Aviva UK Selects Coverity Development Testing to Enhance Customer Experience

Leading global insurance organization selects Coverity as strategic partner to help drive quality further upstream across its development organization and global software supply chain

May 31, 2012, 11:00 ET from Coverity, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the development testing leader, announced today that Aviva, a leading international provider of insurance products and services, has selected Coverity development testing as part of its strategic software quality initiatives across its UK General Insurance (GI) Division in order to further enhance its customer experience.

"Customer Experience is really important to Aviva, whether directly through our own online offerings or via those of our financial services and retail partners," said Ben Riches, Head of Application Design and Delivery at Aviva UK GI division. "We are actively driving a focus on quality throughout the software development lifecycle, and development testing represents a key enabler in our ability to uplift the quality of our IT solutions and online services, and ultimately our customer satisfaction and brand. We work with a number of development partners across the globe and have selected Coverity to manage quality across this global software supply chain."

Aviva has chosen Coverity's end-to-end development testing platform, including the industry flagship product for finding critical defects in development, Coverity® Static Analysis, as well as Coverity® Architecture Analysis for architecture visualization, Coverity® Integrity Manager for developer collaboration, and Coverity® Integrity Control for policy management and code governance. Ultimately, the Coverity development testing platform will provide benefits to the software development, Quality Assurance (QA) and senior management team including accelerated time-to-market and cost reduction.

In addition, the Coverity solution integrates seamlessly with HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11.0 on SaaS. This integration delivered via the cloud will provide Aviva with a new level of visibility into development by incorporating code quality into the overall definition and view of application quality, as well as help unite development and QA through shared visibility into development related defects and quality issues. This will ultimately help reduce the risk of application quality issues in production, without increasing development time, cost or agility.

"Development testing is a driving force behind Aviva UK's transformation of its software development, delivery and QA functions in order to further enhance the Customer Experience across its direct and indirect sales channels," said Jennifer Johnson, VP of Marketing at Coverity. "Innovation through software has become the primary means of competitive advantage in the Insurance market and software quality is therefore critical to customer satisfaction and brand. Companies can no longer wait to test for quality issues during the QA phase at the end of the software development cycle, or worse, let them escape into the field. Testing for quality issues must be addressed at the source by developers, as the code is being written. Aviva is a transformational company in the way it is driving quality throughout its software development process and with its software supply chain of offshore teams. We applaud Aviva for its innovation."

About Coverity

Coverity, Inc., (www.coverity.com), the development testing leader, is the trusted standard for companies that need to protect their brands and bottom lines from software failures. More than 1,100 Coverity customers use Coverity's development testing suite of products to automatically test source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic failure. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Coverity is funded by Foundation Capital and Benchmark Capital. Follow us on Twitter or check out our blog.

About Aviva

Aviva provides insurance, savings and investment products to 43 million customers worldwide. We are the UK's largest insurer with over 14 million customers and one of Europe's leading providers of life and general insurance. We combine strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand. We are committed to serving our customers well in order to build a stronger, sustainable business, which makes a positive contribution to society, and for which our people are proud to work.

We are ranked as one of the UK's top ten most valuable brands and Aviva Plc are in the top 10% of socially responsible companies globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. In 2011 we invested 5.3m pounds Sterling into our communities in the UK, which included 34% of Aviva employees volunteering nearly 33,000 hours for good causes. Aviva is working in partnership with Railway Children through the Aviva Street to School programme to get children living or working on UK streets back into everyday life. Find out more at www.aviva.co.uk/street-to-school. The Aviva media centre at www.aviva.com/media includes company information and a news release archive. For broadcast-standard video, please visit http://www.aviva.com/media/video/. Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/avivaplc

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