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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.

To learn more, read our detailed Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"I liked the flexibility of the application. It was pretty user-friendly.""The user story map is excellent. The features can be composed into stories and they can be allocated to each of the sprints in a program increment. It allows you to see all that in the user story map, and you have various dashboards to see the stories in various views. You can see them as a backlog view, for example, or you can see as an actual sprint view.""When we run the Jenkins pipeline, the build is already automatically connected to Jira. We've been able to integrate the ecosystem we created using this automation tool.""The most valuable feature of Jira is the project package for development.""Jira as a structure has Confluence for documentation, and for what it is offering it is a strong suit with Atlassian.""I like that all of the team members on an agile team can use it. No one is in a separate application.""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.""In terms of the general way that the tool functions, it seems like it's a pretty good fit-for-purpose for what we're trying to do. We've never thought about replacing it with another technology."

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"The pricing seems to be reasonable.""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.""The extensibility of the work item forms and customizations as well as the backend API to query the data, et cetera, and manipulate the data programmatically are all very valuable aspects of the product.""We are able to generate many different types of reports from Azure.""The installation is straightforward. We can create a whole new organization in less than a day.""The initial setup is very easy.""The most valuable feature is that it's fully integrated, where we have a single place to do everything that we need.""The reports have been most valuable. We have created some dashboards allowing us to be able to check our teams, their progress, and mission plans."

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Cons
"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.""The solution can improve by including test management functionality in a native bundle without plugins.""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 Jira Cloud, integration with Excel is missing. Previously, I could import our Excel files into Jira, and I could also download a big Jira report in the Excel format, but now, it needs to be manipulated after that, which is not good. It looks like they've done that on purpose, but I don't understand the reason for it.""Performance is something that can always be improved upon in a feature release. Additionally, it would be a benefit to add Markdown in Jira because sometimes it might be better to describe everything in Markdown because it is a common language structure.""Lacks field-level permission in the cloud version.""It would be good if we can grant access based on the roles. This is something that Jira can look into. Currently, anyone with Jira access can access everything. Being able to define access based on the roles will give us more flexibility in managing Jira. I would like to have more reports in Jira. Currently, eight or nine reports are there. You can use Screen Test to get more reports or data from Jira, but you will have to get more add-ons, plug-ins, and stuff like that. It would be good if they can increase the number of reports.""For a non-technical person to use, Jira is not intuitive."

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"It is essential that you get buy-in from the top management down to everyone in the pipeline.""I would like to see better integration and collaboration between tools.""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.""When we don't have some permissions, we have to research how to get them.""Testing is very important. Microsoft Azure DevOps tests very well. However, DevOps teams need to be aware of what they are impacting when someone updates anything on the system.""All of the tests of the applications are done on the mobile or web interface and it could be improved.""The UI could be improved.""I would like to see DevOps have the ability to give us something with a compatibility or traceability matrix."

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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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  • "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."
  • "The price is reasonable, but of course, you can find others that are cheaper such as Atlassian."
  • "The main agile features are very expensive."
  • "Most of the things that we need and use are incorporated in the corporate solution — there are no additional costs."
  • "I don't know what we pay, but I do know what I've seen online. If we switched to JIRA, we will basically have to double our costs because we still have to pay for the DevOps licensing. We're probably spending $100 a month on it. It has only standard licensing fees."
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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: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.
    Top Answer:I don't deal with licensing. I can't speak to how much the solution costs.
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    Jira Software
    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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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Computer Software Company18%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps
    September 2022
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    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 150 reviews while Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 84 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, Polarion ALM, TFS and Rally Software, whereas Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with GitLab, TFS, ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Rally Software. See our Jira vs. Microsoft Azure DevOps report.

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