Jama Software Helps Product Development Teams Stay in Sync and Accelerate Development with the Launch of the JIRA Connector for Jama Contour.

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The JIRA Connector integrates Contour, Jama's powerful requirements management software, with JIRA, Atlassian's popular tool used by developers to manage tasks and defects. This integration connects business teams responsible for product requirements and planning with development teams responsible for implementation. Automating the communication and keeping everyone in sync eliminates redundant and often manual efforts -- resulting in savings of up to 60%.

My development team lives in JIRA and we run an agile shop. This integration with Contour will be a life line for our business users to stay in lockstep with our release plans and sprints.

Jama Software, the provider of requirements management software used by companies worldwide for managing product innovation, announces the availability of the JIRA Connector for Contour along with its new version, Contour 2.7.

Two great tools that work great together.

Jama Contour is a powerful, Web-based solution that teams use for enterprise requirements management, release planning and traceability. JIRA from Atlassian is a popular tool that teams use for defect tracking, task management and agile project management. This new, out of the box integration, called the JIRA Connector for Jama Contour, provides an automated synchronization between these two preferred applications ensuring that the entire product development team stays in sync at all times.

Specifically, this integration helps organizations:

  • Save valuable time and money, accelerating development cycles
  • Stay connected and in control of changes
  • Ensure data consistency for quality control
  • Succeed in an agile development world where requirements still matter
  • Bridge the communication gap between business and technical teams

When business users need structured requirements, and developers want to go agile.

Business analysts and product managers often need structured requirements and powerful reporting to communicate plans to the development team and business stakeholders. Developers and testers often want streamlined documentation and lightweight, agile workflows. Both sides need each other to succeed, and information needs to flow continuously between everyone. The integration of Contour and JIRA solves this challenge and helps organizations bridge the gap between product planning and development by supporting flexible, hybrid processes that blend structured requirements management with agile development techniques.

"My development team lives in JIRA and we run an agile shop. This integration with Contour will be a life line for our business users to stay in lockstep with our release plans and sprints." - Tom Mitchell, Vice President of Software Development, Yesmail

Integrating specialized solutions versus all-in-one ALM suites.

This integration supports a growing trend of organizations who are investing in best of breed solutions that can be seamlessly integrated together.

"This integration between Contour and JIRA is a natural fit for our customers and a growing segment of companies who prefer to integrate specialized solutions together to efficiently manage the product development process," said Eric Winquist, co-founder and CEO of Jama Software, "Fundamentally when teams are free to use the tools they prefer, they are more productive and happy, which leads to faster development cycles, fewer issues and higher quality products. "

Pricing and Availability

The JIRA Connector for Jama Contour is available immediately and is sold as an enterprise license with unlimited users and projects for $7,500 USD and includes premium support and maintenance for the first year. A free, full functioning trial of Contour 2.7 along with the JIRA Connector is available now for download.

About Jama Software:
Jama's mission is to help companies build great products by taking a collaborative approach to requirements management. Jama's solution, Contour, allows large, global organizations to collaborate on product requirements like never before - helping them accelerate development cycles, increase product quality and compliance, and improve customer satisfaction for the products they build.    Used by thousands of professionals worldwide to build sophisticated software applications, products and systems, Contour customers include Intel, Amgen, Bio-Rad, Wells Fargo, Fluid, SMART Technologies, Tectura, Stonesoft, Stratos Global and many others. For more information, visit Jama Software

Press Contact:
John Simpson
Jama Software
jsimpson (at) jamasoftware.com
503-802-4250

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