The total cost of ownership for a functional tester includes many things beyond just the cost of instrumentation, fixtures, and software design.
The small stuff adds up quickly & includes things such as:
• Archiving & Reporting on Test Data
• Tester Diagnostics
• Configuration Management
• Scalability to Future UUTs
• Maintenance, Back-up Plans, Etc.
Companies often rush through important architectural planning and design steps, which can dramatically increase the total cost and schedule, mainly due to the “small stuff”.
This white paper reviews the key cost drivers involved in building a high-mix functional tester, allowing managers to more accurately access the total costs of alternative automation plans.