Quality Assurance: An Integral Part Of Business
The definition of Quality Assurance (QA) is made apparent in its name. To get technical, it is a systematic approach that determines if a product meets specific requirements and specifications. In layman terms, QA helps produce solid, dependable products that exceed consumer expectations. However, more than just defining the credibility of the product, it is a set of ideas that focus on improving processes so organizations can deliver better.
Once the processes are in place, QA aims to ensure that mistakes are not passed on to consumers. In most cases, there exists a QA team whose responsibility is to find and report any issues within the processes. The QA systematic approach used by these teams measures, compares with a standard, monitors through processes and adds feedback that validate acceptance or rejection.
Here are 5 key benefits of Quality Assurance
Optimize and save time and money
Did you know that it can take up to 150 times longer to fix production errors than fix those same errors in the design phase? This also invariably affects overall costing, causing unnecessary losses before the product has even reached the market. Furthermore, companies can lose their customer base once their reputation of making buggy products is established.
Prevent product breakdown
Continuing from the first point, breakdowns cost money, are time-consuming, and deny customers access to the product or service. Strict quality assurance ensures that all kinks are ironed out before the product reaches the customer, giving them a guarantee that this is a product that will not fail in the short and long run
Top organizations across the US spend up to 25$ an hour on cyber-security because of the alarming increase in threats. Regular software checks performed during quality assurance help patch issues and eliminate vulnerabilities present in the products you ship.
The best measure of the performance of your product is to gauge the level of customer satisfaction. If the product serves its purpose well, you have repeat customers in your hands. As this base keeps increasing, you spend less money to acquire such users in the long run.
By including QA in production, the time to market increases but the trade-off is worth it. Instead of fixing errors in already fixed products, teams can focus on the design and development, which improves productivity and decreases lead times.
Differentiating yourself in the software business is key for organizations to stand out. By being glitch-free and delivering on their promise, QA passed products not only help meet both business and development objectives.
To take a look at how DCT can add to your organisation’s goals with its QA services, take a look at our case studies here.