3rd Party Independent Testing Services
Does your software quality inspire confidence? When it absolutely, positively must be right, XBOSoft provides the 3rd Party Independent Testing Services that you need to deliver flawless software.
XBOSoft QA services can supplement or augment your existing team in both specialized skills and manpower. Most importantly, we often serve as the last line of QA defense so that your end users don’t have to complain as they find and report defects to your customer support center.
John Smith, former VP at Computer Associates (CA) and Nimsoft, recently joined the Board of Advisors at XBOSoft. In this video, he discusses his experience in using XBOSoft’s Independent testing software services while at CA/Nimsoft and the value his team received.
Learn more about XBOSoft long-term relationship with CA/Nimsoft in this Case Study.
The Importance of Validation and Verification
Is your software working as intended? Does it meet security and performance requirements while simultaneously addressing user needs? To ensure that your software — designed in-house or by a third party — achieves both goals, it’s critical to ensure that your software does what users want and does it well.
At XBOSoft, we’ve developed a reputation as validation and verification specialists. Utilizing our in-house independent testing methodology built out over the last ten years, our experts provide actionable recommendations and enhance the overall quality of our client’s software.
It’s helpful to understand the difference between validation and verification. Simply put:
Validation is testing to ensure you’ve built the right software for the user, one that matches their expectations and satisfies their business needs.
Verification is testing to ensure you’ve built the software correctly — that code is well designed, lacks critical vulnerabilities, behaves and performs as expected.
The combination of validation and verification in the quality assurance process is important, since without one you may be releasing a product that isn’t quite ready for prime-time. Consider this: Well-built software that doesn’t meet customer needs will require time-consuming redesign. Software that addresses end-user requirements but is riddled with code inefficiencies, defects, performance bottlenecks and security weaknesses will require the same.
The Value of Independent Test Services
Public companies need to hire 3rd party accountants to validate and verify their “corporate books”. They do this because the stakes are high for the executive team since they must signoff that the accounts are accurate at the risk of jail time if they are not. The stakes are similarly high for software vendors in the healthcare or finance industry where a defect can have life or death consequences or result in the losses of millions of dollars.
XBOSoft’s longtime client, BlackLine, has grown from 20 employees to over 500 in the last 10 years. We’ve been with them every step of the way. Spend a few minutes with BlackLine’s VP, Software Architecture, Charlie Gaulke, as she discusses the working relationship and benefits to BlackLine in helping them to be successful.
Not only does it help to have a 3rd and 4th pair of eyes on your software, but an independent view that sees features and functions differently from an end user perspective can be invaluable. XBOSoft’s professional software testing methodologies and a passion for software testing is a proven formula for success as many of our clients utilize us to give the final ‘go’ for their release decisions. Release your software with confidence!
Choose XBOSoft as Your Independent Software Testing Company
Whether you’re developing a software product in-house or you’re outsourcing development to another company, XBOSoft’s independent testing services serve as a reliable and unbiased partner to ensure the best quality product is released. XBOSoft’s independent validation and verification (IV&V) will:
- Ensure that the product meets the user’s needs by implementing a thorough user profile review combined with a detailed analysis of all user stories to examine missing or ambiguous holes of functionality.
- Evaluate your software against software specifications, requirements and your acceptance criteria. And work with you to fill any missing or ambiguous gaps.
By offering an independent point of view combined with top-tier verification and validation services, we can both increase overall product quality and ensure that your software meets both technical specifications and user needs before going live. Inspire confidence that your software can get the job done, get it done right, satisfy your users and keep them coming back? Contact us today.