Top 5 Alternatives to JIRA Project Management Software


alternatives to jira project management software

JIRA is one of the most well-known agile project management software, with over 30 million customers all over the world. However, it can be expensive for some of the small-medium businesses. So here are the top 5 alternatives to JIRA project management software that you can try today.

 

Top 5 Alternatives to JIRA Project Management Software

 

Blossom

Blossom is one of the best alternatives to JIRA, full of features & integrations and has a beautiful user interface.

It not only supports Kanban boards with tasks, comments, tags, labels and attachments but also provides robust reports. It provides analytics that tracks useful metrics like cycle time and resource optimization.

Blossom also supports file uploads, discussions ( via chat or in cards), and plenty of integrations including Slack and GitHub.

Its pricing starts at $22/month ($19/month at annual billing) for 5 users, unlimited projects and unlimited file uploads.

 

Crogagile

Crogagile is a great looking alternative to JIRA that sports a clean interface and muted colors.  It’s easy to use, as easy as Trello!

It has a WYSIWYG text editor, supports file uploads & sharing, and has an active community of agile users.

However, its reporting is not as robust as JIRA or some of the other alternatives here so if you have many projects that required heavy reporting, then you should try something else.

Nevertheless, with a pricing of $5/user, it’s a great alternative to JIRA.

 

Mingle

Available in more than 5 languages, Mingle is a feature-rich JIRA alternative. It has a very intuitive interface and is designed to handle remote agile teams.

Users can easily update tasks on Kanban boards, and communicate in real-time through forums, messages, and wikis. They even share code with each other.

Mingle offers robust reporting around cycle time, and has its own language (MQL) to create custom charts and visualizations about your projects.

Mingle is free for up to 5 users. Thereafter, it offers a basic version at $100/mo for 10 users which offers templates, integrations, workflow and live chat. Beyond that, it has a Mingle Plus version at $175/mo for 10 users, which also offers portfolio, backlog and dependency management.

 

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is a phenomenal agile development tool with a great reporting system. It’s home page itself is a live dashboard that shows the stage of work for every team member.

It is entirely customizable and even has an API. In fact, it even has a JIRA plugin setup.

It is free to use for up to 3 users, with paid plans starting at $15/month.

Here’s our in-depth review of Pivotal Tracker, its pricing, features, pros & cons.

 

Version One

Version One is a comprehensive application lifecycle management platform and JIRA’s #1 competitor. It supports all kinds of agile project management – SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, XP, SAFe, and even hybrid options.

In fact, it is more holistic than JIRA and even supports project planning, brainstorming and roadmapping. On the other hand, JIRA has more in-depth features to support software development.

In simple terms, Version One is built for project managers and JIRA is built for software developers.

Version One’s pricing is not public and you need to contact the vendor.

Read our in-depth review of Version One – its pricing, features, benefits, pros and cons

 

Conclusion

JIRA is a great agile development software with a huge user community, tons of features and integrations. You can’t really go wrong with it. However, if you’re running a project with really niche requirements not available in JIRA, then there are plenty of alternatives to JIRA project management software that you might want to check out.

 

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About Sreeram Sreenivasan

Sreeram Sreenivasan is the Founder of Ubiq, a business dashboard & reporting platform for small & medium businesses. Ubiq makes it easy to build business dashboards & reports for your business. Try it for free today!