I'd like to know what's difference between latest version of Zephyr EE and Zephyr for Jira

Regarding : https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/181721, I would like to know the difference of the latest version of Zephyr EE and Zephyr for Jira.

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Hello @Saran Jearakitimasak,

We at Zephyr offer three products. Zephyr for JIRA, Zephyr Enterprise Edition, and Zephyr Community Edition.

1) Zephyr for JIRA is a plugin that allows you to bring testing into your JIRA platforms 5 and 6. All Zephyr for JIRA licenses are distributed through Atlassian and you can read more about our Zephyr for JIRA product here:


Please feel free to see the release notes to know more about the latest features.

You can also get more information on this product by attending our free 30 min Zephyr for JIRA webinars. We cover a high level view on how to get started using Zephyr for JIRA in that time. You can sign up at the link below under the "Upcoming Support Webinars":


2) Zephyr Enterprise Edition is our own stand alone test management tool. It allows you to integrate tightly with JIRA and Bugzilla if you wish to use those as your External Defect Tracking system. Zephyr Enterprise Edition runs on Linux and windows platforms. We also offer a hosted version (SaaS). You can read more about Zephyr Enterprise Edition at the link below:


If you are highly interested in testing out our Zephyr Enterprise Edition please let us know here at support. We can set you up with one of our excellent sales representatives to get you started.

Please have a look at the latest added features.

3) Zephyr Community Edition is our Zephyr Enterprise Editions little brother. It is the same product only it is free and has certain features turned off. It is completely self service (so you can download it yourself) and can only be run on a Windows platform. Zephyr Community Edition also tightly integrates with JIRA. For more information on our Zephyr Community Edition please check out the link below:



In addition to the above we have Zephyr for JIRA Cloud which is not exact but quite similar to the server edition of Zephyr for JIRA.

Lastly, below is a link to a side by side comparison of all 3 of our products. It may help you get an idea of what the three products do independently of each other:




Zephyr Support



Hi ,


Am still not clear on the difference between the two tools.


Am currently using JIRA defect management tool and would like to add a suitable test management suite to basically look for


> Test management

> Daily Execution status ( at tester , date or project level)

> Traceability matrix

> Test case assignment to multiple testers

> Time tracking for testers

> Test case repository

> Excel upload of test cases with version maintainence

Thank you so much for your answer smile

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For a detailed comparison you can please read the white paper available  at  https://www.atlassian.com/dam/jcr:56fded1e-64bd-4142-a361-be7cfd1e94af/Zephyr%20White%20Paper.pdf

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