Oct 21

BigPicture and Atlassian’s Accelerated Journey to the Cloud

On October 16, Atlassian announced that it is accelerating its journey to the Cloud. From February 2, 2021, no new server licenses will be sold, and the prices for existing customers will increase. Three years later, on February 2, 2024, the support for all Atlassian server products will end. At SoftwarePlant, we are more than enthusiastic about the Cloud revolution. But we also understand that for many enterprises, the decision made by Atlassian to encourage its customers to migrate to the Cloud raises numerous questions and heralds the soon-to-come necessity to make strategically important migration-related decisions. Whatever those will be, BigPicture is ready.

First of all, we want to assure you that we plan to further develop our products for all platforms for as long as feasible. It means that at least till February 2024, our Server products will not only be fully supported but also continuously improved – along with Cloud and Data Center versions.

Secondly, we want to remind you that no matter what version of our products you choose – be it Cloud, Data Center or Server – we will always offer you exactly the same scope of features and functions, and the same slick user interface. Simply put, if you decide to migrate to Jira Cloud or Data Center, you will be able to use the same BigPicture, BigPicture Enterprise, or BigGantt that you and your organization are used to.

Last but not least, you might have noticed that BigPicture is evolving towards becoming a platform-agnostic PPM application – compatible and deeply integrable with multiple Jira instances as well as with other popular task management tools, such as Trello or Microsoft Azure DevOps (formerly TFS). We plan to broaden the portfolio of available integrations gradually. If you choose to migrate to Cloud, Data Center, or move beyond the Atlassian ecosystem, you will still be able to use BigPicture for your Portfolio, Product, and Project Management – just as you do now.

Should you have any questions regarding BigPicture in the face of Atlassian’s accelerated journey to the Cloud, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team.

About The Author

Tom Kucharski - Software Engineer and CEO of SoftwarePlant