An application management software service basically offers a number of all development-intensive benefits to businesses. These services empower businesses to design, build as well as sell software to customers and other third-parties; all this occurs through designated in-house IT teams Outsourced or our 3rd part application service providers
develop proprietary software for internal use by employees within an enterprise. Such an application infrastructure is an inextricable, central element of any enterprise IT strategy.
What is Application Management?
A fully-fledged Application Management (AM) environment includes the development of software applications or Application Development (AD), application maintenance and verification and validation of software applications. Such a process spans across the management of operations, maintenance, versioning and upgrading of an application throughout its lifecycle. Besides these, AM also includes best practices, techniques and procedures that are essential for a deployed application. The ultimate result is optimal operation, performance and efficiency throughout the enterprise and as well as across the back-end of the infrastructure of an IT consulting service.
Benefits of Application Management:
The competitive landscape on the IT front is getting increasingly tough with every passing day; no wonder applications employed at software development companies have become more complex with the onset of rapidly changing IT systems. This is where AM steps in and becomes a gelling factor between business management and software engineering. For this, tools are used to facilitate and integrate all sorts of requirement management steps, architecture, coding, testing, tracking as well as release management. Through AM, decision makers get the current view of major development project investments. They also get a consistent view stuck between disparate teams and projects and this information supports future investment related decisions.
Application Management and testing:
New and modern applications are complex so they should be made robust, reliable, scalable and highly available. This is where software testing steps in because it brings in the assurance of running software applications with consistency and ease. Thereby verified and validated applications are made available. It also incorporates testing best-practices to deliver bug-free and reliable applications to enterprises.
The growing penetration of advanced technologies such as cloud based applications, mobile computing and software as a service (SaaS) models etc. among enterprises has led to high criticality of application management systems. As a part of the AM life cycle, testing plays a pivotal role in the entire process. It spans across performance testing to application virtualization. The performance testing might make use of advanced techniques such as cloud elasticity for a real-world sized testing of web and mobile based applications; this is ultimately cost effective and is an easy way of testing complex application environments through a well devised AM strategy.
Ultimately, such applications become catalysts for cost effectiveness and efficiency gains as well as help in creating innovative products, generating additional revenue streams, and also in retaining clients which leads to the acquisition of new business in the future. Therefore, by hiring a professional testing services partner, enterprises can focus on their growth strategies without having to worry about the steadiness of their application infrastructure.