AgileCraft vs. JIRA

As of May 2019, AgileCraft is ranked 14th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites vs JIRA which is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 32 reviews. The top reviewer of JIRA writes "Helps us work in Agile and Scrum formats across multiple locations and time zones". AgileCraft is most compared with JIRA, CA Agile Central and TFS. JIRA is most compared with TFS, Microsoft Azure DevOps and AgileCraft.
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Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.I understand JIRA is quite expensive.It does not cost that much.Almost everybody uses JIRA nowadays because it is the most cost-effective solution.The licensing model is annoying. They nickel and dime you.It is very cheap if you forego the local instance and stick to the cloud.

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Miriam Tover
Duane EdghillUser

Some of the fundamental difference between AgileCraft & Jira are
1) Jira was originally a bug tracking tool that has been modified to try and support Agile projects. AgileCraft was developed out of the box with Agile in mind.
2) Jira data structure is flat which means creating a hierarchy for rolled up reporting is problematic even with the 3rd party plugins.
3) AgileCraft was designed to support enterprise level Agile/SAFe while Jira was not and struggles in this area

As JIRA has a low CapEx it is attractive to a lot of people and there is a large user community. The OpEx, when you consider all the plugins you may need to acquire to do what you want , can create a annual cost that is equivalent to other ALM solutions.

Given this large user base other vendors (including AgileCraft) have created ways to stack their products on top of Jira to allow that user community to scale it. This is great for those that do not want to simply get rid of their Jira implementation. Jira is fine for small single team use but I am not a fan of it for larger enterprise wide programs that use SAFe or other enterprise Agile frameworks

Given the recent announcement of Atlassian (Jira parent) acquisition of AgileCraft it will be interesting how they blend the two product together.

02 April 19
Jeff MathersReal User

Agree with Duane's comments for the most part. The two tools serve very different purposes. Where I disagree a bit is that Jira can be and is used by very large organizations to manage work. However Jira does not provide support for working across a set of related projects and services. This is what Agile Craft allows you do to - plus AC brings other capabilities like value stream management, a greater level of portfolio and business management, and management of delivery across a large set of programs.

It will definitely be interesting to see where Atlassian takes things.

02 April 19
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AgileCraft is the world's first scaled agile management platform. AgileCraft brings your business and software development organizations together in one intuitive platform. Whether you're using SAFe, Nexus, Less, or any other approach to scaling agile, AgileCraft allows everyone from the big-picture executive to the most detailed-oriented engineer to optimize software delivery and make better decisions.

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.

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