Mark-AndersonDirector of ERP Systems at Clesen Wholesale
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution has helped us a great deal in project management tracking and forecasting."
"What I really like about this solution, is how it manages the queues, the tickets and the routing."
"This is the most complete and versatile enterprise task management product and issue tracker."
"The solution offers lots of information on the website to assist with technical queries. There are also many community sites to help you troubleshoot any problems."
"The customization is the most valuable aspect of the solution. I can customize full workflows. It's very flexible. We can use mail if we want to open requests as well."
"I like the history, the dimensioning, and how I can configure a space based on my preferences or the project circumstances."
"One of the main advantages of JIRA is that it can be customized for our solutions. I live in Iran and we translated some parts of it into Persian and customized it with extra features. We hid other features to customize it right to the point. We provide this solution for our customers."
"JIRA helps integrate Kanban Board features and for this reason what it does it does well."
"Its flexibility and ease of customization are its most valuable features."
"The design has been revamped in terms of GUI. The current interface is quite easy to read."
"It can adapt to any process in the organization."
"Incident management is the most valuable because we're using it to manage tickets for an accounting system. With the reports that are available, it allows us to track and identify trends at the type and item level. It also helps us in managing the workload better than what we had in Remedy, which is what we were using before 2013."
"JIRA protects the end-user, but for the configuration, more rules could be added to improve the workflow."
"I don't think the program is very scalable."
"Integration possibilities with other products that are not Atlassian would be helpful. Support should also provide separate installation guides for each product even though they are easy to install."
"Usability needs improvement. To configure it, you need to be well versed in Jira administration. It's not very intuitive."
"The solution should be more formalized. It could be more user-friendly."
"During the updates, when another version gets released, whatever I am tracking at that time gets lost and I have to type it all over again."
"An improvement they could add is a better management dashboard. We only use the dashboard for the administration mode. We have a dashboard that reports the state of bugs or requirements. However, customers can only view requests that they made. We are not able to share a dashboard with our manager level customers to show them all of the requests in a quick dashboard."
"If JIRA were more of a substantial stand-alone product that covered more needs for project management, we wouldn't be using a suite of products."
"Their end-user interface and technical support features could be improved."
"The solution does not interface well with other products and is difficult to implement."
"With the new version moving toward the codeless configuration is good, but it's losing flexibility."
"We aren't able to take emails that come in and turn them into tickets, especially when it comes to attachments. When an email has an attachment, like a screenshot, it is a very cumbersome process, and it does not work very well. I shouldn't have been paying technicians to cut and paste attachments from an email into the ticketing system. It should do that automatically. Other solutions are able to do that. This is something that needs to be improved. Test manager and knowledge management areas are probably amongst the worst parts of this solution. We try to use this solution for knowledge management, but it is not user-friendly. Therefore, it has limited ROI as you need to spend time to try and fully capitalize on the knowledge management system."
"But about the plugins, I found one plug-in — its name is Actionable Metric I think — and it is $3000. That is very expensive for users in Iran."
"Actually in Iran we don't have copyright or intellectual property, so we can use JIRA for free."
"It's not really expensive, especially when you compare to ServiceNow or other solutions, and it's not expensive to maintain."
"The pricing is very competitive and I think that it is okay."
"We may upgrade the license that we have. The license that we currently have is good for 500 agents, and it's not full yet."
"The pricing is free for us because we are an associate partner for the product."
"Right now, there are only two of us who are both agents on the help desk and developers. We might be on the free version because we're less than three agents or users. I'm looking at Zephyr tests, which have a $10 a month flat rate, so right now, it is $10 a month. There are lots of add-ons. They do a free version, a standard version, and a premium version. In the last company, we started on $50 a month. By the time I left, we were paying $4,500 a month. That was mainly because we had 100 users on Confluence. I bought an add-on for Jira software for which we had 10 users, and that was $5 per user per month. It was costing me $500 a month, whereas it should only be $50 a month. I don't know if licensing fee has changed. I'd like our whole company to use it, but the big problem is the licensing because the Confluence side is what is really useful, but if I add 30 users to Confluence and then buy an extension for Jira software, I've got to pay for 30 licenses, even though I've only got two users in Jira software. It is the one big disadvantage of cloud software. You always have to pay for the number of seats regardless of which product you are on. This will probably severely limit how many people would use it because I'm not going to start paying $10 per user per month for a Jira software add-on when there are only two people using it."
"We need a license because we have a higher number than the free part."
"I would say that identify your requirements and pay for the support to implement and test those requirements, and then hope that you did a good job because the cost of their service is fairly expensive."
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JIRA Service Management is ranked 2nd in Help Desk Software with 18 reviews while Micro Focus Service Manager is ranked 25th in Help Desk Software with 4 reviews. JIRA Service Management is rated 7.8, while Micro Focus Service Manager is rated 6.2. The top reviewer of JIRA Service Management writes "Customizable, stable, and integrates well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Service Manager writes "A better GUI in place but still not user friendly and quite complex to implement". JIRA Service Management is most compared with ServiceNow, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, Zendesk Guide, IBM Maximo and BMC Helix ITSM, whereas Micro Focus Service Manager is most compared with ServiceNow, BMC Helix ITSM, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, IBM Maximo and IBM SmartCloud Control Desk. See our JIRA Service Management vs. Micro Focus Service Manager report.
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