Vector Software Quantifies the Cost of Fixing Bugs Versus Preventing Bugs

Actionable Data Available to Measure Cost of Poor Quality and the Impact of Software Testing

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Organizations that prevent bugs instead of fixing them have a clear advantage over those that don’t, and now they have an easy way to obtain actionable data about the size and cost of their software quality issues.

Providence, RI (PRWEB) June 26, 2014

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today the release of a new white paper that enables organizations to easily measure the impact that poor software quality has on their bottom line. Titled “Quantifying The Cost of Fixing vs Preventing Bugs”, the paper enables companies to obtain concrete figures about how much buggy code costs their organization, and shows how an automated, repeatable software testing process helps companies improve software quality while reducing time-to-market.

Inspired by the book “How Google Tests Software” (Whittaker, Arbon, Corollo), the paper uses numbers and best practices found by the Google™ organization as they refined their legendarily sound software application release process. The paper features an example based on a mid-sized automotive project, using figures derived from the Google example. In addition, the paper provides a formula that allows managers to estimate what poor software quality is costing their organization. Most importantly, the paper shows that by adopting a measured approach to test automation, companies can significantly reduce these numbers. By adopting an approach that embraces the value of prevention, instead of fixing, organizations can free up valuable engineering resources for innovation and new product development, enabling them to carve out a greater share of the markets they serve.

“It’s been well established that the cost of eliminating bugs early in the development process is much cheaper than fixing them at the conclusion of a project”, said Bill McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer, Vector Software. “Organizations that prevent bugs instead of fixing them have a clear advantage over those that don’t, and now they have an easy way to obtain actionable data about the size and cost of their software quality issues.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system-level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: http://www.vectorcast.com. Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.


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