SQS Software Quality Systems AG engages in the provision of software testing and quality management services. It designs and oversees quality management processes during the software and information technology systems life cycle and tests the resulting products for errors and omissions. It operates through the following segments: Managed, Specialist Consultancy, and Regular Testing Services. The Managed Services segment meet the demand of clients seeking efficiency in long-term engagement of which a growing share is delivered from nearshore and offshore test centers. This also includes long term engagements for testing standard software package products. The Specialist Consultancy Services segment meet the demand of clients seeking transformation and quality in specialized projects with skills like SAP, PLM (Product Life Management) Process Consulting and Improvement, and Load and Performance Testing. The Regular Testing Services segment meet the demand of more price conscious clients who tend to be served on a more local basis and are typically contracted for a short term. The company was founded by Heinz Bons and Rudolf van Megen in 1982 is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.