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SmartBear announces acquisition of continuous testing platform Hiptest

9 May 2018
Specialist in software quality tools SmartBear adds continuous testing platform Hiptest to its product portfolio, and intends to grow operations in Besancon, France

SmartBear, the Massachusetts-based provider of software quality tools, has announced the acquisition of continuous testing platform Hiptest.

Hiptest, which was founded in 2015 in Besancon, France, was designed for Agile and DevOps teams to improve the quality and speed of delivery of software by continuously testing code and generating live documentation. “We founded Hiptest to enable Agile and DevOps teams to get to market faster with the product they actually imagined,” explained Laurent Py, Co-founder and CEO at Hiptest. “We felt strongly that SmartBear was the ideal partner for us moving forward because of our shared vision for empowering modern software development teams to go from idea to production, faster.”

Agile and DevOps practices have become increasingly mainstream as organisations, including financial services, strive to embrace digital transformation and get to market faster. And so there has been an increased requirement in the market for tools that support Agile and DevOps workflows and enable continuous delivery. The Hiptest SaaS platform is currently used by over 25,000 users across 140 counties.

“The addition of Hiptest to the SmartBear product portfolio complements all of our test automation tools that are loved by development teams today, including TestLeft, CrossBrowserTesting, SoapUI Pro, and Swagger Inspector,” said Ryan Lloyd, Vice President of Products, Test and Development at SmartBear. “Hiptest is an exciting, fast growing business, and is aligned with SmartBear's strategy of delivering easy-to-use and easy-to-consume tools in support of the software development lifecycle.”

All Hiptest employees, including Co-founders Laurent Py, Séverine Darlot, Joan Racenet, Vincent Pretre, and Christophe Bliard, have joined SmartBear to continue to grow the Hiptest product and business. SmartBear will continue to develop Hiptest in Besancon, France, and intends to grow operations there.

To read more about SmartBear and its financial services clients, check out our interview with CEO Justin Teague.

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