Wincor Nixdorf and Level Four Software to announce new partnership Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banks, and Level Four Software, leader in ATM test automation, today jointly announced a new partnership. The global teaming agreement, which takes immediate effect, will see the two companies working together both on existing and potential mutual clients to help them realize the benefits of test automation earlier in the software development lifecycle. This enables customers to gain further value from their automated testing framework and bring ATM products and services to market more rapidly, with more certainty and at less real cost. The partnership will focus on mutual clients who have selected Wincor Nixdorf’s multivendor ATM application software and who are existing or potential users of Level Four’s leading ATM test automation solution, BRIDGE:test. Banks are today enjoying the benefits of multivendor software technology. In executing this strategy they face the requirement to fully test the ATM environment to mitigate potential technology issues. The partnership between Wincor Nixdorf and Level Four enables the implementation of thorough testing processes to take place early in the development lifecycle. The partnership will facilitate the reach of leading practices from pre-delivery right through to final User Acceptance Testing. This means that customers can leverage the test automation platform to streamline processes and reduce the cost and the time to market of introducing new products and services through the ATM channel. Karl-Heinz Kern, Head of Professional Services Banking at Wincor Nixdorf, says, “Wincor Nixdorf is committed to delivering open standards multivendor ATM projects globally, and we see Level Four Software’s automated testing solutions as a key part of that strategy. Partnering with Level Four will enable closer collaboration and better results for mutual clients, which can only be a good thing.” Ian Kerr, CEO of Level Four Software, says, “This is a great opportunity for us to work with Wincor Nixdorf to jointly ensure the delivery of highly functional solutions to mutual clients. The partnership shows the benefits of increasing the level of cooperation between vendors of software applications and testing solutions. It will greatly support the success of our mutual clients and those that we work with in the future.”