Compare IBM Rational ClearQuest vs. JIRA

IBM Rational ClearQuest is ranked 1st in Defect Tracking with 1 review while JIRA is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 33 reviews. IBM Rational ClearQuest is rated 9.0, while JIRA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Rational ClearQuest writes "It can be adapted to any process flow". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JIRA writes "Helps us work in Agile and Scrum formats across multiple locations and time zones". IBM Rational ClearQuest is most compared with IBM Rational ClearCase, JIRA and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas JIRA is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS and AgileCraft.
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Pros
The combination of a highly flexible state machine together with a platform independent API enables possibilities to automate many steps that in many systems are manual.It can be adapted to any process flow and easily be integrated with other in-house tools using the ClearQuest API.

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Transparency of development projects, as well as approval processes for some business projects, has improved massively.The most valuable feature of this solution is the source linking on the commit level to git.This solution assists us with being able to quickly and easily start sprints and keep accurate track of them, including billing using a time-tracking add-on.The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding.The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.The most valuable feature is the full integration between Work management, Source code management, and Test Automation.The features that we find most valuable are the Workflow, Scrum workflow, and Dashboards.The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the configuration, being able to configure it to suit your own needs.

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Cons
Lack of a modern web interface compared to other systems might discourage customers.

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My main concern is the administration of projects, especially user groups, and this requires root access rights but there is no concept of layered admin rights.Backlog pruning and visualization are poor.The permissions can be challenging to get right.The reporting needs to be improved.This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.The hierarchy for Jira tickets is too flat.It would be very useful to have drag and drop time tracking.The plugin management needs a lot of work.

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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.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.

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1st
out of 8 in Defect Tracking
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1,751
Comparisons
1,429
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
193
Avg. Rating
9.0
Views
63,904
Comparisons
55,321
Reviews
32
Average Words per Review
293
Avg. Rating
8.2
Top Comparisons
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Overview

IBM Rational ClearQuest is a fully customizable database workflow application development and production system. It provides flexible change and defect tracking, customizable processes, near real-time reporting and lifecycle traceability for better visibility and control of the software development lifecycle. IBM Rational ClearQuest provides scalable, multiplatform support to any size organization so you can continue to customize processes as your development needs evolve.

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
Atos SE, STM, Regence BlueCross BlueShieldSquare, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Top Industries
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Software R&D Company14%
Manufacturing Company11%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company16%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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