Accelerating enterprise wide innovation
The PwC and Micro Focus Alliance connects enterprise-grade scalable software tools in the core areas of application development management and automated testing, cybersecurity, and big data and analytics, with the corresponding PwC services that can help guide clients through their digital transformation journey. Before HPE Software was merged with Micro Focus, PwC had an extensive working relationship with HPE Software spanning over half a decade, so PwC is familiar and has working experience with many of the products. As we enter the next phase of our joint alliance, we see application delivery management and automated testing, and cybersecurity as the two primary solution areas we want to jointly engage with at clients.
Application Development Management and Automated testing helps clients achieve the agility needed to meet their key business requirements. Using Micro Focus’s best-in-class ADM products including Application Lifecycle Management, Unified Functional Testing, and Performance Center, PwC is guiding clients through their digital transformation journey and shortening time to market for off-the-shelf applications like Salesforce, Workday, Guidewire, Microsoft Dynamics. There is an opportunity for PwC to automate testing and integration of SAP & Oracle into the enterprise DevOps toolchain.
Enterprise Security helps clients protect core data, systems, and processes to secure their core business. Cybersecurity software solutions including data protection/encryption leveraging Micro Focus Voltage (primary) will be our top solution we take to market. GDPR is a major use case that the Voltage data protection suite can address while working towards compliance with the regulation. Additionally, building security into the application development and management processes (application security with Fortify) and analyzing clients security environments using a SIEM and behavioral analytics (ArcSight) are two opportunistic plays we have as well.
Use Micro Focus’s data and analytics software products Vertica and IDOL with industry specific use cases developed by PwC practitioners to deliver "Big Data and Analytics" to clients. Incorporate these products into Risk Assurance and Forensics engagements to provide xLos value to our clients.
Using Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Stormrunner and ALM Octane to provide powerful testing management platform tools for ERP transformations, moving from a traditional ERP to a CLoud ERP and optimizing S/4Hana Cloud.
"Our collaboration helps clients innovate with business agility by developing and deploying applications faster, with lower costs, and lower risk through strategic adoption of devops methodology, security and data analytics across their entire organization."