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Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Crowd

For companies that are already using other Atlassian systems, then Atlassian Crowd will fit in very well. This is especially the case if the company is not yet big enough to use LDAP for user management, Atlassian Crowd can act as a temporary solution until the company outgrows it, as it is much easier and simpler than LDAP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bamboo

If you value integration over cost, Bamboo is clearly the way to go. It offers tight integration to the rest of the Atlassian suite, and when you need traceability from issue to build, Atlassian is the right way to go. However, if you find yourself needing to save on costs, you may consider taking an approach of rolling your own build system with open source alternatives, such as Jenkins, if you don't [mind] putting in a little extra elbow grease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Atlassian Crowd

  • Integrates seamlessly with all Atlassian applications out of the box.
  • Provides Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities for integrated applications.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bamboo

  • Levels of granularity. Organization has many projects that have many build plans that have many jobs that have many tasks, etc. And branch builds allow source control branches to be built separately.
  • Versatility. I can use bamboo to manage my Java, node, or .NET build plans. I can use it to spin up Windows or Linux build agents, or install it on a Mac to build there as well.
  • Bamboo integrates with other Atlassian products like Bitbucket, Stash, JIRA, etc. If a company commits to the entire Atlassian stack then work can be tracked through the whole development lifecycle which is really useful.
Erik Bean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atlassian Crowd

  • We did not get the speed that we needed vs. hosting our own local atlassian product
  • Configuring accounts could have been easier
  • I didn't like the process for installing extensions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bamboo

  • Extremely hard barrier to entry for non-backend developers
  • Blackbox makes it hard to customize functionality
  • The inability to add features without breaking core functionality
  • No cloud solution
  • Tasks cannot be put in if/else statements
  • No clear right way to form build plans
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atlassian Crowd

No score
No answers yet
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Bamboo

Bamboo 6.5
Based on 2 answers
Bamboo was fairly easy to navigate but in the end it always felt as if it was developed as a bolt-on and not a true group up user interface. There were multiple ways to get to everything and the path was never the same. So it was difficult for users to really get a feel of how to use the application.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atlassian Crowd

Atlassian Crowd 9.3
Based on 3 answers
Overall, support is good, you get quick responses from Atlassian's official support system, and documentation is decent enough for you to find what you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bamboo

Bamboo 7.8
Based on 14 answers
Atlassian support is also great for all its offerings including Bamboo. However, we feel that Bamboo does not get as much love as some of their more popular offerings such as Jira and Confluence, and it sometimes takes a bit longer for issues and feature requests to get addressed in comparison.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Atlassian Crowd

In most ways, I preferred Duo Security as it offered a better 2-factor authentication method, and Crowd is definitely better than just having to rely on Active Directory. I have always been of the mind to have a centralized server that sits between your active directory (azure or on premise) and the systems that you integrate it with via LDAP or similar protocols. It would surprise a lot of people to see how many organizations do not secure their active directory or LDAP connections
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bamboo

Bamboo's ability to integrate with Bitbucket and Jira (the other two key systems we use) pretty much sealed the deal on our decision to choose Bamboo over other alternatives. Being able to map every build result back to the relevant code changes and Jira issues are just too valuable for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atlassian Crowd

  • Centralized user management without the need of an LDAP/AD service.
  • Single Sign-On across applications to reduce users having to remember multiple credentials.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bamboo

  • It helped us achieve the Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration goals for our applications, a huge milestone that saved a lot of time for developers in making the builds and deployments and saved time for QA in running the automated tests.
  • Helped with DevOps: we moved the formal approval from the email to the system and allowed the approver to actually push the button for the production deployments.
  • Biggest positive impact of using Bamboo is that it improved our response time to customers and increased the frequency of our deliveries to them.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Atlassian Crowd

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Bamboo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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