25 Sep A Breakdown of OrderMatic’s End-to-End Engineering Services
Product Engineering is the process of innovating, designing, developing, testing and deploying a product. OrderMatic offers end-to-end product engineering services that help our customers to constantly innovate, gain a competitive edge over new and existing products available in market, and optimize deliveries at reduced costs.
There are different phases of product engineering from inception to the end of the lifecycle of a product. Therefore, when we talk about product engineering, it is also important to know about different phases of product engineering. Here is a deeper dive into this comprehensive process:
This is the initial stage, which involves conceiving the idea and at the same time documenting it in terms of specifications and requirements. Then the idea is further scrutinized to know whether it is worth pursuing or not. Though there might be great concepts, it may always not be worth pursuing.
Once the concept is finalized, the next phase is to bring the concept to life by creating engineering designs. Any improvements and changes are also made in this phase before the design is finalized.
The next phase is about developing or assembling of the product. A lot of attention is paid to implementing the project and managing and optimizing costs.
A developed product always must go through stringent quality checks to validate that the developed product meets the intended use and does not contain any faults. Any such faults need to be identified during this phase and then required changes, modifications or rectification is done in order to release the product. Continuous testing means that engineering risks are exposed throughout the process.
Once the product is developed, it is then released into the market. Feedback must be collected from users to further improve the product in the following versions. It can also be given to external product testers to understand the user experience.
Once the product is released into the market, periodic updates and enhancements will be pushed with time along with maintenance. Sustenance must be provided for the intended lifespan of the product. Re-engineering is an important part as well because products should be designed in such a way that they can be scaled to meet customer demands in the future. Continuous collection of feedback from customers means that designs are tracking with customer needs.
This end-to-end style of development not only eases resourcing and reduces handoff costs, but also leads to a deeper understanding of the product.