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"Some of the features that are most important to me of JIRA Agile are the sprint planning, being able to write user stories and being able to use task management.""It has an easy UI that can easily plug-in to every level.""This tool can be used anywhere and on any device.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the configuration, being able to configure it to suit your own needs.""The features that we find most valuable are the Workflow, Scrum workflow, and Dashboards.""The most valuable feature is the full integration between Work management, Source code management, and Test Automation.""The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.""The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding."

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"We are seeing some real improvements in the way we do things. We are becoming more agile in the way we do it because of that and in a way that stories are managed. Stories are given lifecycles as opposed to just being entities within a tool.""The concept of Octane is to have the most information and the most important functions available with one or two clicks. This is a big point of savings, in time and money... The powerful widgets, the Dashboard module, the ability to drill down to the information you need and the ability to configure it to your needs, are big advantages.""The general capabilities of Octane, setting up rules instead of programming VBA scripts for controlling the workflow, and making life easier for the users with the template functionalities, are very big benefits.""The openness and the possibilities of the REST API, from an operations and maintenance perspective, are a big plus.""Octane creates a gentle approach to Agile-based projects.""The interface is user-friendly.""The solution natively supports Agile-Waterfall hybrid software development at an enterprise scale. This is very important to us. Because even though the company wishes to go Agile, we still have projects which follow a Waterfall methodology. In order for us to accommodate both, we needed some sort of hybrid system. Because if we are using a fully Agile system, then the reporting might not be correctly extracted.""Its end-to-end traceability is one of the big advantages. Most of our agile projects work in a closed team structure. We are seeing what is the flow, where we are, and what is the project milestone. So, it provides end-to-end traceability and good visibility of project milestones."

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"I have had problems with performance and unresponsiveness. All of a sudden, the performance slowed down, and I had a number of users that could not use the tool.""The CACD solutions on JIRA has some plugins, but they are not easily understandable or workable.""The user interface and views on different devices should be improved.""The plugin management needs a lot of work.""It would be very useful to have drag and drop time tracking.""The hierarchy for Jira tickets is too flat.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.""The reporting needs to be improved."

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"We've only had a few stability issues. Generally, we have issues following any deployment they do, so if they do a deployment on a Sunday, then we may have a couple of issues on a Monday or Tuesday.""An example of one of the features we have requested is inheriting information from a test suite into a suite run and into a menu run, so the user does not have to add that information, update it manually.""Improvements could be made by way of additional integrations across the lifecycle.""I would like to see the mobile testing improved so that we can simply select a mobile device, then specify what parameters we want, and the testing will be run based on that.""The reporting needs to be improved and allow for customization. I want to build my own widgets, but I don't want to use the ones already in the system. I want to build mine from scratch.""The cluster architecture that we implemented was server to server communication: Octane application to Elasticsearch and Elasticsearch to another Elasticsearch service. Recently, we found this is a security gap. The Octane application is interacting with Elasticsearch server, but that was missing from the requirements and prerequisites in the setup. The Micro Focus team has not given advice on how to implement authentication-based communication between Octane to Elasticsearch, and we found it as a gap later, then our security team asked us to fix that gap. So, there was a lot of time spent on rework.""It could use just some small improvements. I would like additional features, like planning features, user story mapping, or connection to collaboration tools.""Security and security management, meaning the integration of the security, could be enhanced. We know about Fortify, but it would be better to have security features in the original Octane platform without the need for another solution or another application."

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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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"For what it does, it's very reasonably priced. I like the licensing model as well, because it's very flexible. You can scale licenses up and down for short periods of time.""In terms of pricing, it's comparable to what we had previously. It's not priced at the higher end of the scale by any means. It's priced nicely, in the middle of the market. For what you're getting, it's a very good tool.""Going forward, I think we will want to explore adding more licenses.""The solution has reduced our testing costs.""Microsoft is a big challenge for Micro Focus when it comes to pricing because they are much cheaper. But it definitely depends on the complexity of the environment. If it has multiple technologies, at that point, looking at other options and Microsoft would be a feasible approach.""The comparison is always with Jira, so the pricing of Octane is a bit on the higher side. But if you look at what you have to add to Jira, on the plug-in side, to have the same abilities you have with Octane, you're more or less even, or even ahead with Octane."

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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.

In support of the bimodal nature of many customers today, Micro Focus has expanded the ALM experience by introducing ALM Octane, as a separate platform that is tuned and designed for high-velocity, Lean and Agile teams. ALM Octane is an included part of the ALM product, and integrates with both Micro Focus Agile Manager and the traditional Micro Focus ALM.NET platform to allow teams to easily share assets and report across projects.

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Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 52 reviews while Micro Focus ALM Octane is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 10 reviews. Jira is rated 8.2, while Micro Focus ALM Octane is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Flexible and very easy to set up but can get quite complex". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus ALM Octane writes "Saves time by making the most important information and functions available with one or two clicks". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Rally Software, IBM Rational DOORS and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas Micro Focus ALM Octane is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Microsoft Azure DevOps, ServiceNow IT Business Management, Rally Software and TFS. See our Jira vs. Micro Focus ALM Octane report.

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