SmartBear Software Launches QA and Test Management Tool, QAComplete

Targeted Offering Empowers QA Teams to Take a More Strategic Approach to Software Testing
Beverly, MA — November 01, 2010 —

SmartBear Software (SmartBear) today released its new test case management, requirements management and defect tracking tool, QACompleteTM. QAComplete enables QA teams to take a more strategic approach to testing by prioritizing key test functions, re-using test libraries, accounting for risk, planning for coverage, and controlling test execution throughout their Waterfall or Agile development lifecycle.

QAComplete enhances a team’s visibility, collaboration and reduces the need to create new test cases. QAComplete improves comprehensive test planning and test execution coverage, and empowers teams to collaborate, track project progress and report on requirements, test cases and defects. Teams can organize and track requirements, and link any defects discovered back to the original requirement and test case providing end-to-end traceability.

QAComplete originates from SoftwarePlanner, SmartBear’s award-winning application lifecycle management (ALM) tool. It packs 10 years of innovation into a focused offering for QA teams that want to gain more control over their software release process from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

Sophisticated reports and dashboards show teams exactly which test cases, requirements, and defects were addressed in the software release. The ability to analyze key metrics and get real-time insight into release readiness by inspecting project progress, requirements and test runs against each requirement and defects discovered improves overall software quality over time.

This release also adds enhanced integration with other tools such as HP Quality Center, Atlassian JIRA, Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Project, IBM Rational Team Concert and DOORS, VersionOne, RallyDev, Subversion and others.

Ian McLeod, EVP Products, said, “As projects cope with fewer development resources, higher quality expectations, and shorter development timelines, any serious development effort needs better test case management. QAComplete provides affordable, enterprise-class functionality to more easily improve software quality through tight correlations between test cases, requirements and defects. QAComplete allows you to take a strategic approach to testing by prioritizing key test functions, accounting for risk, planning for coverage, and controlling test execution.”

New, additional free test management offering (also announced today)

Alongside QAComplete, we are releasing QAPlanner, an on-demand test management tool that is available entirely free for small teams. This provides QA teams of up to 10 users the ability to organize and re-use manual test libraries, schedule and review unattended automated test runs across multiple computers using a secure SaaS platform that supports enterprise needs. For further details, and to get started with a project today, visit: Free Tools.

Seamless growth path to comprehensive application lifecycle management (ALM)

Companies that are looking to expand cross-functional collaboration, can seamlessly upgrade to ALMComplete (previously known as SoftwarePlanner) to enable comprehensive application lifecycle management capabilities as all tools are based on a single, Web-based platform.


QAComplete is available immediately as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-premise. A free trial is available at QAComplete. Pricing starts at $399 a year, per named user. Concurrent licenses are also available. To view a feature and pricing comparison table, visit the QAComplete Price & Buy page.

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Alex Forbes
SmartBear Software

About SmartBear

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