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Gartner Recognizes SmartBear a Visionary in 2014 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

SmartBear’s Placement Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Beverly, MA — October 01, 2014 — SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, has been recognized as a Visionary in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites[1], recently released by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. SmartBear’s strength in software testing and API products drove the recognition.
 
In the past year, as the software quality market continued to undergo significant changes, SmartBear made significant strides in both its product delivery and market execution. For APIs, the rapid growth continued as the Internet of Things (IoT) took shape. The promise of IoT was perhaps best captured by Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of NEST thermostats, foreshadowing a highly connected world where nearly all devices will be attached to the Web. IoT will require dramatic improvements in API testing, security and monitoring – all areas where SmartBear’s dominant SoapUI Pro excels. During the past 12 months, SmartBear rolled out improvements to SoapUI Pro including the ability to customize and extend the product through its plugin framework, point-and-click testing capabilities for REST services and API discovery.
 
Similar to the growth of APIs, mobile app development was another market with significant change over the preceding 12 months. According to a recent Gartner press release[2], “by 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion and making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe.” SmartBear made significant strides over the past year with its mobile suite including an ability to create, maintain and execute tests on native, hybrid and Web mobile apps.
 
Finally, the shift to a more agile delivery model has continued to shape the testing and dev market. Drawing on its vast experience in test automation, SmartBear has continued to provide a path forward for organizations seeking a more continuous delivery path. With the upcoming QAComplete and TestComplete integration, SmartBear allows QA teams to schedule, run and analyze manual and automated tests from a single interface, helping organizations reduce time to market and improve collaboration.
 
“SmartBear’s improved position in the Visionary quadrant coincides with acceleration in SmartBear’s business operations and product delivery schedule over the past year,” said Bryan Semple, CMO at SmartBear Software. “Our position speaks volumes about our vision of providing timely solutions that help organizations keep pace with and take advantage of technological advances in the testing world.”

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About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than five million software professionals and over 20,000 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: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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