Australian software testing specialist Planit has opened an office n Wellington to make the most of opportunities that have been opened up by the tough economic climate. “While the global financial crisis has seen many organizations reduce their operations, both in terms of staff and projects, it has had the reverse effect on us,” explained Chris Carter, managing director of Planit. “New Zealand businesses cannot risk losing money on poorly developed projects or be part of the five per cent of projects in A/NZ that are canceled each year. They need to include testing early in software development projects to ensure success.”
Planit previously serviced NZ clients from Australia but decided to set up a direct presence after its annual testing index showed that while kiwi businesses regarded software testing as more important than their Australian counterparts, they reduced the effectiveness of that testing by conducting it later in their development projects. “Our testing procedures can help companies better understand the viability of their projects. Any potential pitfalls can be identified early and so help manage the cost of the project,” Carter added.