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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.


Sketch out the big picture, communicate plans with stakeholders, and ensure your roadmap connects to your team's work - all in a few clicks in Jira Software Cloud.

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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.

See code and deployment status at a glance in Jira

Bring information from your favorite version control, build, deployment, or feature flagging tool into Jira Software and get instant visibility into your development pipeline.

View repositories with Code in Jira

Include an issue key in a commit, branch name, or PR, and it will automatically update in Jira.

Development status right in context

View and create branches and pull requests and view commits right inside the Jira issue development panel.

End-to-end DevOps visibility

Visualize and measure progress from idea through to production across all tools.
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Code in Jira

Optimize Jira Software with automation

Jira's automation engine enables you to easily automate tasks and processes.


Save time

Automation takes work off your and every Jira Software user's plate.


Increase power

Build automation rules across Jira products and integrations.

Moving ticket from queue

Drag and drop

Build automation rules across Jira products and integrations.

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You’ve got projects, we’ve got Jira templates

Think of a Jira template as the blueprint to launch your team’s next project.

Designed for security and scale

Gain peace of mind with enterprise-grade solutions tailor-made to secure and scale Jira Software across your entire organization.

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Atlassian Access

Sleep soundly with enhanced administration and security backed by SAML SSO, enforced 2-step verification, automated user provisioning, and more.

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Jira Software Premium

Ensure your team and organization are ready to scale with 99.9% uptime SLAs, unlimited storage, 24x7 Premium Support, and more.

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. Learn more


Mobile apps

Move work forward from anywhere with Jira Mobile. Learn more


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