Software Quality Assurance – Benefits – Part 3
By Cesar Contreras
Quality assurance is an integral part of the modern software development life cycle. Testing used to be the last phase of the development process. Today, testing has evolved beyond its original role and it’s an organic part of every software project.
The way of improvement
QA adds a layer of software quality to a project from start to finish, monitors changes, and decreases potential errors. These are some of the goals of quality assurance, but the key benefits for your company are much more simple and the impact is tangible.
The key benefits of Software Quality Assurance are:
- Saves you money
- Maintains great user experience
- Boosts customer satisfaction
- Organizational productivity and efficiency
Why is this relevant?
Developing software is no easy task. With every resource that gets invested in the software development process, it becomes more and more impossible to not encounter bugs and defects.
Bugs are a common issue amongst developers and these issues can break or make a project, making it unappealing for the end user. This is why testing must be done during the development process to give your project the level of quality that the user absolutely needs.
It sounds easy to say that including a quality assurance process during your development process will save you money and uphold a great user experience. The reality is the theory and practice have proven that it is a lot cheaper to test during the development process to save the cost of reworking the project. Also, giving access to the clients to a beta version of a project can give you great insight and analytics before the end product is launched to the market, giving your product an edge over your competitors.
Some of the key factors of quality control to take into consideration are:
- Build trust
- Prevent mistakes
- Ensure quality
The benefits of QA and SQA as a whole are visible from the beginning. The professionals behind the testing and detection of defects work to ensure every product is a deliverable product to the end user. This helps save costs, enhance user experience, and boost customer satisfaction among many other things that go unnoticed. As a final note, your product or service has much room for enhancements and testing, so aim for the quality your users need by hiring a team of QA engineers.