Requirements, Test Management, Case Management, and Customer On-Boarding -- Contextually Integrated within Confluence, JIRA, Subversion, Git, Jenkins, Selenium, and Salesforce.com
February 28, 2012, San Francisco - zAgile, the leader in open source integrated application lifecycle management (ALM), announced the release of open source Wikidsmart Applications for Atlassian and Salesforce.com, respectively the leaders in ALM and CRM.
Wikidsmart is a powerful platform for contextual integration and composite applications. The Wikidsmart platform unifies all software delivery and CRM content to improve collaboration, accelerate productivity, and maximize visibility and predictability. The key component is the Wikidsmart Context Server (WCS), which contextually integrates content of all tools and applications. Going beyond the popular notions of data federation and information integration, WCS contextually integrates content around its software engineering knowledge model based on industry standards. Now, with Wikidsmart Applications, enterprises can powerfully and affordably manage all their ALM software lifecycle and CRM needs within a contextually integrated environment for ultimate traceability, interoperability, and search across the content of the integrated enterprise.
For ALM, Wikidsmart Applications include:
- Wikidsmart PM: empowers product managers to manage requirements within Confluence.
- Wikidsmart QA: allows quality assurance teams to handle test management within Confluence including contextual integration with Selenium for automation.
- Wikidsmart ALM: combines PM and QA along with integration with FishEye and Jenkins so that the whole environment contextually integrates version control (Subversion, Git, Mercurial, CVS, and Perforce) and continuous integration.
- Wikidsmart CRM: provides customer case management and customer on-boarding via the integration of Salesforce.com and JIRA.
“Going open source is a strategic decision for zAgile that we are delighted to take,” says
Sanjiva Nath, Founder and CEO of zAgile, Inc. “Deep, contextual interoperability of tools and applications is a problem that has been plaguing the ALM sector for years. That’s evident for traditional proprietary vendors such as IBM, HP, and Microsoft. I speak from experience, having lived through that problem throughout my career in software engineering. Open source Wikidsmart Applications instantly add immense productivity and eliminate barriers to deep, contextual integration for the hundreds of thousands of Atlassian, Selenium, Jenkins, Subversion, Git, and Salesforce.com community members.”
Simon Moser of BBP AG, a software development company specialized in interbank applications, says “zAgile products allow the entire project team to effectively focus on the work and reduce overhead and boundaries between numerous tools for Requirements Engineering, Documentation and Test Case Management, a critical aspect in agile software development.”
Availability and Pricing
Wikidsmart Applications are open source and available for download as a comprehensive bundle immediately at www.zagile.com. Annual support subscriptions start at $150 per user per year. Connectors for Confluence, JIRA, and Selenium are available immediately in the bundled download. Connectors for Salesforce.com, FisheEye, and Jenkins are available via request and will be made publicly accessible within 30-60 days. All Wikidsmart Applications including components such as Connectors and Wikidsmart Context Server are open source (AGPL).
About zAgile, Inc.
Founded in 2006, zAgile, the leader in open source integrated application lifecycle management (ALM), has corporate headquarters in San Francisco. zAgile’s Wikidsmart platform unifies all software delivery and CRM content to improve collaboration, accelerate productivity, and maximize visibility and predictability. Wikidsmart contextually integrates disparate tools and applications for interoperability, traceability, and search of content across the software engineering lifecycle and beyond. www.zAgile.com