1. Identifies weaknesses and issues early on:
Early detection of weakness and issues early on in a products development is critical in the reduction of failures once in the market, where problems become much harder to rectify and additional costs start to escalate.
Ensuring products are fail-safe, can also save time in the long-term. If the correct tests are not conducted in the early stages of development, an issue could arise later on in the product’s life-cycle, which could mean that a manufacturer, supplier or even the installer, is left spending time rectifying each installation.
As a result, preventing customer dissatisfaction from a poorly performing product and maintaining a good reputation for quality design and functionality can enhance a company’s status and long-term brand value.