Indium Software: Ensuring Quality While Minimizing the Risk of Failure

Date:   Wednesday , October 08, 2014

Knowingly or unknowingly, software touches all aspects of our lives. While it makes our lives simple, the intricacies attached to it become complex if not tested accurately, leading to major losses. Well aware of the brass tacks, the 1999 founded Indium understands the market scenario where rising competition has triggered a state where everything has to be delivered without ado. \'Faster Time to Market\' is one of the most pertinent components in the customers\' matrix. \"The intricacy mounts even more as we live in an era where software needs to be used across various devices, browsers and platforms. To cope up with emergent complexities, we use agile development methodologies which has helped us reduce our testing cycles by around 30 percent. We have also been aggressively pursuing the Social, Mobile & Cloud agenda to position strongly for the emerging paradigms and offer niche testing services for related applications and enhancements,\" adds Balaji V Thesma, CEO, Indium Software (India) Limited.

Over the years, Indium Software Inc. has evolved as a one-stop QA & Testing shop for its customers incessantly striving to reduce the risk of software application/product failure. \"Unlike other players in the market who offer testing as one of the service from their set of offerings, we are a pure play multi-domain software testing services organization,\" says Ramesh Krishnamurthy, CTO, Indium Software (India) Limited.

The Testing Excellence

Though companies have mastered the art of software development, many fail to ensure their perfection as they ignore or have trouble understanding the testing part of it. Indium follows a structured process of getting into the shoes of customers, and understanding their roadblock rather than jumping into it and coming out with hit or miss solutions. With due diligence, it gathers information from the customers\' base, get hold of the routes of the problem and then addresses the same in innovative ways.

Based on these parameters, this 15-year old company developed iSAFE (Indium Software Automation Framework Enhanced) framework. The platform independent framework supports any type of test automation framework like - Data driven, Keyword driven, Modular, Hybrid and others. iSAFE enables benefits such as use of test data file to provide the test scripts at runtime, thereby avoiding the user to get into the scripts to modify anything with respect to data. It supports custom html and Excel based reports as per the need and helps enterprises know step-by-step status on the reports whether a particular test step is a pass or a fail through e-mails and SMS\'s.The framework also captures exceptions through screenshots for a later analysis.Indium has also developed other innovative frameworks such as iFACT, iMobi, iScoute amongst others to support specialized testing.

Housing a Strong Employee Arsenal

Indium houses a strong team of 500 people having needed expertise, competence, creativity, dedication and vision. Though it\'s challenging for the company to make individuals believe they are on the right track with testing as their career path, the organization ensures that they celebrate their career at Indium with utmost joy and independence. Indium values the finest talents available, encourages them for professional certifications and conducts advanced training and skill enhancement programs on a constant basis. Exceptional efforts and contributions by employees never go futile and they get due awards and recognitions for the same. Going further, the organization wishes to grow its team to 2000 in next four years and continue to provide clients with innovative, quick, and cost-effective services.


Office: Chennai (Headquarter), TN &Bangalore, KA - India; Sunnyvale, CA & Atlanta, GA - U.S.

Service offerings:

Core QA Offerings:

>> Functional/Regression
>> Test Automation
>> Performance Testing
>> QA Validation among others

Specialized QA Offerings:

>> Cloud Testing
>> Mobility Testing
>> Social Media Testing
>> Big Data/Analytics Testing
>> Test Consulting
>> Game Testing


Banking, Financial services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Telecom, Hi-tech, Digital Media and Higher Education


1. 2014 - Setup dedicated mobile and console game testing units in Bangalore for Gaming vertical and mobile testing lab facility in Chennai for non-gaming verticals
2. 2013 Featured as \"Pure-Play Multi-Domain Testing Services Firm\" in Gartner\'s Testing Vendor Guide


Balaji V Thesma, CEO

Balaji is a seasoned QA practitioner with close to 20 years of experience, Balaji has been instrumental in building domain based testing solutions and strategies for many global product and services companies.He started his career at TCS; he held key positions in Testing Practices at TCS and at Mindtree before joining Indium as CEO\'

Ramesh Krish, CTO

Ramesh has over 20 years of experience in the Information technology industry in both entrepreneurial and senior management roles. He is a certified Project Management Professional from PMI and thought leader in the Software Testing vertical having spent the past decade managing operations and delivery for customers across the globe.

CEO Speak:

Indium is one of the fastest growing independent software testing companies. With the right blend of Software QA lifecycle process, tools, technology expertise and business process understanding, we have been innovatively transitioning the client engagement models towards a \'Service Consumer\' side of the spectrum. Indium\'s value dimensions to customers include Scalable, Capable and Flexible engagement models. We have recently invested heavily in setting up Mobile and Console game testing labs in our Bangalore facility. A Mobile testing lab for non-gaming verticals has also been setup at Chennai facility.