The answer to the question why it’s essential to create high-quality software is logical and understandable for all parties of the development process.
Obviously, any customer wants to get a high-quality software product that meets all the established requirements, is possibly cheaper and delivered at the allocated time, so as to prevent future maintenance costs, problem search, errors, etc. On the other hand, software developers are seeking to perform their work on time and with maximum quality, in order to reduce their costs for the warranty period. Therefore, both parties of the software development process pursue at least two identical objectives: to deliver the software product on time and to achieve the highest possible quality of software.
Creation of originally high-quality software product:
1. Increases the probability of a project success and its timely delivery, which ultimately leads to an efficient launch of the software.
2. Reduces the costs for warranty maintenance from both parties.
3. Predetermines reduction of overall development time, as the developers aren’t distracted by fixing bugs or defects.
From the software development company’s perspective, there are direct and indirect reasons for creating reliable and quality software. For instance, quality software development:
1. Reduces internal development costs and increases overall task processing speed. I.e. high-quality software development immediately allows to avoid work stoppage, switching to other tasks, bug search, countercheck of decisions, search for bypass options, recovery of performance capability, etc.
2. Binds the customer with the developer as long as the customer is satisfied.
3. Creates a sometimes insuperable to others competitive advantage when participating in tenders for software development.
Fewer bugs per se speak for the competence of the software developer, boost the customer’s satisfaction and, what’s important for the future, predetermine the probability of new orders by the customer and make possible to obtain good recommendations.
Our company also includes extensibility, or upgrading capacity, in the software quality criteria, as developers often come across the situation when it’s easier to throw out the old software and make a new one from scratch. Upgrading capacity is introduced by correctly designed, future-oriented architecture and selected development technologies.