When acquiring a software company, do the due diligence for their software too!

 

We have been helping multiple companies to understand and avoid risks and save costs when using 3rd party software development teams or acquiring a company whose asset lays on software.

When you outsource your software development, or acquire a business based on software product, the resulting codebase is in the end usually owned by you, the payer. Thus it is possible and recommended to audit the software by reading the code and documentation. However, it requires a software professional to understand the code, and even for an experienced professional it would take a lot of time and effort to go thru the codebase and understand its strengths and weaknesses. Not having a clear understanding of the codebase could cause significant problems in operations and result in economical losses too. You are already increasing costs when trying to just learn and understand the software, and there’s still the risk that you end up finding the codebase being too risky to base your business on. You might find out that the software is just too complex and difficult to maintain; or it uses risky 3rd party components that are difficult to replace; or it is contaminated by harmful open source licenses.

 

 

Using an impartial, independent 3rd party view, you are able to get clear report on the issues within a week. With Softagram Audit, we will crunch the codebase using our powerful analytics engine that provides an easy to understand, navigable architecture model. With help of that we are able to demonstrate the architectural, security and maintenance related issues and provide a clear audit report with recommendations. This report can then be used to also transfer knowledge for the new development or maintenance team.

Softagram Audit includes:  

  • Full graphical presentation of the software architecture
  • Report on software maintainability
  • Open source software usage and listings
  • Software architecture audit
  • Security aspects

If you want to be safe from surprises and have a full 3rd party analysis of your own or purchased software, you can get it in a week with Softagram! We are the only player in the market supporting analytics of huge software assets, consisting of 10’s of millions of lines of code and our world class software experts doing the due diligence for your software asset.

 

“We utilised Softagram Audit for outsourced mobile app analysis. Summary helped greatly our decision of the continuity of that product.” – Simo Lohi, CEO, Perusterveys

 

 

For more details, contact:

Tommi Tallgren

tommi.tallgren@softagram.com 

+358 44 2310343 

 

 

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