||Leading US provider of software development services
||Internet & IT
||3 QA engineers
This airfare prediction website offers a unique service by providing its users with intelligent airfare predictions: travel shoppers can save money by knowing the best dates and airlines to buy tickets from. The website also provides an airfare search experience and supports airline booking. Unlike other travel companies, this website predicts when a user should buy a ticket based on 170+ billion points of previous airfare data. While the website has a lot of competition, the company claims to be the only one that also predicts future prices.
This unique service was supported by a leading US software development provider with QA services since 2003, and thus it was brought up to a high level of quality, allowing it to become successful on the market after its launch in 2007.
Because Sigma Software has a long track record of successfully completed projects for the US software development provider, the Sigma Software team was contracted to provide quality assurance for the emerging service in 2006, just before the launch.
The challenges related to the project were:
- To establish a dedicated QA Team to support a rapidly growing innovative startup project specializing in data analysis and decision making support.
- To set up an efficient communications channel between the US development team (on the customer’s premises) and the dedicated QA Lab at Sigma Software.
- To perform flexible integration with the existing development process.
The Sigma Software Test Lab, located in Ukraine, operated successfully on this project for 20 months. The customer was able to give successful demos and presentations at IT fairs using the software that was processed by Sigma Software QA specialists.
The Sigma Software Test Lab successfully completed testing of the service and helped to ensure its high quality. The service was bought later by the world’s leading multinational computer technology corporation for more than $80 million.
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