To create effective software tools and applications, it is critical to first clearly define requirements and then apply sound design and architecture principles to their development. With customer demands intensifying and the competitive landscape increasing, we at Fraunhofer recognize that software must undergo this iterative process of requirements gathering, design, development, implementation, and test and must do so smartly and expediently before software can be released. As part of our comprehensive approach to prototyping new technologies, we also utilize practical, real-world software analysis through user studies and focus groups. In this way, our seasoned and adaptable software engineers help our customers manage this software development process efficiently, bring their innovative ideas to fruition rapidly, and ensure their software’s quality effectively. This holistic approach to development, our emphasis on best practices, and our foothold on emerging technologies is part of how Fraunhofer helps bring innovation to market.