Compare JIRA vs. Microsoft Project Server

JIRA is ranked 1st in Project Management Software with 32 reviews while Microsoft Project Server is ranked 3rd in Project Portfolio Management with 5 reviews. JIRA is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of JIRA writes "Helps us work in Agile and Scrum formats across multiple locations and time zones". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Project Server writes "The division between the onsite work On the cloud of is something valuable. The tech support needs improvement". JIRA is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS and Micro Focus ALM Octane, whereas Microsoft Project Server is most compared with CA Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio and JIRA.
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Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues.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.

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It is a scalable solution. We have been able to manage larger scale projects easily using this solution.It is easily adaptable. In addition, it is easily used on mobile applications.We are able to know what we are doing, how much we have spent, how much time we've taken, and it tells us how much money is left for the project. It also tells us whether we are below or above our expenditures, whether we are below or above our budget.The key things are managing interactions, resource allocation, resource-leveling (enterprise) and as a collaborative tool, because we use it across multiple projects at a time.

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The only thing that JIRA doesn't for us is release management in a way that I can create a list of versions easily.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.

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It may be considered expensive.In terms of tech support, it took a long time for them to resolve a ticket.When a lot of users logged onto the site, it took a big toll on the service. Therefore, there is a scalability issue.Work needs to be done on collaboration with SharePoint.It has to be more user-friendly. For instance, there should be some assistance, like when you go to certain sites, people pop up and say, "Can we help you? What are you looking for?" It's not interactive enough.

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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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It has features that cannot be bought by other rivals, so cost does not matter.The licensing was procured before my involvement.I think they need more flexibility with licensing, because there are preconceived ideas that don't allow as much flexibility with the various licenses.

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Overview

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.

Microsoft Project Server 2013 is a flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint 2013, sold separately.
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Sample Customers
Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.Magnachip, Gwinnett County Schools, CLEAResult, Medbit Oy, Intelbras S.A., ETS, CORE Construction, Keller Foundations
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Financial Services Firm16%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Insurance Company11%
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Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm38%
Government25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company14%
Software R&D Company14%
Media Company10%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business10%
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Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
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