Nearshore Leader Avantica Technologies Introduces Jump-Start™ QA Engineering Service for Agile

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Service helps North American companies solve software testing quality, scale and far-shore challenges

Avantica Technologies, the largest Nearshore software engineering services company in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Latin America, announced today the availability of its Jump-Start™ QA Engineering Service for Agile.

Jump-Start is designed for North American companies employing the Agile software development method that want to quickly expand their QA testing capability, without compromising quality. Unlike remote India or China outsourcers, Avantica’s software testing centers, located in Costa Rica and Peru, are in the same U.S. time-zone. The company’s QA engineers are Agile experienced. As a result, integrated testing supporting real-time collaboration, rapid iteration and quick release of quality software is possible.

Avantica, a 20-year-old company headquartered in Silicon Valley and a pioneer in distributed Agile among Latin America-based software engineering services companies, is offering these Jump-Start Service benefits to North America organizations:

  • Discounted two month pilot with an Avantica QA engineering team
  • Agile tool standardization through JIRA® from Atlassian; Avantica also supports other popular Agile tools
  • Same U.S. time-zone alignment enabling real-time collaboration between client and Avantica
  • Formal QA engineering process developed over 20 years and nearly 1,600 Avantica customer software projects

Juan Carlos Porras, QA Director at Avantica Technologies, explained: “The Jump-Start Service was created as a way forward for North American companies that want to try Nearshore-based QA engineering services without risk. The service delivers a small QA engineering team over a short trial period at low cost. At the conclusion of the pilot, customers can keep their Avantica team going forward, scale the team by adding additional QA engineers as needed, or simply stop using the service."

Porras went on to describe that the pilot will validate the software quality benefits an Agile experienced QA engineering partner utilizing a Nearshore model will deliver to U.S. companies. “Jump-Start aligns well with those organizations looking for Quality Assurance, Software Testing and Quality Management support that is completely integrated with their development effort,” he emphasized. “The inherent non-Agile time-zone and travel limitations of far-shore software testing from India and other distant geographies is removed.”

QA engineering services from Avantica - utilizing a reliable, repeatable process - minimize the risks organizations face when releasing new software products – including Web and mobile platforms. The company’s QA engineers specialize in Requirements Analysis, TC Definition, Test Cycle Execution, and QA Results Delivery.

Avantica has grown rapidly as North American companies discover the company’s integrated capabilities combining Nearshore software engineering services, the Agile engineering method and talented, English speaking engineers. Avantica nearly doubled the number of certified Scrum Masters based in its centers in Costa Rica and Peru during 2012. The company’s software architects, developers and testers are highly skilled in distributed Agile – co-developing and testing collaboratively, not hierarchically, with North America companies.

Porras, commenting on Avantica’s Agile capabilities, said: “Our engineers have experience with Agile tools supporting backlog management, sprint planning and team tracking; access to state-of-the-art communications, computing and security infrastructure at our centers in Latin America. They are completely at ease working in a Western oriented, non-hierarchical and self-organizing software engineering culture.”

About Avantica Technologies
Avantica Technologies specializes in providing software engineering services well-suited to start-up and established software companies, and industry. Avantica's experience across the software development lifecycle - from design to development, testing and professional services -provides unique value to the company's Enterprise, Cloud, Social Networking, Consumer Web, Financial and Mobile app customers. The 20-year-old company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering centers in Latin America (Costa Rica, Peru). Our model is distributed Agile, English language, North America time-zone, economical, and quality software engineering across the SDLC. Avantica Technologies can be found at http://www.avantica.net.

Media Contact: Marisol Briceno: marisol(dot)briceno(at)avantica(dot)net, (650) 587-1525

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