The importance of Software Product Assessment by an independent software consulting company cannot be overestimated when considering the purchase of an existing software product for possible inclusion into your portfolio or an entire company acquisition. Compromised security, incompatibility with the system in place, a high cost of modification, performance issues and high maintenance cost — these are the most common consequences that businesses might face when ruling out this vital step. In fact, Product Assessment is a comprehensive process that involves on-site and off-shore analysis of a vendor’s software product and is better conducted by a team of professionals.
MERA is a global provider of software development services with 28+ years of experience and an R&D team of 1300+ engineers. We apply an extensive knowledge of software development processes, a vast majority of programming languages and cutting-edge technologies to help you determine to a high degree of probability that the product represents the best solution for your system.
To evaluate a product in terms of its reliability and vulnerability, MERA follows a four-stage assessment process:A review of a product with 1M effective lines of code depends on the product complexity and assessment content and takes approximately 2-4 weeks. Assessment done by MERA meets the highest technical requirements and, at the same time, offers a cost-effective price-performance ratio. To learn more, contact our sales team.
Being ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified as well as CMMI®-DEV 1.3 Level3 compliant, MERA puts an emphasis on establishing a product’s compliance with software development coding standards. To ensure that you consider all areas of concern, we analyze a software product from different angles:
- Conformance to requirements
- Architecture & Design
- Source code quality
- Development process
- Deployment process
- Performance, scalability and redundancy
- Database utilization
- Cloud readiness
- Known software bugs/limitations/outstanding customer feature requests
- Localization and compliance with local, state, national or industry regulatory requirements
- Third-party software used, licensing and potential problems, including Intellectual property violations
- Design and end-user documentation
- Product Security
As a result of the assessment, you will be provided with a report containing all the findings and recommendations how to correct the issues found. These necessary insights will help you make the right decision.