AI app testing automation from Applitools and Preflight
Monday, July 3, 2023
Applitools has officially acquired Preflight, while the terms of the deal were not disclosed, spokespersons from Applitools commented that they plan to evolve their AI test automation tools with Preflight's expertise in low code and innovative testing solutions powered by AI.
Applitools announced the acquisition of Preflight, a cutting-edge test automation platform specializing in low-code test automation. With this strategic acquisition, Applitools expands its platform and strengthens its position as the testing platform of the future, infusing AI into key parts of the testing lifecycle.
With Preflight’s low-code testing solution, anyone in the organization, regardless of their technical capabilities, can create, run, and maintain automated tests at exceptional speed. Since there is no need to write code, teams can create complex end-to-end test scenarios without the need to invest costly engineering resources. This means more of the application can be properly tested without slowing down investment or release velocity of new features and products.
With this acquisition, Applitools expands its portfolio to offer an end-to-end testing platform that covers the entire automated testing lifecycle. This includes full support for tests created through low-code tools like Preflight open-source frameworks like Selenium, Playwright, or Cypress - enabling you to inject AI into your testing process, regardless of your team’s skill set. Applitools customers will now benefit from enhanced AI-driven test authoring, execution, and analysis capabilities. These capabilities will allow teams to move faster and automate their tests more quickly, easily, and accurately than ever before.
Applitools acquires Preflight and plans to transform its AI automated testing tools with Preflights expertise in low code testing
"The acquisition of Preflight is not just a pivotal moment for Applitools but is also a historic milestone for our company. By welcoming Preflight's talented team into the Applitools family, we're merging their expertise in low-code test automation with our flagship Eyes offering. Together, we're poised to redefine how organizations automate their testing to deliver exceptional user experiences, maintaining our leadership in a dynamic and rapidly evolving category," stated Gil Sever, Co-Founder of Applitools, reflecting on the company’s landmark acquisition.
"We are thrilled to join forces with Preflight, a company that shares our passion for delivering innovative testing solutions powered by AI. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing advanced technologies that help organizations deliver flawless digital experiences to their users. After examining dozens of low code tools, Preflight stood out as having the most robust AI abilities and allowing anyone on the team to author and maintain tests to solve complex real-world automation challenges without relying on developers for help," stated Adam Carmi, Co-Founder, and CTO of Applitools, emphasizing the strategic rationale behind the acquisition.
"We are proud of the solutions we have built at Preflight, and we are thrilled to become part of the Applitools family. Applitools is renowned for its commitment to pioneering AI-based testing, and together, we can take our technologies to new heights. By joining forces, we will empower organizations to test code with unprecedented speed, accuracy, and efficiency, ultimately delivering exceptional user experiences," said Mustafa Bayramoglu, Founder and CEO of Preflight, expressing his excitement about the acquisition and the potential it holds for the industry.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HMB served as legal advisor to Preflight and Massumi + Consoli LLP served as legal advisor to Applitools.
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