Features for software development

Jira Software is the project management tool for agile teams

Scrum boards

Agile teams can stay focused on delivering iterative and incremental value, as fast as possible, with customizable scrum boards.


Kanban boards

Flexible kanban boards give your team full visibility into what’s next so you can continuously deliver maximum output in minimal cycle time.

Agile reporting

Teams have access to more than a dozen out-of-the-box reports with real-time, actionable insights into how their team is performing sprint over sprint.


Agile roadmap planning

With the Portfolio for Jira app you can create a roadmap that’s connected to your work in Jira Software, track progress across teams and projects and easily share your plan with stakeholders.



Way more than a bug and issue tracker


Custom filters

Create customer filters using Jira Query Language (JQL)


Developer tool integrations

Integrate with developer tools for end-to-end traceability


3,000+ apps

Extend the power of Jira Software with apps


Customizable workflows

Create customizable workflows that map to any style of work


Mobile apps

Move work forward from anywhere with Jira Mobile


Rich APIs

Automate processes with Jira’s robust set of APIs

You have self-hosted and cloud options

In the cloud, on your own infrastructure, or at massive scale, Jira Software has your platform covered.

Feature comparison

Cloud Server Data Center
Project and issue tracking Yes Yes Yes
Scrum and kanban support Yes Yes Yes
Backlog prioritization and sprint planning Yes Yes Yes
Flexible workflow Yes Yes Yes
Developer tool integrations Yes Yes Yes
Out-of-the-box agile reporting Yes Yes Yes
Rich APIs Yes Yes Yes
Plug-and-play add-ons Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Yes Coming Soon Coming Soon
Active active-clustering No No Yes
Disaster recovery Yes No Yes
Zero downtime upgrades Cloud customers are automatically upgraded to the latest release No Yes
SAML single sign-on Available with Atlassian Access No Yes
Enforced two-step verification Available with Atlassian Access No Yes
Password Policies Available with Atlassian Access​ No Yes

The #1 software development tool used by agile teams