First-Chair Participants

Starting in the development area, TESTCo has been acting as Sychron’s QA, testing everything with the application – from insulation, configuration, performance all the way through to the robustness of the application.  TESTCo helps us establish the criteria to determine whether the product is ready to go.

Unlike some other third party developers, TESTCo is in the “A” group with their ability to manage the writing of the code to test and release.  They are first-chair participants and Sychron could not ask for better team members and that is exactly what they are.

Communication is key in this business and TESTCo provides us with the ability to concentrate on other areas of development while they manage the software QA testing.  These third party developers are not faceless folks and TESTCo ensures that they are part of the process at all times.

Even more than the communication factor is that TESTCo and the developers have the best interest of Sychron’s product and the value is the sense of ownership that TESTCo takes in the sense of ownership we all share.  That is a rare quality to find in a company.

The final result is a union of people’s hard work and software QA testing is often treated with less importance and even more when it is outsourced.  That is not the case here and it is because of TESTCo managing and making sure we are all on the same page and working in the same direction.

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On Short Notice

TESTCo was able to supply test engineers on short notice allowing us to move fast. This would have not been possible with the local partners!

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Quick Adjustments

We outsource our entire software QA testing function to TESTCo, which results in an overall cost savings of 30% annually. There’s another benefit besides the cost savings.

Our software QA testing requirements are cyclical and we experience many peaks and valleys. By working with TESTCo we have the ability to make quick adjustments to staffing levels based on our needs which is something we didn’t have the flexibility to do with in-house staff. In addition, TESTCo has worked loosely with us to improve our software process, which allows us to produce products more efficiently and with a higher level of quality.

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Comprehensive Quality Assurance

TESTCo provides Journyx with a comprehensive quality assurance solution that not only ensures we deliver high-quality software and products to our markets, but also identifies opportunities for greater efficiencies in development and testing as they become available.

Journyx is free to focus on developing software solutions because TESTCo keeps track of best practices and new developments in quality assurance tools and methodologies. TESTCo created an entirely new test suite in tandem with new and existing product development that allowed Journyx to add a major product without any delays for new testing procedures or coverage.

Prior to engaging TESTCo, I spent 80% of my time on software QA testing oversight and managing customer patch requests. I had little time to devote to strategy, future release planning and requirements because testing procedures were inefficient and the resulting product quality was a drag on support and development resources. Thanks to improvements implemented by TESTCo, I have the ability to spend the majority of my time on forward looking activities that allow me to be prepared for opportunities as they arise.

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An Extension of Our Team

We have worked with other outside testing groups in the past, but the combination of really smart Test Engineers in Eastern Europe and a local manager makes the testing of new releases very efficient and cost-effective.

We have a very close working relationship where TESTCo is an extension of our own development team. Because they know our application and have built a test framework that fits our product, TESTCo’s software testing services are very effective in uncovering software defects prior to release. They have a dedicated team of very smart Test Engineers that work hard.

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A True Partner

TESTCo has been a true partner with us as we created a new and innovative trading platform for one of our key clients.

We were tasked to create something that had never been built before so we all had to figure it out together. Our testing team really dug in to learn the details of the financial domain, the business drivers that would make the platform successful and gain the trust of our client.

That required support from their executives during the inevitable twists and turns any project encounters and persistence ad diligence from their project team

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To The Letter

I can pass off an entire business problem (‘we need testing’) and count on it being solved well. Also, when instructions are provided to you guys, you follow them to the letter almost perfectly every time.

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Drive Costs Down

I’ve been very happy with TESTCo. Our TESTCo team members are sharp, technically savvy and committed to Surgient’s success, which are qualities we required. In addition, they’ve helped us drive costs down while enabling us to maintain the highest level of service for our customers.

We continue to work with TESTCo because of the consistent high quality product and the fact the TESTCo team feels more like a strategic business partner instead of a vendor. The primary value that TESTCo provides is a focus on helping my business succeed. By focusing on my success, the value of their staff extends well beyond the positive measurable ROI I receive each month.

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Synchronize Testing

I’ve been able to provide some simple guidelines and procedures to the team and they have returned valuable tests and have uncovered relevant defects.  They allow me to get a lot of manual testing done at once, and have helped synchronize testing efforts with the workflow in development.

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Impressive Personnel

I am impressed with the personnel assigned to this project. They are patient and consistent hard working testers that we enjoy having on the team. Implementing industry testing best practices within this project has proven to be difficult and frustrating – I appreciate each person’s never ending push for this and the patience to do that.

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Impressed

I have definitely been impressed with the ability of the engineers to get up to speed on the platform.  They seem to work very well with our developers and their open collaborative communication has been tremendous.

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An Indispensable Factor

Put simply, the TESTCo team was an indispensable factor in transforming the quality and reliability of our software products.

After two and a half years of a small team approach to software development and delivery, we realized it was time to take things to a new level, and TESTCo helped us to realize that vision. The speed and efficiency with which the testing team learned our product and its complex requirements and dependencies was impressive, and a relief for an organization of our small size.

The testing team’s ability to develop a test plan on the fly as they learned our software, and to self-identify test cases that improved the overall user experience for our product are key reasons TESTCo had an instant and positive impact on our organization.

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