Anonymous UserSr. Manager (TCoE) - ALM Platforms & PO &T IT at a pharma/biotech company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The organization that is possible with other departments is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"Its simplicity is most valuable. It is easy and simple, and it requires negligible training effort. I don't spend all my time goofing around trying to find stuff in the ticketing system."
"Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues."
"The most valuable features in Jira are the dashboard, reports, and boards that help us to control the advancement of the project."
"The most valuable feature is that it is somewhat flexible."
"This is our way of communicating with different teams. We are a global company. I am based in San Diego, for example. A lot of the BAs are based in Paris. The development team is based in Minsk. We absolutely need to be in constant communication and on the same page."
"The most valuable feature is project management."
"The solution is extremely stable."
"The solution offers up great transparency that makes it possible for everyone inside the departmental organization to see what's happening."
"The most valuable features of this solution are workflow and reporting."
"Technical support is not the best. It could be much, much better and offer better support to users."
"We have many cases where a ticket comes in, and it ends up having multiple team members working on it. It would be really nice to be able to assign a single ticket to multiple people, rather than having to create the parent-child hierarchy that they have set up. It generates a proliferation of tickets that I really don't want to have. Having to jump from a parent to one child and then to another child makes it harder for me to be able to see the entire case from end to end. A simple example is our new hire process or our termination process. We have people who leave. We also have people who come on board. We have got multiple people participating and doing things related to the leaving or onboarding process. Currently, I have to go to different tickets to be able to see whether all tasks are really done or not. If I could assign lots of people to one ticket, it would be really nice."
"The only thing that JIRA doesn't for us is release management in a way that I can create a list of versions easily."
"We would like to see the integration of a lite-version of Confluence, just to manage some of the templates and documents."
"It's also difficult to migrate through, things don't always tie-up. It's not easy to use."
"Jira has recently updated their UI, but more can be done to make it even better."
"When you first start to use the interface, it is confusing."
"A lot of the user interface could be updated."
"In general, although we use JIRA, we never really learned how to use it properly. The learning curve of the solution is high. It has a lot of power, and yet we don't understand its capabilities."
"We would like to see integration between Tempo and Jira."
"It was definitely not expensive. It was two grand or maybe three grand total for a year. It has just straight and simple standard licensing fees. There is no additional fee."
"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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Freshdesk is ranked 2nd in Customer Experience Management with 2 reviews while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 93 reviews. Freshdesk is rated 9.6, while Jira is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Freshdesk writes "Solid, good price, simple to use, and requires negligible training effort". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". Freshdesk is most compared with ServiceNow, JIRA Service Management, Zendesk Guide, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, TFS, IBM Rational DOORS and Rally Software.
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