Compare JIRA addons

How do they compare to each other? BigGantt, Big Picture, BigPicture Enterprise and other JIRA addons. Check our plugins comparison chart below.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As a rule of thumb our addons focus on visualizing. Sure, JIRA does a great job managing projects. We do even better presenting, aggregating and filtering 1k of tasks. And in comprehensible format.

Standalone are the majority of our JIRA plugins. This means: a particular addon requires just JIRA and no other plugin from the palette. A notable exception exists though: the BigPicture Enterprise. It builds on regular BigPicture. Thus you need both: BigPicture and BigPicture Enterprise to use the latter’s functionalities.

Table 1: Compare JIRA apps by SoftwarePlant

Functionality Example Big Picture Enterprise logo BigPicture logo BigGantt logo BigTemplate logo Role Extensions JIRA addon logo2 Jira Metrics logo2
Portfolio view Several IT projects with common budget and common project manager that should be managed as a whole yes
Gantt Graphically represent tasks’ duration in time yes1 yes yes
Create project structure with grouping tasks and grouping task templates yes1 yes yes
Visualize critical path Display 5 of 100 tasks that directly influence project’s finish date yes1 yes yes
Project work grouped in numerous ways Like in Excel pivot table. Group foods by meats, bakery, poultry. In project management language by status or resource. List untouched tasks. yes1 yes yes
Project Work Breakdown Structure Subdivide your project into easier-to-tackle smaller projects yes1 yes yes
Roadmap for synchronized teams Realize your team needs to construct walls first to get ready for the roof; changes made to core JIRA will show up in our plugins automatically yes yes
Managing resources allocation with focus on teams and skills Filter out that 90% of a given skill allocated in the next month yes yes
Import / export from MS Project / Excel Import your “Launch new bicycle line to the market” plan from MS Project yes
Risk management with option to define own scale Screenshot yes1 yes
Role schemes supporting a variety of project management methodologies In one click create product owner or scrum master roles for your agile processes yes
Reporting  Quickly check how much work remains to be done yes yes yes yes
Export issues to printable format Print Letter/A4 overview of an issue; templates are configurable yes yes
SAFe – methodology yes yes yes
Portfolio Level yes
Solution Level yes
Program Level yes yes
Roles Management yes

1 BigPicture Enterprise is an expansion pack for BigPicture plugin.

2 In version 2.0.


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Our recommendation: go with BigPicture. It is the most comprehensive of our apps designed to meet the demands of today’s professional project manger, such as Stefan:

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