Atlassian Jira Align vs. OpenText ALM Octane

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atlassian Jira Align
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) is an enterprise-ready project management solution, now from Atlassian (acquired May 2019).
$27,000
per year
OpenText ALM Octane
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
OpenText™ ALM Octane, formerly from Micro Focus, includes integrated planning, continuous integration, test management, and release management. With these capabilities, it helps Agile teams and DevOps toolchains to deliver high-quality software with insight, traceability, analytics-focused end-to-end visibility, and continuous quality.N/A
Pricing
Atlassian Jira AlignOpenText ALM Octane
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$27,000.00
per year
Maximum Price
$3,987,600.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Atlassian Jira AlignOpenText ALM Octane
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Atlassian Jira AlignOpenText ALM Octane
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Atlassian Jira AlignOpenText ALM Octane
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Jira Align
7.6
20 Ratings
1% above category average
OpenText ALM Octane
-
Ratings
Task Management9.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.420 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling5.816 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access4.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Jira Align
9.0
13 Ratings
19% above category average
OpenText ALM Octane
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.88 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Atlassian Jira AlignOpenText ALM Octane
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(20 ratings)
7.4
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
5.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Atlassian Jira AlignOpenText ALM Octane
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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OpenText
If someone is already using ALM Octane, then it is worth the pain to go through the upgrade process to get the current versions. If you need it to tie into Jira, it can do that. Just be prepared for a rough road. If you have some other product that you use for DevOps, PM, and QA, you will probably be better off sticking with what you have. DaVita also uses TFS, but not in a full implementation (i.e. not with a build server for code deployment), so for them, ALM makes a lot of sense. If you are using TFS with a build server, there are other methodologies that won't end up making you want to pull your hair out trying to make it integrate with what you are using.
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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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OpenText
  • Bug-logging and keeping track of the bug status.
  • Integration with DevOps to do continuous testing.
  • Keeping coordination between development and testing teams.
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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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OpenText
  • The integration to Synchronizer is very difficult to implement.
  • The integration to Jira was very hard to get working.
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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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OpenText
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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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OpenText
No answers on this topic
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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OpenText
Customer support is very good takes minimal time to resolve the issue and always takes feedback seriously to improve the application.
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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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OpenText
Micro Focus ALM Octane use at DaVita goes back beyond my starting with them three years ago. They have used it as part of DevOps as well as for performance measurement of software releases in combo with HP Performance Center (a great combination). Jira is well suited to managing bug reports and development processes with Agile and Scrum, but ALM Octane goes above and beyond that.
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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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OpenText
  • It's had a very positive impact.
  • Very good customer support as well when required.
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