The pricing for Jira is reasonable, although I think they can bring it down because the plugins cost extra. Jira Align, for example, is available at an additional charge. Jira should understand that there are now competitors in the market, and they should lower their prices to expand the user base. As sales volumes increase, the price should naturally be brought down. In this case, people are more likely to retain their licenses instead of switching to a more cost-effective solution.
We pay a yearly licensing fee for an enterprise-level license. It's quite similar to the pricing that they have on their website. It's quite transparent from their site. They have a package that charges per user, however, they have some scalable packages, for zero to 10 users, from 10 to 20, from 20 to 50, and so on. You can choose, depending on the size of your company or the number of users. The costs are quite transparent. While everything is included in that package, the integration or the customization is a different fee. There's a project apart from the integrator, which may vary in cost.
The price at the moment for Jira is okay. I'm absolutely not amused with the plans to try to drive us to the cloud or to other licensing models. For the very simple reason that we are a company in the defense sector where cloud is problematic in a number of the domains. We are now approximately 60 users and the new policy will actually confront us with an upscale to approximately 500 users. I find it unacceptable, and may potentially lead us to look for another solution. They need to think about industries, which are for compliance reasons are not capable of moving to the cloud, and that they don't put a knife on our throats with excessive prices.
I don't deal with pricing, billing, or licensing. I can't speak to the exact cost of the solution. We likely pay a licensing fee as we have more than ten people using the solution, however, I can't say what the exact cost is.
There is an annual subscription fee based on the number of users. You can get a subscription for just 10 users, for small teams, and if you want more you can buy more. They have a standard and premium license.
Start with requirement. If requirement requires tight security and confidentiality, it is highly recommended to employ expert assistance. Whereas if the requirement is agile in nature and is at very initial stages, it is best to start leveraging open source to some extent.
The pricing is fair. Right now, I'm using the solution for my small projects. For example, I'm using the Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud, which are pretty nice. For small teams, it's a very, very interesting option.
Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use. There is a base cost and then as you include other items, the cost rises. Our last payment was perhaps $1600, which includes both user licenses and add-ons. There are no additional costs beyond the licensing fees, and it covers support.
It should be very clear about the plan that you want to implement and what number of users will use it. In this way, you will pay for what you really need and will cover your needs since this software is based on the number of users implementing the same plan.
I work as the Principal Solutions Architect at a Tech Services Company.
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