Zephyr Squad Features - Server/Data Center vs Cloud

Applies to Zephyr Squad Server 6.2 and 4.8, last modified on September 16, 2021

Are you preparing to migrate your Jira instance and apps from Server/ Data Center to Cloud? Before you proceed, please visit our Cloud Migration Guide.

If you’re choosing between Jira Server/Data Center and Cloud, we’ve created a comparison matrix to show you the differences between our Zephyr Squad apps by hosting. As is the case with most apps in the Atlassian marketplace, our Cloud app provides a different set of features to our Server/Data Center apps.

Comparison

Feature Server/DC Cloud

Global settings in Jira

Enable/disable Zephyr on project level

Yes

Yes

Create custom fields

Yes

Yes

Create custom test execution status

Yes

Yes

Create step results execution status

Yes

Yes

Enable/disable execution workflow

Yes

Yes

ADG UI (new and old user experience option)

No

Yes

Remote link configuration

Yes

Yes

Version configuration

Yes

Yes

“Show Create Zephyr Test on Issue Type(s)” configuration option

Yes

Yes

Append cycle/folder clone with prefix setting

Yes

Yes

Sort cycle folders

Yes

Yes

Reindex all projects and individual projects

Yes

Yes

Hard reindex

Yes

NA

Automatic and manual backup

No (done as part of Jira backup)

Yes

Index recovery

Yes

NA

Configuring API keys

NA

Yes

Clear server cache

No

Yes

Clear permission cache

No

Yes

Clear cycle cache

Yes

NA

Cleanup cycles

Yes

NA

Clear gadget cache

Yes

NA

Workflow validator

Yes

No

View different levels of logs

Yes

NA

Cleanup orphan executions

Yes

NA

Zephyr maintenance mode custom message option

Yes

NA

Issue security

Yes

Yes

Enable/disable Importer

Yes

No

Cleanup Orphan Audit history

Yes

NA

Sort issues configuration

Yes

No

Project settings

NextGen support

NA

Yes

Enable/disable Zephyr custom field configuration

Yes

Yes

Enable/disable BDD

No

Yes

Test Design

Create/edit/delete test steps

Yes

Yes

Include custom fields and attachments

Yes

Yes

Clone/copy test steps

Yes

Yes

Test details history

Yes

Yes

Create/download BDD scenarios

No

Yes

Test details (lite, detail view, full grid view)

Yes

Yes

Reorder test steps

Yes

Yes

Test Planning

Support for test plans - cycle folder creation

Yes

Yes

Hierarchical folder structure for test cycle

Yes

Yes

Add test to cycle using individual, saved filters, other cycles

Yes

Yes

Add assignee to test cases

Yes

Yes

Cycle summary - list and details

Yes

Yes

Sort cycle folders

Yes

Yes

Clone/delete/move cycle or folders

Yes

Yes

Search cycle/folders

Yes

Yes

Help - app walkthrough / tour

Yes

Yes

Export test cycle and folders to HTML/XML/CSV

CSV only

Yes

Move execution from cycle to folder

Yes

Yes

Reorder executions

Yes

No

Bulk add tests to cycle - via "Search Issues" page in Jira

Yes

No

Project archiving

Yes

No

Test Execution

Creation of test executions

Yes

Yes

Update execution and test step results (custom fields/status/comments/attachments/defects)

Yes

Yes

Execution workflow / time tracking

Yes

Yes

Execution history

Yes

Yes

Search executions by using basic and advance filter options

Yes

Yes

Bulk operations (change execution status/move/copy/assign/link defects/custom fields/delete)

Yes

Yes

Export test execution to HTML/XML/CSV

Yes

Yes

Predefined filters

Yes

Yes

Create search execution filters

Yes

Yes

Test Summary

Summary report (test by version/label/component)

Yes

Yes

Test creation: 30-day summary chart

Yes

Yes

Test execution: 30-day summary chart

Yes

Yes

Traceability

Forward traceability (requirements -> test -> execution -> defects)

Yes

Yes

Backward traceability (defects -> execution -> test -> requirements)

Yes

Yes

Export traceability to HTML/Excel

Yes

Yes

Tabular report view

Yes

Yes

Tree report view

Yes

Yes

Traceability matrix with the ability to use Jira and Zephyr filters

No

Yes

Agile integration

Sprint view - Adding cycles to sprint

Yes

Yes

Issue view - Managing test issues in sprint

Yes

Yes

Automation

Native support for BDD (Gherkin/Cucumber)

No

Yes

REST API support

Yes

Yes

Supported automation frameworks

Eggplant, JUnit, Selenium, SoapUI, TestNG, Tricentis Tosca, UFT

Eggplant, JUnit, Selenium, SoapUI, TestNG, Tricentis Tosca, UFT, Cucumber 

CI/CD scripts

Yes

Yes

Utilities

Importer

Internal and external

Internal and external

Permissions

Jira permissions

Yes

Yes

Zephyr permissions

Yes

No

Integration

Jenkins add-on

Yes

Yes

Bamboo add-on

Yes

Yes

Reporting

Number of built-in test metrics reports

NA

5

Number of gadgets in Jira dashboard

9

9

Number of charts in Jira reports

3

3

See Also

About Zephyr Squad Server
Zephyr Squad Server Documentation

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