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Ascert and TIC Announce Partnership to Bring Enhanced Services to the HP NonStop Community


Ascert and TIC formed a partnership to create a high-value testing service offering in the NonStop Community

Ascert and TIC announce a services partnership to bring enhanced customized testing offerings to the NonStop Community. “The formation of this joint venture provides a significant value-added proposition to users of the HPE NonStop platform,” says Rich Greene, Ascert’s Director of Sales & Service for the America’s. “Both companies have decades of experience in the space and are well known for delivering solutions that work extremely well.”


Among the many testing enhancement services, the new partnership offers are platform migrations service testing, green automation testing, certification to external partner testing, manual to automated transformation testing, and others.


“We are excited about being able to continue to expand services to our customers and increase value via Ascert’s VersaTest testing platform,” says Ryan Ly, who oversees business development at TIC.” Added Philip Ly, President of TIC, “Our 30+ years as experts in the NonStop allow us to easily envision how this technology can enhance any company’s operation; thereby creating opportunities for faster and more reliable delivery of products and services to the market.”


One of the initial or new services the Ascert/TIC partnership offers is a Test Operation Health Check that allows any company to get a diagnosis of their current test operations and a prescriptive report that details recommended enhancements or areas of focus to gain greater efficiencies or increased revenue.



VersaTest™ is a powerful, intelligent message processing facility that extends your testing boundaries by providing a single testing environment that spans multiple server platforms. VersaTest can reside on many different types of servers so you have the flexibility to choose the appropriate test driver platform to best meet your needs. On each server platform, whether it be the HPE Integrity NonStop​ Server (formerly Tandem Computer), IBM Z-Series, Microsoft Windows Server or other supported platform and operating system, the product assists in many facets of monitoring, testing, development, quality assurance and capacity planning.

The VersaTest Family of Products

VersaTest is a powerful family of software testing solutions that work at the message level to perform machine interface-level testing of systems and server-based applications. Though used by testing professionals across industries, its widest use in is the testing of mission-critical payments applications and networks in the retail and banking industries, such as those found in the processing of POS (point of sale) and ATM transactions. Its flexibility has also enabled it to be successfully used in other areas from the testing of healthcare information systems and telecommunication networks all the way to to air traffic control systems - anywhere that computers exchange messages, regardless of the form, VersaTest has been successfully used.

The key to VersaTest's wide-ranging applicability is that it has the industry’s most powerful testing engine underpinning the complete family of products. This allows the widest range of testing activities to take place within a single product, enabling the greatest return on investment in testing activities by reducing the number of products that must be purchased and the associated personnel training costs.

There is a VersaTest solution designed to fit any company’s testing needs or budget. Whether it be a point solution for low-volume unit testing of an individual industry-standard interface, as provided by VersaTest Simulator, or a completely custom multi-machine environment to perform the highest levels of stress testing on a new vendor application, as has been undertaken using VersaTest Classic, VersaTest has proved itself time and again.

We're confident there's a VersaTest solution that can meet your needs. We invite you to explore further the product information available in this section:



Relate™ is a server based solution that provides intelligent file manipulation, comparison, maintenance and migration functions on all types of Enscribe files. Relate can read an application’s existing data definitions and enables field level file changes to be made or identified in the most efficient and reliable manner possible.

​Unlocking Your Enscribe Data
Relate provides SQL-like command-line operations, to enable operations to be performed on a targeted set of records within an Enscribe file. Relate's use of an application's existing data definitions ensures that field-level changes to files can be made or identified in the quickest and most reliable manner possible. Relate's ability to markup existing data definitions enables record overlays to be intelligently applied, and variably-formatted records, as found in applications such as ACI's BASE24, to be easily handled, all without the development of any custom code.

Relate is of significant assistance to software developers and testers, with the building and testing of new and old applications, as well as to those working in technical support roles, who may want to make rapid global changes to files. It's command-line operation make it well-suited to programmatic operation from managed test environments, such as VersaTest Automator.

Advantages of Relate

Relate removes the need for manual file comparison where some data always changes. It helps to speed up development of test data sets and improves the QA and maintenance of new and existing applications:

  • Enables file changes to be audited and detected.

  • Removes the need to develop custom one-off file maintenance applications.

  • Enables rapid fixing of application files.

​Relate is available in a number of packages to suit your data processing needs:


About Ascert: 


Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies.


Off-the-shelf simulators for Ascert’s VersaTest product include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

For inquiries in the America’s and Asia-Pacific:

Richard B. Greene 

Ascert, LLC 

759 Bridgeway 

Sausalito, CA 94965, USA 

Telephone: 1-415-339-8500 

Toll Free:1-877-ASCERT-IT 


For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa: 

Mike Wainwright 

Ascert Limited 

6th Floor DBP House 

63 Mark Lane 

London, England EC3R 7NQ


About TIC Software:

TIC Software is a leading technology product development and consulting services company. TIC draws from a rich HPE NonStop heritage, while focusing simultaneously on modern creative solutions for its clients.

TIC Software along with its privileged partners work closely together to offer software and services designed for application modernization. Our comprehensive family of solutions is designed to address the challenges of keeping NonStop and other enterprise systems current with ever-evolving and modernizing technology.
TIC adds values to its software products, or those of its partners, by providing a complete suite of services optimized for its clients’ needs, including POC, training, development and support.

For inquires:

TIC Software

60 Cuttermill Rd.

Suite 412

Great Neck, NY 11021


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