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Executive Summary
Updated on April 19, 2022

We performed a comparison between Jira and Microsoft Azure Devops based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: While most Jira users find deployment to be straightforward, a handful of them express that the level of complexity varies. Users of Microsoft Azure Devops say deployment is easy and intuitive.
  • Features: Users find both Jira and Microsoft Azure Devops to have good stability and scalability.

    Jira users say the solution integrates well with other tools and is easy to use and implement. Reviewers would like to see a better way to capture metrics.

    Users of Microsoft Azure Devops like that it integrates well with other tools, and that it is customizable and fast. Reviewers mention the solution’s project management needs improvement and that they would like to see advanced API capabilities.
  • Pricing: Users of both solutions feel they are inexpensive.
  • Service and Support: Most users of both solutions relied on in-house tech teams for support when needed. However, the few users who did use the service and support found them to be helpful.

Comparison Results: Overall, users of both products seem to be satisfied with the solutions. Microsoft Azure Devops has slightly higher ratings because it is easy to deploy.

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Pros
"In terms of scrum teams, I find that usually, the product backlog depends on charts and especially reports like Sprint Reports. I find the reports to be very useful.""You no longer need to email people. You can mention them right in Jira and have conversations there.""I feel the strongest feature of Jira is its workflow engine. It helps us automate our workflows within our organization. It's the one characteristic of Jira which I think can help any organization, be it in any domain.""The timeline management is great.""The links between tickets are very valuable and the boards I found to be configurable and usable. The boards allow some level of extended configuration and they can be customized according to our project needs. Additionally, it is easy to use.""All of the tracking features are the most valuable because it allows me to see where we stand today and every day.""We have around 2000 plus users, so scale wise, there are no issues. We can easily scale up with multiple users.""It's easy to deploy."

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"Provides us with user histories.""I like the cloud infrastructure of Microsoft Azure DevOps.""Provides agile management of projects.""It's a complete solution that has everything you need.""Most developers and project managers choose the Microsoft tools to begin with because of familiarity, and these new tools are almost an extension of the tools you're already familiar with. There's a lot of knowledge transfer, which helps, rather than bringing in a new product line.""This platform provides a large span of tools and technologies.""Microsoft Azure DevOps integrates well with other components, such as Synapse, which is a data warehouse tool of Azure. It is a framework platform for BI and integrated with other tools, such as Power BI.""We are able to generate many different types of reports from Azure."

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Cons
"Because I am a developer, I would like integration with Git Source Code Management so that for tickets, we can reference the code where the change has happened and where the issue is. This feature might be there, and I probably haven't discovered it.""The reporting part is a little bit difficult for me. It is not so easy. There should be a simpler way to track the efforts of our team. For example, in an Excel sheet, there is a feature for filtering. It would be much better if we can use something like that. Currently, for a complex query, we need to use Jira Query Language. Using Jira Query Language every time is not efficient for me.""In terms of the general Jira software, one element that is missing is budget management. Perhaps such functionality exists in add-ons, however.""Stability is an area of concern and it needs improvement, otherwise, it's a good product.""If you're not a technical person, it might not be very user-friendly.""If Jira would be interested in offering a SharePoint version, it would be beneficial.""I don't know if it's the way it's deployed in the organization, but the interface we are provided is not as customizable as other tools. The multi-language report is not enabled in our installation. I don't really know if it's something related to the tool or our installation.""Jira can improve by making user management better. It is not easy to have visibility of who has the right to do what. Only the administrator has this visibility but there should be the option for other users too."

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"The administrative capabilities of the tool need a huge improvement. Its Wiki and reporting also need a lot of improvement. Their support can also be better.""Not all companies use the same methodology which could limit the use of this solution.""The tool has a logical link between epic feature, user story, and task, but when you try to generate a report to show the delivery progress against a feature, it is not easy. To see the percentage completion for a feature or progress of any delivery, it is not easy to draw a report.""Azure has not yet advanced to the performance level of the other major competitors and is missing integration with important technologies.""I would like to see a bit more project tracking.""Its interface could be more user-friendly. It could be simplified for users with no prior knowledge. There should also be better tutorials.""I think that the integration is to some extent, immature.""The UI, the user experience, is challenging for newcomers."

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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
    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 »
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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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    It is subscription-based, and we probably pay yearly. I would rate it a four out of five in terms of price.
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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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    The most valuable feature is automation with version control.
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    I don't deal with licensing. I can't speak to how much the solution costs.
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    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.

    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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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps
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    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 165 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 94 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, IBM Rational DOORS, TFS, Rally Software and Polarion ALM, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow IT Business Management, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Rally Software. See our Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.

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