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SmartBear Recognized as a Strong Performer in Omnichannel Functional Test Automation by Independent Research Firm

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SmartBear Noted for Superior Capabilities in API Testing and
Coding-based Scripting, Strong BDD Offering, and Clients that Like "The
Flexibility of SmartBear Software's Tool Expandability"

SmartBear,
the leader in software quality tools for teams, was cited as a Strong
Performer in The
Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Tools, Q3 2018
1.
Using 26-criteria, Forrester,
the premier research company that works with business and technology
leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth,
researched, analyzed, and scored the 15 most significant omnichannel
functional test automation (OFTA) providers. SmartBear believes that
Forrester's rankings validate the continued momentum SmartBear has
experienced in the last 18 months by providing test automation tools
that are robust, yet easy to try, implement, and use by software
development teams with any level of testing experience, technical
expertise, and on any platform. The report recognized SmartBear for
offering "superior capabilities in API testing and coding-based
scripting."

SmartBear has an array of test automation tools, including ReadyAPI,
TestComplete,
CrossBrowserTesting,
TestLeft,
TestServer,
QAComplete,
and Hiptest.
SmartBear contributions to the open source community include their
sponsorship of SoapUI
and Swagger
tools, founding of the OpenAPI
Initiative
, and support for other open source technologies such as Selenium.

"We believe our position in Forrester's Wave ranking marks a major shift
taking place in the Test Automation market," said Ryan
Lloyd
, Vice President of Product, Test and Development at SmartBear.
"Software development teams no longer want to be shackled by complex,
expensive test automation platforms. The market is moving toward tools
that foster collaboration, are open and interoperable, and are
frictionless to try, implement, and use – and this is core to our
product strategy at SmartBear."

Forrester also noted that SmartBear provides a strong Test-Driven
Development (TDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) offering. In
SmartBear's view, these solutions empower developers to maintain their
existing Continuous Integrations (CI) environments with ease while also
providing a platform for business and technical stakeholders to
communicate with a shared language. The addition
of Hiptest to the SmartBear toolkit
not only fortifies the company's
BDD offering but also adds to the various technical and non-technical
users that SmartBear attracts with their variety of tools, including
business personas, developers, QA professionals, and many more. With a
diverse set of roles working at every phase of the Software Development
Lifecycle (SDLC), SmartBear focuses on the flexibility of their tools to
fit seamlessly into the way teams are already working today.

To learn more about moving from manual to automated testing today, check
out this free Test Automation Starter Kit: https://smartbear.com/automated-testing/starter-kit/

About SmartBear Software
Supporting more than six million
software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries,
SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The
company's products help deliver the highest quality and best performing
software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible
velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and
performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications,
SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member
with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle.
For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com,
or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn,
Twitter
or Facebook.

All trademarks recognized.

1 Forrester, The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Functional Test
Automation Tools, Q3 2018, Diego Lo Giudice with Christopher Mines, Luis
Deya, Kara Hartig, July 26, 2018.

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