Grid-Tools, a Leading Provider of Test Data Management Software, Partners with Softworx to Expand Reach to Canadian Market

Grid-Tools Limited, the leading vendor of test data management, data generation and data masking testing solutions, and Softworx Technology Group of Toronto, Canada today announced a joint partnership. Softworx, a well-known provider of application management tools, will provide sales, support and professional services based around the Grid-Tools suite of test data management software in Canada.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, June 19, 2010 --( Grid-Tools Ltd and Softworx Technology Group of Canada announced today that Softworx will be a full-service authorized distributor for Grid-Tools test data management products in Canada. The distribution will include well known products in the Grid-Tools suite such as GT Datamaker™ and SOA Data Pro™.

A valuable partnership for introducing test data management solutions to Canada

“Over the past year, we have seen accelerated interest in our test data management solutions in Canada. With testing procedures accounting for as much as 60% of the application lifecycle, test data management has never been more important. There is a tremendous opportunity to move forward, as enterprises are rapidly releasing more software applications and, in turn, demanding a reduction in test cycles. Softworx’s expertise in ALM and SOA solutions will enable us to consolidate our lead in the test data management market,” said Huw Price, Managing Director of Grid-Tools. “As our Canadian distributor, Softworx will provide the local resource needed to support the growing demand for our solutions.”

“We are pleased to distribute the Grid-Tools suite of test data management software in Canada,” said Robert Ashall, Partner at Softworx Technology Group. “Many of our customers are looking for the ability to dramatically improve the productivity of teams with test data management strategies, and are also looking to meet regulatory standards, which data masking provides. Grid-Tools is a strategic fit with our existing ALM and SOA product offerings, and we are looking forward to bringing the Datamaker™ test data management solution to the Canadian market.”

For more information about the Grid-Tools test data management and data masking solutions, contact Softworx or Grid-Tools Ltd.

About Grid-Tools Limited
Grid-Tools are specialists in data creation, data masking and test data management. Their experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.

The Grid-Tools Datamaker™ suite includes a wide range of tools for test data management including such innovative products as Datamaker™, a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality test data with the referential integrity of production environments for testing and development. Datamaker™ offers three methods for managing and generating data, inclusive of database subsetting, data obfuscation (data masking and data de-identification) and synthetic data generation.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using the “data-centric” approach to testing, whereby their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data being used is of the right quality for successful testing.

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About Softworx Technology Group
Softworx provides a suite of ALM technology and services to help organizations modernize their application development and adapt to the collaborative and distributed environments that today’s projects demand. Softworx provides the application management tools from best-in-class vendors to manage, build, test and monitor your systems. By optimizing and automating the software development process, Softworx benefits organizations using Agile, SOA or other development models to dramatically improve the overall management of their application development, accelerate their throughput and release higher quality software.

Softworx’s customer list includes the largest companies and government agencies in Canada. Softworx has been focused on software development and delivery since 2002. It is a privately held Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario. For more information on the company and the products it represents, please visit

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Grid-Tools Limited
Tel: +44(0) 1865 884603

Grid-Tools Ltd
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