SugSahadevan Founder & Managing DirectorThe rapid evolution of technology platforms is encouraging enterprises to shorten their software development cycles, which may in turn lead to a reduction in quality. “There should be a stronger emphasis on quality assurance (QA) within the design and development stages rather than being perceived as a secondary role,” says Sug Sahadevan, Founder and Managing Director, Testhouse.
Testhouse is an IT consultancy that specializes in delivering software quality assurance and IT risk mitigation. Testhouse works with its clients to optimize current testing processes and increase both the quality of the software and the efficiency of test delivery, especially within Microsoft development environments. Working with Microsoft since 2007, the company has played a key role in shaping and developing Visual Studio. With expertise in load testing, manual functional testing, test automation and mobile testing, Testhouse has been providing testing solutions and training to its clients across a wide range of industry verticals and geographies for the last decade. The company’s flexible on-site, off-site, and offshore delivery models allow their clients to achieve higher operating efficiency with faster project executions. Headquartered in London, and with international presence in India, the U.S. and the Middle East, Testhouse is currently looking to expand its operations into South East Asia.
Testhouse was engaged by a major software product vendor that focuses on developing specialized financial software for investment banks.Testhouse’s services primarily revolve around the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) process, its customization and implementation. Besides having expertise in installation, configuration and migration of Team Foundation Server (TFS), Testhouse also assists its clients in implementing Microsoft Test Manager, Coded UI for automation, Web & Load test and Lab Management. “Our strategy is to help customers improve Software development life cycle (SDLC) process efficiency through effective use of tools,” says Sahadevan.
Our strategy is to help customers improve their SDLC processes and optimize their investment in software QA tools
What differentiates Testhouse from its competitors is its focus on two distinct areas— one on SDLC processes—taking visions to reality; the second on quality of testing. With trained consultants in various ecosystems, Testhouse appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of competitive products. Moreover the company aligns itself with the rapid changes in technology and strives to minimize the effects on underlying business processes.
Some of the notable clients of Testhouse include AOL, BBC, Citibank, DHL, JP Morgan, Rolls Royce, BMW and IBM. In a recent interesting case study, The vendor was experiencing challenges in meeting the demanding performance requirements of their end-clients. Testhouse established a set of components and frameworks to improve the software performance. This resulted in extensible components there by reducing the scripting and maintenance overheads, allowing for better handling and debugging; consequently introduced additional capacity.
“Microsoft is presently providing Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DTDPS), a Software Assurance benefit designed to help organizations plan effective Visual Studio and TFSdeployments. We have assisted a large number of clients through DTDPS engagements, these are free Microsoft paid consultancy days that customers can benefit from; and we look forward to helping them in adopting best practice and improving their existing QA processes,” says Sahadevan.