Why should I have my product tested or evaluated?
Having your product and/or its application independently tested or evaluated helps to build trust in its proper functioning - both for yourself as a manufacturer or supplier and for customers using it. Here are some more reasons why you should have your product tested.
- Testing proves quality, safety, performance and compliance
Your customer expects nothing less than a product that performs accurately. Having it tested proves it meets requirements regarding quality, safety and performance, and that it complies with all applicable rules and regulations.
- Testing reduces risks
A product must do what it is supposed to, and it should function properly for an extended period. Testing your product reduces risks in the form of defects, malfunctioning or accidents in general, as it detects possible errors at an early stage, before harm is done.
- Testing keeps you going
A thoroughly tested product will be more reliable, allowing you to keep your organisational (production) processes going without interruptions.
- Testing supports commercialisation and customer satisfaction
A recall of a product due to a defect that has gone previously undetected will highlight the value of testing in light of commerce and customer satisfaction immediately becomes clear. Thorough testing regimes help to eliminate defects, thus improving reliability, time to market and commercial success. Your customers will value that.
- Testing improves efficiency
For you as a manufacturer, having your product tested and/or evaluated can not only improve the efficiency of your product, but of the entire production process and even your entire organisation as well. By eliminating possible hick-ups in an early stage of development, production will run smoother later on and product quality will be enhanced.