It’s close to product release day, and you’re feeling the adrenaline rush. You’ve been working on this product for months, maybe even years, and it’s finally ready to go out into the world. But before you do, there’s one more thing you need to do – software testing. This can be carried out manually, automatically, or by using codeless test automation tools. They all achieve similar results. Except that with automation, it is quicker, and with codeless software testing approaches, less expertise is required. Not to mention the fact that where human intervention is removed more errors have the potential to be detected in programming code.
While we are thinking about how we should test, here are three reasons why software testing is so important before product release.
To ensure product quality
The first and most obvious reason to test your software before releasing it is to ensure product quality. You want to make sure that your product is going to meet customer expectations and work as advertised. software testing can help you identify any potential issues with the product so that they can be fixed before release.
It is best to fix as many errors as possible, even if it delays a product release slightly because reputations are at stake and the future of the products that follow. Businesses need to be able to rely on their software and the company that is providing it. You can assure them of this when you can say that you have thoroughly tested and checked a product.
There are various software tests available, and it is important to test for at least the key ones. Then more can be carried out depending on whether the software is used for a larger organization or on a hobbyist level. It should be capable of being viewed on different devices, too, including mobile ones. This is important as people become more mobile and work remotely. The view they get should be sufficient to use the software effectively. Navigation needs to be easy as well. It can be frustrating when software does not work correctly, and the coding errors are left uncorrected.
To avoid product liability issues
Another reason to test your software before release is to avoid product liability issues. If there are any bugs or glitches in the product that result in injuries or damage, you could be held liable. By testing the product thoroughly before release, you can help minimize the risk of these kinds of accidents.
It depends on what the software is being used for, but if it is in the medical profession, it can be problematic if there are bugs in the software. Particularly if there is a time-critical need for patient information to be accessed quickly for diagnosis purposes and this is not possible at a particular moment due to coding issues.
To improve customer satisfaction
Finally, testing your software before release can help improve customer satisfaction. If customers have a positive experience with your product, they’re more likely to come back and buy from you again in the future. On the other hand, if they have a negative experience, they may never purchase from you again. By ensuring that your product is high-quality and free of bugs, you can help boost customer satisfaction levels.
It is not worth cutting corners when sales are at stake because you are not just talking about sales now but also future sales and repeat orders. Customers do not generally forget the errors in software that created their problems.
So, there you have it – three good reasons to test your software before releasing it. Don’t let product release day be the first time you test your product!