IT Management
Boston, MA


Overall Rank: 658
Category: IT Management
Category Rank: 61


  • Top Software Company of 2020


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SmartBear Software offers a wide range of IT software tools for API readiness, code collaboration, software testing, monitoring, and code optimization. The company was founded in 2009, and has locations in Boston, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas. Current customers include Honda, American Red Cross, Adidas, National Geographic, Canon, and Google. This wide range of clients reflects their software’s versatility and ability to customize products to individual businesses’ needs.

SmartBear is currently 7.1 million members strong, with users in over 22,000 companies spanning 194 countries. The software testing platform acquired four other companies in recent years, including BitBar, a DevOps organization from Finland, and Cucumber Ltd., a Behavioral Driven Development (BDD) firm. SmartBear has been implementing more AI into its products and is open to integrating its own tools into whatever platform their customers are already using. With dozens of tools and solutions on their website, it’s easy to see why their client list ranges from healthcare to footwear and almost everything in between.

Key Products

1. LoadNinja – Diagnose web UI and API performance issues with data that’s highly actionable and extremely accurate.

2. BitBar – The most flexible cloud-based mobile app testing solution. Use any framework to run manual or automated tests on thousands of real devices. With unlimited users and unlimited concurrency, adapting seamlessly to your existing CI/CD processes and tools.

3. AlertSite – AlertSite is the ‘Early Warning System’ you can trust to monitor your websites, web apps, and APIs from all over the world and within your private networks.

4. Collaborator – Peer Code and Document Review for Remote and Co-located Teams

5. CucumberStudio – Behavior-Driven Development is revolutionizing how organizations build software. CucumberStudio gives your team the platform to succeed with BDD. It’s a single source of truth for BDD your whole team will love.