Jama Software Announces General Availability of Jama 8

Jama Software today announced a major update to its flagship product, Jama 8. Product development teams in medical, semiconductor, aerospace and automotive industries use Jama for better, faster requirements definition, management, verification and validation. Jama 8 delivers key enhancements to traceability features and workflows, improved performance, and multiple deployment models to suit any enterprise.

Jama’s real-time traceability lets users view — and immediately act on — changes and gaps in coverage throughout the development life cycle.

“Increasingly, companies need to address regulatory and compliance constraints, adding layers of complexity to product innovation,” said Jennifer Jaffe, vice president of product. “Jama 8 helps our customers align asynchronous software and hardware teams, and achieve regulatory approval through actionable and auditable traceability.”

The release of Jama 8 signals a series of advancements in context-based traceability features.

“In our industry, getting to market and building products right the first time is critical to our success,” said Kemi Lewis, systems engineer for aerospace industry leader Thales Group. “With the enhanced traceability capabilities rolled out with 8, Jama has continued its investment in features that help companies like ours obtain and act on the information we need to go to market confidently and on time. Our engineering teams are very excited about the updates.”

Jama 8 also marks the introduction of a new, container-based delivery and deployment model designed to meet complex enterprise security needs. Powered by Docker and Replicated technologies, the simple installation packages Jama’s hosted environment and experience for customers to deploy securely behind their firewall.

“The new Jama 8 deployment model will enable us to upgrade more frequently, with greater ease, while maintaining our firewall requirements,” said Linda Maldonado, business process analyst for Invacare, a leading medical device developer. “We’re excited about the feature updates we’ve previewed. Jama 8 will allow us to access them faster and with a lower total cost.”

Today’s news continues Jama’s momentum. The company recently appointed SaaS industry veteran Scott Roth to lead the next phase of expansion as chief executive officer. In the past year, Jama fully transitioned to a subscription business with record-breaking,100 percent year-over-year growth of GAAP subscription revenue and added more than 100 new customers, including Eaton, Estes, John Deere, NASA, NVIDIA, Samsung, United Technologies and Zoll. Jama also saw strong expansion in its existing customer base as more than 100 customers added seats.