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Jira vs. Polarion ALM
July 2022
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"It is a stable solution, and we have had no issues with stability.""The design of the interface is clean and not too busy visually.""I like that all of the team members on an agile team can use it. No one is in a separate application.""I like that Jira allows you to customize the flow for an agile process and adapt it to your own flow.""We integrate Jira with QRadar which is helpful.""The most valuable feature of Jira is the integration with all the different Atlassian tools. They all integrate very easily.""We have the best community to support any problems that we have.""We use Jira mostly for task coordination and assignment. Additionally, scrum methodologies defined work items and bug issues. If we create any bugs all of them are fixed."

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"Polarion ALM helps us better structure our customer requirements, and we can also validate the specs of our products against those. If anything changes on our side, we see the impact, and we can see the effect If a customer changes requirements.""It meets with everybody's needs without having to grab plugins.""Polarion ALM has some valuable tools for managing our targets and requirements. I think that's its best feature.""The technical support is quite good."

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"The way to configure it can definitely be improved. It is very difficult and complex to configure. Its configuration should be simplified.""There needs to be a way to export a user story.""Jira is a project management tracking tool, and it would be great to see integration with the source front or Azure DevOps, etc.""Its search and reporting can be improved. They are already nice, but they can be further improved.""Lacks some common building block approaches to certain things.""The solution could improve by having its own tool for quality lifecycle management.""Jira could improve the workflow, screen, and field configurability. They are lagging behind other solutions, such as Allegra in work system configurability.""From a very software-centric or a lead developer standpoint, there should be the ability to work at multiple levels. You have epic stories and use cases or epic stories and tasks. It would be nice to be able to have multiple levels of stories and multiple levels of epics work with it. It's lacking a little bit there, and this is the big thing for me because it makes it difficult to do a real sprint when you're limited to one story per epic. It's really hard to isolate tasks at multiple levels to match the type of use cases you normally do. That's the biggest difficulty. Other than that, they've been improving year to year, and every version seems to have a level of improvement."

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"The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job.""We use PTC Windchill, and Polarion ALM doesn't have native integration, so we had to purchase the connector to integrate it with Polarion ALM. We still haven't implemented it.""One of Polarion's shortcomings would be planning. It can handle plans, but the planning feature is very basic.""Technical support needs some improvement."

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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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  • "If the pricing would come down and it was more affordable then we wouldn't have to switch."
  • "Our license for Polarion ALM is yearly. And it's not the cheapest tool that we've looked at. So if we had made our decision purely based on the licensing cost, we wouldn't have selected Polarion."
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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:The technical support is quite good.
    Top Answer:The solution is not easy to use. The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job. The cost of the product is… more »
    Top Answer:Polarion can be used typically for application lifecycle management. Typically it's used for requirement management, test case management, and defect tracking.
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    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.

    The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
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    Buyer's Guide
    Jira vs. Polarion ALM
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Jira vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 151 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 7th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while Polarion ALM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "It incorporates almost all engineering tasks we need to do for one project". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, IBM Rational DOORS, TFS and Rally Software, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM, Jama Connect and GitLab. See our Jira vs. Polarion ALM report.

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