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What distinguishes the new experience of Zephyr Squad as a product?

Compared with the legacy Zephyr Squad, the new experience of Zephyr Squad has better performance, stability, usability and new features. New features of new experience of Zephyr Squad are:

  • Test case library for organizing test cases.

  • n-level folder structure for test cycles.

  • Reordering of test executions in a test cycle.

  • Enhanced test steps editing with wiki editor support.

  • Bulk execution of test cases.

  • Ability to add issue links, custom fields, comments, attachments, and set status for Test cycles.

  • Enhanced reporting for test execution results.

  • Enhanced performance.

In what ways does the new experience of Zephyr Squad differ from Zephyr Scale?

Zephyr Scale is a product that targets the enterprise segment. Squad on the other hand is focused on smaller and agile teams. The new experience of Zephyr Squad is a lite version of Zephyr Scale that has fewer features.

As a current user of legacy Zephyr Squad, what changes should I anticipate with the transition to new experience of Zephyr Squad?

There will be a major change in the user experience. Test cases will no longer be Jira issues. Few new features will be added and some existing features dependent on Jira are not added.

During the transition from the legacy Zephyr Squad to the new experience of Zephyr Squad, is there any risk of data loss?

The following data will not be migrated in the initial releases as these features are not part of a new experience of Zephyr Squad:

  • Execution history

  • JQL filters

  • Tagged users on test case comments

  • Sprint and test cycle links

  • Test automation jobs

  • BDD tags

How will the absence of 'versions' and 'test plans' features in new experience of Zephyr Squad impact my workflow?

Versions are present as a field in the new experience of Zephyr Squad. Though it is not in the tree hierarchy of cycles/folders, you can group the test cycles with a version.

Test Plans feature is an enterprise feature that never existed onlegacy Zephyr Squad. For any user moving from Scale to Squad, it will not be offered as it does not belong to the Zephyr Squad-defined segment for test management.

Does new experience of Zephyr Squad plan on integrating any new features in the future?

Yes, Zephyr Squad will be constantly looking for new ideas and suggestions from customers. To name a few, test case notifications and execution history will be added as a new feature soon.

Is it possible to revert to legacy Zephyr Squad after upgrading to new experience?

No, it's not possible to revert to the older experience once you have moved to the new experience by migrating your data.

Where can I seek help if I experience issues or have inquiries about new experience of Zephyr Squad?

You can choose to create a support ticket with Zephyr Squad team if you face any issues. You can drop your message in the Zephyr community as well.

What are the channels available for providing feedback on new experience of Zephyr Squad?

Ideas portal, Zephyr Support, Zephyr community are some channels where you can provide your feedback.

Where can I find educational resources to familiarize myself with Zephyr Squad?

You can check the documentation page. Later, we plan to include videos on Zephyr Squad on the SmartBear Academy page.

How will updates and enhancements be rolled out for new experience of Zephyr Squad?

The enhancements will be similarly released to the respective instances as it is done today as Zephyr Squad is a cloud-based app.

Will the pricing for new experience of Zephyr Squad differ from legacy Zephyr Squad?


How does new experience of Zephyr Squad handle the security and privacy of my data?

Zephyr Squad is GDPR complaint and does not store users personal data. It has has Atlassian Security badge.

Can I trial new experience of Zephyr Squad before making the switch from Zephyr Squad?

Yes, can be tried by installing the Zephyr Squad app from marketplace in a new Jira instance.

How will new experience of Zephyr Squad integrate with my existing tools and workflows?

Zephyr Squad offers REST APIs that can be used to integrate with existing tools. It also supports a variety of test automation frameworks to push results into Zephyr Squad.

How user-friendly is new experience of Zephyr Squad compared to Zephyr Squad?

Zephyr Squad offers new features such as a test library and n-level folder structure support that makes it much more user-friendly than legacy Squad. Enhancements such as a wiki editor are a much better option than remembering the commands for rich text editing. Since new experience of Zephyr Squad relies less on Jira UI locations, the issues legacy Squad had with the user experience, have been eliminated.

Can I customize new experience of Zephyr Squad to suit my team's needs better?

New experience of Zephyr Squad offers different customizations and configurations such as custom fields, custom statuses, custom environments, labels, iterations, and priorities.

What performance improvements can I expect with new experience of Zephyr Squad over the legacy Zephyr Squad?

The overall page load performance and the operations for test cases, test cycles, and test executions have been heavily improved.

Does the new experience of Zephyr Squad support integration with third-party applications?

Zephyr Squad offers REST APIs that can be used to integrate with third-party applications.

Can I use my existing legacy Zephyr Squad license for the new experience of Zephyr Squad?

Yes, you do not have to change your license to use the new experience of Zephyr Squad. Your existing license will work with no change to use the new experience of Zephyr Squad.

Is there any training or onboarding provided for users of the new experience of Zephyr Squad?

Initially, we plan to provide the documentation page with all the details for the new experience of Zephyr Squad. Later, we plan to include videos on the new experience of Squad on the SmartBear Academy page.

Can I migrate from Squad to Scale?

We support Squad to Scale upgrade but only from Squad older experience. Check our Zephyr Squad to Scale Migration Guide or contact out support team.

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