Adaptavist and SmartDraw bring Enterprise-grade plans, charts and diagrams to the Atlassian stack

May 02, 2017 - Adaptavist and SmartDraw have partnered to give Atlassian users access to the power, innovation and user experience of SmartDraw, the global #2 in business drawing.

Working together, Adaptavist and SmartDraw will be launching a range of Add-Ons that will put Enterprise-grade charts, plans and diagrams right inside the Atlassian stack. The first fruits of the partnership will be Adaptavist SmartDraw for Confluence Cloud which will be previewed at Atlassian Summit in Barcelona this May.

Intelligent, automated business diagrams, charts and plans

SmartDraw has spent the last 20 years developing as a powerful, intelligent and automated tool for business communication on the Enterprise desktop. It is used by over 250,000 organisations around the world including more than three-quarters of the Fortune 500.

Adaptavist SmartDraw for Confluence Cloud integrates the power of the Enterprise drawing tool right into Confluence so teams can collaborate, communicate and document using professional business visuals. One of the most powerful features of SmartDraw is its automation - use the simple commands and SmartDraw will build your chart for you. Even more impressive, change your chart and SmartDraw automatically rearranges the elements so connections are maintained and everything looks great.

More templates, more high-quality objects and symbols

Create diagrams using any of the 4,500 pre-existing templates and choose from 34,000 high-quality symbols. Adaptavist SmartDraw also lets you import diagrams created with Visio, or insert them from a variety of image formats. SmartDraw includes powerful CAD and floor plan capabilities including scales and annotation layers, along with support for electrical engineering, network design and much more.

Demonstrating the power and potential of the Atlassian Ecosystem

"As Confluence and JIRA are used by more and more Enterprises, the demand for an Enterprise-grade solution for business visuals has grown," said Simon Haighton-Williams, CEO of Adaptavist. "SmartDraw's evolution as a business tool makes it a powerful addition to the Atlassian stack."

"With more than 75% of the Fortune 500 using our product, we know that our customers value how SmartDraw makes creating professional, powerful graphics accessible to business users," said Paul Stannard, founder and CEO of SmartDraw. "The next stage of its evolution is to enable business teams to collaborate on charts, plans and diagrams. Confluence and JIRA are where more and more Enterprise teams are collaborating."

About Adaptavist

Established in 2005, Adaptavist helps the world's most complex Enterprises optimise their application lifecycle using Atlassian software. With clients in over 60 countries, Adaptavist provides professional services, managed services, training and Atlassian Add-Ons to more than half of the Fortune 500. Adaptavist is an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner for the Enterprise and an authorised Atlassian Training Partner.

About SmartDraw

SmartDraw has spent the last 22 years helping organizations create complex, powerful visuals quickly and easily. SmartDraw visuals help to clarify communication, improve operations, implement plans and complete projects on time. Three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies use SmartDraw, as do more than 250,000 public, private and government organizations worldwide. Founded in 1994, SmartDraw is privately held with headquarters in San Diego, California. For more information or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit

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