Quality matters! BOARD receives the Swiss Made Certificate
9 August 2017
In this era of globalization and 7X24 software development teams scattered around the world, it’s hard to tell where your software comes from and to what degree quality control has been applied before its release. Many very large IT vendors outsource most of their development to teams that only need Internet connectivity to contribute.
While those practices certainly drive down overhead for a vendor (usually a mega-vendor), and boost productivity when the sun never sets on iterative software development, they also increase the potential for bugs and errors in new releases that are often only discovered after customers complain. Sometimes directions and expectations between teams can simply get “lost in translation.”
But development performed entirely by teams in the same country or who speak the same language guards against those dangers. That is what BOARD International has practiced since our founding more than two decades ago, and we are extremely proud to carry the “Swiss-Made Software” certification brand on the BOARD Platform and all related software and services at customer sites around the globe.
The Swiss-Made brand certified BOARD has proven that its software production processes are carried out entirely in Switzerland. Moreover, the Swiss-Made brand stands for such Swiss values as innovation, quality, reliability and precision, all crucial factors in software development.
While Switzerland usually brings to mind superior chocolate, watches and banking services, the country also is home to the world-renown physics labs of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), ubiquitous products like Velcro, and even Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which he developed in Bern.
We at BOARD are equally proud of the innovation, quality, reliability and precision built into the BOARD decision-making platform, which blends forecasting and planning analytics with BI reporting in a zero-coding, drag and drop environment for rapid development and management of BI and Performance Management applications. The singular BOARD platform architecture is available as a Platform as a Service or on-premises offering.
Thanks to its programming-free toolkit approach, global enterprises such as H&M, KPMG, DHL, Mitsubishi, NEC, Puma, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Toyota have rapidly deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.