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We performed a comparison between CircleCI and TeamCity based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The automation workflow in CircleCI related to third-party applications is very good and allows standardization of applications."

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"TeamCity is a very user-friendly tool.""Time to deployment has been reduced in situations where we want to deploy to production or deploy breaking changes.""The integration is a valuable feature.""We would like to see better integration with other version controls, since we encountered difficulty when this we first attempted.""TeamCity's GUI is nice."

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Cons
"There needs to be some improvement in the user interface of CircleCI."

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"We've called TeamCity tech support. Unfortunately, all their tech support is based in Europe, so we end up with such a big time crunch that I now need to have one person in the US.""The UI for this solution could be improved. New users don't find it easy to navigate. The need some level of training to understand the ins and the outs.""I need some more graphical design."

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  • "The price of CircleCI could be less expensive."
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  • "The licensing is on an annual basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The automation workflow in CircleCI related to third-party applications is very good and allows standardization of applications.
    Top Answer:The price of CircleCI could be less expensive.
    Top Answer:There needs to be some improvement in the user interface of CircleCI.
    Top Answer:TeamCity is very useful due to the fact that it has a strong plug-in system.
    Top Answer:The licensing costs depend on what you use the solution for, however, it's free to start and you get up to three agents for free. If you want to do more than a hundred builds or a hundred different… more »
    Top Answer:Harness stuck out to me due to the fact that it looked like testing and deployment was very simple and out of the box. TeamCity it definitely isn't plug and play. It's not a few clicks and you're… more »
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    11th
    out of 35 in Build Automation
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    1
    Average Words per Review
    131
    Rating
    8.0
    4th
    out of 35 in Build Automation
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    3,906
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    527
    Rating
    8.0
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    Overview
    CircleCI's continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. CircleCI offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp quickly, scale easily, and build confidently every day.

    TeamCity is a Continuous Integration and Deployment server that provides out-of-the-box continuous unit testing, code quality analysis, and early reporting on build problems. A simple installation process lets you deploy TeamCity and start improving your release management practices in a matter of minutes. TeamCity supports Java, .NET and Ruby development and integrates perfectly with major IDEs, version control systems, and issue tracking systems.

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    Sample Customers
    Shopify, Zenefits, Concur Technologies, CyberAgent
    Toyota, Xerox, Apple, MIT, Volkswagen, HP, Twitter, Expedia
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Leisure / Travel Company9%
    Non Tech Company9%
    Media Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    CircleCI is ranked 11th in Build Automation with 1 review while TeamCity is ranked 4th in Build Automation with 4 reviews. CircleCI is rated 8.0, while TeamCity is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CircleCI writes "Beneficial automation workflow and valuable application standardization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TeamCity writes "User-friendly and easy to configure, but needs better UI". CircleCI is most compared with Tekton, AWS CodePipeline, GoCD, GitLab and Jenkins, whereas TeamCity is most compared with GitLab, Jenkins, Harness, Bamboo and Tekton.

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