Jama Connect vs. Planview AgilePlace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jama Connect
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Jama Connect® is a Requirements Management software and Requirements Traceability solution. Jama Software enables teams to manage product requirements and enable Live Traceability™ across the development process, in order to reduce cycle times and improve product quality.N/A
Planview AgilePlace
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
AgilePlace is a project management solution built around flexibility, data-driven analytics, and workflow automation. The software was acquired by Planview in December 2017 to expand that company's capabilities.
$19
per user, per month
Pricing
Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Editions & Modules
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Teams
$19
per user, per month
Scaled Teams
$29
per user, per month
Custom
Contact Sales for Quote
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll editions include unlimited boards.
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Community Pulse
Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Considered Both Products
Jama Connect
Chose Jama Connect
These products serve two different purposes really, JIRA with the GreenHopper plugin is a more tactical minded application.
Planview AgilePlace

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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Jama Connect
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Ratings
Planview AgilePlace
7.0
21 Ratings
5% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.921 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.712 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings6.517 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.917 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings6.812 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.315 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings6.812 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings6.68 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.17 Ratings
Agile Development
Comparison of Agile Development features of Product A and Product B
Jama Connect
-
Ratings
Planview AgilePlace
7.3
5 Ratings
1% above category average
DevOps Tool Integrations00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Dependencies and Blockers00 Ratings7.35 Ratings
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Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Small Businesses

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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Polarion ALM
Score 8.8 out of 10
ProductPlan
ProductPlan
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Polarion ALM
Polarion ALM
Score 8.8 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(62 ratings)
7.9
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.5
(1 ratings)
7.7
(3 ratings)
Usability
5.5
(1 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
7.7
(3 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
5.5
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jama ConnectPlanview AgilePlace
Likelihood to Recommend
Jama Software
Jama is an excellent tool for requirements management, development, and traceability throughout the development lifecycle. Jama aids in peer reviews of generated artifacts with time-boxed review cycles. Jama provides a robust ecosystem which is highly tailorable to the demands of the particular organization in which it is used
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Planview
This tool enables the visual management needed in many offshore teams to easily and quickly see the pending work, work in progress and completed work.For teams that work with a waterfall methodology and do not have AGILE internalized, I believe there are other solutions from Planview or other providers.
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Pros
Jama Software
  • Requirements Management in general
  • Focus in the content without loosing the track of the evolution of the items by maintaining the exchange of information between the users inside the Tool.
  • The possibilities to integrate this tool within our IT-landcape and with our other engineering tools is for us a leverage to success.
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Planview
  • Ability to color code cards based on type, giving better visibility to the variety of tasks a team handles
  • Ability to set deadline dates and have those dates easily visible
  • Flexibility in design the kanban board. It is easy to add a lane or make a change on the fly. Work doesn't have to stop and a long process created to make simple layout changes.
  • Movement of cards is easy as well as the ability to connect cards to show dependencies.
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Cons
Jama Software
  • The 'filtering' capabilities in Jama are not as good as they could be. In particular, the ability to "nest" filters is quite limited. I have certain seen much better capabilities in other tools. ('Cradle' is an example of a tool with excellent "nested filters" capabilities.)
  • From an administrative point of view, the 'License' admin view is pretty disappointing. The particular thing that I'd like to be able to find out from it is the peak number of 'Float Creator' licenses in concurrent use on each day. If there's a way to get to that information, I haven't found it yet.
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Planview
  • Planview LeanKit currently can't or should not be used as a central spot for data and collaboration. Particularly attachments are not well-handled.
  • The portable side of Planview LeanKit is really lacking.
  • We would appreciate some options to group or stack cards.
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Likelihood to Renew
Jama Software
Jama Connect is not adding many extra features with their major releases. It showed launched new features, but those are not very useful for developers or creators working with Jama. From the performance side, Jama has been reduced it's performance in Jama 8 as compared to Jama 2015.5 from the functional perspective. The test suite must be provided by Jama to test the performance and function of things in our instance, but Jama doesn't provide it. Also, Jama requires a lot of manual intervention for adding users.
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Planview
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
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Usability
Jama Software
Jama is mostly designed for requirement gathering, but that can be possible using JIRA if we add only approval type of plugin for special requirement types. Jama's performance and features do not improve on a periodic basis i.e. with each release. Even bug fixes take a lot of time and they don't care about customer impact.
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Planview
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
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Reliability and Availability
Jama Software
Jama is available most of the time if it is used within the application's boundary. Jama has very good availability if we use very high hardware servers. Sometimes we face issues if there are batch operations running.
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Planview
Very minimal outages
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Performance
Jama Software
With performance compared to JIRA, I do recommend Jama in this case. Jama provides very good performance, it loads immediately for any of the items and searches any item immediately. Performance is really good in all of the operations including creating stories, epics, item types or other support operations or report generation.
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Planview
Never experienced major slowness
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Support Rating
Jama Software
They typically answer within minutes of posting a ticket, and then you have a clear expectation of what the issue is, how to diagnose it, how long will it take to get resolved, and in which version a given problem is resolved, or if there is a patch for hosted services. They have a number of support people, and all of them are top-notch.
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Planview
It solves all our needs at this time.
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Implementation Rating
Jama Software
Jama 2015.5 implementation is very smooth and no need for much manual work. Jama 8 has many challenges and we can not install it as smoothly as Jama 2015.5. Initially, Jama didn't provide the Jama 8's installer files or zip files and they were just providing docker files to everyone (which was really strange). It is the worst that they don't provide all the files at a time. Why should they tell us where we should deploy, and why only a dockerfile? I am not very satisfied with Jama implementation.
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Planview
Very easy.
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Alternatives Considered
Jama Software
The major sellingpoints of Jama were the review-system for internal and external reviewers and the inclusion of (Use Case) modelling tools, while keeping the core requirements-centric. Ability to synchronise with currently in use test-tooling and the low learning curve were additional selling points. Availablity of support in our local language was much appreciated as well.
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Planview
I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
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Scalability
Jama Software
There is no horizontal scalability available in Jama, we have only one choice to scale it vertically. But vertical scalable applications always have limitations to grow. In this case, Jama doesn't support horizontal scalability functions like multi-node architectures with a shared drive for the home directory.
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Planview
Good use cases for small/large teams
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Return on Investment
Jama Software
  • Made it easier to know what I'm responsible for, from a work task perspective.
  • Allowed leads/managers to assign work in a more educated manner by seeing workload, etc.
  • Allows clear deliverables and more accurate work estimates, since we can look back at previous examples (assuming there are some).
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Planview
  • Our team meetings are more direct and quick to get through thanks to the better visibility of the workload
  • Easily being able to move cards between team lanes gives instant visibility to where the responsibility for the next step is needed.
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ScreenShots

Jama Connect Screenshots

Screenshot of Jama Connect - Live TraceabilityScreenshot of Jama Connect - Project Dashboard ViewScreenshot of Jama Connect - Requirements Management

Planview AgilePlace Screenshots

Screenshot of Real-Time Analytics: Utilize board health metrics involving bottlenecks, WIP, and throughput to guide the optimization of workflows, improve velocity, and better prioritize efforts for more predictable delivery. Lean and Agile metrics can be used to assess team performance and promote continuous improvement.Screenshot of PI Planning: Offers enterprise Kanban boards to visualize the work of teams regardless of the methodologies they apply or workflows they follow, and insights into progress and create opportunities for better alignment.Screenshot of Dependency Visualization and Management: Surfaces risks to plans resulting from cross-team dependency conflicts, blockers, and capacity constraints, and helps drive proactive measures to enable teams to deliver on time.Screenshot of Team Planning and Coordination: Boards can be used to breakdown work, build and manage plans, and execute against strategy to deliver more value to customers, faster.