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So why do we test??

As the business landscape intensifies, it will be important for companies to ensure that all their ducks are in a row. Not only do their customer service and prices need to be on point, any technology or software they use will be required to work exactly as advertised.

With so much business competition, this highlights the need for software to be thoroughly tested before it is released onto the market. If this isn't completed, then businesses run the risk of reputation damage, financial loss and project failure - all impacts that can derail the progress of even the most stable organisation.

Here are five reasons to always test your software before implementation:

1) To find defects or problems

No matter how strong your internal processes are, there is always the chance that problems that can arise in your software. If this allowed to sneak through and consumers experience the same issues, there are many possible consequences for your business.

The trick is to identify software defects as early as possible and with the help of TTC, this is greatly achievable. We conduct stress testing on all software to ensure the product can withstand the high demands of modern enterprise environments. 

2) To avoid user-discovered issues

In many cases, businesses implement software that works functionally and efficiently. During their own testing, though, they may discover a problem which would ruin its reputation and worth. 

However, it is deemed that this bug doesn't need to be addressed because the chance of the public finding it are remote at best.

It is important to remember that when there is always a chance that users will pick up and encounter problem with software, it's best to address this now rather than later. With the assistance of TTC, these low priority bugs can be uncovered and therefore fixed before implementation.

3) To reduce defect fixing costs

When businesses put in hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars into a software project, it makes sense to have it as perfect as possible. Releasing buggy software into the market can cost a business just much in defect fixing as it was to create it in the first place.

Risk management is a key consideration during the software testing so why take the chance when a dedicated, professional organisation such as TTC is available to ensure it scores highly in reliability, scalability and interoperability.

4) To test its reliability

At the best of times, software can be like unpredictable and temperamental. This means that under certain pressures it can perform, but in others fail miserably.

For example, in your own test environment with only one person using it, the software may work perfectly. However, under the stress of hundreds of users, the system might not be able to hold up. For this very situation, professional testers perform stress procedures that analyse the software's reliability and ability to stand up to pressure. In cases that it doesn't, we can offer tailored solutions and will work through different options.

5) To be the best possible

As mentioned above, there is much competition in the technology world today. Tens of thousands of businesses are releasing new software into the open market each day. This begs the question, why would customers choose your software over another when it hasn't been tested properly and has a host of problems?

TTC Consultants take into account what the business wants to achieve and ensures that the software meets the brief. We want your software investments to add value to your enterprise and will work with you to make sure the product launch is as smooth as possible.

For more information, contact our expert team today.