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Collaborator by SmartBear Adds Quick and Easy Invitation Capability to Support Extended Team Collaboration

Unprecedented ‘Invite a Colleague’ Feature Supports Further Collaboration to Help in Generating Higher Quality Software
Beverly, Mass. — December 11, 2013 — SmartBear Software, leading provider of quality and performance management solutions used by more than one million software development and operations professionals worldwide, has added even more functionality to Collaborator, the most full-featured code and peer review tool available. Collaborator now allows users to quickly and easily add other development team members to a review session. Eliminating the formal participant process, users simply type an email address into the conversation panel and an email invitation is sent to that person to enter the review. Extended team members easily and collaboratively provide feedback, with the author tracking and taking action against each comment and defect.
“Collaborator is a very feature and security rich collaboration tool,” says Mark Hammer, Senior Product Director at SmartBear. “Collaborator’s ‘Invite a Colleague’ feature makes it extremely simple to invite others to reviews and the author doesn’t have to specify each person that will be involved in a review before kicking it off. The real advantage of quickly and easily including extended team members in the review process, however, is working collaboratively to generate higher quality software before it reaches the customer.”
Collaborator is the only code review tool that enables the review of project deliverables like user stories, test plans and user documentation – in addition to code review. In August, SmartBear announced that Collaborator allows testers and quality assurance teams to peer review test plans and all artifacts in Microsoft Excel documents.
In addition to this new feature, the new version of Collaborator includes several enhancements to its integration with IBM’s IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC). These include adding reviewers as work item assignments and better handling of file renaming. Collaborator is also integrated into IBM ClearCase with support for directories. Collaborator has IBM's Ready for Rational Software validation for Team Concert, ClearCase as well as Synergy.
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About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

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