Testing Assurance Services

With a consistent, transparent and principle-led test approach to your IT project, Acutest helps improve your testing practices. We can help you to avoid cost overruns, better manage resource allocation and ensure you comply with regulatory obligations.

Whether you perform testing yourself, outsource it or rely on suppliers, our testing specialists can quickly improve your capabilities and help achieve full value from your testing budget.

Benefits of Testing Assurance Services

Our Testing Assurance Services transform and improve existing testing arrangements, whether these are your own in-house capabilities or provided by a third party. We will also help you to reinforce supplier relationships and create a cycle of improvement in test quality and reduced costs. Outcomes include:

Structured test capability

Structured test capability improvement to reduce the risk of project failure

Transparent and informed metrics

Transparent and informed metrics to halt preventable delays and cancellations

Comply with regulatory obligations

Meeting and complying with your regulatory obligations

Greater visibility and value of supplier reporting

Greater measurement of supplier value, KPI definitions and reporting

Improved engagement

Improved engagement with suppliers to raise quality and reduce costs

Cross-team collaboration

Cross-team collaboration to improve suppliers’ consistency and manageability

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IT Testing Transformation and Improvement Services

Seamless and high-performing testing capability enables you to do more. Scale up your programmes and projects, reduce the cost and time of testing activities, and deliver technology-enabled change to your customers and users.

Acutest offers a structured assurance assessment of your existing test methods against best practice, with a focus on four key areas: people, process, governance, and tools. The assessment provides a prioritised set of improvements, that – combined with best practice and our proven approach – bring immediate benefits.

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

Supplier Assurance – controlling outsourced services

Working with you, we will create a plan to assess and improve your suppliers’ test capability. This will give you transparency into how your suppliers deliver and perform against their contractual testing obligations.

We do this because an assessment of supplier relationships helps to reshape, re-energise, and realign how you work together. Providing measurable benefits to both parties. As a result, you will experience greater collaboration, more cost transparency, and enhanced clarity on roles and responsibilities.

The assessment will also identify any dysfunctional or ineffective supplier incentives or practices, detailing clear, objective metrics and shared targets aligned to your business outcomes. This will improve supplier delivery, responsiveness, reliability, and maintain their focus on quality.

Specialist Assurance Services

Discover our unique approach to specialist assurance. Through a combination of experienced consultants and the use of a structured approach and toolset, Acutest is able to deliver unrivalled insight into the assurance process, including:

  • Regulatory and standards assurance
  • Requirements assurance
  • Documentation assurance
  • Request for proposal (RFP) assurance
  • Migration assurance
Specialist Assurance Services
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Working with Acutest

Acutest Testing Assurance specialists have worked with many of the largest IT service providers on behalf of our clients, including 200+ strong teams from Accenture, CSC, Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Tata Consultancy Services.

We work closely with your team to ensure success in change delivery, through upskilling and the introduction of Acutest’s methodology, tools and templates – with the option to access further resources on demand.

Acutest was established in 2002 and 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 strengths across the IT lifecycle as your digital transformation partner.

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