Compare Jira vs. TFS

Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 38 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 9 reviews. Jira is rated 8.4, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Good UI, easy to trace tickets, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Nice dashboard, good task-selection capability, and the option to save pages as favorites is helpful". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, Rally Software, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and IBM Rational DOORS, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, Rally Software, TestRail by Gurock and Tricentis qTest. See our Jira vs. TFS report.
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Pros
We use it for capacity planning. We need to gauge and assess whatever is coming to our pipeline and then everything comes to the pipeline, appears as a pic, and then based on that, we create the story points and we take it from there.There are a lot of different plugins for Jira. Unfortunately, we did not test so many and the big pain point for us is the rigorous handling and the roadmap of Jira. We have a portfolio and structure plugin and we have our story map plugin in JiraThe feature that I have found most valuable is that it is a quite powerful user tracking system.The most valuable aspect of this solution is its ability to connect everything together.The feature that I have found most valuable is its ease of use. I don't need to train anyone to use it, I just give them access and they can use it to add comments, move their issues, change the status, monitor, read, and so on.It's easy to understand, and easy to navigate.The user story map is excellent. The features can be composed into stories and they can be allocated to each of the sprints in a program increment. It allows you to see all that in the user story map, and you have various dashboards to see the stories in various views. You can see them as a backlog view, for example, or you can see as an actual sprint view.The most valuable feature is managing software development.

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Good branching and labelling features.The most valuable feature is the backlog.The interface is easy to navigate.The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.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.It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.

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A more organized hierarchy is important. Reporting and JQL create issues for me. They do not completely cover the reporting part that I need to report in terms of my capacity to plan. In the same token, there is no record at this very moment to provide me with one export with epics story points, tasks, or issues and their sub-tasks at the same time.The performance is not so good sometimes. I know that fully depends on the implementation and the IT environment of Jira or the version of Jira installed. The performance is sometimes not so good. I would like to have a better response time from the Jira server. And it fully depends on the administration side of the Jira.Jira is a little bit old fashioned, it could be more user friendly.I have to go through a lot of processes to consider it done. I have to log in then change the logins and make it interesting. It's not so good for testing.There is a difference between their cloud and their server versions. The next-gen project, which is an advanced feature that allows you to visualize the road map of your delivery over multiple products and over time, is not available yet for the sever version. It appears there in the list, but it's still not right. I've tried to use it many times and I am watching the device show their tracker, but it seems they intentionally want this to increase the utilization of the cloud instead of the server. It is really a nice feature and it's a shame that we don't have it.it would be helpful to have a better tutorial for learning and to have a better understanding of what the features are and what they do.Whenever you edit a story, whatever you have changed takes a bit of time to save.The help desk and services management features are in need of improvement.

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Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.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 interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.The test management interface is not very handy.One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.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.The dashboard needs more enhancements.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I don't feel that price is an issue.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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TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.The pricing is reasonable at this time.

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Jira SoftwareTeam Foundation Server
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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.

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
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
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Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company6%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm41%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise94%
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