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Fastest Growing Test Management Software Provider, Zephyr, Sees Atlassian Connect as the Platform of the Future

March 04, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—Zephyr, the fastest growing test management software provider, today announced its intention to support JIRA OnDemand following the 1.0 release of Atlassian Connect, a new development framework from Atlassian for developers to build add-ons that seamlessly integrate with JIRA and Confluence OnDemand, the company's SaaS-based issue tracking and collaboration offerings.

Atlassian Connect is the SaaS Platform of the Future

Zephyr’s existing add-ons for on-premises deployments of Atlassian JIRA already provide the richest set of test management features available for JIRA customers. Used by more than 2000 JIRA customers, Zephyr’s products help project teams obtain improved productivity, faster time to market and dramatic cost savings. With the release of the Connect platform, Zephyr expects to bring the same test management benefits to Atlassian’s 10,000 JIRA OnDemand customers.

"Atlassian Connect is an innovative new architectural pattern intended to support the next generation of add-ons," said Jonathan Nolen, senior development manager for Atlassian's ecosystem. "We've gone to great lengths to work with partners like Zephyr to include their feedback in the design process for Atlassian Connect and ensure they can deliver the same great experience to thousands of new customers using JIRA OnDemand."

“Atlassian Connect has been designed in such a way that software vendors like us find tremendous value,” said Shailesh Mangal, CTO for Zephyr. “The flexibility of the platform allows us to select the technology stack that best fits our needs, yet leverage the scalability and security of the Connect architecture.”

Zephyr for JIRA OnDemand Available in 2014

For two straight years, Zephyr for JIRA has been the top-selling test management add-on on the Atlassian Marketplace. As JIRA OnDemand continues to grow, Atlassian and Zephyr have listened closely to the community’s requests for a SaaS version. “Given our success with the on-premises version and the frequent requests we hear for an OnDemand version, we are committed to launch Zephyr for JIRA OnDemand this year,” said Samir Shah, CEO of Zephyr.

Zephyr offers multiple test management solutions for JIRA customers, including Zephyr for JIRA, Zephyr Enterprise and ZAPI. Since launching its products on the Atlassian Marketplace, Zephyr has seen strong interest and sustained revenue growth. The Marketplace simplifies business and eliminates complexity from the purchasing process by handling the licensing, billing, and renewals. With the Marketplace available to simplify discovery and smooth sales, Zephyr has been able to focus on building great test management products.

About Zephyr
Zephyr is a leading provider of on-demand, real-time enterprise test management solutions, offering innovative applications, seamless integrations and unparalleled, real-time visibility into the quality and status of software projects. Zephyr products are the fastest growing test management products in the world, with more than 2000 global customers added in the last two years. Their feature rich products address today’s dynamic and global needs across a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, media, mobile, IT services, and enterprise software. Zephyr is headquartered in Newark, CA with offices in Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.getzephyr.com.