What is IBM IGNITE Quality and Test?

You need application quality that testing alone can’t deliver. IBM IGNITE Quality and Test is an AI-enabled framework that allows you to move from detection to prevention at increased speed and quality and decreased cost.

Why testing is not enough

Testing only finds what’s wrong. And despite an army of staff performing more and more tests, you’re still not seeing the necessary improvement in speed or quality.

Open the aperture from testing to quality, and those leading strategy, development, and quality engineering across your organization can contribute to higher quality applications.

To build applications with high functionality in an agile and DevOps world, you must do more than shift left. A proactive approach focused on quality and enabled by AI helps you identify errors and defects early and often — and potentially avoid them entirely. Testing alone is no match for a proactive, AI-enabled and quality-focused mindset.

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How we ensure quality

You need to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with fewer defects and at lower cost. IBM IGNITE Quality and Test delivers — at up to 40% lower cost* — with a simple framework, delivered directly to you through an intuitive interface.


Optimized test design helps identify the exact right number and type of tests, reducing the number of tests by up to 88% while still maintaining 100% coverage*.


Automating your testing process can reduce up to 99% of defects, and help reduce time-to-market by up to 30%*.


Using AI to analyze your apps can identify patterns of defects and prevent them in the future.

The results

In a world where 3.7 billion people are affected by software bugs each year, you need the right partner. We’ve helped reinvent testing strategies across industries — including banking, retail, telecommunications, transportation — and achieved strong results for all of them.

  • USD 1 million in savings over three years for a global food retailer
  • 22% increase in customer satisfaction over five years for a national telecommunications provider
  • CAD 1.5 million savings target achieved for top North American bank

Most important is the culture that we have implemented. The new mindset that we have in our organization involves the entire ecosystem — the IT division of Trenitalia, the business division, and IBM — being able to identify what is most crucial for a new project, which is time to market.

Danilo Gismondi, CIO, Trenitalia

Meet our experts

Rajesh Nambiar

IBM Application Services

General Manager and Global Leader

Nick Carnovale

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test

Global and North America Offering Leader

Anuradha Amudalapalli

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test

Global Practice Leader

Andrew Williams

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test

Asia Pacific Offering Leader

Suresh Bhaskaran

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test

Europe Practice Leader

Steve Davies

IBM IGNITE Quality and Test

Australia / New Zealand Practice Leader

Educational resources

Why model-based testing works

Organizations that implement model-based testing often see a substantial improvement in functional coverage and improved levels of quality in agile-developed apps

Test Less, Test Right

The IBM “Test Less, Test Right” mantra helps clients get more for less by placing combinatorial test design at the heart of the solution

How AI Improves Root Cause Identification

Find out how IGNITE Defect Classify can accelerate testing using AI to improve root cause identification and achieve faster resolutions

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* Based on internal IBM testing