AMSTERDAM, 20 November 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In collaboration with a distinguished working group within PLCopen, the Software Improvement Group (SIG) proudly announces the publication of the ‘Guideline on Software Quality Metrics’. This milestone underscores the critical role of software in industrial automation systems and provides a metrics-based approach that improves efficiency and lowers maintenance costs.

Bugra M. YildizSenior Software Consultant at SIG, contributed as a trusted member along with industry experts from the Technical University of Munich, CodeSys Group, Schneider Electric, Tetra Pak, BHP Group and Fraunhofer IKS. Together, they categorized relevant software quality metrics that strive to support developers and offer management data-driven insights. The guidelines include recommendations for how key stakeholders can use these metrics in their day-to-day activities.

This PLCopen initiative aligns with our shared vision to contribute to a healthier digital world and support the industrial automation sector in building systems with higher efficiency and quality,” commented this. Bugra M. Yildiz. “Software quality is a crucial aspect of industrial automation systems, especially since many of these systems control large-scale production or critical infrastructure.”

By using Sigrid, SIG’s software assurance platform, customers gain effortless insight into software quality in their daily PLC software development practices. This is exemplified by a client who was able to save at least 2,000 hours (about 2 and a half months) of work by embedding software quality metrics, not only improving software efficiency, but also streamlining the entire delivery chain, offering increased scalability, fewer errors, and shorter delivery times.

Download the PLCopen guidelines here:

About the Software Improvement Group

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SIG supports enterprise customers and governments in building future-proof software. User Sigrid®, our software assurance platform, in combination with our experts, we dig deep into the build quality, security and architecture of business-critical software. Guidance on clients’ software landscapes against the world’s largest software analytics benchmark database to help them get a handle on their technology risks and challenges.

About PLCopen

PLCopen was founded in 1992 as an independent worldwide association for industrial suppliers and users. It is the leading association that addresses topics related to industrial control programming and creates concepts to reduce the cost of industrial automation. These cost savings are realized in areas such as engineering, training, operation and maintenance. Together with its members, PLCopen creates specifications to materialize these concepts.

SOURCE Software Improvement Group (SIG)

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