SmartBear Announces Strategic Pan-European Partnership with QBS Software

QBS brings more than three decades of market leadership to a quickly growing SmartBear Partner Ecosystem
Galway, IE, and London, UK — May 17, 2021 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, has announced a strategic partnership with software supplier, QBS Software. QBS brings more than 30 years of success with increasing the efficient delivery of enterprise software solutions to more than 240,000 organizations throughout the EMEA region. 

“QBS Software’s approach to the delivery of best-in-class software solutions and their level of service makes them an ideal channel partner for SmartBear,” said Darin Welfare, SVP, International Sales and Channel at SmartBear. “We’ve been very impressed with their vision, strategy, and ability to execute. We look forward to working together with them to meet the increased demand we see in the market for our solutions that support the rapid acceleration of digital transformation and ecommerce initiatives.” 

“SmartBear offers a compelling advantage to our partner base,” said QBS CEO, Dave Stevinson. “There’s massive demand for innovative solutions that solve big challenges around software quality, particularly those around APIs. QBS has served the developer community since 1987 and we are proud to bring SmartBear to the forefront of our managed publishers as their European distributor partner.” 

“SmartBear and QBS have a strong track record of success, which has continued amidst these challenging times around the world,” said, Ed Greenwood, SmartBear EMEA Channel & Alliances Manager. “This partnership complements our existing, market-leading portfolio, and offers some compelling opportunities to partners and resellers in EMEA. The SmartBear solution portfolio provides them with proven pathways to land-and-expand business and increase ARR.” 

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About QBS 

Established in 1987, QBS Software provides a platform for software companies and channel partners to increase efficiency and achieve growth. With a focus on innovative software – covering the enterprise, cloud and consumer markets – QBS Software combines experience, specialist skills, local presence and trusted relationships. 

QBS Software is headquartered in London with 8 regional offices across Europe. 

About SmartBear

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.