iLAB, the country’s leading software quality assurance and testing provider, is reinforcing its pre-eminence with the acquisition of Testing Data Services (TDS) – specialists in software testing and training.
This acquisition consolidates the two largest software testing companies in South Africa, an alignment that iLAB MD Jethro Lloyd believes will revitalise the market.
"It’s about amalgamating two competing brands to take on the market as a unified force. We’re no longer adversaries, we’re allies,” says Wayne Mallison, TDS founder.
Lloyd adds, “Our customers will now have access to even better services, quality, and additional expertise.”
As the first software testing and training company in South Africa, and a leader in its field, TDS offered three primary services, including implementation and staffing services, consulting and training – services that will be delivered as part of the refreshed iLAB offering.
“This acquisition is definitively strategic for the company. The addition of TDS into the iLAB family enhances our training capabilities in the testing market, and also benefits our service delivery by offering both TDS and iLAB customers more, and better value for their money,” says Lloyd.
“TDS’s training expertise will be used to expand and support the iLAB product offering. Our strategic acquisition goal is to find top companies in their areas of expertise that offer synergy to our existing products and services.”
Established in 1999, iLAB focuses on software testing and project management, using proprietary methodologies based on international best practices. These world class methodologies have seen the reach of iLAB extend into the international arena, with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.
iLAB looks forward to working with TDS’s current customers, and with new ones as it develops future products. One of the objectives of the acquisition is to advance software testing and training in an ever-demanding marketplace.
TDS will continue to deliver training with innovation and excellence under a refreshed iLAB brand. In celebration of this acquisition, iLAB is changing to a new, vibrant look and feel to complement the new iLAB service offering.