As companies become increasingly reliant on software systems to realise their competitive edge, the quality of the products is more important than ever. Unfortunately,
even the most reliable technologies can fail modern expectations. This could result in performance inefficiencies, security vulnerabilities, and poor user experience.
Software and Architecture Audits can offer the necessary insights and guidance to improve your digital platforms, as well as the Software Engineering and Architecture
processes that drive it.
The Power of an Audit
A Software and Architecture Audit is not just a formality; it's a strategic investment in the longevity and effectiveness of your technology assets. Our
seasoned experts meticulously examine every layer of your software ecosystem and architectural design, scrutinizing code quality, performance metrics, security protocols,
scalability options, and adherence to industry best practices. This evaluation lays the foundation for informed decisions that can drive transformative changes or
de-risk mergers and acquisitions of software companies.
Why Choose Our Service
Our audit service is a deep-dive into your systems. We analyze your software codebase, database structures, APIs, integrations, and more. Our
Architects and Engineers are skilled at identifying bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for optimization that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Each business is unique, with distinct goals and challenges. Our audit reports are not based on generic templates, but tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome. We
provide clear, actionable recommendations that supports your business objectives, ensuring that your software and architecture evolve to best achieve your goals.
Our service provides you with strategies to enhance the speed, responsiveness, and overall user experience of your
applications. These improvements can lead to higher customer satisfaction, increased engagement, and a competitive edge in the market.
In an era of increasing cyber threats, safeguarding your digital assets is critical. Our audit process includes a rigorous security assessment to identify vulnerabilities
and weaknesses within applications, infrastructure and networks. We provide recommendations to fortify your software against potential breaches, protecting both your data
and your reputation.
Ignoring the underlying issues in your software and architecture can lead to costly breakdowns at any time. Our audit service helps to preemptively address these issues,
minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime and reactive fixes that could impact your engineering teams and delivery deadlines.
Technology is constantly evolving, which requires your software and architecture to keep up. Our audit service not only addresses immediate concerns but also positions you
for future growth. By aligning your systems with emerging technologies and industry trends, you'll be well-equipped to adapt and innovate.
During a merger with or acquisition of a software company, your due diligence process should include a software and architecture audit. This will allow for a thorough
assssment of the technology assets, risks and alignment to minimize any post-merger challenges and optimising the value of the transaction.
Our audit framework
Our audit framework focuses on three distinct dimensions of enterprise technology:
In order to assess the architecture context and engineering capabilities, we first try to understand the business, its internal drivers as well as stakeholder expectations
and business requirements. The business domain assessment is for informational purposes only to guide the rest of the process.
Enterprise and Solution architecture have a direct impact on the behaviour of the software platform. We assess the architecture practices employed by the company and
determine its alignment with roadmaps and strategy. We assess the company's Architecture Domain maturity and effectiveness against known EA frameworks such as TOGAF and
Software engineering practice
Finally, we assess the quality of the solution across various dimensions. We continually refer back to the business and architecture domains to determine whether alignment
is maintained across the various domains, and how it realise business value to the organisation. We assess functional and non-functional capabilities of the system and
the engineering process maturity that supports it.
While we recommend to clients to commission a full audit, we are able to structure a tailor-made audit to include only parts of the framework, or increase
the scope and context beyond the existing framework.
Don't let outdated software and inefficient architectures hold back your business potential. Embrace the future with confidence by
leveraging our Software and Architecture Audit Service. Our experts will guide you through the transformational journey of optimizing,
securing, and future-proofing your technological landscape. Elevate your software, elevate your business — contact us today to embark
on this transformative partnership.
When should I consider a Software and Architecture Audit?
There are a number of different scenarios under which a company could benefit. This include:
When evaluating external development agencies to deliver an enterprise system, an audit on the agency's capacity, skills, processes and maturity can provide insights
into their feasibility as a potential vendor.
During a merger of different technology companies, an audit can provide an accurate assessment of the various companies' engineering and architectural maturity. Since
many of these processes are high-risk initiatives, audits can help to de-risk the transaction or assist the companies to improve their post-merger integration.
Acquiring a software company or product? Request an audit of the acquisition target to know exactly what the technical upsides and downsides to
the transaction would be. It also provides a way to verify technical information shared during negotiations and the due diligence process.
Is your engineering team unable to remedy a serious, yet illusive defect, or struggling with poor system performance or customer experience? An independent
third party assessment can provide a clinical assessment of the problem and formulate remedial actions.
Are you considering application cloudification of workloads, or workload repatriation from AWS to your on-premise or colocation data center? Obtain an
independent opinion of such a decision based on our Software and Architecture audit.