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