Kraysis – Software Quality Assurance Organization

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Kraysis provides third party software quality assurance services. The company has recently bagged the best startup award at P@SHA ICT Awards 2008 as well as the same award from APICTA 2008. The company is also a finalist for MIT Business Acceleration Program 2008.

Spining out of LUMS, the company projects itself as the ideal destination for all those companies who want standardized, experienced and multidimensional technical support. The venture is offering quality assurance services in a variety of sectors. Some of these are call centers applications, enterprise solutions, GIS, health care, human resources and mobile applications. Open source technology is employed in the QA process whereas Winrunner/QTP, Loadrunner, J Meter and Selenium are some of the tools used by the testers.

Kraysis is coming up with some nice business solutions like charging on an hourly basis – a relatively new concept in Pakistan. QA is often a neglected section of a company and the lack of quality QA engineers and testers make it difficult for a company to ensure quality compliance. Kraysis, being the first of its kind in Pakistan, can fill this gap. The company also entered an agreement with Microsoft in February that enabled the company to test and maintain the quality of Age of Empires III game. The company also conducted R&D, usability and performance testing for the game.

In my personal opinion, the company is doing a commendable job. They are at least trying to promote QA awareness among the technical cadres, especially the aspiring ones. The venture has partnerships with NUST, FAST and of course LUMS while their industrial liaisons include Zephyr and Altabel Group.

The business value Kraysis can provide is very lucrative, think of this in this way you have a small IT Firm who does QA on a sporadic basis, that is QA can only start once the product is finished, in Pakistani economy people are not too saavy of contract base jobs so even if you need a QA team only for 4 months in a year you probably would need to keep them around for the whole year.  because you can’t hire good people on a 4 months contract. Then in such a situation Krysis can be a god send help for you. Just pay them on hourly basis for exactly the work done on QA and you save a lot.

Our valued readers can add their insight about the company as we are interested in the actual scope of this venture.

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  • Sometime ago, one Dr. Ali Raza started something similar for product based companies in Karachi. I remember his team preparing test cases for 2B Technologies (they have IVR based solution) and TPS (for their ATM controller). Any one knows what happened of that? If I am not mistaken Dr. Ali Raza was also one of the visiting faculty members of SZABIST.

  • Kraysis is coming up with some nice business solutions like charging on an hourly basis – a relatively new concept in Pakistan.

    Are you kidding me? Charging per hour is “innovation”?! The entire service industry is based on per Man-Hour budgeting, that’s how every outsourcing site (oDesk, eLance etc) measures work, that’s how vendors (Ericsson, NSN erc) charge operators, that’s how the whole world goes around. How on earth could you miss that while writing about technology?

    …you have a small IT Firm who does QA on a sporadic basis, that is QA can only start once the product is finished…

    That’s just a really bad development model. QA has to be part of your ongoing development cycle and not an after-thought added at the end “once the product is finished”. If the product is actually “finished”, then just why the hell are you still doing QA on it–still “working” on it? This mentality just shows no understanding of software engineering processes, and it is a recipe for disaster: “Oh the software is completed, we’re just starting to test it”, what happens after that is a typical failed project.

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