Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jira Software
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
JIRA Software is an application lifecycle management solution for software development teams. It allows users to create, prioritize and track the progress of tasks across multiple team members, and offers a wide range of integrations. It is offered via the cloud and local servers.
$10
per month
TOPdesk
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
TOPdesk is the flagship highly-modular cloud-based or installed ITSM service desk and asset management solution from the Dutch company of the same name, for enterprise companies.N/A
Pricing
Jira SoftwareTOPdesk
Editions & Modules
Standard
$7
Per User Per Month
Premium
$14
Per User Per Month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jira SoftwareTOPdesk
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThe TOPdesk license model: - Modular: Organizations purchase only the modules needed - Saas or On premise - Supports unlimited number of assets. - End users OR service agents based. For flexibility in the number of agents for e.g. extra busy times of the year, the end user license allows adding agents without any restrictions, no day passes needed.
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Community Pulse
Jira SoftwareTOPdesk
Considered Both Products
Jira Software

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TOPdesk
Chose TOPdesk
Topdesk was the more complete product for us (e.g. it has a CMDB - We use JIRA in our development teams but it has no CMDB integration.). It has a reasonable TCO: an OK price, easy installation, implementation and configuration (it is not too complex) and easy to use for end …
Chose TOPdesk
Topdesk is not ideally used for Jira Project management, Its not user friendly in the way Jira has a more user friendly approach regarding sprint planning and regarding a Kan Ban board. Furthermore Topdesk has a lot of addons that need to be bought. In Jira you can add and …
Chose TOPdesk
Zendesk to TOPdesk is decided as migration because of the reporting capabilities and better self servicing portal
Chose TOPdesk
More features, better support.
Chose TOPdesk
We use TOpdesk just for incidents and changes. For projects we use MS projects
Chose TOPdesk
The biggest reason we choose TOPdesk is [that] it had asset management functions and IT functions in a simpler-to-use format than the other options we looked at. It was also more customizable to our specific workflow than the others were. The others had similar functions, but …
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Features
Jira SoftwareTOPdesk
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Software
-
Ratings
TOPdesk
8.2
180 Ratings
1% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.4180 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.7123 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings8.5120 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings8.5166 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.2123 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.2138 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings7.6146 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Software
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Ratings
TOPdesk
8.1
149 Ratings
1% below category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings8.5139 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings8.0127 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings7.897 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Software
-
Ratings
TOPdesk
8.0
144 Ratings
4% below category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings8.1138 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings7.9110 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings8.1119 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jira SoftwareTOPdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(186 ratings)
8.6
(180 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(35 ratings)
9.0
(93 ratings)
Usability
6.9
(28 ratings)
9.6
(26 ratings)
Availability
5.3
(3 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(23 ratings)
8.8
(155 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.7
(8 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jira SoftwareTOPdesk
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
The Jira software works well for managing scrum boards and allocating resources to a task. When your Epics and Issues are set up properly, it can give you a good idea of where your team stands and the trajectory of your project. It is not the ideal solution if you need to provide documentation and support to people outside of your product teams or organization. It would benefit from having a public documentation or repository feature.
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TOPdesk
I think TOPdesk is best fitted in small to medium businesses, if there is someone capable of programming the rule sets. Those can be hard to create properly or maintain over time. The knowledge base and Self Service Portal can provide users with some insights and help, even if the SysAdmin is unavailable at that time. I don't think it is suitable for larger companies, because I personally think it will get quite messy then.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Running sprints and tracking progress of roadmap, epics, story, task and subtask
  • The user interface is great. It allows tables inside details, have common shortcuts and clean design.
  • Can create custom dashboards and can view data in multiple ways
  • Advanced access rights based on role
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TOPdesk
  • TOPdesk provides a clean and modern interface for all of its modules. Many of the modules have a similar look and feel, which makes it easy for users to utilize each one.
  • Its workflow system allows administrators and developers to define what needs to occur when certain events happen. This can ensure that processes happen in the correct sequence.
  • TOPdesk includes a vast API system to allow for external systems to integrate with it, and for TOPdesk to communicate with external systems.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • Management of the software is very difficult at times, although has improved.
  • Ability to manage resources is really non-existent, there are some plugins but they are ALL buggy (I've tested them all).
  • Better integration with Trello, would love to see this happen. Right now it's very clumsy.
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TOPdesk
  • The requirement to fill out certain fields before a ticket can be closed can be cumbersome. This could be a requirement for some organizations though.
  • The field mappings from Azure AD to user data could be a little more precise. Some of the fields just don't translate.
  • When setting up the system to intake emails as trouble tickets, it can be tricky when people reply after a ticket is closed. It will create multiple tickets from this.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
This is because Jira Software generates a huge profit for an affordable price. Having a tool that makes team management transparent and effective is very valuable.
In addition, the renewal of Jira Software and all Atlassian tools is predictable and clear, as the prices are published on the Atlassian website and there is no pyramid of intermediaries.
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TOPdesk
As the project manager for the system, I find it to be intuitive and helpful to keeping our technicians in the field and working rather than running back all the time for paper copies of work orders. I think once we have a solid year under our belt there are things that we can work to expand on. The technicians like it because they can look back at old work orders to see what we did in certain locations to make repairs. All the notes are contained on the system rather than relying on someone else to put them in and dig them back out. The system benefits the technicians when they use it to their advantage. We are also finding reduced calls to the office asking about work order statuses. The customers are getting real-time updates on their requests.
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Usability
Atlassian
JIRA Software is a pretty complex tool. We have a project manager for JIRA who onboarded us, created our board, and taught us the basics. I think it would have been pretty overwhelming to learn without her. JIRA offers so much functionality that I'm not aware of -- I constantly need to Google or ask others about existing features. Also, although they are all under the Atlassian umbrella, I find it difficult to switch between JIRA Software and Confluence.
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TOPdesk
Sometimes I think some things are hard to find. I often do not know if I have to search in Settings or in Modules. In some cases the user has to do a lot of clicks for example to link a key to a user. Something could work a little smarter.
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Reliability and Availability
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
Like I said somewhere else in this review: the helpdesk of TOPdesk is top of the bill! In the Netherlands, that is. I can not plea for the helpdesks in other countries, but I guess the TOPdesk organization will make sure the quality of the helpdesk is the same in every country.
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Performance
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
Although being a SAAS solution, TOPdesk performs pretty fast. One can imagine that any SAAS solution is slow or has hiccups, but we have not experienced such with TOPdesk. Pages load quickly, logging in goes smoothly. We have made reports on premise in the past - that always took some time, as you might expect with such complex tasks. It seems that in the SAAS solution TOPdesk somehow has managed to make it even faster!
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Support Rating
Atlassian
Our JIRA support is handled internally by members of our Product Support team. It is not supported by a 3rd party. Our internal support will always sent out notifications for downtime which is usually done on the weekend unless it is required to fix a bug/issue that is affecting the entire company. Downtime is typically 3-4 hours and then once the maintenance is complete, another broadcast email is sent out informing the user community that the system is now available for use.
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TOPdesk
TOPdesk is easy to use and affordable with all the major features required for any organization to smoothly manage its services. We were not quite sure at the beginning if we should go with the TOPdesk for IT service management but we started getting used to it in just a few months. Now, after using it for 3 years, it has been a backbone tool of our organization. The customer support provided by TOPdesk is fast and reliable.
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In-Person Training
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
We had Topdesk in-house here training staff for almost a month (2-3 hour meetings 3x a week.) It was invaluable and we were able to take that training and share with the rest of our IT staff. Once implemented we were able to fly from there. The challenges we found were in how to get started. Once started the knowledge base offered from Topdesk has been invaluable.
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Online Training
Atlassian
One of their strong points i stheir documentation. Almost all of the basic set up needed within JIRA is available online through atlassian and its easy to find and very precise. The more critical issues need to be addressed as well and hence the rating of 8 instead of a 9.
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TOPdesk
Online training documentation is easy to access and consume. There is no real challenges with finding information on how to use the product and some really helpful knowledge base items that show us how valuable these options are in our own implementation of it. The online training we've used has been self driven
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Implementation Rating
Atlassian
Take your time implementing Jira. Make sure you understand how you want to handle your projects and workflows. Investing more time in the implementation can pay off in a long run. It basically took us 5 days to define and implement correctly, but that meant smooth sailing later on.
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TOPdesk
It was a challenge to port over years of the same thing and we ended up keeping old ideas in Topdesk that we will eventually weed out as time passes and we learn how users view categories and flows of tickets. Planning is key but bear in mind that just because you used to do it this way doesn't mean you still have to
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Jira Software has more integrations and has more features than many of its competitors. While some of its competitors do have better UI/UX than Jira Software, they have improved this greatly over time. Atlassian also acquired Trello years ago, so that adds better user interfaces to the system. They do also offer a pretty in-depth library of how to customize the platform that others don't.
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TOPdesk
TOPdesk was picked as our new Helpdesk solution due to the Asset Management module and the ability to integrate to Active Directory. When we work with the product demo we enjoyed the way TOPdesk does its work flow. Just about any field in the system is customizable. I have found their knowledge base of the product to be well written and up-to-date.
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Scalability
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
TOPdesk is very flexible and scalable. Every department in you organization can you the software. Perhaps some persons need some training, but that can be provided by TOPdesk ot some keyusers.
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • Jira has positively made our company's daily activities much better organized
  • With Jira we can track progress and follow up on tasks
  • Jira has great reporting tools which aggregate various data and give us a good overview of our teams capacity
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TOPdesk
  • The self-service portal has allowed us to shift left massively. Students can find the solutions themselves very often.
  • It has allowed easier collaborative working between teams.
  • We are more efficient as we do not have to ask the student to repeat their question and we can record everything necessary in the incident. This provides an improved student experience as well as improved staff efficiency.
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