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Score 8.2 out of 100
925 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.7

    Atlassian Jira Align

    77%

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Jira Align ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    8.1
    81%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.7
    77%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.6
    76%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.7
    67%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    9.3
    93%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    5.8
    58%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    6.7
    67%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    7.6
    76%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    5.6
    56%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    8.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    80%

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Atlassian Jira Align ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    7.1
    71%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    51 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    49 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    46 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    51 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    41 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    51 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    42 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    49 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    48 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    48 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    30 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    38 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    29 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    38 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    81%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    21 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    21 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    20 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    19 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    20 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    16 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atlassian Jira Align is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
    • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Atlassian Jira Align

    88%
    21 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    75 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    Atlassian Jira Align

    96%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    80%
    25 Ratings

    Usability

    6.6

    Atlassian Jira Align

    66%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    14 Ratings

    Availability

    Atlassian Jira Align

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    95%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Atlassian Jira Align

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    Atlassian Jira Align

    71%
    21 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    88%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Atlassian Jira Align

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    69%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Atlassian Jira Align

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    96%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    Atlassian Jira Align

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    9.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    90%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    9.0

    Atlassian Jira Align

    90%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Atlassian

    The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
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    Microsoft

    The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
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    Pros

    Atlassian

    • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
    • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
    • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
    • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
    • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
    • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
    • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
    • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
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    Microsoft

    • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
    • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
    • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
    • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
    • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
    • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
    • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
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    Cons

    Atlassian

    • The initial ticket creation screen lacks some important features, such as assigning "point values" (a measure of effort needed for the ticket).
    • The browser needs to be manually refreshed to see new tickets, which can make things confusing when several people in a meeting are simultaneously creating tickets.
    • The interface on some smaller portions of the software are sometimes difficult to understand.
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    Microsoft

    • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
    • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
    • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
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    Pricing Details

    Atlassian Jira Align

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Atlassian Jira Align editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starting Price$27,000.001
    Maximum Price$3,987,600.002

    Footnotes

    1. per year
    2. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Starting Price

    $999 per user/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power BI Pro9.991
    Power BI Premium4,9952

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Atlassian

    There is nothing that can be better than Jira but it needs to keep improving certain areas especially the attachment size area.
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    Microsoft

    Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
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    Usability

    Atlassian

    Most of the things are easily manageable except certain things that are hidden and you need to ask teammates who are aware of how they can link attachements in the comment section and so on.
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    Microsoft

    The Microsoft BI tools have great usability for both developers and end users alike. For developers familiar with Visual Studio, there is little learning curve. For those not, the single Visual Studio IDE means not having to learn separate tools for each component. For end-users, the web interface for SSRS is simple to navigate with intuitive controls. For ad-hoc analysis, Excel can connect directly to SSAS and provide a pivot table like experience which is familiar to many users. For database development, there is beginning to be some confusion, as there are now three tool choices (VS, SSMS, Azure Data Studio) for developers. I would like to see Azure Data Studio become the superset of SSMS and eventually supplant it.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    The product has been reliable.
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    Performance

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
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    Support Rating

    Atlassian

    Overall support from Jira team is good. It comes at an additional price but it is very efficient. There are no long wait times, you get a dedicated team to look into your issues. The support is available throughout the year and they keep a record of your issues. Overall we are very satisfied with the support they have provided us over the years, it has been very effective for the price that we pay.
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    Microsoft

    While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
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    In-Person Training

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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    Online Training

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
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    Implementation Rating

    Atlassian

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Atlassian

    Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
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    Microsoft

    We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
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    Return on Investment

    Atlassian

    • It has positively impacted our tech teams, allowing them to better organize the tasks and items they are working on and has greatly improved their ability to communicate & review these tasks with other teams.
    • I believe it negatively impacted other departments as lengthy training was required by many associates to attempt using the tool, only to find out it didn't meet our needs, therefore much time was wasted.
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    Microsoft

    • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
    • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
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