina – Fuerza en Movimiento con Gabriela Frías.

 

Avantica Technologies’ CEO Named to Nearshore Americas 2013 Power 50 Ranking – Operational Excellence Cited

CEO Mario Chaves leads Latin America software engineering services specialist to rapid expansion

Mountain View, CA – April 22, 2013

Nearshore Americas, a popular media website that closely follows the Latin American outsourced services industry, named Avantica Technologies’ CEO and co-founder Mario Chaves among the top ten executives on its annual Nearshore America’s Power 50 Report.

The 2013 Nearshore America’s Power 50 ranking, the result of a five month nomination and review process, recognizes the inspirational leaders behind some of the most progressive software engineering services companies in the region. The report considered ten Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina and Mexico. Recognized executives and their companies were measured on geographic influence; the ability to attract and retain high-performing professionals; and a focus on operational excellence.

Avantica today is the largest Nearshore software engineering services company in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Latin America. The company’s hundreds of software architects, developers, QA engineers and project managers are located at its four engineering centers, including one in Lima, Peru. Avantica has grown rapidly based on the company’s deep experience in Agile; talented English speaking engineers; and time-zone alignment with its North America startup, Software 500 and industry customers.

Chaves commented: “On behalf of all of Avantica’s talented, dedicated employees, it’s an honor to receive this recognition. The excellence of Costa Rica and Peru’s software engineers combined with the unique factors both countries offer our global customers are the key contributors behind Avantica’s success.

Chaves went on to explain that since Avantica’s founding 20 years ago, the software engineering services specialist has opened three engineering centers in Costa Rica. In 2006 the company also opened a center in Lima, Peru – a country recently cited by the Wall Street Journal’s Emerging Markets Report as one of Latin America’s “New Tigers” for economic growth. Avantica, with the largest Nearshore software engineering services center in Peru serving the North American market, is helping fuel that growth.

Nearshore Americas also pointed to the company’s ground breaking internal education platform, Avantica University. Avantica University was designed to give the company’s software engineers access to skills growth and career advancement, offering scores of classes covering topics such as iOS and Android development, QA engineering automation best practices, and Agile certification preparation. The editors at Nearshore America’s concluded: “Mario’s influence is felt far and wide in Nearshoring.

 

About Avantica Technologies 
Avantica Technologies specializes in providing software engineering services well-suited to startup and established software companies, and industry. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services - provides unique value to the company's Enterprise, Cloud, Social Networking, Consumer Web, Financial and Mobile app customers. The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Latin America (Costa Rica, Peru). Our model is distributed Agile, English language, North America time-zone, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net.

 

Media Contact:

Marisol Briceno,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (650)-587-1525

Nearshore Leader Avantica Technologies Introduces Jump-Start™ QA Engineering Service for Agile

Service helps North American companies solve software testing quality, scale and far-shore challenges
 
Mountain View, CA – Jan. 28, 2013
 
Avantica Technologies, the largest Nearshore software engineering services company in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Latin America, announced today the availability of its Jump-Start™ QA Engineering Service for Agile.
 
Jump-Start is designed for North American companies employing the Agile software development method that want to quickly expand their QA testing capability, without compromising quality.  Unlike remote India or China outsourcers, Avantica’s software testing centers, located in Costa Rica and Peru, are in the same North America time-zone.  The company’s QA engineers are Agile experienced.  As a result, integrated testing supporting real-time collaboration, rapid iteration and quick release of quality software is possible.
 
Avantica, a 20-year-old company headquartered in Silicon Valley and a pioneer in distributed Agile among Latin America-based software engineering services companies, is offering these Jump-Start Service benefits to North America organizations:
 
  • Discounted 2 month Pilot with an Avantica QA engineering team 
  • Agile tool standardization through JIRA© from Atlassian; Avantica also supports other popular Agile tools 
  • Same U.S. time-zone alignment enabling real-time collaboration between client and Avantica
  • Formal QA engineering process developed over 20 years and nearly 1,600 Avantica customer software projects
Juan Carlos Porras, QA Director at Avantica Technologies, explained: “The Jump-Start Service was created as a way forward for North American companies that want to try Nearshore-based QA engineering services without risk.  The service delivers a small QA engineering team over a short trial period at low cost.  At the conclusion of the pilot, customers can keep their Avantica team going forward, scale the team by adding additional QA engineers as needed, or simply stop using the service.”
 
Porras went on to describe that the pilot will validate the software quality benefits an Agile experienced QA engineering partner utilizing a Nearshore model will deliver to U.S. companies.  “Jump-Start aligns well with those organizations looking for Quality Assurance, Software Testing and Quality Management support that is completely integrated with their development effort,” he emphasized.  “The inherent non-Agile time-zone and travel limitations of far-shore software testing from India and other distant geographies is removed.”
 
QA engineering services from Avantica - utilizing a reliable, repeatable process - minimize the risks organizations face when releasing new software products – including Web and mobile platforms.  The company’s QA engineers specialize in Requirements Analysis, TC Definition, Test Cycle Execution, and QA Results Delivery.
 
Avantica has grown rapidly as North American companies discover the company’s integrated capabilities combining Nearshore software engineering services, the Agile engineering method and talented, English speaking engineers.  Avantica nearly doubled the number of certified Scrum Masters based in its centers in Costa Rica and Peru during 2012.  The company’s software architects, developers and testers are highly skilled in distributed Agile – co-developing and testing collaboratively, not hierarchically, with North America companies.
 
Porras, commenting on Avantica’s Agile capabilities, said: “Our engineers have experience with Agile tools supporting backlog management, sprint planning and team tracking; access to state-of-the-art communications, computing and security infrastructure at our centers in Latin America.  They are completely at ease  working in a Western oriented, non-hierarchical and self-organizing software engineering culture.”
 
About Avantica Technologies
Avantica Technologies specializes in providing Nearshore software engineering services to both start-up and established software companies, and industry. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services - provides unique value to the company's customers.  The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Costa Rica and Peru. Our model is distributed Agile, English language, same North America time-zone, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net.
 
Media Contact: Marisol Briceno,    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (650) 587-1525
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