Compare Jira vs. Polarion ALM

Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 28 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 15th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews. Jira is rated 8.4, while Polarion ALM is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Good UI, easy to trace tickets, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "Straightforward setup and the support is ok, but usability is hindered by too many items in one LiveDoc". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with PTC Integrity, codeBeamer ALM, TFS, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Rally Software. See our Jira vs. Polarion ALM report.
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The solution offers up great transparency that makes it possible for everyone inside the departmental organization to see what's happening.The solution is extremely stable.The most valuable feature is project management.This is our way of communicating with different teams. We are a global company. I am based in San Diego, for example. A lot of the BAs are based in Paris. The development team is based in Minsk. We absolutely need to be in constant communication and on the same page.The most valuable feature is that it is somewhat flexible.The most valuable features in Jira are the dashboard, reports, and boards that help us to control the advancement of the project.Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues.Transparency of development projects, as well as approval processes for some business projects, has improved massively.

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You can see the work ticket and you can circulate that within the teams. You can define your flows, customize according to your needs, and you can create dashboards and create the reports according to your needs.The initial setup of this solution was straightforward, and there were not too many problems with it.

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In general, although we use JIRA, we never really learned how to use it properly. The learning curve of the solution is high. It has a lot of power, and yet we don't understand its capabilities.A lot of the user interface could be updated.When you first start to use the interface, it is confusing.Jira has recently updated their UI, but more can be done to make it even better.It's also difficult to migrate through, things don't always tie-up. It's not easy to use.We would like to see the integration of a lite-version of Confluence, just to manage some of the templates and documents.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.

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The most important thing for them to improve should be platform-independent features. They should also provide extensive pipelines and release pipelines that we can define and we can work on.The interface for this solution needs to be made more user-friendly to provide a better user experience.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.

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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.

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The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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Sample Customers
Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Insurance Company15%
Manufacturing Company11%
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company6%
Insurance Company6%
Software R&D Company34%
Manufacturing Company21%
Comms Service Provider12%
Construction Company10%
Company Size
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise79%
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