Family standards ISO/IEC 25000, known as SQuaRE (Software Product Quality Requirements and Evaluation) create a common framework to assess the quality of software products.
Certification of software product quality with ISO/IEC 25000 enables companies that develop software to find out about the quality of their products and allows companies that purchase software to choose a solution based on their requirements.
To perform this certification, AENOR uses AQC Lab, first laboratory in Spain accredited by the Spanish National Accreditation Entity (ENAC) to assess the quality of software applications under the group of standards known as ISO/IEC 25000, which focus on maintainability and functional suitability (functionality). AENOR assesses the laboratory report on the quality of the software product at issue and, in the event the assessment is satisfactory, a viability check will be performed, either in situ or online, of the resources and technical capacity of the company that created the software product. Once this process has been completed, AENOR will issue a certificate of conformity under Standard ISO/IEC 25000.
Benefits of software certification:
This certification can be of interest to:
Certification of software product quality with ISO/IEC
25000, is directly related with the maturity of software development processes
33000-SPICE). So both certifications are complementary and close the software's quality cycle. The quality of both development processes and the resulting product will be assured for organisations with both certifications.
Once the audit process has been completed, the organisation obtains:
AENOR Confom MarkFunctional Adaptation
AENOR Software Maintainability Conform Mark
AENOR began with a pilot assessment and certification project with Spanish software development companies. Improvements of almost 40% with respect to production and cost savings regarding maintenance are some of the benefits of this experience.
PRODUCT (Maintainability): BITDOC document management, version 2.0. COMPANY: Bitware S.L.
PRODUCT (Functional Suitability): BITRRHH, version 1.0. COMPANY: Bitware S.L.
PRODUCT (Maintainability): Digital Content Distribution Platform, version 2.1. COMPANY: Enxenio S.L.
PRODUCT (Maintainability): System of appointments for Citasalud health centres, version 3.0. COMPANY: Sicaman S.L.
PRODUCT (Maintainability): MSH-Mobile, version 2.6.1. COMPANY: SER&Practices s.r.l.
PRODUCT (Functional Suitability): Certified Measurements, version 1.0. COMPANY: Treconite, S.L.
PRODUCT (Functional Suitability): Online choices. COMPANY: ADA Sistemas, S.L.
Bitware obtained Level 5 in developing software products based on ISO functionality 25000, being the first company to get Functional Adaptation certification.
On the website
www.iso25000.com you can find out more information about the standard and the assessment process.