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"The dashboard and reports tracking and the setup updates quickly, I am very impressed with those features. Additionally, it is user-friendly.""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.""It's really smart how they connected third-party vendors into their own marketplace. You can create and add apps. Anybody can do it.""The ordinary user has an interface that is very clear.""The sprint tracking is really helpful and very convenient.""It's a Scrum tool, so it's very easy to use.""The board has been a very valuable feature because it can be very simple for teams that are not technical. It can also be highly technical and have lots of data for teams that are technical. So we use it for both instances.""It is very straightforward and easy to use."

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"Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) has a very strong workflow engine.""I like the ease of customization from an admin perspective. I'm really excited about some of the things that are coming in version 10.0.3 as far as what admins are able to do.""Has a powerful workflow engine that allows creation of workflow complexities and processes."

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Cons
"Some small issues with stability.""From the project management perspective, I would say there are a lot of different issues that could be tweaked. There can be small improvements with traceability, for example.""The sprint-related graphics need to be improved.""There is always a bit of a performance problem. It's a bit slow to load the whole data.""What could be improved is the migration between the testing and production environments. This could be automated somehow as the manual transfer of certain workflows and functionalities is very time consuming right now.""Its UI can be improved a little bit. I know this a business tool and not a commercial tool, but it could be a little bit more interactive like the HP ALM/Quality Center, which provides you the results of graphs and gives you a lot of visual representations. I feel Jira lacks a little bit in this aspect.""In terms of the general Jira software, one element that is missing is budget management. Perhaps such functionality exists in add-ons, however.""For me, the solution is too complicated as it has too many features. It would be nice if they could streamline things."

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"We had a couple of issues with stability or performance degradation about a year ago, around the time of the initial rollout. Since then, we've only had two unexpected outages that were quickly resolved.""The user interface is very, very old and is missing some functions, such as, for example, re-do, follow, and share functions. The UI is not good.""The solution can sometimes be a little inflexible and a bit caustic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "We have an enterprise license that includes cloud service and support."
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  • "We have an annual license, and it is fairly priced in comparison to that of other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 »
    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:In general, the GUI is nice.
    Top Answer:Hi, @Cheryl Joseph Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management solution could be a good candidate, see my review on this product, or if you may need more information to drop me a message.  You can… more »
    Top Answer:Has a powerful workflow engine that allows creation of workflow complexities and processes.
    Top Answer:In terms of cost, I think this solution is competitive with others in the market. I like that it has a transparent price without hidden extras like some other vendors.
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    Also Known As
    Jira Software
    HPE Project and Portfolio Management, HPE PPM
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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.

    HPE Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) provides critical information in real time to help you make the right investment decisions. It standardizes, manages, and captures the execution of project and operational activities as well as resources.
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    Sample Customers
    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Bank Simpanan Nasional, Smart Communications, Aareon AG
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Insurance Company22%
    Maritime Company11%
    Government11%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business35%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Micro Focus and others in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites. Updated: July 2022.
    622,063 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 151 reviews while Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is ranked 11th in Project Portfolio Management with 3 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) writes "Gives management a cohesive place for tracking business strategies and goals, but cosmetic aspects need work". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, IBM Rational DOORS, TFS and Polarion ALM, whereas Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is most compared with Broadcom Clarity PPM, ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, JIRA Portfolio, Microsoft Project Server and Planview PPM Pro.

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