Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (ticker: LIOX, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Selects VeriTestWALTHAM, Mass., Mar 25, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --
VeriTest Provides Quality Assurance and Testing for New BCBSMA Online Services; Helps Leading Healthcare Provider Increase Customer Satisfaction VeriTest, the
testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today
announced that it has been selected by Blue Cross Blue Shield MA (BCBSMA) to
test the company's new Internet, Intranet, and online applications. As BCBSMA's
preferred testing partner, VeriTest will evaluate custom applications and
systems developed by BSBSMA vendors to ensure the highest quality integration
and usability for online customers.
To increase efficiencies and enhance customer value, BCBSMA is moving its
service offerings to the Web. As part of the BCBSMA migration, VeriTest will
provide functionality, compatibility, and performance testing with onsite
program management. The VeriTest testing program provides BCBSMA with an
accurate view of usability and functionality prior to launch, enabling the
company to optimize applications to increase customer satisfaction.
"We chose to partner with VeriTest because of their proven leadership in
real-world, enterprise-level quality assurance," said Carl Ascenzo, Chief
Information Officer, BCBSMA. "Our online presence reflects the value we provide
our customers. Having an independent partner like VeriTest test our integrated
systems as we move services online ensures that our customers continue to
receive the level of service they expect."
"As BCBSMA leverages the Internet to generate new efficiencies, VeriTest
services play a critical role in maximizing their online presence by ensuring
performance and quality," said Rory Cowan, CEO, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
"As a leader in customer satisfaction, BCBSMA is ensuring that customers receive
the highest level of service and convenience."
About VeriTest Services from Lionbridge
VeriTest is the testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, a provider of
solutions for worldwide deployment of technology and content. VeriTest certifies
information technology for global e-business through definitive, real-world
testing. Since 1987, VeriTest has been helping the microcomputer industry build
and ship thousands of quality products, from CPU chips to network management
software. In January 1999, VeriTest and Lionbridge Technologies combined to
create the world's first independent global network for outsourced product
testing and compliance programs. The combination provides IT companies with a
single global partner for outsourcing specialized technical services associated
with global product releases, including software localization, quality testing,
and logo certification. To learn more, visit www.veritest.com.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (www.bluecrossma.com) was founded more
than 64 years ago by a group of community-minded business leaders. Today,
headquartered in Boston, BCBSMA is a not-for-profit health insurer that provides
coverage to 2.4 million members. Consistently recognized for standards of
service that are among the highest in the nation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Massachusetts is the choice for health care consumers seeking reliable and high
quality health care coverage. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an
independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is an association of 43 independent,
locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide
healthcare coverage to 82 million -- more than one in four -- Americans. For
more information about the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, visit
MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
SOURCE Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
CONTACT: Sara Buda of Lionbridge Technologies, +1-781-434-6190,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Karen Leslie of VeriTest, +1-310-636-8690,
Copyright (C) 2002 PR Newswire. All rights reserved.