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Beacon Application Services Announces BEAM Test V3

Beacon Application Services Corporation, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced BEAM Test Version 3, which enables organizations to lower the cost of testing changes to Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications while speeding test cycles of greater breadth, depth and quality to help ensure predictable release cycles.

In addition, it announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of BEAM Test with PeopleSoft 9.2.

BEAM Test

BEAM Test automates testing activities, including test creation and execution, change impact analysis, test maintenance, and reporting and auditing. It records the behavior of application users to automatically generate test scripts based on actual business activity. From these scripts, automated test routines can be executed without the aid of the application user. Because the tests are automated, they are highly repeatable and can be configured to work with a wide array of data parameters. Sophisticated capabilities enable the quality assurance team to test application changes at a far greater level of granularity than is possible with manual testing methods. BEAM Test scripts are external to PeopleSoft environments, enabling one-click selection of environments for testing, or test data.

Oracle Validated Integration

BEAM Test has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with PeopleSoft 9.2. To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. This integration offers Beacon Application Services customers a solution for automating testing across Oracle’s PeopleSoft environments.

According to Dan Maude, president of Beacon Application Services, “In the Oracle’s PeopleSoft Application Lifecycle, project teams have to test changes from upgrades and patches to tax updates and government regulations and, of course, customizations. Each change project should kick off a testing cycle, usually executed manually. BEAM Test automates the process, thereby helping to reduce time and save money.”

“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between Beacon Application Services’ BEAM Test V3 and Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2 is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.”

The BEAM product line also includes BEAM Compare, (data and metadata management for PeopleSoft) and BEAM Change, (version control and release management for PeopleSoft).

BEAM Test V3 is available immediately.

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Beacon Application Services (www.beaconservices.com/)

Beacon Application Services is a leading integrator of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise application software and provider of software tools for managing Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications and environments. With nearly 300 successful implementation and upgrade projects since 1992, Beacon has developed an outstanding reputation for customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Beacon has more than 100 Certified Consultants nationwide focusing on Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications, including PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain.

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