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Inflectra SpiraTeam vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Inflectra SpiraTeam vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The initial setup and configuration are straightforward and relatively simple.""The solution is fast and very accessible."

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"Some of the valuable features are the functionality and the wide range of capabilities.""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.""Some of the most valuable features are the ease of use and the ability to monitor a lot of things. It has a lot of applications and facilities that meet all the developers' requirements. For example, we can use application insights to get an idea of our application's performance. Since it's cloud-based, it's really good for collaboration and working as a team.""In Microsoft Azure DevOps, you have a one shop to get everything.""It is a well-integrated product in terms of the development lifecycle.""It's a great product for the CI/CD process.""Our technical sales staff and business development people need to know how far the developers are on any product that we're developing. DevOps makes it easier for you to see how far along they are with the work because they have a repository where they store everything. There is a portal where you can see what has been done, what has been tested, what is working, and what isn't. I have a huge dashboard with an overview of what the development team is doing from an executive point of view.""Typically the sprints themselves and managing the tasks have essentially eliminated our need for reporting."

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Cons
"They need to continue improving the interface with the third-party options.""It would be great if they worked more closely with other solutions. There needs to be better integration with the platform for development purposes."

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"I can't think of any specific things at the moment, but I've run into things that I didn't like. I came across something that I wanted to be changed in DevOps, but I can't remember what it was. It was a particular feature I was looking for that I couldn't find.""The UI, the user experience, is challenging for newcomers.""It would be great if I could integrate with a human resource type of software that could control timesheets.""We are facing a lot of issues in the development of containerized solutions. We are facing a lot of challenges in this area. They could make the process simpler.""The solution can improve by adding integration with on-premise tools. The only built-in repository options are GitHub and DevOps.""Azure has not yet advanced to the performance level of the other major competitors and is missing integration with important technologies.""Some of the queries, the way they're built, need to be looked at. We need better query tools.""Reporting across multiple projects could be improved."

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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
    Top Answer:The initial setup and configuration are straightforward and relatively simple.
    Top Answer:The solution is designed as a Software as a Service, a SaaS. We don't pay for anything beyond the standard fees. You don't have extras to pay for.
    Top Answer:The pricing could be lower. They need to continue improving the interface with the third-party options. There is room for improvement in the interfaces with applications. They should be able to… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is automation with version control.
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    Also Known As
    SpiraTeam
    Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
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    Overview

    Need to manage your entire project lifecycle? From requirements and test cases, to tasks and code SpiraTeam has you covered. Powerful, straightforward, and flexible, SpiraTeam helps you get started fast. With SpiraTeam, manage your tasks and bugs quickly and easily, sync them with your team, and get back to developing. Integrated version control, testing (manual and automated), and customizable reporting, help you track it all.

    Microsoft Azure DevOps is a cloud service that enables developers to collaborate on code development projects and create and deploy applications quicker than ever before. The service helps unite developers, project managers, and software development experts through a collaborative experience while using the application. For the users' convenience, Azure DevOps offers the user cloud services through Azure DevOps Services or an on-premises service using Azure DevOps Server. In addition, it supports integration with additional services and adding extensions, including the ability for the user to create their own custom extensions. 

    Azure DevOps provides a variety of unified features that can be accessed through their web browser or IDE client, such as:

    • Azure Pipelines - Develop and deploy services to support ongoing application integration and delivery. Azure pipelines, which work with almost every project type and most languages, will automatically test code projects in order to make them available to others.

    • Azure Artifacts - Share packages and integrate package sharing between teams. Packages include NuGet, npm, and Maven, in addition to other private and public sources. Developers can now share and consume packages with other developers from different public registries.

    • Azure Repos - Offers source control of your code through Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or Git repositories. Developers can now keep track of any changes that are made in their code over the course of their project.

    • Azure Test Plans - Offers continuous and manual/exploratory app testing through several tools. Test Suites, or a collection of Test Cases, are grouped together in a container called a Test Plan.

    • Azure Boards - Provides a suite of Agile tools to track work, support planning, code defects, and general issues while using Kanban and Scrum software. Teams are in need of tools that are flexible and will help them grow. Azure Boards is a service that helps developers manage their software projects. 

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure DevOps

    Microsoft Azure DevOps offers many benefits, including:

    • A quick setup and easy deployment
    • An elastic scale
    • Exceptional security
    • No-maintenance operations
    • Effortless collaboration through domains
    • The ability to create and deploy products faster than traditional software

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Azure DevOps stands out among its competitors for a variety of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to forecast how long each task will take and the ability for users to follow the entire development process.

    PeerSpot viewers note the effectiveness of this solution. An executive chief operating officer for a cloud provider notes, “We can forecast tasks and the number of hours a task will take and can compare it with how long a task actually takes.” 

    Carlos H., a product and system director at SPCM, writes, “I think the most usable thing is that you can follow the whole progress of the development process. This makes it very useful for us.”

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    Sample Customers
    Cenduit, Maas Database Applications, DHHS Tasmania, Rota Yokogawa, ASI Business Solutions, ComputaCenter
    Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Inflectra SpiraTeam vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Inflectra SpiraTeam vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Inflectra SpiraTeam is ranked 9th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 93 reviews. Inflectra SpiraTeam is rated 9.6, while Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Inflectra SpiraTeam writes "Great technical support with excellent integration and a fairly easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". Inflectra SpiraTeam is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. See our Inflectra SpiraTeam vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.

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