Jira’s product name is certainly interesting – it’s a truncation of Gojira, the Japanese word for Godzilla.
And it has plenty of features, too – perhaps why its software is used by eBay, Spotify, Cisco, and LinkedIn. Developed according to agile methodology, Jira uses a combination of Scrum and Kanban systems (which they dub ‘Scrumban’) to allow for an adaptable workflow. Deep customisation is available for both workflows and filters.
Jira also allows for agile reporting, with team members given the choice of more than a dozen report types to ensure that their data can be crunched and displayed exactly as a project requires. Customisable roadmaps allow team members to monitor a project's progress, and there are features enabling communication with outside stakeholders.
Pricing, as you might expect, is also flexible. Small teams of up to ten start at $10 per month, with $7 per user per month additional cost for up to 100 more users. After this threshold, it costs $5 per extra user per month up to 150 users and then $1.10 per user per month for each additional user over 250. Support is available via phone and email.
Small, medium and large businesses
Cloud, SaaS, Web
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