There are so many reasons why a company should consider SQA. It is all about business survival and SQA is just one of the many tools the company should effectively use. And just like a tool, it has to be effectively used to its maximum. If the tool is not used to its full extent, the tool will just be a financial burden to the company. SQA should also be utilized at the same way – to its full extent.
One of the reasons why businesses and companies opt out in using SQA is their inability to realize who effective an SQA when properly used. The following are the reasons why SQA should be used by any company before releasing their application to their intended users:
Traceability of Errors
Without using SQA, developers can still locate the errors of the application. Since their familiarity with the application is impeccable, they will have the ability to find a remedy to the problem. SQA on the other hand does not just look for answers to their problems.
SQA looks for the reason why the error occurred. Looking for errors is really easy but tracing the roots of the problem is another thing. The SQA team should be able to tell which practice has started the problem. Most of the time, the errors is not rooted on the execution of the coding but it could be found in the philosophy in developing the application.
This idea is saving money is very debatable in SQA. Using SQA means you will have to hire another set of people to work with you. Most of the SQA today are 3rd party companies that are only there to work on the specific project. Manpower will always cost money. Manpower does not even cover the cost of the tools the SQA team might use. Unfortunately most of the SQA tools are expensive especially the most efficient tools.
On the other hand, consider the idea of locating the bugs and errors in the application before they are released. Every application that are used in a business setting or sold to the consumers should have an ideal of 0% error. Even though this is rarely attained, SQA should be able to reduce errors to less than 1%.
Considering the effect on productivity together with customer satisfaction, you can always tell that preventing the problem is always better compared to answering them. SQA could practically save your business and boost it to success. Without them, there is a higher possibility that the application will have errors which will discourage your customers from purchasing the application.
In a business setting, an erroneous application will lead to slower productivity since instead of helping their customers; they might end up troubleshooting their application most of the time.
SQA could easily provide solutions to the problem since they look for the root of the problem instead of just answering them. By providing the root of the problem, they have the ability to provide solutions to these problems fast. But instead of one solution only, the SQA team should be able to provide more than one solution.
Finding the root of the problem means they can easily provide more than one solution. Most of the SQA companies offer web-based solutions to their concerns and aside from that, on-site solutions are also provided by most companies to ensure that the company could have as much options for solutions.