The idea for Zeta Test Management was born out of our own needs as a software vendor (ISV). We needed to efficiently test our own applications – both in development and after release. These included not only consumer products for large userships, but individually developed in-house solutions for business customers too.
Unfortunately, we found no existing test applications that fitted our needs; either they had far too many functions we didn’t need and were much too expensive, or they had functions which we had no use for.
To summarize, our goal was to produce testing software with which we could ensure that our applications behave exactly how we and the customer expects them to behave.
We aimed to enable anyone with a manual in their hands to perform tests, and not just the developers of the software themselves.
Very early on, we decided not to get down to the source code level ("Unit testing") but rather to cover all other aspects of the application like the installation process, the documentation, the usability of the user interface and the behavior of an application on different operation systems.
These were the ideas that guided us in developing Zeta Test Management.
During the development stage we were pleasantly surprised by the fact that nearly every customer we talked to about the project showed interest in Zeta Test Management. Due to close partnerships with selected customers from different industries, Zeta Test Management evolved to an application to cover a broad range of scenarios that goes way beyond our initial intention of simply testing software applications.