ASSURANCE THAT YOUR ESCROW DEPOSIT IS
COMPLETE AND ACCURATE
SES has developed a series of Validation Testing options designed to provide independent build documentation and evidence that the source code and other material held under each Escrow agreement comprises a complete and accurate deposit.
Software Validation Testing From SES
SES understands that the vast majority of organisations are heavily reliant on 3rd party Software Owners to develop and maintain their critical business applications and business process tools.
Although SES provides Basic Validation Testing on all Escrow deposits as standard to ensure the source code held under the Escrow agreement is accessible and virus free, this entry level testing does not enable SES to provide tangible assurances as to the complete or accurate nature of the source code or the integrity of any build documentation that the Software Owner may choose to deposit.
Further Validation Options
Guarantee Your Application Will Be Usable Post-Release
In order to provide independent build documentation and evidence that the source code and other material held under each Escrow agreement compromises a complete and usable deposit, SES has developed a series of source code Validation Testing options.
As the specific product knowledge and skills required to maintain and deploy your software most commonly resides with your Software Owner, or often more specifically a key developer within the software owners organisation, it will be almost impossible to redeploy your software application in the event of vendor failure.
SES has the technical expertise necessary to work with these key Software Owners to conduct a range of audio and visual knowledge capture exercises designed around the needs of our clients. On completion of each exercise a detailed independent report, often referred to by our clients as a "Build Manual" is compiled and placed into Escrow along with the validated code deposit.
Our Further Validation Testing are outlined below:
Remote Code Validation
Document The Entire Build Process For Swift Redeployment
Remote Code Validation involves the Licensor rebuilding the application in their own environment. The SES testing consultant witnesses the full rebuild of the application via a secure remote connection and documents the entire process. (This process can also be completed with the SES testing consultant on site at the Licensors premises if required).
The independent report compiled by the SES testing consultant coupled with the audio and visual recording of the build enables an ASP to accurately redeploy your software application in the event of a release.
For further information on how Remote Code Validation can benefit your business when protecting your critical applications with Software Escrow, please speak to one of our specialists.
Complete Code Validation
Document The Entire Build Process & Perform A Mock Release
For Complete Assurance
Like Remote Code Validation, Complete Code Validation involves an SES testing consultant witnessing the Licensor complete a full rebuild of the application in their own environment and compiling an independent report to document the entire process. However, an additional benefit of the Complete Code Validation is the mock release event which demonstrates the build documentation is sufficient for a Software Developer to rebuild the application upon release.
For applications which are critical, bespoke, highly customised or revenue generating, Complete Code Validation provides assurances that the application can be rapidly deployed in the event of a release.
For applications which are revenue generation, business critical, bespoke or highly customised, SES would always recommend performing Complete Validation Testing on your Escrow deposits as it is the only for of Validation Testing which provides you with complete assurance that your Escrow deposit be swiftly and accurately redeployed, minimising your down time in the event of a release.
For further information on how Complete Code Validation can benefit your business, please speak to one of our specialists.