Testing Services for Business-Critical Applications

Testing Services for Business-Critical Applications

Driven by 30 years of experience in software testing services, ScienceSoft is ready to facilitate your business continuity. Our test engineers thoroughly check proper functioning, stability, usability, and security of either a single enterprise application or the whole landscape of interdependent business-critical software.

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Our Competences

ISTQB certification of testing engineers

  • 75+ full-time testing professionals.
  • ISTQB-certified test engineers.
  • Testing services in compliance with ISO9001:2015, ISO 13485, and IEC 62304.
  • Test artefacts required by ISO/IEC 29119 standards.
  • Self-managed test teams.
  • Work according to both time-proven and newly popular software development methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, DevOps/Continuous Delivery).

Our Industry Expertise

ScienceSoft has an extensive domain expertise in such industries as manufacturing, healthcare, retail, banking and financial services, telecommunications, media and entertainment. Our testing services ensure your application is compliant with industry-specific standards and regulations (for example, HIPAA for US healthcare industry software, GAMP for pharmaceutical industry software, PCI DSS for financial and banking applications).

Our Industry Expertise

Application Testing Types We Provide

ScienceSoft promotes a multi-dimensional approach to application testing. We deliver balanced testing services appropriate precisely for your application with regard to its nature and specifics.

Types of applications we test

ScienceSoft’s test team is experienced in testing the following business-critical applications:

By their purpose

  • ERP
  • CRM
  • Financial management systems
  • Ecommerce platforms
  • B2B and B2C portals
  • SCM
  • Document management systems
  • Order processing systems
  • Shop-floor applications
  • PLM software

By their nature

Web applications

Web applications

Either it’s a document management application or a multi-functional CRM, our test engineers can validate that web application lives up to your requirements. During web application testing, we pay special attention to cross-browser compatibility, performance under planned and stress load, and unstable internet connection, general data security requirements implied by GDPR, and compliance with industry-specific standards (HIPAA, GAMP, PCI DSS, and more).

Mobile applications

Mobile applications

ScienceSoft’s relevant experience helps our team to efficiently manage mobile testing specifics implied by target OSs, their versions, and device fragmentation, mobile interruptions (a dead battery, calls, texts, and push notifications), integrations with built-in mobile features (for example, a camera and a GPS chip), strict security measures (for example, implied by OWASP Mobile Application Security Verification Standard (MASVS) version 1.1.3), and usability requirements declared in such mobile application design guidelines and UI kits as Google’s Material Design for Android and Human Interface Guidelines for iOS.

By traditional or modern technologies involved

ScienceSoft provides testing of applications both with conventional architecture and microservices-based applications and those comprising such technologies as IoT, big data, and AI. ScienceSoft’s 30 years of experience in application testing projects helps our test engineers to be aware of relevant testing peculiarities and cover the most risky aspects bound to each technology.

Application aspects we validate

Functionality

Functionality

ScienceSoft’s test team validates the functioning of an application for you to be sure that it really facilitates the daily tasks of employees using it, complies with your specific business rules and their complex interdependencies, and its toolbox meets your requirements. Thus, functionality validation is a serious contribution to the smooth workflows automation, the application’s high user adoption rate, the company’s business continuity and even its financial stability (particularly, with regard to the proper functioning of financial management systems).

Besides, following the needs of an application’s continuous modernization, new features are regularly introduced to it. Our test team carries out regular regression testing to make sure that improvements don’t disturb the existing functions of the application.

Integrations

Integrations

To form an integral IT environment, all applications should support smooth and secure API integration and standardized file formats for all the data to be correctly rendered in different applications. Our test engineers validate the seamless communication between the application under test (AUT) and other enterprise software.

Performance

Performance

Our test team checks an application data transfer rate and response time under peak and continuous load, as well as the maximum number of users utilizing it simultaneously. This way, you can be sure that your application’s performance will remain reliable and stable, when it comes to peak load periods or business scaling up.

Usability

Usability

ScienceSoft’s test team examines information availability and the logical arrangement of an application’s user interface elements (including icons, buttons, and navigation components). Usability testing is particularly important to ensure that an application provides pleasant UX to your employees. This will encourage them initially to learn to work with an application, then to integrate it into their existing work process, and eventually to enhance their effectiveness with its help.

Security

Security

ScienceSoft’s test engineers perform security scanning, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, security audit, and other activities to check an application’s resistance to cyberattacks and malware. They detect security vulnerabilities in the application for you to ensure the security of business-critical information more effectively.

Cooperation Models

Depending on your business needs and priorities, ScienceSoft offers the following cooperation models:

Testing during application development

Testing during application development

As testing is an integral part of application development in Agile and DevOps/Continuous Delivery, ScienceSoft’s test engineers provide comprehensive exploratory, functionality, integration, compatibility, usability, security, and continuous regression testing during the software development process.

Testing before an application release

Testing before an application release

ScienceSoft ensures a delivered application is fully compliant with the requirements specification and your business needs. This testing type is the final stage before the application reaches its end users and should be regarded as an eventual opportunity to detect application defects before they influence user adoption.

Our test engineers validate that an application’s functioning is sleek, its end-to-end workflows are logical and executed seamlessly, user interface is clear and not overloaded with elements that will be rarely addressed by your employees.

Continuous testing during the entire application life cycle

Continuous testing during the entire application life cycle

This most comprehensive set of testing services can be baked into your application lifecycle management (ALM). ALM presupposes QA to start as early as application requirements gathering. So, ScienceSoft’s QA manager is ready to assist your BAs with the development of a requirements specification to ensure it’s full, coherent, and structured in the way convenient for future testing. Then, our test team proceeds to comprehensive testing activities during application development. Thorough user acceptance testing is performed before the application goes live. In addition, our test engineers keep on with regression testing to ensure that the ALM-driven continuous improvement of the application doesn’t result in severe defects in its existing functionality.

Our Approach to Application Testing

ScienceSoft keeps to the application testing process focused on the following principles.

Testing with a focus on business goals

Testing with a focus on business goals

We see an application not as a single-standing piece of software but a part of the complex business environment. Our QA and testing professionals perform testing with primary attention to your business goals. Firstly, we ensure our test strategy and plan, user stories, test scenarios, and test data are maximum true-to-life and driven by your actual business needs. Secondly, we prioritize ongoing testing activities with regard to your current requirements that may be subject to change.

Risk-based testing

Risk-based testing

We prioritize testing activities according to the possible damage that an application defect can cause when it’s found by end users. Thus, the software issues bound to the highest risks are validated upfront. This testing approach is particularly viable to squeeze multiple testing activities into tight iteration deadlines imposed by Agile and DevOps/Continuous Delivery methodologies.

Well-documented testing

Well-documented testing

To keep track of the ongoing testing activities and adequately assess their effectiveness, you need relevant test documentation. Our test engineers stick to corresponding ISO/IEC 29119 standards. The set of test artifacts normally include a test strategy and a test plan, test design and test procedure specifications, test execution and test summary reports. In addition, our test team provides high-quality defect descriptions that will be easily comprehensible to maintenance and development teams.

Test team’s collaboration with development and support teams

Test team’s collaboration with development and support teams

Development and testing alignment is of utmost importance to ScienceSoft as it enables the teams to meet tight iteration deadlines and steadily deliver smoothly functioning software parts. ScienceSoft’s QA managers cater to inter-team smooth communication by sharing daily and weekly tasks for each team member to know their bearings. Besides, the teams can collaborate more effectively as our QA professionals regularly adjust testing activities to current issues in application maintenance and development process.

Balanced automated and manual testing

Balanced automated and manual testing

ScienceSoft promotes a sensible approach to test automation. It’s most efficient in long-term testing projects with the fairly stable set of application requirements. In such projects, automated testing can result in shorter testing time, vast test coverage, and fewer bugs missed because of the human factor. Our test automation engineers are ready to step in the testing process and automate the most time-consuming, data-intensive, and repeatable test scenarios.

However, each enterprise application requires a thought-out ratio between manual and automated testing efforts. ScienceSoft’s professionals use forefront tools to execute automated performance, regression, and integration testing. Still, some testing types are executed only manually (like exploratory and usability testing) and some are better to be only partially automated (some phases of penetration and functionality testing). Human involvement is required to accurately trace and analyze constantly changing security issues and validate the application’s new functions.

Get Your Business-Critical Application Checked

Our QA and testing professionals are ready to step in an application testing project of any scale and complexity. We can answer your questions 24/7.

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