New Zenhub Enterprise Release for On-Prem Teams
Zenhub Enterprise 4.0 release packs in features for dev teams not developing for the cloud.
- By John K. Waters
- October 17, 2023
Zenhub, provider of a leading productivity management and collaboration platform for agile software teams using GitHub, today announced a significant upgrade of its namesake offering with the release of ZenHub Enterprise 4.0. The company is billing this release as "a brand-new platform experience" that removes the need for users to have a GitHub account to use Zenhub.
Zenhub the company is known for keeping developers close to the code base using best-in-class GitHub integration. It accomplishes this with Zenhub the product, an agile project management and product roadmap solution natively integrated into GitHub. Zenhub was designed to streamline tracking and prioritization for project managers and product owners with AI and automation, and to ensure collaboration by providing access to non-technical members and stakeholders.
This is the Vancouver-based company's largest on-premises release to date, and its targeting organizations that are required to host critical data on-prem rather than in the cloud. According to Aaron Upright, Zenhub's co-founder, the company is effectively doubling down on its commitment to supporting its on-prem offering and continuing to bring innovative updates on a frequent basis.
"We're excited to bring all of the innovation that we've recently launched in our cloud product to our on-prem customers," Upright said in a statement. "In particular, we think our new platform capabilities will address a growing need we see in larger organizations to consolidate technical and non-technical teams into the same project management solutions."
The list of new capabilities in the Zenhub Enterprise 4.0 release includes, among others:
- Organization access requests for companies and teams: Zenhub Organizations are now visible at the time of onboarding to users signing up with the same email domain as the Zenhub Organization creator. Users associated by domain no longer need to be invited to join a new organization.
- "Allowed Domains" for organization access: The "Allowed Domains" feature enables organizations to specify the domains from which they accept requests, providing an extra layer of security and speeding up user onboarding.
Enhancing Zenhub Platform Capabilities
- Project hierarchy: Every project on the roadmap now has a dedicated flyover, which describes the project and shows the contributors who created and closed the project.
- Zenhub Issues: Zenhub Issues enables teams to work together in Zenhub without a GitHub account. Zenhub Issues function similarly to GitHub Issues but are separate from GitHub. These are great for team members who don't use GitHub or for tracking non-development tasks.
- Converting Zenhub Issues to GitHub Issues: You can now convert Zenhub Issues to GitHub Issues. This enables users not using GitHub to create issues that may evolve into development tasks.
GitHub Migration and Management
- Disconnecting GitHub Accounts from Zenhub: You can now disconnect your GitHub account in fewer clicks.
- Classic GitHub Projects Importer for Platform Users: For users migrating from GitHub Projects to Zenhub, we've extended the capabilities of our Classic GitHub Projects Importer. Smoothly import pipelines, repositories, and issues from existing classic GitHub project boards into your Zenhub workspace.
- GitHub Productivity Insights: GitHub Productivity Insights is a new dashboard that shows you six productivity metrics based on your team's activities in GitHub. Get quick views of Issue Completion %, Average Issue Cycle Time, Issue Completion Ratio, PR Throughput, Average Code Review Time, and PR Merge Ratio.
Additional Integration with Developer Platforms
- Figma, Miro & Loom Integrations: Boost collaboration by embedding Figma, Miro, or Loom files into Zenhub. Miro and Figma embeds in Zenhub display a preview of the content from the file. Loom embeds enable users to watch full videos inside Zenhub.
"We at Zenhub are fully committed to supporting our on-premises customers," said George Champlin-Scharff, Zenhub's vice president of Product, in a statement. "We'll continue to ensure feature parity between our cloud and on-premises solutions, so that our users can have the best experience possible, regardless of how their organizations have chosen to bring Zenhub into their environment."
Zenhub Enterprise 4.0 is available today here.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at [email protected].