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Pros
"Scaling the product wouldn't be difficult.""The most valuable feature is managing software development.""We have found the structure, functionality, and how Jira handles the tickets most valuable.""It is user-friendly, and you can manage your project according to the methodology you want. It is also easy to configure.""You can record your unit testing, regression testing, UATs, et cetera.""The roadmap feature and the ability to integrate with Power BI are probably the most valuable features in it. It is a great solution. I absolutely love it. It is a tool that was designed for project management, and it has been awesome to work with it so far. I also love Confluence.""It's an open-sourced product that is easy to customize.""We do not have a lot of time for investigating new things, but Jira has saved us a great deal of time. It has a nice user interface and we can do a lot of things with it."

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"The solution is easy to implement and easy to use.""The most valuable features of this solution are the CI/CD pipeline, and the testing automation.""Overall, so far we have no major issues to report.""This solution works with other Microsoft solutions pretty easily. It was easy to integrate everything into all the other tools that we were using. It integrates very seamlessly.""It's very user-friendly, and the documentation is good. The most valuable feature is backlog item creation, where we pick features and other things. The burndown chart created for projects to be maintained by the development teams is also useful.""Monitoring is most valuable.""Azure DevOps' collaborative features are good, and it integrates well with other tools in the software development process, like quality testing, documentation, and agile development.""You can have test cases in DevOps but not in JIRA. And, DevOps has advantages in terms of executing those test cases."

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"I also wish Jira had an indicator to tell you that you are approaching the limit for the story points that can be delivered during a sprint. I don't think there is an indicator like that, but such an indicator will be very helpful because then I will be easily able to see that we are approaching the limit.""There needs to be a way to export a user story.""For a non-technical person to use, Jira is not intuitive.""Jira has recently updated their UI, but more can be done to make it even better.""We're doing PI planning, Program Increment planning, and that kind of stuff, and it's not always a good facilitator for that. We tend to pull it out and put it into other tools to manage that, and then we get it back into Jira as that's our system of record for where all the stories are kept. That's probably the biggest headache with it.""I manage the progress of the stories in an Excel chart with dates on work progress or thing to do. I don't like the progress or the stage changing from the stories in Jira.""Pretty much 70% - 80% of the Next-Gen Projects features are still to be developed.""it would be helpful to have a better tutorial for learning and to have a better understanding of what the features are and what they do."

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"I think Azure DevOps could improve the traceability or business intelligence about the execution of DevOps processes.""Something that could be improved is the initial setup with the integration of ReadyAPI.""The active directory password system needs some improvement because many times the password for the active directory expires before the set time.""With an ecosystem that has been up and running for some time, you won't have the full-flexibility that you would have with a new ecosystem.""It would be great if I could integrate with a human resource type of software that could control timesheets.""I would like to see new features added.""There are certain features, and reporting that can only be used in PowerBI, but not directly in DevOps.""They have to add more features such as schedules and more flexibility in the platform."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't feel that price is an issue."
  • "It is not too expensive. It is just comparative to other tools like Microsoft Teams."
  • "I am not sure if the client is using a commercial version. I think it is on a per-user basis, and it is around 15 Canadian dollars for a user, but I'm not sure. It also has a free version."
  • "As a company, we get a subsidized price, and it's lower than what's quoted on their website."
  • "We are using the enterprise license which is nice because it ensures that we always have the latest versions of Jira software."
  • "Its price is fine, but we would like it to be less expensive. We are paying on a yearly basis."
  • "We are a regional research and education institute. We're using the free license provided for educational institutes."
  • "One of my customers told me that they were receiving better pricing for a similar tool from Microsoft."
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  • "The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools."
  • "It is the least expensive product in this class."
  • "I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market."
  • "Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects."
  • "It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use."
  • "The price of this solution is fair."
  • "With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
  • "As a Microsoft Partner, you get a discount on the pricing. Licensing costs are around $80 a month for DevOps, but for Azure, it is about $200 a month."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Hi Netanya, Basically , it all depends on the use cases for your environment and the business needs. Hope the below data may be relevant to you for identifying your needs and deciding on the… more »
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    Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
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    In general, the GUI is nice.
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    TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
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    I found the Kanban board to be the most useful for my needs.
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    I don't know the pricing of DevOps. It would be much cheaper than ALM because ALM came out as a software product initially. Now they are moving into a cloud and subscription model. In that case… more »
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    Jira Software
    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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    Overview

    JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

    Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

    For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

    Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

    Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:

    • Git repositories for source control of your code.
    • Build and release management to support continuous integration and delivery of your apps.
    • Agile tools to support planning and tracking your work, code defects, and issues using Kanban and Scrum methods.
    • A variety of tools to test your apps, including manual/exploratory testing, load testing, and continuous testing.
    • Highly customizable dashboards for sharing progress and trends.
    • Built-in wiki for sharing information with your team.
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    Sample Customers
    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Insurance Company9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Energy/Utilities Company16%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 133 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 79 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". Jira is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Octane, TFS, IBM Rational DOORS, Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.

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