SmartBear Further Strengthens Leadership Position by Bringing New Test Automation Capabilities to the Atlassian Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — April 10, 2019 —SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, announced four new product integrations between its test management solution, Zephyr, and its leading test automation tools, SoapUI ProTestCompleteCrossBrowserTesting, and LoadNinja. The recent acquisition of Zephyr, the world’s most widely used test management solution, represents the company’s initiative to unify test automation and test management with a native Jira Solution. Recently, SmartBear was named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation1.

SmartBear is continuing the Zephyr team’s commitment to the Atlassian ecosystem with a focus on integrating the entire SmartBear portfolio with the Atlassian tool stack, including commonly used tools like Jira, Bitbucket, and Confluence. As software teams increasingly adopt Jira, Confluence, and other Atlassian products into their everyday workflow, SmartBear is leading the charge in extending the functionality of Atlassian tools into the test automation space.

SmartBear recognizes that for many teams, Jira has become the central place for work. By leveraging Zephyr and creating new integrations, SmartBear provides Atlassian users with a native Jira experience for all their development activities from defining a user story, implementing the user story, writing tests for that user story, identifying a bug, managing defects, resolving an issue, and continuing with development and testing activities through operations and production. These new integrations complement those workflows by enabling integration of functional and performance test automation efforts across UI, API, and data layers, as well as across a range of mobile devices and browsers.

“We are excited to be following our acquisition of Zephyr so quickly to help Jira users extend their workflows,” said Justin Teague, CEO of SmartBear. “With these new integrations, SmartBear continues to lead the way in software development and testing by being the first to provide a completely integrated test automation solution—extending the native Jira experience in Zephyr. This continues to highlight our belief in the Atlassian ecosystem and commitment to those 130,000 customers.”

SmartBear has also expanded its Behavior Driven Development (BDD) capabilities with the introduction of a new Living Documentation Jira plug-in, enabling all team members to collaborate through discussion, comments, and review of feature files by publishing test results and documentation from an existing source control and CI environment directly into Jira.

SmartBear is attending the Atlassian Summit as a Diamond sponsor on Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Las Vegas—demonstrating these new product features and more. SmartBear has their top executives present to meet with customers and gather direct feedback. For more information about the new product integrations by SmartBear, check out:

[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, by Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, November 27, 2018.

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