by Margaret Locher

Software Vendor Alliance Looks to Quality Control

Nov 15, 20051 min

A group of leading software vendors has decided that part of the answer to the problem of buggy software is better quality control on its end.

Consequently, Adobe and IBM, among others, have formed the Software Economics Council (SECO) to improve their business processes and make their products easier to deploy and maintain.

One problem vendors see is too much lag time between gathering customer requirements and deploying the finished product. “We hope to bridge the gap between those who create and build [software] and the users,” says Donovan Neale-May, executive director of the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum, a SECO founder.

SECO’s first project concerns the mobile workforce.

A BPM Forum survey conducted earlier this year found that at 26 percent of companies, more than half of employees work remotely. SECO wants to devise new processes for deploying mobile applications to make this task easier for customers.