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    Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is the full, featured, enterprise ready test management solution directly in Jira. It offers full traceability across issues, requirements, test cases, and execution. The tool allows for flexibility and customisation for test plans and runs. It offers a free and flexible REST API, includes the ability to automate bulk tests, and enables seamless integration with most continuous integration tools. The in-depth reporting capability gives users the ability to analyse and share test data results between development and business teams. It’s the single source of truth to track, manage and optimise your whole test lifecycle right inside Jira software.

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    • Drive reusability across Jira with cross-project hierarchical repositories for all test assets 
    • Improve collaboration with flexible workflows between traditional and Agile development teams
    • Enhance coverage with end-to-end traceability across all test artifacts
    • Eliminate duplication to increase efficiency with versioning, test data parameters and shared step features
    • Improve visibility and functionality with 70 cross-project reports and gadgets
    • Reduce management time and effort, with rich APIs for integration with test automation and DevOps tools
    • Allows teams to seamlessly collaborate and manage multiple versions of test cases in parallel while providing an audit history of changes


    • Easy drag and drop organisation, planning and execution 
    • Hierarchical folders to manage and reuse assets across Jira projects, releases and sprints
    • Test case libraries including versioning, shared steps and test data parameters
    • Test plans and runs to manage and track test execution cycles
    • Full traceability of test cases, requirements, test execution results and defects
    • 70 cross-project reports, gadgets and Confluence Macros to track the coverage of your tests with advanced cross project reporting
    • Global and project level settings for customisation and standardisation
    • Custom fields for test cases, test steps, test plans and test runs
    • Migration function to import test cases from files or legacy test management tools
    • REST APIs for integration with test automation and DevOp tools

    Use Cases:

    • Integrate CI tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI or other development applications like Github, Bitbucket, Datadog via the REST API for end-to-end integration across test case management, execution, and reporting
    • Automate testing at scale, whilst maintaining traceability inside Jira. Scaled to 10,000+ tests across multiple configurations, publishing results in Jira in under 30 minutes
    • Increase efficiency by significantly reducing time spent on test case specification and management
    • Benefit from reusability across Jira projects and single points of maintenance when reusing and organizing test cases
    • Improved visibility of software testing process and quality with 70 out-of-the-box reports, including real-time dashboards
    • Clear end-to-end traceability of requirements, tests, and defects ensuring that the delivered software meets requirements.

    Zephyr Enterprise is a robust enterprise test management platform that manages all aspects of the testing lifecycle. The solution is provided as an on-premise installation as well as a SaaS-based installation. Zephyr Enterprise enables you to make a rigid process flow flexible enough to accommodate changes. In addition, it provides all the functionality QA teams and testers need in order to create and execute test cases with less effort, allowing more time to do actual testing by alleviating significant time-wasting steps.

    Zephyr Enterprise Features

    Zephyr Enterprise has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visual dashboards
    • One-click integration
    • Multi Jira instance
    • Scalability
    • Third-Party Integrations
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • User Management
    • Move & Copy
    • Software Testing Management
    • Requirements-Based Testing
    • Industry-strength scalability
    • Documented APIs
    • Regular maintenance and upgrades

    Zephyr Enterprise Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Zephyr Enterprise. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Ready-to-use reports and customizable dashboards: With Zephyr Enterprise, reports and dashboards are updated in real time and you can share test results and link with your team in Jira to connect any known issues. In addition, the solution helps you increase workflow efficiency because it improves info sharing during standup meetings.
    • Supports bi-directional and multi-instance Jira integration: Not only does Zephyr Enterprise support bi-directional and multi-instance Jira integration, but it also gives you the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously – up to 200,000 test cases.
    • Global repository for test cases: Zephyr Enterprise helps you create, categorize, and store your test cases via a global repository that can be shared across your entire organization. You can also quickly reuse test cases using the structured folder management.
    • Test execution: Zephyr Enterprise makes it possible for you to execute tests step by step, manage pass/fail status, and launch automated execution, then file those defects into Jira. Zephyr Enterprise test executions allow teams to operate in a more efficient way.

    • Universal test automation: Zephyr Enterprise supports a wide range of automation frameworks, helping you decrease operational costs and increase test coverage.

      Reviews from Real Users

      Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Zephyr Enterprise solution.

      A Manager of Enterprise Applications at a retailer says what’s most valuable is that “It's very easy and simple to use, which is beneficial. It has 90% of the basic features you need without having to pay a lot of extra money.” He also adds, “Zephyr Enterprise is very stable and the initial setup is straightforward.”

      Jawaad A., Test Automation Lead at Trapeze, explains, "It has many features, but the main things that we need are the test cycles and integration with automation because we have automation for the web and mobile applications. We use it for test case management to run the test cases and get the results. At this moment, it is fulfilling our requirements. We are able to get the test execution report and the test pass and fail report. This summary is delivered to our management."
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    IBM, John Lewis, Trip Advisor, Netgear,  Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Sapient
    Hyundai, Fujitsu, Google, David Jones, Burger King, Ingenico, Websense, Dow Jones, Harris, Saab
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is ranked 17th in Test Management Tools while Zephyr Enterprise is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 2 reviews. Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is rated 0.0, while Zephyr Enterprise is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zephyr Enterprise writes "Zero maintenance, with excellent technical support, easy to install and use". Adaptavist Test Management for Jira is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, TFS, Tricentis qTest, Hiptest and Eggplant Manager, whereas Zephyr Enterprise is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Tricentis qTest, TFS and PractiTest.

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