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"It makes work visible, so everybody knows where everything is. It uses Kanban, and that makes work visible.""We use the board and card hierarchies in terms of sprints so that we can see if we have cross-functional teams that are working on the same projects together, especially when projects have dependencies. The parent-child relationship within cards is really nice so that we can see what kind of dependencies there are when we're trying to get projects finished.""My team specifically uses our board for all of our Remedy tickets that come in. We had a card for every ticket that we get, and we're able to add the link to that specific ticket there.If I'm out of office, for example, and someone else needs to work a ticket or someone is being contacted to work on a ticket, I don't have to sign on it. Someone else can easily access that ticket because I put the link in there. It's nice. It has a lot of great functionality in there.""Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody can see things in one place. It is a highly functional, but pretty simple tool. That is hard to find: A tool that has a lot of functions, but is also simple."

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"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.""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 of this solution is the source linking on the commit level to git."

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"I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is.""I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.""This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.""The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is the backlog.""Good branching and labelling features.""The most valuable feature is simplicity."

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Cons
"I do not know what it can do in the area of scrum. Maybe it has that functionality. I have never tried to set it up. You think of LeanKit from the perspective of Kanban. I don't know if there is a template for scrum, a scaled agile framework, or any of those scaling frameworks.""Being able to track actual time on cards or sprints, instead of using just the planned start and stop date, would also be useful. I would like to see something like JIRA has with actual sprint starts and stops.""The ability to report on customizable fields and third-party extensions needs improvement. I'd like to see more of those being able to be used. I don't know how that works for Planview, but just getting a little bit more added there would be nice.""The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just that it is such a handy tool and a great way to visually manage things. There is a very limited hookup/integration between Enterprise One, which is the master Planview tool, and LeanKit. While they are looking at this on their roadmap, it definitely needs to happen. There is a lot of opportunity there."

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"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.""The permissions can be challenging to get right.""Backlog pruning and visualization are poor."

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"In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard.""One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.""The test management interface is not very handy.""The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.""I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects.""The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.""They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get."

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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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"The pricing is reasonable at this time.""TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.""We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.""I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle.""We are using the open-source version.""The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody… more »
Top Answer: The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just… more »
Top Answer: We have a unique use case. Normally, people use LeanKit to track agile development in IT. However, we use the product to… more »
Top Answer: Glad to see your post!! In the recent Microfocus version does Microfocus one UFT integration possible with Jira. If so… more »
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.
Top Answer: The work item feature is most valuable. It allows us to store all product requirements. We can also link the test cases… more »
Top Answer: The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license.
Top Answer: Currently, we are looking for a solution with which we can incorporate third-party development sites or third-party… more »
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Overview

Planview LeanKit enables engineering teams across all levels of the organization with a visual work delivery tool to apply Lean management principles to their work, helping them work smarter and deliver faster.

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.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Vendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government9%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about Jira vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
474,857 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 57 reviews while TFS is ranked 4th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 16 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while TFS is rated 7.8. 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 TFS writes "Good project management features improve discipline and productivity in our application development lifecycle". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software, IBM Rational DOORS and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Visual Studio Test Professional and TestRail by Gurock. See our Jira vs. TFS report.

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