Azure DevOps Services vs. TaskRay

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure DevOps Services
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System) is an agile development product that is an extension of the Microsoft Visual Studio architecture. Azure DevOps includes software development, collaboration, and reporting capabilities.
$2
per GB (first 2GB free)
TaskRay
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
TaskRay is a project management platform for managing project within Salesforce. It enables work to be planned quickly and efficiently, across geographically distributed teams. It supports collaboration using Chatter groups, and file sharing.
$15
per month
Pricing
Azure DevOps ServicesTaskRay
Editions & Modules
Azure Artifacts
$2
per GB (first 2GB free)
Basic Plan
$6
per user per month (first 5 users free)
Azure Pipelines - Self-Hosted
$15
per extra parallel job (1 free parallel job with unlimited minutes)
Azure Pipelines - Microsoft Hosted
$40
per parallel job (1,800 minutes free with 1 free parallel job)
Basic + Test Plan
$52
per user per month
TaskRay
$25.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure DevOps ServicesTaskRay
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Azure DevOps ServicesTaskRay
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure DevOps Services
-
Ratings
TaskRay
8.6
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Azure DevOps Services
-
Ratings
TaskRay
8.5
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Invoicing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure DevOps ServicesTaskRay
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(66 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure DevOps ServicesTaskRay
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
ADO is well suited for the visibility of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities as well as things such as Features, user stories, etc. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any scenario where it might not be well suited, as you can customize ADO to your liking to a degree.
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Bracket Labs
TaskRay is a great solution for small to medium sized businesses running multiple projects at the same time. It is very cost effective and their development team is actively adding new functionality regularly. If you prefer working from a tiled Kanban board view, this is highly worth evaluating.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Flexible Requirements Hierarchy Management: AZDO makes it easy to track items such as features or epics as a flat list, or as a hierarchy in which you can track the parent-child relationship.
  • Fast Data Entry: AZDO was designed to facilitate quick data entry to capture work items quickly, while still enabling detailed capture of acceptance criteria and item properties.
  • Excel Integration: AZDO stands out for its integration with MS Excel, which enables quick updates for bulk items.
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Bracket Labs
  • Onboarding Templates
  • Scheduling Onboarding tasks and assignments to client and employees
  • Creating project logs so that everyone knows what is being worked on
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Column sorting when in filtered states.
  • A way to show cross-team dependencies.
  • A customized "From" field for notifications. Sometimes when a mail comes from Azure DevOps the teams do not realize that I am sending it
  • A way to do online poker that doesn't require a plug-in.
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Bracket Labs
  • Unfortunately TaskRay does not allow us to share templates externally with customers.
  • We have employees all over the world and we don't think TaskRay will support other languages such as Japanese. Note, I am speaking with a sales rep next week to confirm this, so we may be incorrect.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I don't think our organization will stray from using VSTS/TFS as we are now looking to upgrade to the 2012 version. Since our business is software development and we want to meet the requirements of CMMI to deliver consistent and high quality software, this SDLC management tool is here to stay. In addition, our company uses a lot of Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Asp.net, etc, and since VSTS/TFS has proved itself invaluable to our own processes and is within the Microsoft family of products, we will continue to use VSTS/TFS for a long, long time.
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Bracket Labs
It's hands-down the best PM tool we have ever used. Nothing compares in ease of use and being easy to learn. It also looks great and makes sense immediately
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Usability
Microsoft
Azure DevOps is a powerful, complex cloud application. As such there are a number of things it does great and something where there is room for improvement. One of those areas would be in usability. In my opinion it relies too much on search. There is no easy way to view all projects or to group them in a logical way. You need to search for everything.
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Bracket Labs
Easy Easy Easy to use
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Support Rating
Microsoft
When we've had issues, both Microsoft support and the user community have been very responsive. DevOps has an active developer community and frankly, you can find most of your questions already asked and answered there. Microsoft also does a better job than most software vendors I've worked with creating detailed and frequently updated documentation.
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Bracket Labs
I have not had many support issues but when I have, they have been courteous helpful, and solved the issue
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
Was not part of the process.
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Bracket Labs
Again, just like the app, the implementation was very easy.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Microsoft Planner is used by project managers and IT service managers across our organization for task tracking and running their team meetings. Azure DevOps works better than Planner for software development teams but might possibly be too complex for non-software teams or more business-focused projects. We also use ServiceNow for IT service management and this tool provides better analysis and tracking of IT incidents, as Azure DevOps is more suited to development and project work for dev teams.
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Bracket Labs
We are still in our year long evaluation process. But TaskRay has been the easiest, and most successfully adopted tool so far. Even if we do not end up choosing TaskRay, I do not regret implementing the system or the experience working with the team at TaskRay. The only reason we may not end up going with TaskRay is lack of templates and slightly stunted reporting features (this is mainly due to Salesforce limitations). Our organization is growing so quickly, we need to consider tools that are better able to regiment processes in a larger group of Customer Service Representatives and give management more detailed insight into those activities.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It provides a great IDE to make things easier, clear, and compact. It has always been a positive ROI
  • It's worth the money. I don't think any other software could replace the VS. It has helped us a lot to making things ready on time
  • The only thing I dislike is that it takes a lot of memory space when in an idle state
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Bracket Labs
  • It was highly effective in organizing projects and sprints.
  • Time cards were easy to manage.
  • TaskRay's integration with Salesforce is a huge win as well as you can leverage workflows, approval processes, and alert notifications.
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