One + One = Three: DCG Extends Outsourced ADM Support Offerings with CAST


CAST has worked with David Consulting Group (DCG), the premier global provider of Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) support solutions for software optimization, for many years. Illustrating the maturing Software Analysis & Measurement market, DCG recently expanded their offerings to include the Application Code Quality Center of Excellence, providing comprehensive code quality and portfolio analysis services powered by CAST.


Taking advantage of the strengths of each organization, the combined offerings provide enhanced value to customers. It will help organizations with large portfolios proactively identify risky applications and/or inefficient coding practices that disrupt performance and increase maintenance costs. The end result will be applications that are easier to enhance and maintain at a lower cost.

The Rapid Portfolio Assessment (RPA), powered by CAST Highlight, provides a comprehensive picture of a portfolio’s total health.  The analysis offers key data on metrics and trends, and can also identify problem applications that could benefit from further evaluation.

The Structural Quality Assessment (SQA), powered by CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP), provides deep analysis of troubled applications that may be difficult to maintain and enhance, or those that suffer production stability and performance issues.  It identifies necessary improvements and follow-up assessments are performed to monitor the effectiveness of any changes.

As Mike Harris, President and CEO of DCG explained, “Every organization has applications in their portfolio that are more trouble than the others -- our new offerings help to isolate the problem applications with RPA and fix them with SQA.”

To find out how DCG and CAST can identify key risks, prioritize problems, and enhance the overall health of your organization’s application portfolio, learn more about the DCG Application Code Quality CoE here.

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Chris Manuel
Chris Manuel Enabling organizations to achieve quality @ speed.
At Mindtree, I lead a team with one objective - design and implement meaningful testing solutions that help business realize quality at a speed that matches the demands of their business. We are focusing on new testing strategies for the connected world: 1.Digital Disruption 2.Multi-channel & mobility 3.TestOps
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