Jira vs Microsoft Azure DevOps comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Apr 19, 2022
 

Categories and Ranking

Jira
Ranking in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
266
Ranking in other categories
Application Requirements Management (2nd), Project Management Software (4th)
Microsoft Azure DevOps
Ranking in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
2nd
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
127
Ranking in other categories
Release Automation (1st), Enterprise Agile Planning Tools (1st)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites category, the mindshare of Jira is 25.7%, up from 24.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft Azure DevOps is 20.0%, down from 25.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
Unique Categories:
Application Requirements Management
15.6%
Project Management Software
8.8%
Release Automation
39.3%
Enterprise Agile Planning Tools
41.9%
 

Featured Reviews

CB
Jul 7, 2021
Intuitive dashboards with good visibility, stable, and easy to set up
We use Jira for task tracking, sprint planning, and backlog The dashboards are useful. You have visibility across projects and various dashboards. The status of the different activities is also helpful  In general, it is not user-friendly.  For a non-technical person to use, Jira is not…
Eli Harush - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 26, 2022
It's a good tool for managing the CI/CD process
We manage the full scope of all our projects on Azure DevOps, including all of our kits, bags, and user storage. DevOps encompasses the CI/CD process of every build as well as the customer requirements, QA, and deployment Compared to JIRA, I think Azure DevOps is missing some management elements,…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"In general, the GUI is nice."
"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."
"A very comprehensive product; easy to set up and is very user-friendly."
"Powerful features including a good reporting capability."
"The solution has been very stable overall."
"The integration of other open source tools with Jira is very useful. It allows us to create documents and transcriptions, making it versatile beyond software development."
"The most valuable feature is managing software development."
"We have the best community to support any problems that we have."
"The initial setup is very easy."
"All of the features related to release management are very good."
"It has a good GUI, and it's very user-friendly."
"Fields can be customized and the reporting is good."
"We are able to generate many different types of reports from Azure."
"Most of the features are very valuable for us, especially the source code control and task management."
"My first impression of DevOps, after using Jira, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface."
"It is a well-integrated product in terms of the development lifecycle."
 

Cons

"We would like to see integration between Tempo and Jira."
"I have to go through a lot of processes to consider it done. I have to log in then change the logins and make it interesting. It's not so good for testing."
"When you first start to use the interface, it is confusing."
"The GUI should have much better features like more graphical illustrations. There are some cases or benchmarks that we are trying to capture into a dashboard GUI's graphical summary, but unfortunately JIRA is not able to do that."
"It's also difficult to migrate through, things don't always tie-up. It's not easy to use."
"The part when it comes to the testing area is a bit hard to handle. The screen is too small, you can't really read what you're typing in, and it's only for the testing area. It looks like they have pressed in more than the UI system could handle to display it properly."
"The reporting needs to be improved."
"Slow when integrating with other components."
"I would like to automate notifications on sprint planning. When we are getting to the end of sprint planning, we would be automatically notified."
"There are some areas that need improvement such as tracking."
"Microsoft Azure DevOps should create some training materials."
"The only downside is that the deployment could be a little challenging but it is manageable."
"We are facing some problems because the capacity can only be measured within a project. It cannot be measured across multiple projects. So, the reporting needs to be enhanced, and there should be more graphs to be able to easily give the upper management insights about all the employees from different departments. It will be helpful for employee management. Currently, the managers over here are using Power BI for insights because the functionality of Azure DevOps Boards is not enough. So, we have to export the data into another visualization tool and get the results."
"Integration and plugins for other tools could better. Like if you want to integrate the DevOps with other tools that are in the market. This could be for the engineering tools to check code quality, application security tools, and DevOps dashboard tools."
"Better integration with the Linux operating system would be an improvement for this solution."
"The price could be lowered. It would be nice if it was cheaper."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It is certainly a long-term solution for our company and for previous companies that I have worked for. They have these long-term term licenses, but I'm not sure if they really pay on a yearly basis. They are certainly using it for a really long period and for a lot of users."
"There is an annual subscription to use Jira."
"The pricing for Jira is reasonable, although I think they can bring it down because the plugins cost extra."
"The price of Jira could be lower."
"We have an enterprise license that includes cloud service and support."
"We had a perpetual license but have changed to a subscription."
"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."
"To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money."
"The costs are moderate and justify the value provided."
"There are other solutions available that are open source and free, such as GitLab."
"Microsoft Azure DevOps is an expensive solution."
"Licensing cost per user is approximately $11 to $15. We have about 400 users, but not all are active. We have around 200 to 300 active users."
"For the basic license, it is around five euros per month."
"There are additional costs for some functionality, such as increased scalability."
"The price of the solution is expensive."
"The price is reasonable for the solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
44%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Computer Software Company
7%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Government
9%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

Is Jira better or would you go with Micro Focus ALM Octane?
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Which is better - Jira or Microsoft Azure DevOps?
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 scalabl...
Has anyone tried integrating HP ALM and JIRA ?
HP ALM and Jira can be easily integrated with the aid of a third-party Integration Solution. To help you select the right integration approach and tool, you should first define your integration req...
Which is better - TFS or Azure DevOps?
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 fri...
What do you like most about Microsoft Azure DevOps?
Valuable features for project management and tracking in Azure DevOps include a portal displaying test results, check-in/check-out activity, and developer/tester productivity.
Microsoft Azure DevOps: what is your experience regarding pricing and costs ?
Microsoft's licensing and pricing for Azure DevOps are competitive within the market. While it may be expensive, it is almost the same as the pricing for comparable products in the industry. I woul...
 

Also Known As

Jira Software
Azure DevOps, VSTS, Visual Studio Team Services, MS Azure DevOps
 

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Sample Customers

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