Backlog vs. Jira Align

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Backlog
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Backlog is a project management and bug tracking tool for teams that want higher productivity, greater visibility, and simple project tracking. Development teams can work together with Design, Marketing, IT, and more. Backlog is designed to get everyone on track by organizing work, teammates, projects and tasks. The activity feed and watchlist are designed to help users keep an eye on relevant work and deadlines. Gantt charts and burndown charts are designed to help users visualize project…N/A
Jira Align
Score 7.9 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
Pricing
BacklogJira Align
Editions & Modules
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Starting Price
$27,000.00
per year
Maximum Price
$3,987,600.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BacklogJira Align
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Backlog
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Top Pros
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Features
BacklogJira Align
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Backlog
9.5
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Jira Align
7.6
20 Ratings
6% above category average
Task Management10.02 Ratings9.220 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.02 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Scheduling10.02 Ratings5.716 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.02 Ratings4.412 Ratings
Document Management9.02 Ratings4.616 Ratings
Email integration10.02 Ratings8.516 Ratings
Mobile Access10.02 Ratings4.513 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.420 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings9.519 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings9.514 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
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User Ratings
BacklogJira Align
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.2
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BacklogJira Align
Likelihood to Recommend
Nulab, Inc.
The user interface is very good. It is more intuitive in nature. It is easy to use and robust in operation. The dashboard is designed on modernized UI and the interface is also intuitive. I can easily navigate things on my own.
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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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Pros
Nulab, Inc.
  • Gantt chart
  • Github support
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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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Cons
Nulab, Inc.
  • The biggest drawback that I want Backlog to fix as soon as possible is that is does not provide any place to explain the problem or bug virtually.
  • There is a need for a tab or space to attach screenshot or video to easily explain the bug or problem in the project.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Nulab, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Usability
Nulab, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Support Rating
Nulab, Inc.
I would give 9 but one less because of the high price.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Nulab, Inc.
Backlog has all of the top-notch features to increase productivity, visibility, and project tracking. Backlog is easy to use. I first just logged in to the platform and it was [ready] to go. I easily started working on it and it started giving me the bugs’ details on our project. Always available for queries. Listen to the queries very attentively and try to give a solution on the go if applicable. Otherwise, take some time and respond with the advanced workable solution in the limited time frame.
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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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Return on Investment
Nulab, Inc.
  • Software interns get easily used to this tool.
  • One who works in the SDLC gets recognized and it's easy to track rank board.
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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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