Compatibility testing is used to determine if your software application has issues related to how it functions in concert with the operating system and different types of system hardware and software.
What is the purpose of Compatibility Testing?
Your internal QA department has done all it can to ensure that your software functions as designed. The light is shining at the end of the development tunnel; your product is nearing completion, and the release deadline is rapidly approaching. You know that the application functions on all of your in-house computers.
What about the myriad of computer systems of your target users? Nothing upsets your customers more than breaking open that shrink-wrap (or downloading the software from your site) only to find that a conflict exists with the software or hardware they have installed on their computer, rendering your product inoperable. Compatibility testing
can help you avoid that dangerous and expensive pitfall.