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Jira vs. TFS
May 2022
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"Overall, the solution is very nice and has a variety of great features.""The customization and tailoring of the workflows have proven to be very useful.""A very comprehensive product; easy to set up and is very user-friendly.""Kanban boards are most valuable""The task management aspect of Jira is pretty pure. They have a lot of great plugins that really expand your options.""Our company follows the Agile methodology for software development, and this product is one of the best tools for companies that do so.""The ability to design your own workflows is a great feature.""All departments can work with the same platform."

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"The most valuable feature of TFS is integration.""Some of the valuable features are version control and the ability to create different collections in terms of segregating the authorization for teams who connect to small projects.""The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""The most valuable feature is simplicity.""The initial setup is fairly easy.""The solution is very much stable.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS.""Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy."

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"Jira's collaboration and integration with other apps and tools could be improved.""I would like to see more integration available with more tools.""It would be very practical if you can more freely reach the information that is already inside the system. Currently, we have to buy add-ons for it. There is a lot of information in the Jira system that you can handle only through add-ons. You cannot reach such information on your own. If you want to use this information, which is already in the system, you have to buy some add-on to use. For example, information about how much time an assignee is spending on a ticket is there in the system, but you cannot access it without an add-on. JQL is a very good way to reach the data inside Jira. If we can reach more objects, even through JQL, it would be great.""Once the solution is deployed, it's not easy to configure.""Because I am a developer, I would like integration with Git Source Code Management so that for tickets, we can reference the code where the change has happened and where the issue is. This feature might be there, and I probably haven't discovered it.""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.""There should be a way to integrate the mobile application or in some way, make it more clear because at first instance, I didn't understand how to use it.""Pretty much 70% - 80% of the Next-Gen Projects features are still to be developed."

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"It has been really dated. When you start to work more in an agile environment, it is not really that flexible. They tried to replicate the look and feel of Jira, but it is not quite there. It was nice to use in the past, but it is not as flexible now with the changing development environments and methodologies.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.""The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""TFS isn't a great tool if you're on the cloud.""There's not automatic access to test case management and execution.""This solution is quite old and it is already being bundled as Azure DevOps Server.""I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress.""The usability of TFS is not that great."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't feel that price is an issue."
  • "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."
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  • "TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions."
  • "We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."
  • "I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."
  • "We pay for the license yearly."
  • "I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement."
  • "I was working with the engineering team, and that was not under my umbrella. From what I can remember, its license was yearly. They had the licenses on a per-user basis, and they included MTM."
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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:It is subscription-based, and we probably pay yearly. I would rate it a four out of five in terms of price.
    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 features are related to source code management. Using TFS for source code management and being able to branch and have multiple developers work on the same projects is valuable. We… more »
    Top Answer:I believe we pay on a yearly basis. I don't know the current costs of them. We outsource all that to a third party. Each of the developers gets a Microsoft Visual Studio Azure DevOps license, which… more »
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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.

    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Jira vs. TFS
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Jira vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 162 reviews while TFS is ranked 6th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 22 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "It is helpful for scheduled releases and enforcing rules, but it should be better at merging changes for multiple developers and retaining the historical information". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, IBM Rational DOORS, Polarion ALM and Rally Software, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and TestRail by Gurock. See our Jira vs. TFS report.

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