CRASH Reports

To establish a baseline, CAST Research Labs publishes a biennial detailed report of software trends across technologies and industry segments found in our industry repository, known as the CRASH Report (CAST Report on Application Software Health). Targeted research studies are also published throughout the year.

Crash Report  2017

The CRASH Report 2017 - Global trends in Software Structural Quality

This is the fourth in a series of reports produced by CAST providing benchmarks on the structural quality of IT applications developed across the globe. This benchmark was developed from 1850 applications consisting of 1.03 BLOC (billions of lines of code), distributed across 329 organizations and 8 countries.

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The CRASH Report on Insurance

The CRASH Report 2016 On Insurance

This is the first vertical report produced by CAST on global trends in the structural quality of business application software, dedicated to the Insurance industry. Detailed within are trends for five structural quality characteristics, or health factors, including Robustness, Security, Efficiency, Transferability and Changeability.

The report includes industry insights on Insurance technology challenges and opportunities from CGI.

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The CRASH Report 2016 on Financial Services – Focus on Development Methodology

Focus on Development Methodology – Differences in Structural Quality

This is the first vertical report produced by CAST on global trends in the structural quality of business application software, dedicated to the Financial Services industry. These reports highlight trends in five structural quality characteristics, or health factors - Robustness, Security, Efficiency, Transferability, and Changeability.

This report includes industry insights on Agile and DevOps methodologies from Microsoft.

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Crash Report on Financial Services

Summary of Key finding in Financial Services

This is the first vertical report produced by CAST on global trends in the structural quality of business application software, dedicated to the Financial Services industry. These reports highlight trends in five structural quality characteristics, or health factors - Robustness, Security, Efficiency, Transferability, and Changeability.

This report provides a brief summary of the important results from the full 2016 CRASH Report for the Financial Services industry segment.

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