JIRA Alternatives and Competitors

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Venu Cherukuri
Real User
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
Nov 07 2018

What is most valuable?

We did an extensive market scan and evaluation before settling on Octane, even though we've been an HPE customer and Micro Focus customer for many years. When we wanted to get into Agile planning… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Coming from an HPE Quality Center/HPE ALM background, in the company, I think Micro Focus has done a great job in redesigning the overall user experience. We've seen a big increase in the adoption of… more»

What needs improvement?

To the credit of Micro Focus, we are very actively working with their product management team and the R&D team as well. When we looked at this tool, inevitably we draw comparisons to, or parallels… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using HPE Quality Center, which was sort of a predecessor. We are currently moving out of Quality Center and completely standardizing on Octane. We also briefly used CA Agile Central and JIRA… more»

What other advice do I have?

A lot of people, when they pick up this tool, are focused on one specific aspect of it, like Agile planning. They're doing backlog management, release planning, sprint planning, etc. But I would… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at six tools as part of our evaluation, when we were looking for an Agile ALM tool. We looked at CA Agile Central, VersionOne, JIRA, TFS, Agile Manager, and Octane. We did have very… more»
Lyubomir Gotsev
Consultant
Consultant
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable component of this solution was in its ability to help us with the management of tools and the resources that we were using.

How has it helped my organization?

The product helped us organize projects and effectively use our resources. Essentially it helped with time management. It improved our resource utility and helped assure on-time completion.

What needs improvement?

There are a few ways to potentially improve the product although it performs as expected. Reporting can be easier to do and customize, but it is adequate. Product support could be better for new users by providing more beginner-type… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using JIRA for other larger projects. That is a product which is more difficult to learn. ALM was not very complicated and we did not need something that would take time for people to learn when doing short-term projects. It is… more»

What other advice do I have?

I was satisfied using this product because it has done what it was intended to do. It's user-friendly and technical support wasn't too bad. We used IBM Rational ALM as it was created by one of the leaders in the industry. Apparently it was… more»
Sameh-Hablas
Real User
Director General & Founder/ IT Expert - Digital Transformation at Al Danah Information Systems Solutions
Nov 14 2019

What needs improvement?

To improve the product, it needs some enhancement to the application's interface to be more user-friendly. The product has all the features that we need and we can depend upon it. My issue with the product is that it is not easy to use without a guide or a proper manual. That is my point. It is not very friendly to use. For example, we may need the application to be more friendly in other sorts of… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used a lot of different products before this one. One was Micro Focus. AccuRev has similar features, but money-wise it is cheaper than Micro Focus. Right now, money-wise, I am not sure that either is worth the investment. Our budget controls our work environment. The AccuRev product is okay. The main difference between AccuRev and Micro Focus is that Micro Focus is a huge name. You can depend… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate AccuRev as an eight.
JenniferStokes
Real User
Director, Project Management at TradeStation
Nov 05 2019

What is most valuable?

* Time tracking * Portfolio management reporting * What-if analysis These features create visibility into project planning, resource capacity, and demand planning. The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're still finalizing our implementation, but our hope is that it can prove our prioritization process and strategic decision-making. We are expecting it to connect… more»

What needs improvement?

When I say the solution is moderately flexible, it's really that it takes time to configure out-of-the-box. It takes some work to implement. Some of the visualization on… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have their Flex plan.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use JIRA, but we have had some challenges with using that. That's why we had to implement Planview PPM Pro. I have a background in implementing PPM solutions and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you do good due diligence on LeanKit and the integration with JIRA. That is something that we didn't look into as much, even though it's part of our offering… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did due diligence on a multitude of companies that offer solutions, then we narrowed it down to Planview and moved forward with it. We evaluated six different firms… more»
Real User
CEO at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 04 2019

What is most valuable?

I'm impressed by the tool because the tool comes from DOS, and DOS was the legacy tool. The legacy tool had some problems and actually this version resolves a lot of those. It's web-based, so you don't have anything to install. One of the most advanced aspects of the tool is its integration… more»

What needs improvement?

The tool is quite new, so it may not be a mature product, but I haven't spent enough time with it to have a list of improvements that it needs. When you are in JIRA or Confluence, you have some freedom in how you type in the text. That's also a weakness of Confluence, however, as it opens the doors… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Users can buy a three-year license for about 12,000 Euros.

What other advice do I have?

I'm selling the solution to customers, as well as installing it, and configuring it. Currently, I'm using it for a customer. We use the on-premises deployment model. We're also IBM partners. I'd recommend the solution. It's a quality product. It's not cheap, but if you want quality you have to pay… more»
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