We always talk about how important the quality of our product is. We go to great lengths to talk about the necessity of good marketing and different strategies we can apply to promote our product or service. But all this would be in vain if our product would be of poor quality. How can we be sure our product will not end up in a pile of wannabes, but be appreciated for what we built if for.
In this article we want to put testing in the spotlight. Testing in these days is and should be an equally important part of the development and planning. Organizations and companies that develop software must realize that their testing system has to be organised in order for their product to succeed.
Every company wants to deliver the highest quality products or software applications. A well tested product asks for less maintenance cost, delivers more accurate results and are more reliable than the products that haven’t undergone rigorous testing phases.
What testing can do for you
IT QA Testing is the beautiful part of checking, re-checking and double checking again an IT product to make sure it is error free, it does not have any weaknesses or points of failure. And you do all this before going live. A QA Testers’s mission is to run your application or website through every human and nonhuman possible use scenario to cover any situation that your real life users could be in.
So what can testing actually do for your product?
1. Delivers quality
You can be a very good developer, but you are still human. Even when double checking your work, you might just overpass a few mistakes. And that is all right. But having your product or software tested will guarantee that your end result just streams quality. Testing shouldn’t be rushed or seen as something that slows the delivery process. It should be seen as the tool that takes your product from good to excellent.
The main purpose of software testing is to prevent the release of a doubtable quality product for your end users. These may be seen as small mistakes. Or you could oversee some of them, thinking you will improve them after your release. But small mistakes may lead to large financial losses.
Why you might ask? Because the user will simply turn off your application and move to another one if your product lacks quality. The way to avoid this is to provide high-quality product. An effective QA strategy and management put in place will do the job for you.
2. Builds Trust
What better way to gain your customers trust, than delivering quality product. You can advertise well, have a great sales team, but if your product lacks quality, that will speak for your future clients and word of mouth spreads very fast. This is a general accepted truth, not only in software testing, but on the market place in general.
There is a saying that quality is everyone’s business. When this suffers, your team suffers and lastly, your customers suffers. The good thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way. For starters, the people in your team need to understand that the quality of their work can intervene with trust. By building up your customers trust, you gain their confidence. Having confidence in a product means they will promote it more easily. Simply being satisfied with the ends result will have them talking about it.
3. Saves time
At this point your first thought is how testing can save you time when it does the exact opposite. When your product should be ready you still have to wait for it to come back from testing. Investing in QA Testing is an important part of your development strategy, or it should be. This can actually save you time.
If you take into consideration that only 16% of users will try an app more than once, then you will rethink the importance of testing. It does feel as if you invest time, but on the long run it is quite the contrary. Testing saves you the time you would otherwise invest in rebuilding a buggy software. The bottom line is that if you invest a few of your resources into QA Testing can actually reduce your total development costs. And we all know that time equals money and vice versa.
4. Avoids failure
When you are near the finish line with your product, you will feel the rush of releasing it into the market. Rushing a buggy and weak product to the market could be a suicide mission for your whole investment. Many researchers have tried to identify the root cause of software startups failures. One of the main reasons for this had turned out to be poor QA during the development of the product.
Having rigorous testing methods during and after development can help you avoid killing your project before its time. To ensure the best user experience for your customers you really have to keep an eye open for as many bugs as possible before they ruin the reputation of your product.
You know the saying happy customers, happy working life? Well it doesn’t go quite like this, but having satisfied customers will put your company and team in a much better position. Investing in good quality services and products will set your company apart from your competition.
We hope this article has opened your perspective on the importance of testing. It is not just a job, it is a mindset that should be spread in all life activities. There is always one more bug to find! For an extra set of eyes contact us, our testers are merciless.
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