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Increase the pace, precision, and impact of transformation with Acutest.

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In a world of rapid and complex IT transformation, Acutest will help keep your critical projects in check. New to Trustmarque, this market-leading testing and quality assurance provider, can accelerate and safeguard your digital transformation and change projects by providing tried, tested and trusted services you can count on.

Ideal for lean or time-pressured teams, as well as those looking to innovate faster, our testing specialists work with you to overcome the barriers and increase the pace, precision, and impact of transformation.

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“Acutest came with out of the box tooling that provided business transparency. We were able to deliver quality for high-risk areas and provide the business a good level of comfort that we could meet the obligations.”

Tim Gribben, Standard Chartered Bank

Remove the barriers to success with testing you can count on

We remove the barriers to technology-enabled change by offering strategic support and best-in-class testing performance that ensures your change projects are where they need to be. Tested, improved, assured and delivered by the testing and quality assurance experts.

Together we shape your goals, improve your testing capabilities and confidence, and help you to achieve project success.

Bullet-proof your change governance

Bullet-proof your change governance

Ensure your go to market solutions are fully planned, visible, tested and fit-for-purpose at every stage.

Accelerate innovation in your business

Accelerate innovation in your business

Speed up testing, prioritise coverage and reduce resources to quicken the pace of change and project completion.

Reduce project deployment costs

Reduce project deployment costs

By shortening the timeline and finding risks sooner, we streamline delivery to reduce the total cost of your projects.

Testing and Assurance Services

No matter where you are in your timeline, draw on our full range of Testing and Assurance Services across project design, development, deployment and continuous delivery.

Test Management, Programme Testing and Managed Testing

If or when you do not have the capacity to manage testing in-house, you have an urgent deadline or your workload explodes, Acutest can provide experienced Test Managers to support with testing and assurance. We can also manage your suppliers and non-permanent workers, expanding into an overarching managed testing service. Our team will ensure adherence to best practice and timely deliverables.

Services include but are not limited to: test and test programme management, test environment management, defect management, test governance, test analysis, design, creation and execution, vendor pre-delivery testing verification, test automation and non-functional testing.

Non-Functional Specialist Testing

All new products and services require extensive testing before they can be released to the end-user. That includes a thorough review of non-functional or ‘non-technical’ requirements. If neglected, these can be costly to remedy later.

Acutest will ensure no stone is left unturned in your go to market strategy. While every project is unique, we have created a substantial catalogue of non-functional requirements, built over many years of experience and over 1000’s of projects across industries and technologies. Through non-functional testing, we will refine, improve, and reduce the potential for damaging in-live issues.

Test Improvement

Transform the testing capability in your teams and fine-tune your business’ approach to testing.

We will help you to create and implement improvement programmes that drive efficiencies, improve effectiveness and place testing and assurance at the centre of your programme delivery models.

By improving your testing capability, you will be better prepared to scale up your programmes and projects, reduce the cost and time of testing activity and deliver more technology-enabled change to your customers and users.

Outsourced Services and Client-side Assurance

If your suppliers are letting you down and you’re not getting what you need, that can have major consequences on your projects. From snowballing costs and sliding timescales to generally feeling a lack of control.

Acutest can step in to bring transparency, assurance, direction and focus back to your projects. We’ll work with you and your suppliers to help you confidently deliver your projects in the time, budget and in the parameters set by you.

Test Automation and Continuous Delivery Assurance Framework

Testing automation can unlock significant benefits from increasing testing coverage to quickening the pace of new releases. However, effective automation can be hard to implement.

Acutest’s market-leading Continuous Delivery Assurance Framework (CDAF) is our unique approach to automation that helps you to harness test automation now and in the future.

CDAF provides the automation tooling needed to streamline your testing, increase coverage or manage specific testing instances across all service types. Our automation specialists will work with you to build the skills and infrastructure needed in your business to achieve continuous best practice for automated test activity that is easy to deploy and manage.

Together, we create the capability for continuous high-quality testing and assurance.

Acutest Accelerator: Training and Masterclasses

Testing is critical to all digital transformation and to any programme and is an important part of your change model.

Ensure your teams are empowered to deliver best in class testing by embarking on the Acutest Accelerator, our bespoke training and masterclass programme.

Through small group training and team enablement sessions, we will cover the value of testing and help to instil a culture of testing excellence in your business. Participants will learn specific testing skills including: planning and writing tests, executing them and reporting progress.
At the end of the programme, your teams will be able to implement best practice in a consistent manner.

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Fast Finish

Get your projects back on track with Fast Finish

Hurtling towards a deadline and worried that your project may fall at the last hurdle? Our Fast Finish service helps steer projects back on track and back on budget. Together, we’ll streamline your plan with laser focus to ensure you meet the tightest delivery timeframes.

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Migrate to the cloud

Migrate to the cloud with confidence through Cloud Testing and Assurance

Migrating to the cloud is complex and demands a huge shift in both your infrastructure and ways of working. Our Cloud Testing service removes the complexity to optimise your assurance and testing of cloud and hybrid-cloud products and services. We’ll make sure you reach the cloud with confidence.

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Who we work with

We are tried, tested and trusted by organisations across the UK and Europe. Our customers represent most of the key sectors and come from every size of business, from start-ups through to blue chip multinational organisations.

Acutest in action – browse some of our customer success stories

Slide 1 Reducing the cost and time to implement a new finance system for a major highstreet retailer Challenge Our client was implementing Oracle Financials and needed testing consultancy to enable them to hit some tight delivery deadlines. Approach and Outcome • Acutest spent two weeks working with the client to identify the big project risks
• Focus and clarity helped to reduce the project timescale by 5 weeks with a cost saving of £5M
• The programme successfully went live on time and significantly under budget
Slide 2 Helping Nomura to implement a scalable automated testing framework (CDAF) Challenge Due to changes in Microsoft’s release model for Windows 10, Nomura needed to be able to switch from bi-annual to monthly updates, which it was not equipped to do. Approach and Outcome • Acutest implemented CDAF (Continuous Delivery Assurance Framework) for Windows releases
• Nomura staff were trained in the approach and techniques so they can self-manage moving forwards
Slide 3 Supporting the BAU testing team at a major TV broadcaster to deploy a nationwide change programme Challenge The customer needed additional support to ensure critical release dates were met on the roll-out of a new programme affecting hundreds of thousands of viewers in the UK. Approach and Outcome • Acutest provided testing consultancy, kicked off via a series of collaborative workshops, to help identify priorities and risks, implement best practice project management, governance and reporting
• A team of 14 Testing Consultants were onboarded to support the client’s BAU testing team
• Testing instances were reduced by 60% and the programme went live on the target date

The Acutest Approach

For almost 20 years, our skilled testing consultants have helped customers with their transformational projects using the Acutest approach. We follow an outcomes-based methodology, shaped by our customer-centric principles and practices, that offers value for money and best-in-class testing performance.

Reasons to choose Acutest

The Testing Experts

The Testing experts

Acutest is synonymous with quality, expertise and innovation.

Over 20 years, 100s of customers from all sectors and sizes, have trusted us to deliver 1000s of successful projects. Our team of experts draw on the latest tools and methodologies to accelerate your testing and project completion.

Unique Principles and Practices

Unique Principles and Practices

We have a defined way of working that shapes everything we do, how we interact and how we measure success.

Our customer-centric and fail fast approach identifies the biggest or most imminent risks and blockers. We prioritise testing where you need it most to deliver all-round quality control.

Acutest Academy

Acutest Academy

Our graduate and employee training programme ensures all employees are skilled to the highest standards.

Our employees bring the latest industry best practice at all times, complemented by their rich experience in the world of testing.

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About Acutest

Since its launch in 2002, Acutest has grown as a market-leading testing consultancy business specialising in testing software, business processes and IT. In April 2021, Acutest joined Trustmarque, adding to our unrivalled strengths across the IT lifecycle as your digital transformation partner.

The Acutest aims remain true to its heritage: allowing customers to focus on core business activities, while we take care of testing and drive technology-enabled change faster.

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