Shelfware: Unused Test Tools? How to Unlock Your Investment

Shelfware: Unused Test Tools? How to Unlock Your Investment

We've all bought shelfware, i.e. software that just sits unused and unloved on the shelf. It seemed like a good idea at the time, offering a return on investment and potential benefits. But for whatever reason, you just never got around to using it. Maybe you tried it but got distracted and never went back or maybe your internal experts are all gone?

Have You Invested in Micro Focus Test Tools? Calleo Can Help

If you’ve bought Micro Focus test tools, Calleo can help. You bought the software for the right reasons. It can and will help you accelerate testing, among other benefits. 

Now is the right time to unlock that investment. You just need a helping hand to get things up and running. We're here for you.

We're a Micro Focus Gold partner with a high level of skills and expertise and contacts to all the right people.

You Bought Those Test Tools For A Good Reason

The thing is, those test tools were bought for a valid reason, and they’re still the right tools. These tools will still give you a return on that investment. In fact, with their constant evolution, you will get even more bang for your buck.

Your Micro Focus test tools will:

  1. Increase your release frequency
  2. Help you test faster
  3. Test almost any technology, not just web
  4. Reduce your live incidents
  5. Free up your resources
  6. Keep your projects on track
  7. Improve your test team morale

The Micro Focus Test Tools Can Still Solve Your Problems

The test tools you bought will still solve the problems you have - in fact, they're being constantly updated so you'll probably get even more out of them. 

Now is the Right Time to Unlock Your Investment

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now", Chinese Proverb

It often seems easier to just keep on doing what you're doing, rather than make a change - Every single one of us has fallen into this trap at some point. But equally, we've all had occasions where we've taken a step back and made a change.

After all, you need to invest at least some effort in any change. But just think of the time you'll get back - Just a little effort now and you'll reap the rewards in weeks/months and for years to come. In a year you'll look back and wish you'd made the change earlier.

If You Need a Hand, We're Here to Help

Now, it's all good me telling you to just implement the solution, but maybe there's a technical reason or knowledge gap that you need to plug – Calleo can help you with advice as well as education

Once we’ve helped sort out your Micro Focus test tools, we can work with you to identify any training needs you have. These are paid offerings of course, but Calleo offers a range of different courses and learning options. You'll find the perfect course to fit your budget and staff availability.

Your Gold Level Partner – Helping Unlock Your Investment

You’ve made a significant investment in the Micro Focus test tools. We want you to start seeing a return on that investment. As we’ve discussed, these tools offer so much. Whether its faster testing, reduced incidents, freeing up your resources or any of the other benefits. 

As your Gold Level Micro Focus partner, we will:

  1. Help you make the most of your tools
  2. Give you practical and pragmatic advice and guidance to get started
  3. Set you up with the right contacts in Micro Focus
  4. Arrange new product demos when you have new challenges
  5. Provide you with test tool health checks
  6. Optimise your licenses, making sure you have what you need.

To ensure that you get the best start with your Micro Focus test tools, we can help get your team ready to go. We offer a range of different courses and learning options to fit into your budget and staff availability.

Unlock Your Investment with Calleo

 You've already paid for the licenses and you're probably paying annual support. It’s time to get those tools off the shelf and unlock the benefits. Solve those nagging problems. Push testing to the next level… 

Stephen Davis
by Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a Micro Focus (formerly HPE Software) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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23rd August 2021

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