Our emphasis on Quality Assurance (QA) is one of our core strengths as a company. QA training is perhaps the most integral aspect of our onboarding process for new employees. This emphasis stretches all the way back to ABSI's founding in 1998 and has always been something that sets us apart as a company. It is our policy and culture to engage in multiple and redundant layers of checking and proofing before any final submission or certification occurs.
The ones that benefit most from our QA practices are our clients. These company practices have translated into real utilizable consulting and tech skills. We initiate critical test processes, including performance testing, integration testing, and automation. Our vast experience in this field has also enabled us to optimize these processes. The bottom line is that we know how fast our QA and testing can go without sacrificing accuracy. This enables us to engage in bigger and more ambitious projects with less outside support. That means our clients have access to more comprehensive services at lower rates than our competition.
Our QA services include testing products, programs, and business practices for regression, compatibility, integration, and performance. We can augment these services with our knowledgebase of expertise in our clients' fields. These now include finance, insurance, software, Internet, social media, and IT. This client-centric QA strategy ensures significant and early returns on investment. We can say this because of our past successes in the optimization of client products and processes while reducing testing overhead and enhancing test quality.
We also work to leave lasting QA value for our clients after our services have ended. We can provide systems for early defect detection and continuous maintenance. When put in place, these systems can pay for themselves over time in the currency of avoided mistakes and preserved technology. In providing these services, we use all of today's load and test management tools, including: