Spira v7.0 Enables Partners and Customers to Create Native Plugins

12-Jul-2022 by Inflectra Press Release

Washington D.C | July 12, 2022Inflectra, a leading maker of IT software lifecycle management solutions, today announced its latest Spira platform version release. The company’s Spira Version 7.0, which includes SpiraTest, SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan, three industry-leading products for application test management, test automation, and project and quality management, now comes with a built-in app store — SpiraApps.

Spira is designed to help customers streamline their software operations, allowing developers, testers, and managers to allocate time and resources to business-critical assignments.

“We recognize that many companies have good ideas and products, and we want to be able to harness and integrate these into Spira for the benefit of our customers and partners,” said Inflectra CEO Adam Sandman. “The unique features of the SpiraApp plugin extensibility system will allow, for the first time, customers and partners of Inflectra to create their own functionality inside the system. Our entire suite of tools was created with users in mind, and because the company has never accepted any outside investment, our products are influenced by users’ needs, not those of investors. SpiraApps is a direct result of Inflectra’s partners’ and customers’ feedback.”

SpiraApps is unique in that:

  • The same set of plugins and extensions written as SpiraApps will be available for cloud and self-hosted (on-premise) versions of the platform without any differences in code — in other words, it will offer “write once, run everywhere” functionality for plugins.

  • It focuses on industry and methodology-specific functionality, helping to better meet the specific needs of regulated industries. For example, software products targeting the healthcare sector must comply with different regulations and requirements than those for the banking or aviation industries.

  • It gives individual customers access to features they need without having to contend with any they don’t need, creating their ideal toolchain.

  • It allows third-party applications to be deployed and run securely and reliably inside the platform using built-in Spira Plugin Manager, so that users can harmoniously blend different tools to meet their exact requirements.

SpiraApps integrates seamlessly with three key DevOps platforms — GitLab, GitHub, and CircleCl. It will also offer enhanced risk management for hardware projects, automated standard tasks, test cases for streamlined project management, and templated artifact descriptions so customers can more easily standardize their processes.


Inflectra offers a suite of intuitive, turnkey enterprise solutions to manage the entire software lifecycle. Its industry-leading products for application test management, test automation and lifecycle management. Among our most popular products are SpiraPlan, giving you the ability to synchronize what matters with agile program development; and Rapise, providing fast and easy test automation for everything—web, mobile, desktop, and APIs. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in the United States, Inflectra now has offices in more than 10 countries, along with a global partner network that covers more than 5,000 customers worldwide.


Learn more at www.inflectra.com.