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Gartner Names Rainforest QA "Cool Vendor" for Application Development

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rainforest QA, creators of the world’s first on-demand QA-as-a-Service platform for agile & continuous deployment teams, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” for Application Development by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. The first to offer “QA-as-a-Service,” Rainforest QA’s Functional and Regressive Testing Platform has been validated by Gartner as an innovative solution for leveraging the power of crowdsourced testers to speed up repetitive software testing activities.

“Manual QA testing is costly — in many ways — resulting in bottlenecks that slow development teams down and stifle innovation. We are delighted that Gartner recognizes our inventive approach to solving this huge problem,” said Fred Stevens-Smith, CEO of Rainforest QA. “Dev and QA teams deserve more. There’s been so little innovation in the QA space that it’s very exciting that Gartner considers Rainforest a key innovator in Application Development.”

Rainforest QA provides value by enabling manual testing to be done at the speed of automation, via human testers drawn from a massive, crowdsourced talent pool, offering large sets of test results quickly and easily. Rainforest’s modern subscription pricing model, or “QA-as-a-Service,” makes it convenient for DevOps teams to implement Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) and ship quality code faster, with a reduced risk of releasing bugs.

Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. The annual reports highlight emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies warranting attention from prospective customers. For more information, visit

Gartner's Cool Vendors research helps CIOs and top IT leaders stay ahead of the IT technology curve, while making better strategic decisions about technology and services. According to Gartner’s analysis of Rainforest QA, organizations who need rapid and continuous testing of the functionality of their software, but lack the automated test suite to enable it — and those who need manual testing to expose user experience issues — can benefit from using the platform.

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Gartner “Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2016” by Mark Driver, Harutoshi Katayama, Nathan Wilson, Maritess Sobejana, Jason Wong, Richard Marshall, May 13, 2016.