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Alfa Insurance Partners With Cigniti Technologies

IRVING, Texas (Jan. 5, 2015) - Alfa Mutual Insurance Co. has partnered with Cigniti Technologies to establish a dedicated Test Center of Excellence (TCoE). This multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract is just the latest step AlfaR is taking to enhance its technology.

"Creating a Test Center of Excellence enables the company to improve the quality of our enterprise applications," said Alfa Vice President of Quality Assurance (QA) Ron Wilson. "By partnering with Cigniti, North America's largest independent software testing services organization, we were confident we could create a quality model that focuses on increasing the efficiency and transparency of the entire QA organization. The resulting TCoE will follow our goal of securing proven software testing technologies while maintaining focus on the pressing need to keep the test organization lean and highly optimized. Through Cigniti, Alfa can accomplish both tasks."

Cigniti Executive Vice President Gary Smith said he is excited to welcome Alfa to its esteemed list of clients.

"We are committed to building a successful, long-term relationship with all of our clients, and we are glad to have been chosen as the preferred strategic testing services partner to establish the TCoE for Alfa insurance," Smith said.

Sanjay Jupudi, president of Cigniti - Americas Division, said he was confident Alfa would benefit from the partnership.

"Our IP-led testing services and proprietary SmartToolsT assures accelerated test life cycle with optimal return on investments for Alfa Insurance," Jupudi said. "Cigniti will leverage its proven methodology in building Alfa's TCoE. The phased approach adopted will leverage Cigniti's process framework to ensure Alfa's both short- and long-term QA needs are met during the TCoE establishment."

Alfa and its affiliates provide insurance and other financial services in 11 states. Alfa Life Insurance Co. currently has more than $25 billion in force, and Alfa's property and casualty companies service more than 1 million policies. There are nearly 400 Alfa service centers with more than 2,500 people dedicated to serving customers needs. For more information, visit AlfaIns.com.

To learn more about Cigniti Technologies, the world's third largest Independent Software Testing Services Company, visit Cigniti.com.

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