A quick comparison between JIRA and Excel

Recently someone asked me what are the advantages of using JIRA as an issue tracker. They have been using Excel for their project management.

I have summarized the key points below:

A quick comparison between Excel and JIRA

In conclusion, Excel is a good tracking tool if it is used exclusively by 1 person or a small team. But for bigger groups or enterprises, JIRA will be a better solution with in-built features to facilitate collaboration. The information in JIRA can also be exported to Excel format to do those complex graphing or pivot tables. In this case, we can have the best of both worlds.

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2 responses to “A quick comparison between JIRA and Excel

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  2. Hi there,

    Add-on JExcel is the closest JIRA and Excel could get.

    You can easily import/export JIRA data from/to Excel with it.

    It is also possible to use Ctrl C + Ctrl V for importing and exporting.

    It totally feels like an Excel in JIRA. And Its completely free!

    You can download it from the Marketplace: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.moresimp.jexcel/server/overview

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