About SmartBear

We are the leader in software quality tools for The Connected World

The Connected World

Today the world runs on software. Software applications are everywhere and are connected to everything. Mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, public and private clouds; all are powered by modern applications and the APIs that bind them together.  SmartBear calls the collection of these applications, APIs, devices and data sources, “The Connected World.”

A world that runs on software means it is now more important than ever that those Apps and APIs are of the highest possible quality, and are functioning and performing as they should at all times.

This is where SmartBear comes in. With tools for collaborative development, functional testing, performance testing, and performance monitoring across APIs, mobile, web and desktop, SmartBear helps software teams create the world’s greatest apps and APIs by ensuring quality throughout every step of the lifecycle, from the first line of code, to live in production, and every test in between.

SmartBears Around the World

  • Boston (Somerville), USA - Global HQ Learn More.
  • Galway, Ireland - European HQ Learn More.
  • Austin, USA.
  • Coconut Creek, USA. 
  • Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Tula, Russia.

... and we're still expanding

Our products are now used in 194 countries. Find a SmartBear Partner your region.

The SmartBear Team

We've over 250 employees and are growing.
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Over 3 million software professionals and
25,000 organizations across 194 countries
use SmartBear tools

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A Smart Bear Makes All the Difference

Our name, SmartBear, has its roots in the surreal John Irving novel Hotel New Hampshire in which a "smart bear" plays an important role. Near the end we are told repeatedly that "a smart bear makes all the difference.”

Given the quirky and memorable ring to the name, combined with the fact that SmartBear’s people and software quality tools make all the difference in creating great applications ... the name has stuck.