Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today the expansion of its Vector Software Global Services (VSGS) offerings to include software Health Check and Baseline Testing services.

A Health Check engagement reviews the current state of an organization’s testing infrastructure and gathers key metrics such as gaps in testing, code complexity, and comment density to identify risk areas. A detailed report is provided containing all of the gathered data along with recommendations for improvement.

Baseline Testing, also known as characterization testing, helps organizations with legacy code bases that have inadequate test cases. Often the lack of sufficient tests means that the application cannot be easily modified since changes break existing functionality. Having test cases that formalize the behavior of an existing piece of software enables developers to refactor and enhance the application with confidence. Vector Software’s proprietary technology allows the company to build huge suites of test cases for legacy applications, which provide an immediate improvement to quality.

“When Vector Software Global Services performs a Health Check, or Baseline Testing, you get an independent professional assessment of your testing infrastructure without shifting focus or time away from your development goals,” stated Guy Millet, director of Vector Software Global Services. “We’ve added these new services so that software development teams can use their efforts where they are needed most — developing and enhancing their products.”

In addition to Health Check and Baseline Testing services, VSGS also offers:

  • Safety-critical standards gap analysis
  • Long or short-term project consulting and mentoring
  • Regulatory compliance training
  • Software development and testing services

Comprised of software development and test experts, the Global Services team from Vector Software focuses on providing complete software engineering solutions that reduce cost, risk, and time-to-market for customers.