In developing products and services, quality assurance is any systematic process of checking to see whether a product or service being developed is meeting specified requirements. Many companies have a separate department devoted to quality assurance. A quality assurance system is said to increase customer confidence and a company's credibility, to improve work processes and efficiency, and to enable a company to better compete with others.
Starting from the requirements gathering stage (or any other stage of your current project), and continuing through the implementation and maintenance of your solution, Advansys will test every interim deliverable to ensure that it meets requirements and specifications for that phase.
The strategy of early and frequent testing optimizes costs and reduces a solution's time-to-market, although that may seem contradictory at first glance. However, the later code defects are discovered in the development life cycle, the higher the costs will be and the more time will be required to fix them.
By outsourcing the quality assurance function to Advansys with its constant improvement of business processes, deep expertise and focus on QA services, you get significant business value and cost benefits. Advansys's independent team will handle all your quality assurance tasks, including the development of a QA strategy, resource planning, team building and overall management, while you concentrate on your core activities.
QA strategy development and planning
Advansys attaches high value to a well-defined QA strategy, as it allows delivery of a cost-effective solution and tests the most important parts of the software at the right times. A good strategy eliminates the confusion of unorganized and frequent testing yet ensures that the most crucial parts of the application are not left out.
Well-timed planning is essential at all stages of the project and builds trust between the customer and the vendor. At the beginning of the project, estimates and accurate definition of plans (build planning, test types and order, efforts) are established. The test plan aligns with the QA strategy and contains the following information:
Alongside with the team and tools, processes at Advansys play an important role in delivering excellence to our customers. This is especially true for such areas as healthcare, banking and finance, automotive, embedded systems, etc., where the cost of fixing a single defect in the final product is very high. Product quality assurance, as a set of processes run by people with the help of sophisticated hardware and software, may itself produce errors (resulting from human mistakes, defects in tools used, etc.), affecting the quality of the final product.
Therefore, well-defined and controlled processes are essential for delivering guaranteed results to our customers for standardizing well-proven practices, and for minimizing the human factor (whenever possible).
Advansys also helps customers interested in the optimization of their internal QA processes by sharing our extensive experience. This option is available to our customers through our Software QA Consulting Services, which range from the improvement of existing QA processes with the help of our SQA Process Audit and Improvement service, to the establishment of QA processes and a team from scratch in your organization using the In-House Independent QA Team Setup service.
Advansys uses its rich expertise in improving QA processes to help customers increase the efficiency and results of their work. With over a decade of experience in setting up processes, in the organization of communication, and in adopting the right methodologies and tools, Advansys helps its clients by arranging cost-effective and optimized processes for their organizations.
SQA Process Audit and Improvement is ideal for optimizing your software quality assurance processes. Advansys's experts analyze your existing procedures (communication, testing, accountability and engagement models), their efficiency, and your strengths and weaknesses in regard to business/product objectives. It is also possible to set up processes from scratch. As a result, you get recommendations on effective process restructuring and improvement. You are also advised on the optimal way to implement these improvements, taking into consideration your specific situation and needs.
The process of quality assurance (and its consistency with the software development process) to a great extent defines the quality of the end product and can often affect timeframes, budget and the scope of delivered functionality. Advansys adjusts QA best practices to your industry, structure, personnel and individual features, to develop a strong internal testing competency that will allow you stay one step ahead of your competitors.
The Advansys expertise makes it possible to work on different levels and to offer a broad spectrum of services, from selecting testing tools for you to forming turnkey QA departments.
SQA Process Audit and Improvement Service from Advansys will suit those companies who bear responsibility for the ultimate results of the quality assurance process: software services development companies, product development companies, independent software vendors and companies that implement internal software solutions in their enterprises.
At Advansys, consultants for SQA(Software Quality Assurance ) process audit and improvement usually apply the following roadmap.
Analysis of the situation and recommendation formulation:
Adjustment or development of the quality assurance strategy:
Selecting right tools and technologies:
Development of processes (communication, interaction, accountability, documentation, etc.):
The Advansys advantages:
Being professional at approach, we know how to successfully overcome the specific challenges of web application testing and assemble a comprehensive testing mix for each application:
The suite of Advansys testing services is complemented by defect validation service and regression testing. At this stage we verify that all detected bugs were fixed, no new bugs appeared and that application modules and components interact seamlessly.