Tuleap versus Jira software

Better control of your project workflow, all under the same roof...A feature and freedom comparison to help you make your choice.

  Better control your project workflow with Tuleap

When submitting a request to your global administrator starts to feel like sending a message in a bottle, it is time for Tuleap! With Tuleap you can get things done in seconds! Need to rename a field with your jargon? Easy!

Standardizing software processes across the organization is something everyone agrees on. However, to be really efficient, project teams need to be able to tailor their workspace to the way they work…not the other way around!
With Tuleap, project teams gain independence and efficiency. Tuleap lets project teams make simple changes that transform the way they work. They can create their own project user groups, add new values to trackers and configure their workflow transitions and development triggers.

  Jira can’t do it alone

With Jira, if you want to get a complete agile development platform, you will probably need Bitbucket, Confluence, and Bamboo as well…and the costs quickly add up. With Tuleap, you get everything you need in one package! You can start reaping the benefits of greater efficiency right away.
Tuleap provides all of the tools you need to create smart software: issue tracking, agile, Git, Subversion, Jenkins integration, and a document area. All in a single product. Jira simply cannot do everything Tuleap can on its own.

Features comparison

Available with strong capabilities Limited Not available

Issue tracking

Jira software
Track any type of issue : tasks, bugs, requirements, stories
Unlimited trackers per project
Pre-configured trackers templates
View issues change history
Mass update
Jira software
Link issues backward & forward to other issues (ex: link an incident to a task)
Link issues backward & forward to software development items: code, jobs, documents, CI…) (ex: link a requirement to a wiki page; a bug to a revision and to a job, a release to a file)

Additional products needed
Link issues back to third party tools (ex: link a Tuleap task to a CRM activity)
Define artifact link nature (ex: resolved in, satisfied by)
Jira software
Create organization tracker templates
Create your own tracker templates
Freedom for platform admin to customize trackers
Freedom for project leads to customize trackers
Jira software
Ability to modify tracker fields

Both at platform level 
and per project level

At platform level only
Ability to choose the rank of a field in the issue form
Project Lead can modify fields according to a predefined list
Project Lead can add any type of new fields
Project Lead can add new values in fields
Jira software
Ability to modify tracker workflow

Both at platform level 
and per project level

At platform level only
Define field dependencies (ex: if the resolution field gets the value " fixed", then the status field will get the value "closed"

Nor in simplified workflow, nor in advanced workflow
Project Lead can define authorized transitions

Only in advanced workflow, only by the platform admin
Project Lead can define their own user groups to be used in the workflow
Project Lead can define authorized user groups to make some specific transitions (ex: only group A can move from status "to do" to "on going")

Nor in simplified workflow, nor in advanced workflow
Project Lead can define post functions after transitions (ex: when a task moves from "on going" to "done", then the remaining work is set to "0")

Only in advanced workflow, only by the platform admin
Project Team can set cross-tracker triggers (ex: when all the subtasks are "done", thus the parent task is "closed")
Define triggers on development tools at issue updates (ex: launch a jenkins job when the issue status is "under review")
Additional products needed

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Agile approaches

Jira software
Epics, User Stories, Tasks tracking
Release, version, sprint planning
Backlog management: populate, prioritize
Drag’n drop
Selection of one or multiple issues
Effort and capacity monitoring
Scrum cardwall
Fine-grained permissions

Project Lead cannot create his specific Scrum user groups on their own
Burndown chart
Link Scrum artifacts back to code, pull request, documents, deliveries

Additional products needed
Scrum at scale

Additional product needed
Jira software
Boards with visual cards
Drag’n drop
Real-time update
One Kanban board for multiple projects
Multiple Kanban boards by project
One Kanban with several trackers
WIP limit configuration, per column
Swim lanes
Configure workflows through columns (ex: limitation to move directly a card from the column « to do » to « closed »)
Link Kanban issues to code, pull request, documents

Additional products needed
Custom columns name, numbers
Custom information displayed on cards
Filter cards by searches
Cumulative flowchart
Jira software
Scrumban, Kanplan, home-made process

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Project Management

Jira software
Personalized tables
Pie, bars, cumulative flow
Gantt chart

Additional products needed
Charts updated to on-the-fly searches
Personal reports
Team-shared reports
Advanced Tracker Query Language

Dedicated fields (estimated effort, real points, hours…)
Timer button (start/stop time)

Per tracker
Per field
Platform Admin can define generic user groups
Project Lead can define their own specific user groups

Only by the platform admin

Platform Admin can set notifications per tracker
Project Lead can define their own notifications per tracker

Only by the platform admin
Users can choose to receive notifications per issue
Per tracker canned (prefabricated) responses
Per tracker date reminders

Import/Export issue data in CSV
Import/Export all issue data, including attachments and history
Import/Export issues with APIs
Import/Export Scrum planning and dashboard configuration

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  By the way, Tuleap is open source. Jira is proprietary

This is all about freedom. While we are on the topic of freedom, it is important to consider whether or not a tool that you will populate with your organization’s knowledge will let you soar or clip your wings. What will happen to your organization’s data when your paid license ends, for example?

With proprietary tools, if you don’t pay, you can’t build software. With Tuleap, as it's an open source tool, your freedom is guaranteed

Availability and Services

Jira software
Open Source
Freedom to download
Installation on your premises
In the cloud
Managed remotely on your premises
Jira software
Unlimited and monthly updates
Unlimited upgrades - new users/projects
Jira software
Software Development, R&D
Marketing, HR, Operations, Finance, etc.
IT, ServiceDesk and Customer activities
Start-ups, Small businesses
Large scale organizations
FLOSS projects
Academics, Students, Teachers, Interns

All industries
Jira software
Installation, Consulting, Trainings

Provided by Enalean, the software company

Not provided by the software company
Support with SLA

provided by Enalean, the software company
Open Roadmap: (crowd)-fund developments you need, integrated into the upstream software, with long term maintenance

provided by Enalean, the software company

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