Cresta is a global IT services organization specialized in the construction and execution of leading QA and testing methodologies and infrastructures. Each Cresta engagement experiences crisp project execution, highly-skilled test professionals, and formal test analysis and reporting, all benefits derived from our proprietary Structured System Testing Methodology™ (SSTM™). SSTM™ governs the way in which Cresta consultants execute their testing tasks, and provides a process of repeatable testing activities and deliverables. Cresta prides itself in its global standard of consistency and high-quality work; and our clients have grown to expect, value, and appreciate the associated benefits.
SSTM™ is a specialized testing methodology that is compliant with general development methods or project management methodologies such as PRINCE 2 and compatible with The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards.
Managed Resourcing: Cresta's most important type of engagement, clients feel confident in delegating the entire QA responsibilities for a specific project to a Cresta-managed team of QA specialists. Generally led by a Cresta Principal Consultant, our team will be responsible for creation, execution, and management reporting of results and conclusions of QA activities. These types of engagements often include the creation of an enterprise-wide testing strategy that can be used repeatedly by the client.
QA Outsourcing: Similar to Managed Resourcing, except the client commitment extends beyond the scope and duration of a single project. Clients essentially recognize the Cresta team as their QA organization. Cresta offers these services on-site, off-site, or offshore, at the customer's preference.
Staff Augmentation: Cresta's highly-skilled QA specialists are often perceived by our clients as the "hired gun" to assist with testing activities, "fix" a project in distress, or fill a skill or competency void within their organization.
QA Capabilities Assessment
Server Consolidation Quality Assurance
Application Development/Migration/Integration Quality Assurance
Competition comes in several forms:
Cresta consultants are specialists at blending the best toolsets with the organizational strategies and requirements for testing. We work with the leading tools partners in the testing business and respective industry sectors. Cresta intends to develop new, and strengthen existing business partnerships and alternate sales channels, leveraging the clients, sales force, and non-competitive products and services offered by such partners.
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Cresta intends to develop and grow our service delivery organization in a very effective, and cost-controlled fashion. We will scale by utilizing an appropriate blend of employee and independent contractor consultants, with the latter representing approximately 60% of the service delivery organization.
In advance of customer requirements, we will recruit, and qualify prospective consultants. Subsequently, we will train and certify each qualified consultant in Cresta's services, unique methodologies, and standard procedures, to ensure that services are delivered consistently with high quality, throughout all engagements.
Cresta intends to enhance current service offerings by strategically developing competencies in, and offering QA services related to industry-specific business applications. Initial interest is in 'market share leaders' in the financial services industry, whose applications are deployed at several, financial service companies. Market research has begun to identify qualified vendors and products for this purpose.
Cresta is also confident that execution of the following initiatives will significantly increase customer awareness in what is essentially a niche area of professional services. This serves to strengthen our identity and brand:
Enhancing our services in this fashion increases our target market, strengthens our differentiation, minimizes competition and leverages existing resources, skills, and industry references. Finally, Cresta believes that offering training services in the major, industry leading toolsets is a viable off shoot of its current operations. The financials that follow include training as a line item, however, due to the fact that this will be a new initiative, the financials do not reflect any significant revenue from this source.