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Juriba acquires AppAvail to enable automated application management

BGF News 11.27.2020
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Juriba, the leading provider of digital transformation IT command and control software has acquired AppAvail, a leading-edge application packaging and testing automation software platform, to add automated smoke testing, functional testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) as well as automated application packaging and management to its Evergreen IT Management solution, Juriba Dashworks.

Juriba is a fast-growth technology business that specialises in digital transformation software, providing innovative solutions for medium-sized to large corporates and multinational organisations. The company is the creator of Dashworks, a project ‘command and control’ platform for enterprises, which helps organisations manage end-user IT transformation and Evergreen IT projects with greater accuracy and speed, at a reduced cost.

Iain Fraser, CRO & Head of M&A at Juriba, said: “We are thrilled to welcome AppAvail to the Juriba family! Many of our larger customers struggle to keep pace with the ever-increasing velocity of technological change they must manage every day! As just one example, hundreds of applications can be automatically compatibility tested against a new OS over a weekend without any user intervention. With AppAvail becoming part of Juriba, IT managers can deliver End User IT change much faster with a significantly reduced business disruption.”

Barry Angell, CEO of Juriba said: “These new automated smoke testing, functional testing, UAT, and application management capabilities were an important puzzle piece that will make our Dashworks an even more powerful Evergreen IT Management solution — particularly for Windows 10 Servicing, Office 365 Servicing, and Patch Management Testing. Because of the already significant integration with Dashworks, our customers can accelerate their Windows 10 Servicing, Office ProPlus readiness and application packaging processes right away.”

The former AppAvail products, Automated Application Packaging (PKG+), Application Packaging Manager (APM), and Application Compatibility Engine (ACE), are now a part of the expanded Dashworks Application Manager solution with the smoke test and packaging modules available to purchase individually.

Craig Jones, Co-Founder of AppAvail said: “We are delighted to be joining the Juriba team. The complimentary nature of our technologies, alongside the dynamic and growth driven strategy that Juriba put forward is tremendously exciting both for the product and our joint customers. More than ever, customers require innovative, automated alternatives to antiquated processes and the combination of our software platforms brings a world class, end to end solution to the Evergreen IT market.”

Juriba is backed by BGF following an investment into the business earlier this year to support its expansion plans.