QASymphony Launches, Introduces qTrace

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Application development software company launches today, unveils first product designed to revolutionize how software is tested, adopted and supported.

qTrace's seamless integration with our bug tracker is a huge plus; combined with the ease of use, qTrace definitely helps us reduce testing cycles,” said Lakshmi Janardhan, QA manager for Compuware Corporation.

QASymphony, a SaaS provider focusing on bringing intelligent software testing tools to market, announces its launch today. “The Cloud-Powered Software Development LifeCycle is beginning to be fully realized,” said Vu Lam, CEO of QASymphony. “Today developers and testers require testing tools that provide more than basic record-keeping and collaboration. They require tools that support cloud-based software development and testing processes along with agility, scalability and, most importantly, intelligence into how the software is being designed, deployed and used. Our mission is to provide these tools from our cloud-based platform.”

As a first step, QASymphony is releasing its first product, qTrace, an easy-to-use, defect capture and reporting tool that provides insight into how the software was being used. qTrace captures all steps, screens, and system information associated with a defect along with out-of-the-box integration enabling the user to submit the defect trace to any bug tracking system of choice.    

qTrace provides testers an easier and faster way to report defects. In the past, software testers worked through an application to find bugs and the drudgery starts; retracing steps, doing screen captures, making notes, compiling a report, opening a defect tracking tool, and then finally submitting a ticket. Not fun, not productive, and often time resulting in defect reports that were missing key pieces of information.

With qTrace, testers simply turn on the tool as they start their testing session. qTrace runs in the background and captures every screen and every step performed during testing. qTrace then automatically generates a detailed defect report from the captured information that includes how the application was being used along with associated environmental information. While in stealth mode the company had qTrace in beta testing, and customers found that qTrace decreases defect capture time by 30-50% and decreases fix time by 10-30%.

“qTrace's seamless integration with our bug tracker is a huge plus; combined with the ease of use, qTrace definitely helps us reduce testing cycles,” said Lakshmi Janardhan, QA manager for Compuware Corporation.

“We are really excited about getting qTrace in use across our entire testing organization,” said Gwendolyn Sanders, senior QA analyst at Silverpop. “The beta showed us that we could cut in half the time it takes to capture screens and record defects.”

“qTrace is so easy to use. It took me a few minutes to download and install, then I was able to start capturing and submitting defects right away without having to look at a user manual,” said Kevin Konishi, development program manager, Next Step Learning.

qTrace Benefits Include:

  • Ease of use. With qTrace, testers use simple point-and click commands to start recordings, modify records, and publish reports.
  • Automation. qTrace automates the capture of complete bug reports—including the steps that precipitated the defect’s occurrence. Testers can easily add details or modify the record, or just move forward with submitting a ticket.
  • Seamless Integration. Through its integration with leading bug-tracking tools, qTrace enables testers to create new defect records and submit complete details into a bug-tracking tool—with a single mouse click. qTrace also provides an API that allows custom integration with any defect tracking tool.

•Defect reporting quality improvement. By eliminating a lot of manual, error-prone efforts, qTrace helps improve the accuracy and specificity of defect descriptions.

  • Productivity boost. With qTrace, teams can spend less time on documentation, and more time on testing. Consequently, testers get better at what’s most important: validating functionality. qTrace helps turn even novice testers into proficient testing experts.
  • Product development acceleration. With qTrace, application development teams can speed QA cycles, enhance collaboration and provide better information to development, so the organization can more quickly get quality products to market.

“All of us at QASymphony are passionate about software quality. We are launching the company on Valentine’s Day because we love software developers and testers, and we are confident that in time software developers and testers will come to love us as well,” said Vu Lam, QASymphony CEO. “ Our roots are in software development; we are passionate developers and testers ourselves. Having provided development and testing services to over 75 companies in the past, we understand their needs. The products we will introduce to the market will help testers and developers release high quality products faster. We believe our first product, qTrace, will become an indispensable application for them.”

Pricing and Availability
qTrace is available today. Customers can download a free trial at http://www.qasymphony.com/qtrace-download.html. The purchase price is $49.99.

USEFUL LINKS
QASymphony website: http://www.qasymphony.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/qasymphony

CONTACT
Marlena Fernandez
JustSmart Communications for QASymphony
303.408.3155
marlena(at)justsmartcommunications(dot)com

About QASymphony
QASymphony is a software company built to revolutionize how software is tested, adopted, and supported. We are an early stage, self-funded, software loving team, united in by a common belief that software could be better. For more information, visit http://www.qasymphony.com.

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