Zephyr, the Gennext test management system was revolutionary in the sense that most of its features were exclusively found in Zephyr alone like customized desktops, live and automated dashboard, instant collaboration, live tracking, and so on.
Zephyr thus completely changed the IT scene as it brought bold new concepts in the testing arena. Now from its makers comes another innovative product aptly titled Zephyr 2.0.
If Zephyr was a planning, management and reporting tool then Zephyr 2.0 goes one step further and acts as a bridge between test management system and issue tracking software. This was made possible with its partnering with Atlassian who has created its own niche in the area of automated issue tracking. And the result is Zephyr 2.0 which now comes with two way integration not only JIRA with but Bugzilla as well thus making it much more powerful than Zephyr.
Zephyr 2.0 is not only easy to buy but also to deploy and use. You can either opt for the On-premise model or for the Amazon Cloud model. And with the ‘Zephyr KickStart’ program you will not only get a test management system that suits your environment but also have your entire testing team trained in a matter of two days. Zephyr 2.0 provides a simple way for organizations to quickly get a handle on their in-house and outsourced testing activities as it enables IT management and testing teams to collaborate seamlessly across time zones.
Now this alone doesn’t make Zephyr 2.0 different from its earlier version; it has lot many features that make it quite a versatile and an exceptional test management system. Let’s see what those features are.
The current economic scenario has forced several companies to take drastic measures so as to remain in the race. In such a situation Zephyr remains a clear winner as it is quite inexpensive and therefore affordable. Its SaaS (Software as a Service) model option requires you to make monthly payment of only $65 that means paying only for those services that you want. Apart from that you also get 3 free user licenses for 12 months.
- Zephyr 2.0 is not only easy to buy but also to deploy and use. You can either opt for the On-premise model or for the Amazon Cloud model. You just need to spend one business day and you can have Zephyr up and running in matter of seconds.
- Zephyr 2.0 has made great improvements in the area of automation. The ‘Zbots’ in Zephyr 2.0 allow testers to execute automated test scripts thus making it quite easy to track and report on testing. Thus, bug tracking and testing management gets done easier than before with Zephyr 2.0.
Zephyr 2.0 has the ability to track the amount of effort required for manual testing and also for automation thereby helping you to take relevant business decisions.
- Zephyr 2.0 interoperates with commercial, open source or home grown automation tools thus it allows companies to leverage on their existing investments on testing infrastructure.
In short, Zephyr 2.0 with its two-way integration to JIRA and Bugzilla gets you the benefits of three systems for the price of one. Its super cool features like customized desktops, live and interactive dashboard, instant collaboration, live tracking, rich UI, SOA, White Labeling and so on makes it a must have for the QA team. Moreover, it is a low cost test management system that is also easy to deploy and therefore best for the current economic scenario. Thus, Zephyr 2.0 is one such test management system that helps you to improve productivity by spending less money, time and effort.