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.

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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CRASH 2014-2015 report

The Global State of Structural Quality in IT Applications

This is the third report produced by CAST on global trends in the structural quality of business application software. Structural quality refers to the engineering soundness of the architecture and coding of an application, rather than to the correctness with which it implements the customer’s functional requirements.

These reports highlight trends in five structural quality characteristics—Robustness, Performance, Security, Changeability, and Transferability. The data in this report are drawn from the Appmarq benchmarking repository maintained by CAST.

The sample in this report consists of 1316 applications submitted by 212 organizations in 12 industry sectors primarily in the United States, Europe, and India. These applications totaled approximately 706 million lines of code.

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CRASH Benchmark Report 2015 – SAP

CRASH Benchmark Report 2015 – SAP

This is the first in a series of reports produced by CAST providing benchmarks on the structural quality of IT applications developed in different software technologies. This report benchmarks the structural quality of ABAP, the language used for customizing applications developed in SAP.

The report provides benchmark results for several industry sectors, although except for manufacturing, more data will be needed to establish stable baselines. The report also analyzes the frequency of severe violations in order to better understand remediation strategies for improving structural quality.

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The CRASH Report 2014 - Executive Summary

This is the third biennial report produced by CAST on global trends in the structural quality of business application software. This free summary provides insight into the state of technical debt, programming languages, sourcing and development methodology trends and their impact on the quality of your business-critical applications.
The data reported in this report are from the Appmarq benchmarking repository maintained by CAST, comprising 1316 applications submitted by 212 organizations from 12 industry sectors located primarily in the United States, Europe, and India. These applications totaled approximately 706 million lines of code.

The CRASH Report 2014 - Executive Summary