Software Quality Audit and Assessment
ScienceSoft’s quality assessment experts validate software compliance with industry-specific standards (HIPAA, GAMP, PCI DSS, GLBA); perform manual code review and automated code audit to ensure the code’s quality and adherence to coding conventions.
We especially recommend quality assessment in the following cases:
The problems with a software product may threaten users’ security and even lives
Software failures can cause more than inconveniences for users. In some cases, sensitive information can be compromised (e.g. with banking and retail software glitches) and even human lives can be put under threat (e.g., glitches in software for medical devices). If pure testing may be not enough, we suggest option for code review to discover the reasons for the defects in software functionality, security, usability, and other aspects.
You consider the purchase of exclusive software product rights
Purchasing the software product rights, it’s important to understand real product quality and potential. We conduct quality assessment to help you avoid unexpected glitches in a solution’s functionality, security and other aspects. We also identify beforehand which parts of the product will need improvements and what time and budget will be needed to implement them. It helps you prevent customer complaints and lost marketing opportunities.
You want to avoid high investment risks and/or improve cost management
With huge investments in updating the one already in use, it’s prudent to take an additional step to be sure of the quality of this solution. A high-quality software product based on a reliable and flexible architecture costs less to maintain and is easier and, consequently, cheaper to update. We are ready to conduct comprehensive quality assessment and detect the drawbacks and defects in the solution’s code and architecture. The earlier such defects are identified and fixed, the better it is for every project stakeholder in terms of time and ROI.
You face the choice of whether to support legacy software or create/buy new solutions
In such a context, there’s a need to assess the quality of your legacy software and analyze whether it can bring benefits if updated and what risks will accompany this decision. We are ready to help you detect the weaknesses that need to be fixed to prepare your solution for an update. Being aware of potential costs and risks, you can make an informed decision whether it’s reasonable to implement updates or whether it’s better to buy new software.
Within the framework of software quality assessment, our specialists assess an IT solution’s quality from different angles: complete or partial code review including its compliance with widely used coding standards or stick to the standards a customer prefers, functional, performance, security, usability assessment.
As for software quality audit, we verify the compliance of your software with standards and regulations (for example, HIPAA, GAMP, PCI DSS). We prepare a report featuring the issues identified in your software and their influence on your solution’s quality and advice on improvements, if needed.
Our approach to quality assessment comprises the following stages:
We set up quality assessment objectives, prepare necessary scenarios for performing assessment, identify timeframes, estimate costs, appoint responsible QA specialists and software consultants and prepare a documented assessment plan.
According to the created and approved plan, we perform software quality assessment. This involves partial or complete code review, architecture review, testing, assessing a software product’s compliance with development standards and industry regulations to find the defects in your software product.
We deliver a detailed report containing detected issues and recommendations to address them.
If needed, we are also ready to step in and solve the found software problems (including partial or complete redesign of the solution).