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Compass release offers Q/A testing options

Q/A testing has long been the bane of many software businesses, but a new release from Compass Quality Insight may offer an assist before the product hits the mean streets.

by Kristina Knight

In this age of always on technology, software products are hitting in-store and cyber shelves faster than ever, with some experts saying the launch is about 85% quicker than it was just 10 years ago. With such quick launches, some issues with software can fall through the cracks, leaving the customers to either get frustrated and drop the product or suffer through numerous bug fixes.

A new tool out from Compass Quality Insight is set up to offer simpler quality assurance testing so that software brands are better prepared for those hard launch dates. Calles Compass Profiler, the solution offers analytical data so that the developer can see how the product may interact with other pieces of software.

"Testing is a rigorous discipline requiring a unique perspective," said Dan Steere, Compass' CEO. "Good decisions are crucial. We founded Compass to meet the enormous opportunity in helping testers make better-informed decisions, faster. Compass is focused on empowering the human side of all types of manual or automated testing - complex decision making."

"All businesses run on application software which is constantly changing to meet customers' needs," said Ben Nye, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures. "Compass enables its customers to plan and execute new versions of their software faster with less resources and enhanced quality. Its real-time analytics enable testing functions to keep pace with agile development processes. Compass addresses an unmet need in a large $4 billion market ripe for disruption."

The company has announced a $2 million funding round backed in part by Bain Capital Ventures.

Tags: Compass Quality Insight, qa testing, software experience, software testing

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