Software Quality Assurance

Managing product quality, along with cost and schedule, is one of the most important challenges facing software development organizations today. The growing complexity of underlying domains, multitudes of platforms to be supported, and ever reducing release cycles are making the quality assurance challenge even more complicated.

The benefits to a software product company:

3rd-party validation Independent testing allows for an objective look at quality issues.
Shortened time-to-market While your development/delivery team concentrates on core product innovation and product engineering, the testing partner can focus on the quality assurance activities and can quickly ramp up and ramp down qualified resources as required. Proven QA engineers. On demand.
Reduction in Operating Costs Reduce costs of specialized hardware and software of your QA infrastructure.
Shorter turnaround Time Receive the results of tests by 9AM.

MARS Difference:

1. Quality Focus: Product vs. Project

In line with our mission, MARS brings a unique product development focus to QA that is lacking in many outsourcing organizations across the world.  We understand that QA activities in a product development environment are iterative in nature. Repeatability and traceability are the most important qualities to be established in an iterative model, which is contrasted by one-off activities associated with a project-based QA activity.

We understand that fixing software product defects toward the end of an engagement can prove to be much more expensive than proactively removing defects during design and development. This approach is critical since nearly 65% of all defects arise from poor design or misunderstood requirements.

2. Reusability of QA artifacts, resources, and software assets

In order to achieve maximum efficiency in software product QA, the center of attention should be on reusability and maintainability of QA artifacts and resources.

3. QA Automation
Consistency and efficiency of iterative activities can only be established through careful automation of these activities. MARS invested into test automation capabilities within our organization that help its clients leverage benefits of high-end QA automation infrastructure.

4. People Focus
The success of today's enterprise software product QA activities depends directly on the domain knowledge of the QA professionals. Over 35% of our total engineering manpower is composed of quality assurance professionals. Our quality-conscious and technology-savvy testing team can point out bugs at the early stages of unit, alpha, beta, and random testing.

MARS have helped leverage QA best practices and deliver to its clients the following benefits:

  • Increased reliability, scalability, and peace of mind through enterprise-level software quality
  • Reduction in re-work and debugging costs
  • On-time delivery with dependable quality assurance
  • Higher customer satisfaction
MARS helps software companies achieve their quality imperatives through a focus on people, processes, tools, and methodology. MARS has in-depth architecture and implementation experience in testing (black-box, stress, white-box, design, and code-review) mission-critical applications, can recommend maintainability, performance, and availability improvements, conduct performance tuning in pre-production/production environments, and determine economically optimal hardware sizing for current needs and future scale-out/scale-up requirements.

MARS delivers focused QA solutions:

  • SLA-based Functional Testing
  • Fixed-Price Compatibility Testing
  • Fixed-Price Performance and Stress Testing