Real-Time Technology Solutions, Inc. (RTTS) is founded in New York by Bill Hayduk, a highly respected senior management and technology consultant. RTTS began by supporting test automation tools from SQA, Inc., a Boston-based publicly traded firm that specialized in the relatively new field of automated software quality (ASQ).
RTTS enters a strategic alliance with SQA. Taking advantage of SQA's alliance channel programs for software sales and educational services, RTTS begins its long history of successful testing engagements and training course offerings.
To provide support for its clients' escalating needs for application software quality with full range of testing tools, RTTS would go on to establish a broad spectrum of superior alliance partnerships that complement outstanding consulting, training and support services. These relationships enable RTTS to vertically increase the depth of service offerings with leading-edge technology.
Rational Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: RATL), a Cupertino, CA firm specializing in products that model and aid in software development, acquires SQA, Inc. RTTS joins the Rational value-added reseller (VAR) program, adding a greater breadth of products to their own expertise.
Ron Axelrod, then Regional Sales Manager for SQA, joins RTTS as a partner with the role of Senior Vice President/Director of Business Development with Bill Hayduk serving as President/Director of Professional Services.
RTTS opens the Wall Street office in the heart of New York City's Financial District. This facility serves as the headquarters for North American operations.
RTTS goes national with its proprietary, expert-level training courses supporting Rational's performance and functional testing tools. Eventually, RTTS will roll out and deliver courseware supporting Mercury Interactive, Compuware, and other ASQ products throughout the U.S. and Canada.
RTTS joins Mercury Interactive (Nasdaq: MERQ)'s Alliance Partnership. RTTS provides the expertise needed to implement software testing and application performance monitoring solutions, in addition to training classes that support Mercury products.
RTTS signs lease expansion that dramatically increased the New York office's space. The new space incorporates state-of-the-art training facilities. The space is utilized by RTTS for the conduct of open enrollment and private courses that directly support the business lines currently in place.
RTTS completes first build of its TeamRTTS portal, an intranet support mechanism that became a huge differentiator for delivering services. TeamRTTS provides a unique system to maintain communication and collaboration with our test engineers. This system delivers a standard framework for defining enterprise-wide test processes and workflow. The portal is an interactive communication system supporting knowledge management, document management, workgroup collaboration, project and process management and time & expense accounting.
Satellite sales offices are established in Orlando and Phoenix. RTTS extends geographically to client sites throughout the United States and Canada. Industry-leading companies from California to New Jersey, and from Toronto to Texas begin selecting RTTS as their provider of outsourced testing, mentoring, project management and training for their QA programs.
RTTS signs a partnership alliance with Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) expanding RTTS' offerings horizontally to deliver post-deployment monitoring and diagnostics solutions that help eliminate the high costs and loss of productivity. This alliance also allows RTTS to expand vertically into Compuware's ASQ product line through its QACenter offerings. RTTS develops and delivers open enrollment training classes on Compuware's QACenter products.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) acquires Rational Software. This acquisition provides RTTS with access to an alliance with one of the technology industry's giants. RTTS earns distinction as an IBM Premier Business Partner - the highest alliance level.
RTTS enters into a strategic partnership with Sanctum, whose AppScan product helps developers test their applications for security defects. Together with AppScan, RTTS' expert consultants test applications for security vulnerabilities and provide remediation for identified vulnerabilities. Sanctum is acquired by Watchfire in July 2004.
RTTS and IXIA (Nasdaq: XXIA) work on joint projects delivering superior IP network testing capabilities
RTTS marks its 10th year of excellence in the software quality assurance arena. The company moves to a new corporate headquarters, centrally situated in midtown Manhattan. The new facility includes an expanded education center for public training courses.
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and RTTS sign a partnership agreement. RTTS will implement, support and provide educational services for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System suite. The partnership provides RTTS with access to the world's most successful software company. RTTS is the only pure-play testing firm to support Team System.
RTTS establishes a satellite office in Philadelphia to service Fortune 500 clients in the Philadelphia area. The company continues to achieve outstanding successes in the industry, leading to significant increase in demand for RTTS' expert quality assurance services and continued company growth.
HP (NYSE: HPQ) acquires Mercury Interactive. This acquisition provides RTTS with access to an alliance with another of the technology industry's giants. RTTS is named HP Certified Training Partners and HP Certified Product Specialists. Following the acquisition, RTTS provides consulting, training and mentoring around the HP software quality, performance and security centers.
IBM buys Watchfire and HP buys SPI Dynamics. These acquisitions herald RTTS' re-entry into web application security testing and grant RTTS' clients access to market-leading software for finding vulnerabilities in Web applications.
RTTS establishes a satellite office in the thriving technology community of Atlanta, Georgia to better serve its customers in the southeast region of the United States.
Microsoft invites RTTS to join their elite Inner Circle partnership program. This partnership recognizes RTTS' commitment to Microsoft's customers and solutions and grants RTTS access to specialized training as well as opportunities to work with the next generation of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Testers suite.
RTTS expands its Philadelphia operations and moves to larger office space at One Liberty Place, a premier building in the heart of Philadelphia's business district.
RTTS spins off sister company TOMOS Software, LLC. TOMOS is the light-weight, SaaS solution for Application Lifecycle Quality Management. With modules for requirements management, test authoring, test execution and defect management, TOMOS helps small-to-mid sized teams tackle communication and collaboration challenges while enhancing application quality.
RTTS is the winner of Gartner’s Cool Vendor 2009. Analyst firm Gartner names RTTS’ application lifecycle software, TOMOS ALM, “Cool Vendor 2009”. Said Gartner, RTTS "is squarely focused on driving quality".
Analyst firm Voke names RTTS “Innovator 2009”. Voke’s CEO, Theresa Lanowitz, said "RTTS' reputation for delivering valuable professional services...shows its commitment to shattering barriers...within an organization to deliver high quality software."
RTTS decides to productize a utility built for automating the testing of data warehouses and the ETL process. QuerySurge is born. RTTS starts from the ground up in order to architect a scalable, enterprise solution that can support the needs of our Fortune 500 customer base.
RTTS joins CloudOne’s alliance partnership as a services partner. CloudOne is an IBM Premier Partner and provides a cloud-based delivery mechanism for IBM Rational software development and testing tools. This alliance provides RTTS customers with an alternative delivery mechanism for utilizing IBM Rational tools.
RTTS, the premier software and services organization that specializes in providing software quality for critical business applications, celebrates 15 years of success. RTTS has successfully implemented quality solutions on hundreds of projects at over 400 companies.
RTTS wins Market Mover 2011. Analyst firm Voke names RTTS a key market mover in the ALM space. According to Voke, customers of RTTS "reap tremendous benefits from the collective professional services knowledge RTTS gleans."
RTTS joins Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) PartnerNetwork as a Gold Level Oracle partner. RTTS’ data warehouse testing tool, QuerySurge, uses Oracle’s MySQL as its database engine. The RTTS/Oracle partnership provides RTTS with access to software, partners and customers that facilitates QuerySurge brand awareness and growth, along with the cache of being powered by one of the industry’s giants.
RTTS joins the Teradata (Nasdaq: TDC) partner network. Teradata is the leading provider of analytic data solutions worldwide. Teradata offers key data warehousing solutions that comprise software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services. Teradata’s data warehouse services group, along with their customers, are an ideal fit for RTTS’ QuerySurge data warehouse tool. RTTS begins to leverage this relationship to grow in the data warehouse space.
Today, RTTS provides quality assurance and testing services to a wide range of vertical industries. RTTS has worked with over 400 organizations, often on multiple projects - the majority ranked as Fortune 500 companies.
RTTS will continue to expand its methodologies, software, solutions and services as our customers' applications and architecture continue to evolve and become more complex.