We performed a comparison between JIRA Portfolio and Rally Software based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Agile Planning Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable features of Jira are the dashboards where we see all the features lined up with the release dates in the portfolio view, it is very good."
"We have found the solution to be stable."
"Its stability is very reliable."
"Jira's Structure, agile, and Kanban boards are helpful. I also like JQuery, which allows you to fetch the relevant set of data. We use JQuery, JQL, and the Structure board a lot. Kanban boards help us monitor daily tasks, and we review the progress using the burndown charts."
"The initial setup is simple."
"Portfolio's most valuable features are that it's user-friendly and customer-centric."
"The most valuable feature of the JIRA Portfolio is the many features it provides, such as code integration, documentation, roadmap, and Eclipse. The solution is useful for product managers."
"Jira Portfolio is useful for tracking time and hours. It's easy to manage, create tickets, and change the status of delivery reports. It's not complicated."
"The most valuable features of Rally Software are the executive dashboards, ease of use, and many other features. They have encapsulated everything that a GI can do, such as monitoring, maintaining, and then releasing. It's continuous integration and development."
"The product has excellent customizable reports."
"We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the Kanban board."
"Portfolio is easy to scale, but we've had some difficulties with it regarding compliance and support."
"Their interface is a little unique and I think that's partly because the core of the product has morphed into several sub-products, but the underlying architecture has stayed the same on all of them in that it was originally a help desk ticketing system. It's a very tech-focused product and that's fair given its origins, but if they really want to expand their community of users, then they're going to have to move beyond that a little bit and polish it up."
"An improvement would be if Portfolio were integrated with Office 365."
"The kanban board could also use some more filters. We just had a project where the deployment for Jira didn't have any ETA, and it's a requirement for the client. We accommodate a lot of issues on the board, so the workaround was to create boards by project, not client."
"If you want to generate a report for individual usage, it's difficult."
"It's got kind of a steep learning curve."
"It would be nice if it could provide an end-to-end solution for a project."
"JIRA Portfolio could improve new implementation because if I want integration for the complete wide frame tools it cannot provide any wide frame tools."
"We want Rally to generate OKRs, to allow teams to record the OKRs, and then the OKRs can be mapped to the epics and there is organizational alignment."
"The product needs to have more integration capabilities."
"What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to find out which interfaces took this long and I want to compare and measure improvement from one quarter to another quarter, the reporting mechanism within Rally is very troublesome. They have an Excel plugin that you're supposed to use, but you literally have to pull the raw data out before you can do the analysis. You can't do it within Rally, and if you can, it is a secret, and I don't know how to do it. It should have better, easier, and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in. It is very clunky. There is a lot of data in there, but it is not organized in such a way that makes it intuitive. You really have to kind of look for where do you put your documentation or dates. Some customization is available, but it is not plug-and-play like Jira. When I switched from TFS to Jira, I just went and started using Jira, whereas with Rally, you kind of have to really get in and figure out what you need to do before you set stuff up, or you're going to get yourself stuck. You can just start using Jira and be successful."
The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.
With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.
With Rally Software, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record.
JIRA Portfolio is ranked 5th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 12 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 10th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 4 reviews. JIRA Portfolio is rated 8.6, while Rally Software is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of JIRA Portfolio writes "Great roadmapping, reasonably priced, and good support services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Useful for seeing if we are on target for work, but it is not intuitive and should have easier and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in". JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Jira Align, Smartsheet, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Microsoft Project Server and Planview Portfolios, whereas Rally Software is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Micro Focus ALM Octane. See our JIRA Portfolio vs. Rally Software report.
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