Software testing firm Inspired Testing has been appointed the official testing partner for Sage UK, providing functional testing that ultimately gives accreditation to Sage ISVs (Independent Software Vendors). Sage ISVs are required to be accredited in order to be listed in the Sage Marketplace digital platform
“Inspired Testing has implemented a streamlined, consistent approach that enables our team to assess each Sage ISV, write test cases, execute software test scripts and submit a report, meaning that compliant ISVs can quickly receive accreditation and be listed without unnecessary delays,” says Lloyd Dignan, Director, Inspired Testing.
Sage provides products and services for small and medium companies to manage their accounting, payroll, financials, operations and business management through a cloud-based business solution.
“Testing is a critical component of the software development cycle (SDLC). The automated software testing strategy adopted for Sage ISV accreditation optimises the process and ensures valid, robust and reliable outcomes,” says Jacques Fouché, CEO, Inspired Testing.
Sage UK is linked to the Making Tax Digital initiative and many Sage ISV Partners offer services related to digitisation. “Digital transformation is a reality across multiple industries and a vigorous software testing framework is part and parcel of a successful digital journey,” says Dignan.
Darren Bainbridge, ISV Partner Manager, Sage UK, says it is essential that their ISV Partner Programme lives up to the professionalism and world-class service that is associated with the Sage brand. “The role of rigorous and in-depth testing is integral to our accreditation process. Authentic ISV accreditation reinforces the high standards that have come to be expected by Sage customers,” he says.
The Sage Partner Programme has over 3 million small and medium companies in 23 countries participating across five tiers of partner types, including Solution Providers, Developers, ISVs, Business Consultants and Business Professionals. Functionality and compliance of partner systems and processes is critical to the success of the programme.
“SQA and software testing not only ensures quality and performance of software – it also delivers a customer retention strategy through authentic value,” says Fouché.
Inspired Testing, a Dynamic Technologies group company, provides a range of testing services and SQA solutions to clients in the UK and South Africa.