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Press Release

SmartBear Software, AutomatedQA and Pragmatic Software Merge

Making Enterprise-class Development and QA Tools Affordable for all Teams - Free to Try, Full Support
Beverly, MA — July 18, 2010 —

The combined company, SmartBear® Software, was created to make enterprise-class software development and testing tools easily accessible to small and large development teams at a fraction of the cost of other software solutions. SmartBear unites a community of more than 75,000 developers and testers across three popular, like-minded tools vendors. After 10 years of innovation they have joined forces to better meet the market’s need with complementary tools that are very affordable, and easy to try, buy, fast to deploy and use:

  • AutomatedQA, known for its high-value automated testing tool TestComplete and performance profiling tool AQtime;
  • SmartBear Software, makers of CodeCollaborator, the first commercial lightweight code review tool; and
  • Pragmatic Software, producers of SoftwarePlanner, a powerful yet agile tool for test management, requirements management, defect tracking and project management.

SmartBear tools are designed to work well together across development and QA processes, encouraging broader participation amongst all users in the software development lifecycle. The result: improved team collaboration, efficiency and better software quality.

Code Bulletproofing Champion, Prashant Karbhari, at Invensys said, “Creating a culture of robust execution requires software tools that developers and testers actually want to use. SmartBear software is very intuitive and easy to get up and running. It is truly collaborative and we have seen it make an immediate impact across our several distributed locations. I am thrilled to see the company expand its community of like-minded colleagues to offer more useful tools that support the varied needs of our teams.”

Smart Tools for Developers and Testers – Affordable, Free to Try, Full Support

Development teams feeling the pressure to deliver software quickly yet error-free are often forced to cut corners by eliminating code review, skimping on test planning, and performing only perfunctory testing. SmartBear lowers the barrier to quality software development by offering “right-size” tools that get the job done well at a reasonable price.

Joe Krivickas, CEO of SmartBear Software said, “SmartBear brings together ‘Smart Tools’ for development teams that care about quality and performance at a great price. Unlike bloated, heavy-weight quality assurance and development suites that have crushed the life out of both small and large development teams, our community of 75,000 developers and testers has seen great value in our tools that are simple to try and deploy, and that easily scale to the needs of enterprise users. The team gets the right tool for the job, when they need it, greatly improving efficiency, team collaboration and software quality.”

Krivickas continued, “Users can rely on SmartBear for ongoing product innovation, maintenance and friendly customer support. We are also committed to providing vision, thought leadership and expertise to the developers and testers of the world, in order to serve a thriving community dedicated to improving software quality.”

Media and Community Contact:

Alex Forbes
SmartBear Software

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations 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: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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