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We performed a comparison between Jira and Polarion ALM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"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.""The most valuable features of Jira are all the integrations with other systems. It's not the best in any specific area but it has lots of plug-ins and integrations.""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.""The features on offer are great. It has everything we need.""It is very configurable, and we can do whatever we want. Jira dashboards are also good, and we use them extensively. We also use the tracking mechanism extensively.""The most valuable feature of Jira is the project package for development.""Jira can track projects, time management of assignments, and keep everything on schedule. The performance of the solution is good.""I like it for team collaboration and task management. I also like its analytics and dashboards."

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"The features I find the most valuable are requirement tracking and schematics.""I am impressed with the solution’s stability.""Polarion ALM's integration is very good and easy to use.""It offers good performance.""The best feature of Polarion ALM to me is its traceability link.""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.""Scalability is good...The integration is quite good.""The most valuable feature is the function of the ALM system."

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"Of course, the price could always be cheaper.""Once the solution is deployed, it's not easy to configure.""The reports in Jira can be improved, especially for test reports. I find it difficult to customize and integrate for different testing purposes.""The solution could be more user-friendly.""Once a story is closed, all the records, versions, and documentation associated with it are gone. We lose the traceability of what was done.""We have gone through several version changes and some of those changes have not been intuitive. There was a learning curve and we had some complaints internally about the changes, such as the new interface.""Nowadays, many organizations are moving toward the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework, and this is something that Jira should be able to accommodate.""The Jira dashboards could be more useful. The dashboards have good widgets but the comparison of data over time or extraction of trends from the data is not easy."

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"The user interface is not yet optimized.""The weak point of Polarion ALM software is about reporting and time for extraction of the data...The quality of reporting needs to improve.""The solution can be improved by making it more user-friendly, and a server-based application rather than client based.""The planning and task management aspects of the solution were not that easy.""The solution's editing capabilities need improvement.""Test management lacks an automated process.""As Polarion ALM is a development-oriented tool, easy support or easy access is provided by default, but if I want to use detailed features, I need to write the script, particularly the VM script, and this is its area for improvement. I want Polarion ALM to have a graphical user interface that doesn't need scripting. In the next release of the tool, I'd like for it to not require scripting and programming because needing to run script language is time-consuming.""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."

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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 are no additional costs to the standard licensing."
  • "Worth the extra cost."
  • "We make use of the solution free of charge."
  • "The cost is about $10 per user, per month."
  • "I don't have the number, but I sure wish Jira was less expensive. Its price point should be a little lower, and it should be more flexible for users who are just ticket viewers."
  • "We are on an annual license to use Jira."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. We pay annually for the solution."
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  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "Software for medical devices is always expensive."
  • "You have to pay around 50-60 euros per user."
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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: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… more »
    Top Answer:Polarion ALM's integration is very good and easy to use.
    Top Answer:The tool needs to improve its planning. It also needs to add more integrations.
    Top Answer:We use the solution for managing the requirements for a development project for a new type of transportation system. The challenge was to create a common basis for a multi-functional DevOps team… more »
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    Jira is a powerful cloud- and subscription-based application lifecycle and issue management solution. It is designed to aid users both in project management and in resolving any issues that arise at any point in the software development process. It is especially concerned with easing the ability of developers to collaborate. 

    Jira Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy Jira include:

    • DevOps lifecycle visibility and planning. Jira provides application developers with tools that enable them to track and visualize where they are in the development process. This means that a DevOps team can measure their progress at all times. Jira’s roadmapping feature also enables a DevOps team to work more efficiently by setting goals for their projects, keeping them on track. Additionally, they are able to track whether they are meeting the goals that they set for their projects.
    • Regular product updates. Atlassian is constantly updating Jira so that it is continuously evolving into an ever more powerful and user-friendly solution. Users can be sure that the product that they are using is always being tweaked so as to provide them with the best possible project management solution. 
    • Flexibility. Jira enables users to customize their workflows and dashboard so that the solution is operating in a way that best matches their needs. Jira can also integrate with more than 3,000 other applications and integrations. Organizations can use it to expand their project management and DevOps capabilities in many different ways. 

    Jira Features

    • Security capabilities. Jira is equipped with a number of useful security features. It gives administrators the ability to restrict access to certain tools so that only users who are authorized to complete certain tasks have access to the tools related to the completion of that task. Users can also set default permissions so that only particular users can work on new projects or particular projects.
    • Real-time notification feature. Users can set Jira so that it offers them notifications that contain critical information in real time. It can send users email notifications when pressing issues have been updated. They can also set it to notify them about tasks that may be due, or other similar events.

    • Activity log. Jira has the ability to track any and all changes that are taking place within the software framework. Users can keep a close eye on everything that is going on. This promotes a high level of visibility and can be leveraged to aid developers in their collaboration efforts. 

    Reviews from Real Users

    Jira is a powerful solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its workflow engine and its highly customizable dashboard. 

    Bharath R., the tool implementation and project management lead at a financial services firm, writes, “I feel the strongest feature of Jira is its workflow engine. It empowers us to 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.”

    Uday J., a staff engineer at a computer company, says, “Another thing that I like a lot about Jira is that in the dashboard, you can plug the modules that you want. You can enable certain sections. For example, you can show trend history, open Jira tickets, etc. Some of the managers have created a dashboard for each engineer.” 

    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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    Sample Customers
    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Educational Organization39%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Healthcare Company25%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Transportation Company17%
    Consumer Goods Company8%
    Manufacturing Company24%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise44%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Jira vs. Polarion ALM
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Jira vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 57 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 7th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 10 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while Polarion ALM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Great reporting with lots of useful dashboards and excellent flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "Though needing an improvement in reporting and time for extraction of the data, its integration capabilities are good". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, IBM Rational DOORS, OpenText ALM Octane, Rally Software and TFS, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Codebeamer, PTC Integrity, GitLab and Jama Connect. See our Jira vs. Polarion ALM report.

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