Zephyr Partners With Atlassian to Provide Testing Life-Cycle Management Solution: Combined Zephyr 2.0 and JIRA Solution Offers Bug Tracking and Testing Management

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Zephyr, provider of the world's most flexible test management platform enabling organizations to manage their test departments more efficiently, today announced a strategic partnership with Atlassian, provider of the JIRA issue-tracking solution.

Zephyr is a valuable complement to JIRA in a tracking and testing environment and a definite value to many JIRA fans.

Zephyr, provider of the world's most flexible test management platform enabling organizations to manage their test departments more efficiently, today announced a strategic partnership with Atlassian, provider of the JIRA issue-tracking solution. This alliance accentuates the compatibility of Zephyr version 2.0 with JIRA to offer customers a combined solution for testing management issue tracking that manages the broader testing life cycle. The alliance is an integration and co-marketing partnership to promote the benefits of the combined Zephyr-JIRA solution to customers of both companies.

Zephyr 2.0 is designed to seamlessly integrate with JIRA, offering a combined solution to more thoroughly manage the testing life cycle. Using Zephyr 2.0 with JIRA enables IT leaders to identify and track bugs and issues within JIRA and Zephyr, providing a "single pane of glass" for test management, defect tracking and automation. Additionally JIRA metrics are displayed in real time in the Zephyr testing dashboard.

"The combination of the two products provides better management for developers and test departments," says Samir Shah, CEO and founder of Zephyr. "With this partnership, Zephyr is releasing embedded product integration with JIRA in Zephyr 2.0, providing tremendous benefit in the testing life-cycle. The combined solution provides a more enriched experience for our common customers."

Zephyr 2.0 continues to solve the problems that accompany closed, proprietary test management systems that fail to compatibly integrate with defect tracking and test automation tools. Furthermore, Zephyr 2.0 provides a hosted option with a low startup cost, rapid deployment and all other benefits of SaaS.

JIRA, from Atlassian, allows users to create, prioritize, assign, track, report and audit issues. Over 8,000 organizations around the world use JIRA to manage a wide variety of issues -- from software bugs and help-desk tickets to project tasks and change requests. JIRA runs on a wide variety of platforms and offers a feature-rich intuitive user interface, simple and powerful customization, and versatile import and export facilities.

"We're glad to welcome Zephyr as an Atlassian partner," notes Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO at Atlassian. "Zephyr is a valuable complement to JIRA in a tracking and testing environment and a definite value to many JIRA fans."

About Zephyr
Zephyr, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., provides solutions to significantly improve the test management experience of testing teams globally. The company is focused on empowering the product creation processes of engineering and IT organizations through the development of intuitive, affordable software that contributes to augmented productivity, superior manageability and enhanced collaboration. Visit Zephyr at http://www.getzephyr.com.

About Atlassian
Atlassian provides innovative enterprise software solutions that allow dynamic teams in knowledge industries to work more effectively together. Just like our software, our company mission is to be an innovative, driven company with all-encompassing goals and values. With more than 13,000 customers in over 106 countries, the Atlassian team is dedicated to making this mission come true every day. Visit the Atlassian Web site at http://www.atlassian.com.

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