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"We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.""Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.""To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.""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."

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Top Answer: Glad to see your post!! In the recent Microfocus version does Microfocus one UFT integration possible with Jira. If so How it is possible and how effective it is?
Top Answer: The initial setup was pretty straightforward.
Top Answer: While, of course, in general, we always want the pricing to be lower, it's pretty reasonable. The costs aren't too bad.
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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 BlueShield
Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise71%

IBM Rational ClearQuest is ranked 2nd in Defect Tracking while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 57 reviews. IBM Rational ClearQuest is rated 0.0, while Jira is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Flexible and very easy to set up but can get quite complex". IBM Rational ClearQuest is most compared with IBM Rational ClearCase, HCL Compass, ISC Software JCL Checker, IBM Engineering Workflow Management and Serena Solutions Business Manager, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software and Polarion ALM.

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