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Find out what your peers are saying about Jira vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"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.""All of the tracking features are the most valuable because it allows me to see where we stand today and every day.""When we run the Jenkins pipeline, the build is already automatically connected to Jira. We've been able to integrate the ecosystem we created using this automation tool.""We love the bulk edit feature. Jira also integrates well with Bitbucket.""JIRA's technical support is absolutely fantabulous. I had used it in the past when I was working at my previous organization. And when we wanted to link it with a framework, they helped us out with the API we were looking for.""Kanban boards are most valuable""The scalability is good.""I have found the tracking, project and task management most valuable in this solution."

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"The solution is very much stable.""The most valuable feature from my point of view is project management, which includes user stories as well as task management.""The interface is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is simplicity.""As far as queries are concerned, creating, grading, or customizing the queries as a primary requirement is very easy to do.""The work item feature is most valuable. It allows us to store all product requirements. We can also link the test cases to those requirements so that we know which feature has already been tested, and which one is waiting for testing. We can also couple the code reviews, unit tests, and automated tests into these requirements. It is reliable. It has all the features and good performance. It also has reporting tools or analysis tools.""I feel that the test plan and test tools are more manageable in TFS.""The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability."

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Cons
"A lot of the user interface could be updated.""There could be some improvements in the project management and portfolio level features.""The sprint-related graphics need to be improved.""It would be ideal if the solution could be available as a mobile application.""I would prefer it if the solution was more intuitive.""The GUI should have much better features like more graphical illustrations. There are some cases or benchmarks that we are trying to capture into a dashboard GUI's graphical summary, but unfortunately JIRA is not able to do that.""Lacks field-level permission in the cloud version.""Its search and reporting can be improved. They are already nice, but they can be further improved."

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"The project management side should be addressed and the project and release planning should be somewhat extended.""This solution is quite old and it is already being bundled as Azure DevOps Server.""The dashboard and the customization of dashboards is an area they have to work on.""The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.""It has been really dated. When you start to work more in an agile environment, it is not really that flexible. They tried to replicate the look and feel of Jira, but it is not quite there. It was nice to use in the past, but it is not as flexible now with the changing development environments and methodologies.""The execution of test cases could stand improvement.""I'm looking for specific options that aren't currently available, such as active status, new status, or what's currently in progress.""Integration from Visual Studio could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price at the moment for Jira is okay. I'm absolutely not amused with the plans to try to drive us to the cloud or to other licensing models. For the very simple reason that we are a company in the defense sector where cloud is problematic in a number of the domains. We are now approximately 60 users and the new policy will actually confront us with an upscale to approximately 500 users. I find it unacceptable, and may potentially lead us to look for another solution.""Jira is expensive and a lot of people are choosing DevOps because they are cheaper, open-source, easy to use, and have basic licenses. Jira should decrease its price to be more competitive.""There are other solutions that are free making this solution seem expensive in comparison.""The basic price of Jira is reasonable, but for each plugin, we have to keep paying more. When you add it all up, it can be expensive. The main problem we face is we are forced to purchases plugin licenses for users who are not going to use them. For example, we have Jira licenses for approximately 450 people but if we only want a purchase a plugin for few people it is mandatory to buy the license for the 450 people who have Jira licensees. This is a problem because sometimes we need plugins for the product manager or for people in charge of the report, not everyone. For us, it can be very expensive in the end, they should alter this policy to allow plugins for only a set number of licenses.""The pricing is much higher than other similar solutions available in the market, and as such, the vendor should think about a price reduction to make this product more affordable.""The ballpark figure is about $100 a month.""Its price is fine, but we would like it to be less expensive. We are paying on a yearly basis.""I am not sure about the pricing, but I know its licensing is on a yearly basis."

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"The pricing is reasonable at this time.""I was working with the engineering team, and that was not under my umbrella. From what I can remember, its license was yearly. They had the licenses on a per-user basis, and they included MTM.""The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license.""We pay for the license yearly.""We are using the open-source version.""TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.""I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle.""We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hi Netanya, Basically , it all depends on the use cases for your environment and the business needs. Hope the below data may be relevant to you for identifying your needs and deciding on the… more »
Top Answer: Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
Top Answer: In general, the GUI is nice.
Top Answer: TFS and Azure DevOps are different in many ways. TFS was designed for admins, and only offers incremental improvements. In addition, TFS seems complicated to use and I don’t think it has a very… more »
Top Answer: Basically, the capacity to construct various products is something I find handy.
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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.

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
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm16%
Insurance Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm34%
Computer Software Company16%
Manufacturing Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Jira vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 118 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 17 reviews. Jira is rated 8.0, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Great for collaboration, very stable, and extracting data is straightforward". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Good traceability for managing workflows, but not flexible enough for agile environments". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, IBM Rational DOORS, Rally Software and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software, Visual Studio Test Professional, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and TestRail by Gurock. See our Jira vs. TFS report.

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