The most significant release ever of our “professional issue tracker”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira is now available for immediate download.
* “Learn more about Jira”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira
* “Try Jira today”:http://jira.atlassian.com/secure/BrowseProject.jspa?id=10420!
* “Download”:https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/JIRADownloadCenter.jspa evaluation


Atlassian Software Systems today announced the release of Jira 3.0, the company’s flagship, professional issue tracking application. The release marks a significant step forwards for what is fast becoming the leading issue tracker that companies around the world are turning to.
Sydney, Australia – October 16, 2004 – Atlassian Software Systems today announced the release of Jira 3.0, the company’s flagship, professional issue tracking application. The release marks a significant step forwards for what is fast becoming the leading issue tracker that companies around the world are turning to.
Jira 3.0 is the largest release in Atlassian’s short history. Large indeed, with over 400 individual improvements, Jira 3.0 contains significant new features as well as many, many improvements and bug fixes. Jira’s simple, intuitive yet powerful issue tracking, bug tracking, task tracking, request tracking and practical project management capabilities help it to stand out as the clear choice in the crowded issue tracking market place.
Although tracking and managing the issues, tasks and bugs that emerge during a project is a critically important task, it is one that few teams do effectively. Jira helps organisations to take the philosophy of project management deeper into the organisation and take control of this process by providing an accessible platform that is highly usable by both technical and business users alike. In fact Jira’s intuitive, web-based and internationalised interface allows for near universal accessibility.
Perhaps this helps to explain the fact that Jira is now used by project managers, developers, managers, testers and other staff across thousands of organisations in over 35 countries. Impressively, Jira now boasts a truly remarkable customer list for such a young company with customers including NASA, CERN, Raytheon, Boeing, Cisco, Novell, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, 3M, BP, GE, Sony, AOL, Pixar, BMW, Caterpillar, Pfizer, Vodafone, World Bank, US Supreme Court, European Parliament, Citigroup, McDonalds and on and on it goes.
Speaking at the Jira 3.0 press conference in Sydney today, Atlassian CEO and one of the world’s fifty four “Who’s Who of Enterprise Java”, Mike Cannon-Brookes said, “In today’s highly competitive, transparent environment, customers are conducting more intelligent, open-minded evaluations and assessments of their enterprise software. As Jira really does represent a true alternative to costly and often bloated enterprise software, we are not surprisingly seeing more customers selecting or migrating to Jira for their issue tracking needs. We think the release of Jira 3.0 will further cement our position in this niche.”
As Jira 3.0 is the most significant release of Jira to date it is hard to argue otherwise. With over 400 improvements, Jira 3.0 adds some highly anticipated functionality including support for multiple, customisable workflows (editable through a slick web interface), sub-tasks, an entirely new plug-in architecture (greatly enhancing Jira’s extensibility), a completely redesigned personalised dashboard and much, much more.
With more than 50 players in the issue tracking niche, standing out from the crowd is not a straight forward accomplishment. Even so, it seems that Jira continues to stand out in this overcrowded market. As one customer said: “Jira beats them all soundly in terms of ease of use, versatility and overall features – all at a price that’s nearly a steal.”
For more information please contact: Ben Naftzger (ben@atlassian.com).
FIND OUT MORE
* “Learn more”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira about Jira
* “Download”:https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/JIRADownloadCenter.jspa a fully functional free evaluation
* Try an “online demo”:http://jira.atlassian.com/secure/BrowseProject.jspa?id=10420
* Read the “Jira 3.0 release notes”:http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+3.0+Release+Notes
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
Jira 3.0 is available now via Atlassian’s web site. Jira’s fair, upfront and equitable per-server licensing policy includes unlimited projects, users and issues plus free upgrades and support for 12 months. Jira is a J2EE application which runs on any platform and supports almost any database. Jira currently averages four releases annually.
ABOUT ATLASSIAN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
Atlassian is an innovative Australian software company providing award winning, enterprise software solutions to the world’s leading organizations. Atlassian’s mission is to build a different kind of software company – one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Atlassian’s commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all our customers.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Ben Naftzger
Sales & Marketing Director
Atlassian Software Systems Pty Ltd
+61 2 9299 8761
“http://www.atlassian.com/”:http://www.atlassian.com/

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