Software Improvement Group (SIG) celebrates 20th anniversary with launch of 100% online Digital Health Management services
Amsterdam – April 1, 2020: The coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the way the world collaborates. Today, during its 20th anniversary celebration, Software Improvement Group (SIG) announced its readiness for the future: the company has digitalized its most in-demand consulting capabilities in its software assurance platform, Sigrid®, providing its services 100% online.
The Sigrid technology platform has always been cloud-based. Now, SIG launches its comprehensive, cloud-based consultancy services to support business and IT leaders around the world in creating healthy, secure applications they can trust and build upon.
Digitalizing core capabilities
Luc Brandts, CEO of SIG: “Our business model has always leveraged cloud technology, making it possible for our consultants to assess our customers’ code remotely. We have also developed a delivery model that allows our consultants to carry out an assessment without the customer’s code leaving its premises. As an additional benefit, the code measurements feed directly into our ISO 25010 model as well as the benchmark that belongs to it. This enables us to assist any customer, located anywhere in the world, with an unparalleled combination of technology and services.”
“However, for some of our most in-demand consulting capabilities, such as the Cost Estimation model and Open Source Health, clients were dependent on our consultants’ availability. We have automated these core capabilities, empowering clients with “always on” abilities to measure the quality of their software – while freeing up our consultants to solve new complex customer challenges.“
A low-effort path to high-order needs
The Sigrid platform is designed to analyze and measure the quality of code, architecture and entire portfolios. It is continuously being populated with additional IP developed by SIG, such as:
- proprietary software quality measurement models, based on ISO standards, such as maintainability, security, and Open Source Health.
- the world’s largest software quality benchmark, developed from the 33 billion lines of code we’ve assessed. Our clients’ applications are measured against this data and evaluated accordingly.
- new, updated research and findings from our scientific research department.
Based on the analyses, Sigrid provides all stakeholders – including both management and development teams – with actionable insights in a single access point, where they can continuously monitor and manage the health of their application portfolio.
Software Assurance with a Service
Wouter Knigge, COO of SIG: “There are attributes that are uniquely human, and people still like to talk to people when it comes to the big stuff. That’s why we offer two engagement models providing human intelligence alongside Sigrid, online and on-premise. Examples include consultancy support in interpreting and acting on results of the Sigrid analysis, as well as providing guidance and recommendations more broadly around software architecture, beyond the outcomes within the Sigrid platform.”
Creating a healthier digital world since 2000
Luc Brandts: “As we now celebrate our company’s 20th anniversary, we find ourselves in a stronger position than ever to help create a healthier digital world. This terrible pandemic has proven to be an enormous challenge for all. For us, it was also a litmus test for our delivery models. We believe this pandemic will underline the needs for more modern and online methods of delivery. We utilized all of our options in becoming a 100% remote service provider, and we’re now fully operational whenever and wherever our customers need us. We’re committed to continue building out our digital offerings to make it even more simple and seamless for our customers to gain greater control over the health of their software.”
About Software Improvement Group (SIG)
Software Improvement Group (SIG) helps business and technology leaders drive their organizational objectives by fundamentally improving the health and security of their software applications. SIG combines its proprietary tools and software analysis data with its consultants’ expertise to help organizations measure, evaluate and improve code quality – whether they’re building, buying or operating software.
SIG has the world’s largest software analysis database with more than 33 billion lines of code across more than 260 technologies. The expert consultants at SIG use this data to evaluate an organization’s IT assets on maintainability, scalability, reliability, complexity, security, privacy and other mission-critical factors. The SIG laboratory is the only one in the world accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025 for software quality analysis.
Founded in 2000, SIG is headquartered in Amsterdam with regional offices in New York, Copenhagen, Antwerp and Frankfurt.