Vendor Landscape: Software Testing Solutions

Testing tools continue horizontal and vertical feature expansion to accommodate increasing application complexity.


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What matters more, the vendor score or the product score? As you weigh the importance, we will generate the vendor shortlist to match your needs.

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What is a shortlist?

A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.

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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.

Your Challenge

  • As release cycles get shorter, testing for today’s web, cloud, and mobile applications becomes more complex.
  • Organizations must be able to map key metrics from testing to help make business decisions around launch and compliance readiness.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Single-pane-of-glass applications are normative from user experience but increase testing cycles. This fights against rapid release cycles that are essential to business agility.
  • Risk-based testing continues to mature for web, mobile, and cloud. This provides direct alignment from development domain into business concerns.

Impact and Result

  • Choose the right range of features for your testing challenge.
  • Find an integrated solution that reduces your testing costs.

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Get to Action

  1. Evaluate the leading solutions for software testing

    Understand the market and available options.

  2. Identify the software testing solution that best meets your needs

    Develop a shortlist to speed the selection process.

  3. Issue an RFP to the shortlist of vendors

    Solicit responses from shortlisted vendors to find optimal enterprise fit.

  4. Review RFP winners

    Ensure that selected proponents can deliver when it counts.

Guided implementation icon Guided Implementation

This guided implementation is a three call advisory process.

  • Call #1: Shortlist assistance and requirements

    Get off to a productive start: discuss the market space and how vendors are evaluated. Decide on which deployment option suits you best and narrow down the options based on customized requirements.

  • Call #2: RFP and budget review

    Interpret and act on RFP results: review vendor RFPs and ensure the solution is meeting your needs. Discuss average pricing of solutions and what can fit into your budget.

  • Call #3: Negotiation and contract review

    Purchase optimization: review contracts and discuss best practices in negotiation tactics to get the best price for your solution.

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