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.” 

To learn more about the SmartBear Partner Program, visit: https://smartbear.com/partners/overview/ 

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

At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software over and over is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your process while seamlessly working with the products you use – and will use. Whether it’s TestComplete, Swagger, Cucumber, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, Bugsnag, or one of our other tools, we span from test automation, API lifecycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, and more. Whichever you need, they’re easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to integrate. We’re used by 15 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 24,000+ organizations – including world-renowned innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. Wherever you’re going, we’ll help you get there. Learn more at smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
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