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You can customize the board according to your needs.The most valuable feature is the reporting of the CPU usage on the dashboard.At the same time, if you're working from the architect or the designing team you, it's quite easy to manage the resources online.It helped us contain critical things, like source code and several documents, which is very important to us.It is relatively easy to use and user-friendly once the setup is complete.The cataloging is a very valuable feature. For a lot of enterprises, they end up not knowing which applications do specific features. The cataloging helps with this. It's not that verbose, but it still gives you allowances to put in more detail.

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The solution offers a lot of plugins.We use it for capacity planning. We need to gauge and assess whatever is coming to our pipeline and then everything comes to the pipeline, appears as a pic, and then based on that, we create the story points and we take it from there.There are a lot of different plugins for Jira. Unfortunately, we did not test so many and the big pain point for us is the rigorous handling and the roadmap of Jira. We have a portfolio and structure plugin and we have our story map plugin in JiraThe feature that I have found most valuable is that it is a quite powerful user tracking system.The most valuable aspect of this solution is its ability to connect everything together.The feature that I have found most valuable is its ease of use. I don't need to train anyone to use it, I just give them access and they can use it to add comments, move their issues, change the status, monitor, read, and so on.It's easy to understand, and easy to navigate.The user story map is excellent. The features can be composed into stories and they can be allocated to each of the sprints in a program increment. It allows you to see all that in the user story map, and you have various dashboards to see the stories in various views. You can see them as a backlog view, for example, or you can see as an actual sprint view.

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The reporting functionality needs to be improved.The stability of this solution can be improved.The directory designer manager is uncivil. The design manager is clearly really unstable.Of course it would be related to customer experience. The solution is not user friendly at all. It needs an expert to use it, although the reporting feature was okay.There is not enough beginner support material in the form of FAQs or simple training to help you get started.The features should be more intuitive. If I'm looking for something, its location should be easy to locate.

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I would prefer it if the solution was more intuitive.A more organized hierarchy is important. Reporting and JQL create issues for me. They do not completely cover the reporting part that I need to report in terms of my capacity to plan. In the same token, there is no record at this very moment to provide me with one export with epics story points, tasks, or issues and their sub-tasks at the same time.The performance is not so good sometimes. I know that fully depends on the implementation and the IT environment of Jira or the version of Jira installed. The performance is sometimes not so good. I would like to have a better response time from the Jira server. And it fully depends on the administration side of the Jira.Jira is a little bit old fashioned, it could be more user friendly.I have to go through a lot of processes to consider it done. I have to log in then change the logins and make it interesting. It's not so good for testing.There is a difference between their cloud and their server versions. The next-gen project, which is an advanced feature that allows you to visualize the road map of your delivery over multiple products and over time, is not available yet for the sever version. It appears there in the list, but it's still not right. I've tried to use it many times and I am watching the device show their tracker, but it seems they intentionally want this to increase the utilization of the cloud instead of the server. It is really a nice feature and it's a shame that we don't have it.it would be helpful to have a better tutorial for learning and to have a better understanding of what the features are and what they do.Whenever you edit a story, whatever you have changed takes a bit of time to save.

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I don't feel that price is an issue.To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.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.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the reporting of the CPU usage on the dashboard.
Top Answer: The stability of this solution can be improved.
Top Answer: We are a central, systems integration team that provides different solutions to vendors and business partners. We have a lab available on-premises and we work with all of the latest tools available in… more »
Top Answer: If you are looking for advanced use cases for integrating JIRA with other systems, I suggest you look at products like https://zigiwave.com/ Their platform is rich, flexible, and support common use… more »
Top Answer: Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues.
Top Answer: The only thing that JIRA doesn't for us is release management in a way that I can create a list of versions easily.
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Overview
Lifecycle management capabilities built on the open, unifying IBM Rational Jazz platform can help agile and traditional teams: see at-a-glance status, access better data for decisions, manage costs, reuse the most efficient processes across the organization, manage cloud, web, SOA and mobile application design and development. Teams can also gain real-time traceability, manage work across vendors, unify across a diverse set of lifecyle tools, and provide collaborative development for continuous delivery as part of the IBM DevOps solution.

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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Sample Customers
Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, AshurstSquare, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company36%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer6%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
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Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational ALM vs. Jira and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM Rational ALM is ranked 6th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 6 reviews while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 36 reviews. IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.2, while Jira is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ALM writes "Helped with time management, improved our resource utility, and helped assure on-time completion". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Good UI, easy to trace tickets, and very stable". IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM and Polarion ALM, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our IBM Rational ALM vs. Jira report.

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