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"A user friendly solution.""GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.""It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""I like GitLab from the CI/CD perspective. It is much easier to set up CI/CD and then integrate with other tools.""This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers.""It is very useful for reviews. We are using branch merging operations and full reset operations. It is also very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch. The graph diagrams of Git are very useful. Its interface is straightforward and not too complex for us.""We like that we can have an all-encompassing product and don't have to implement different solutions."

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"The most valuable feature is that engineers can access the Jira database and just search for the tasks that are assigned to them. They can then update the status on their own in those records that are assigned to them.""The most valuable features are the ability to customize the entries and to update them quickly. Since the new version they released, we started utilizing the customization features to create specific codes and symbols for our teams that were not available before. For example, in team A each person had their own symbols and we had our own demarcation. When our project or task was completed, we had a code that we could enter online that let the main project managers know that it was time to remove it.""Jira Align helps us manage communication and tasks for a variety of teams without overlap.""Velocity and reporting provide good visibility, burndown charts, and particularly velocity measurement.""Some of the most valuable features are the configurations and dashboards."

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"The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches.""We would like to generate document pages from the sources.""It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security.""It could have more security integrations and the ability to check the vulnerability of the code. I don't think it is a responsibility of Gitlab, but it would be nice to have more options to integrate with.""In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents.""The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics.""Based on what I know so far, its integration with Kubernetes is not so good. We have to develop many things to make it work. We have to acquire third-party components to work with Kubernetes.""It can be free for commercial use."

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"Deployment was very complex.""There is no linkage between the Jira records and the overarching schedule. We maintain the overarching schedule in Microsoft Project, and there is no linkage back and forth with the Jira tasks. They are independent of each other.""The workflows are scalable from portfolio to individual level but can sometimes be complex to navigate.""Lacks sufficient reporting capabilities.""One of the biggest issues I found in the new version was once we clicked on one of the tasks that were specifically for our group and went to look at the other portfolios in other areas we had to browse all the way back to the beginning. If you click the back button, it would not work, it stayed the same place. Additionally, if you click on page B, but then you wanted to go back to page A it would not go back to page A. You would have to browse back to the portfolio and then find your group again and open it. This was the only issue that I had with it and I am not sure if it is a Jira issue or it was because of the way the site was laid out."

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"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month.""It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year.""It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses.""I don't mind the price because I use the free version.""The price is okay.""Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version."

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"The software is very good, but the price is expensive. Our licensing costs are on a monthly basis, but there are no additional costs to the standard license fees."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: GitLab integrates well with other platforms.
Top Answer: I don't mind the price because I use the free version. The licensing fee could be less expensive.
Top Answer: While I don't have any specific complaints about GitLab, there are always things that could be better. Better support, for example, could be provided. The technology could be made simpler to use, it… more »
Top Answer: Jira Align helps us manage communication and tasks for a variety of teams without overlap.
Top Answer: The workflows are scalable from portfolio to individual level but can sometimes be complex to navigate.
Top Answer: I used Jira Align when I was working with CACI. We use Jira Align to build and manage workflows, which allows each team to understand their work.
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Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
Anthem, nielsen, Homeland Security, NCR, dimension data
Top Industries
Mining And Metals Company18%
Computer Software Company18%
Transportation Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise39%
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Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. Jira Align and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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GitLab is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 16 reviews while Jira Align is ranked 8th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 5 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.2, while Jira Align is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira Align writes "An easy learning curve with great integrations; reporting provides good visibility". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Tekton, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and GoCD, whereas Jira Align is most compared with Planview LeanKit, Microsoft Azure DevOps, ServiceNow IT Business Management, Targetprocess and ServiceNow DevOps. See our GitLab vs. Jira Align report.

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