Launching a new software product or service can be frustrating. Sometimes a good project manager or project management tool can help you, but many obstacles will arise along the way. A fair share of these obstacles will be found during the testing phase.
Software testing is necessary, some might say it’s the key part of developing a new product, functionality, or feature. You find mistakes no one except creators should see, you fix bugs that could discourage users from using your tool, and you make the whole experience so seamless that the end-user can’t notice how much work is behind it.
Now, let’s not slide into the theoretical definitions of software testing here. We want to tell you about what software testing can give you when you outsource it.
Should you even consider outsourcing?
It depends and can vary for each company. If you’re a small company with enough testers, you don’t have to spend your budget on outsourcing and can keep it in-house. Also, if you’re a big company with dedicated teams of developers and testers that are not fully booked till next year, it would be a waste not to use their skills.
But many companies are almost constantly understaffed. Employees are burning out because the amount of work is too much for them to handle. Tasks and projects are postponed because key players can’t ‘sit in two chairs at once.’ This is a situation where outsourcing is necessary. So, what can outsourcing bring you?
1. Years of expertise from different projects and segments
If you’re a company that’s developed a single product over the years, the chance is your perspective is somewhat stereotypical. You’re so familiar with the solution you’ve built that potential flaws or shortcomings are invisible to you.
Expert software testing can be applied to different projects. More angles mean more places to find bottlenecks, bugs, errors, or wrong features and estimates of user behavior. A broad look at a product can be life, or money saving.
2. Save time and redistribute forces
Being able to save precious hours of your talented staff and allocate them to different tasks can help you launch faster and without stress or anxiety. Someone from your team, maybe even you, has to be dedicated to the process. A key player from your company has to communicate with the provider of the software testing service, at least that’s what we recommend to our clients. The whole testing process and its results are then delivered smoothly and quickly.
3. Higher quality of testing
Your team of testers might be good, even great. But if you don’t have enough time, mistakes will happen. Even the greatest minds can make errors under time pressure. Taking this responsibility off their shoulders will put them at ease and will also put it in the hands of people that will be dedicated to the task. Multitasking might be good for some people but multitasking under pressure can’t be good for your product or for your reputation among users.
4. Save money
Yes, software testing can save you money when it’s outsourced. How? It’s easy. Combine every point above and now think about everything that can go wrong. Will it cost you money? Of course, it will. You’ll have to pay for reparations, maybe new staff, new software and testing environments, and tools if the old ones are found insufficient.
By recognizing it, it means you’re on the way to saving money and time.
How to choose your software testers
So, maybe you’ve found out that outsourced software testing is something you could benefit from. Finding the right provider should be easy if you know:
- How long the company has been providing Testing as a Service (TaaS)
- What the company’s process is for software testing
- How collaborative is the company with your designated person
- Is the company willing to provide you references?
It’s no coincidence that we mention these things. At Rare Crew, we offer TaaS and these are some of the most asked questions from our clients. It’s better to be transparent and have a comprehensive talk to find out if everything matches your standards before collaborating.
If you need outsourced software testing, don’t hesitate to call or write to us. We’ll schedule a call and find out what we can do to make your product, service, or anything else flawless.