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ISO 25000 Software Product Quality Certification

Certified Quality Software

The ISO/IEC 25000 family of standards, known as SQuaRE (Software Product Quality Requirements and Evaluation) create a common working framework to assess software product quality.

ISO/IEC 25000 certification of software product quality allows software developers to accurately gauge the quality of their products and companies that buy software to settle on one solution or another according to their needs.

To carry out this certification, AENOR relies on AQC Lab, first laboratory in Spain accredited by the Spanish National Accreditation Body (ENAC) for the performance of evaluation testing of the quality of software applications under the ISO/IEC 25000 family, focusing on sustainability. AENOR assesses the laboratory's report with respect to the quality of the software product in question, and if the assessment is satisfactory, an on-site or online check is made of the feasibility of the resources and technical capabilities of the company that created the software product. Having successfully completed this process, AENOR issues an ISO/IEC 25000 conformity certification.

Benefits of software certification:

  • Setting oneself apart from the competition, ensuring delivery times and reduction of product faults after implementation in production.
  • Being able to establish service level agreements, defining certain quality parameters that the product must fulfil before being delivered.
  • Debugging software product faults prior to delivery, which means cost savings in the subsequent maintenance stage.
  • Assessing and controlling the performance of the developed software product, ensuring that it will be able to generate results taking into account the established time and resource constraints.
  • Ensuring that the developed software product meets security requirements (confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, non-repudiation, etc.).
  • Checking that the developed product will be ready for production without compromising other systems and maintaining compatibility with the necessary interfaces.

Related sectors

This certification can be of interest to:

  • Public Administration organisations, which at the state, regional or local level outsource more and more the software development work to software companies or factories, and which need to have a quality control system in place that allows them to verify that the software they receive meets minimum quality requirements, in this way adequately managing service level agreements with suppliers.
  • Software businesses that outsource part of their software development processes (either by nearshoring or by offshoring) and need to assure consistent control of the quality of the software they receive.
  • Software development factories and companies interested in having a mechanism that allows them to assure the quality of the software they produce.
  • Software development factories and companies interested in assuring the quality of the products they are delivering to their clients through independent verification and validation.

Possibility of obtaining comprehensive certification with

Certification of software product quality under ISO/IEC 25000 is directly related to the maturity of software development processes (ISO/IEC 15504-SPICE). So both certifications are complementary and close the software's quality cycle. An organisation with both certifications will have assured the quality of its development processes and of the resulting products.

What clients obtain

Once the audit process has been completed, the organisation obtains:

  • AENOR Software Product Compliance Certificate, with respect to the assessed quality characteristics.
  • AENOR Conform Mark user's licence.

Related logos or marks

AENOR Conform Mark ISO 25000 Functional Adaptation Product Software
AENOR Confom Mark
Functional Adaptation
AENOR Conform Mark ISO 25000 Maintenance Product Software
AENOR Conform Mark
Software Sustainability

Experience with certification

AENOR has engaged in a pilot evaluation and certification project with Spanish software developers. Improving production and slashing maintenance costs by almost 40% are some of the most noteworthy benefits drawn from this experience.

PRODUCT: Documentary Management BITDOC, version 2.0 COMPANY: BITWARE S.L.

PRODUCT: Platform for the distribution of digital content, version 2.1 COMPANY: Enxenio S.L.

PRODUCT: Appointment system for healthcare centres Citasalud, version 3.0 COMPANY: Sicaman S.L.

PRODUCT: MSH-Mobile, version 2.6.1 COMPANY: SER&Practices s.r.l.

PRODUCT: MSH-Mobile, version 2.6.1 COMPANY: SER&Practices s.r.l.

Bitware has obtained the Level 5 in software product development based on functionality ISO 25000, and is the first company to obtain the Functional Adaptation certificate

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