More than 100 JIRA Customers Adopt Zephyr for JIRA in First 90 Days
San Francisco, CA, May 31, 2012 – Zephyr, the fastest growing provider of Test Management solutions, today announced at Atlassian Summit a new product release designed to help customers accelerate Agile testing inside JIRA. The release of Zephyr for JIRA 1.5 helps project teams extend their JIRA 5 instance to include testing into their workflow and become more agile and collaborative than ever before.
The industry’s only test management solution built exclusively for the JIRA 5 platform has been adopted by more than 100 customers in just three months since its launch. The latest v1.5 is now available on the newly launched Atlassian Marketplace. Customers have found that this integration of testing within JIRA is huge because it involves the entire project team in testing and they don’t have to jump between applications. There is virtually no learning curve since the user interface is exactly like that of JIRA. With just the right amount of metrics that an agile software development team needs, Zephyr for JIRA provides test coverage and burndown charts that are key to getting software releases done efficiently. Companies utilize Confluence heavily for user stories and documentation; since JIRA integrates seamlessly with Confluence, so does Zephyr for JIRA.
“Prior to Zephyr for JIRA, we were using a combination of JIRA, Confluence and spreadsheets for test management. We were working on a very large, complex software project and needed a way to incorporate structured testing without the manual overload of text documents, email and trying to maintain a spreadsheet,” states Deb Cinkus, CEO of Polished Geek. “One thing we love is you can’t even tell it’s a separate product. It looks and works exactly like JIRA. Zephyr for JIRA makes it easy to prioritize which components and features to test, determine which tests passed/failed, and track the severity and impact of bugs.”
Zephyr for JIRA is integrated into JIRA’s agile workflows, providing a more holistic execution experience. New burndown reports and advanced metrics allow project teams to predict when they will complete the testing cycle. Additionally, Zephyr is offering a free utility to migrate existing tests.
Testing involves multiple groups; PMs, Dev, QA, Business and Analysts. Testing is one of the challenges project teams face when trying to standardize all project activities inside JIRA. Zephyr for JIRA fosters more collaboration across the project team, making it easy for developers to write their own tests or review results, PMs to keep track of testing progress, Analysts and the Business to run User Acceptance Tests and QA to manage all of their testing.
Available on the New Atlassian Marketplace
Buyers will be able to purchase Zephyr for JIRA directly inside JIRA 5, seamlessly through a one-click process or test drive the application free, for 30 days. The purchase process for Zephyr for JIRA is the same as purchasing any of Atlassians products. Upgrades and renewals can’t get any easier with alert notifications and one click installs. This way users can automatically stay current with Zephyr for JIRA’s most recent versions and never miss a renewal since both products will renew together, all tied into a single billing system through my.atlassian.com.
Zephyr is a leading provider of on-demand, real-time enterprise test management solutions, offering innovative applications and unparalleled, metrics based visibility via real time dashboards into the quality and status of software projects. The feature rich solutions addresses today’s dynamic and global needs across a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, mobile, IT services, and enterprise software. Zephyr’s global customers experience improved productivity, faster time to market and dramatic cost savings. For more information, please visit www.getzephyr.com.