ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2012) - Polarion Software, a recognized leader in application lifecycle management, announced today it has further expanded its end-to-end support for software development teams with the launch of the company's latest product for test case management, Polarion QA.
Software testing remains today a time-consuming and largely manual task, creating a bottleneck in the software development lifecycle that hampers a company's time to market. With its release today, Polarion QA becomes the first quality assurance solution to put the focus on test case management, allowing manual or automated test results from any source to be easily consolidated and linked with any work item of a project including requirements, design specifications, baselines, builds, or DevOps.
The increased efficiency, improved collaboration and streamlined process delivered by Polarion QA will allow software development teams to accelerate R&D cycles and deliver highly consistent QA results. Traceability of test results is guaranteed at any point in time - through approvals, to task assignments, defects, to code changes. Polarion QA has the unique benefit of analyzing, tracing, prioritizing, and communicating test results all under a common change management umbrella, within one browser based user interface.
"We are excited to deliver to our fast-growing global community of users a much-anticipated test case management solution that is truly browser based, scalable, and available stand alone or part of our unified ALM solution," says Polarion CEO, Frank Schroeder.
Polarion's bold move into the test management market is already creating positive ripples within the software development community, where the product has been received with great excitement. In January, prior to Polarion QA'a official launch to market, the product claimed the Best Quality Tool Award 2012 Award at Software Quality Days in Vienna, the largest event in Europe dedicated to software quality.
"During this live challenge Polarion Software defeated IBM and Seapine among other competitors. The audience and judges were unanimous in their selection of Polarion QA as the clear winner and best tool on the market," says Regg Struyk, Product Manager for Polarion QA.
Polarion Software customers are excited about Polarion QA's flexibility and ease of use. "We chose Polarion QA at Phoenix Contact to consolidate our tool landscape. Polarion´s flexibility is especially important for us. We defined company and project specific workflows, project templates, and QA test plans easily and rapidly with Polarion QA," says Andreas Deuter, of electronics manufacturing giant Phoenix Contact.
"The biggest benefit is to keep the processes as defined in the company and not to adjust oneself to a predefined workflow. With Polarion QA we could retain our work as defined. Polarion QA allows us also to achieve the compliance requirements with the easy way to link and trace from requirement to development tasks through to test and test execution," says Justyna Niewiadomski, of Phonak, global provider of hearing aid and hearing loss solutions.
About Polarion Software
Polarion Software's success is best described by the hundreds of Global 1000 companies and over one million users who rely daily on Polarion software. Polarion is a thriving international company with offices across Europe and North America, and a wide ecosystem of partners world-wide. For more information, visit www.polarion.com.