Is Jira better or would you go with Micro Focus ALM Octane?

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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Aug 20, 2021

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 appropriate product.

Atlassian JIRA Product Limitations

■ Optimized for the team centric use and management

■ 3rd party add-ons required for basic Quality Management features 

■ Scaled Agile is not a built-in capability & only supported via Services partner.

■ No Concurrent user licensing (Only Named Users, which becomes expensive at scale)

■ Extra add-on’s needed for HA, Enterprise scalability, and Performance 

■ Substantial Audit and compliance limitations when tracking field and record updates

■ Limited best-practice configuration for Agile implementations 

■ Minimal roll-up visibility makes enterprise reporting difficult and time consuming

■ Restrictive project structure limits platform adaptability

ALM Octane Product Strengths

■ The only product that natively supports Waterfall, Hybrid, and Agile software development at enterprise scale with quality management built in. 

■ Full Agile support at Team, Program & Portfolio level. 

■ Native support for the most popular Agile frameworks 

■ A unified, end to end lifecycle management platform with no dependencies on 3rd party components for core functionality.

■ Delivers comprehensive governance and compliance for mission critical systems. 

■ Built to support Agile at enterprise scale, with out of the box integrations to Project Portfolio Management solutions, providing a “single source of truth”. 

■ Comprehensive Data Analytics measure quality, identify change impact, and determine code coverage.

■ Scales seamlessly to support thousands of concurrent users, with no additional product fee for High Availability. 

■ Flexible Licensing models including cost effective Concurrent Licensing in addition to Named users. 

■ Packaged integrations with open source and third party solutions to support planning, build analytics, continuous quality, end to end traceability, and extensive reporting.

■ Customizable business flows and governance frameworks 

■ Connections to Continuous Integration pipelines for real time application build quality.

■ Designed and built to scale for highly regulated large enterprises

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Real User
Sep 15, 2021

My personal opinion:

If you are a startup/small company with small teams, Jira is your tool to go.

If you are a bigger company with enterprise processes, audits, certifications, various Agile trains, etc., Octane is your tool to go. 

If you want to scale Agile, Octane is your tool to go.

Sep 14, 2021

I haven't tried Micro Focus ALM Octane.  I have tried Jira and I like it.

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