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More and more organisations, in all sectors of the economy, are becoming increasingly dependent on software, either as an integral part of their 'product' or to support their business process. For these organisations, Image developing software effectively and efficiently is a key factor for business success.

Software Best Practice is a group of actions aimed at helping European organisations, in all industrial sectors, to:

through improvements to their software development process.

Software Best Practice is supported by the European Commission through ESSI - the European Systems and Software Initiative.

ESSI was launched in 1993, and has to date supported over 300 projects across a wide range of industries, with strong SME participation.