After last week's blog on the business benefits of Atlassian, it seems a good idea to step back and look at some of the most elementary and fundamental reasons why Appnovation's Atlassian experts consider it such a good choice of software...

So, why would (or should) people opt for Atlassian, what are the basic benefits, and why is it competitive in the world of  software collaboration and development tools? With everything from Jira software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, Bitbucket and more, the options for integration and solutions are wide ranging. 

As a leading enterprise software company that develops products for software developers, project managers, and content management, Atlassian is now a leader in their field, offering various products and more services, while constantly developing more offerings.From being a start-up company, in a competitive technology market, Atlassian quickly established the company, launching JIRA as their first product.

Most widely used for its Service Desk incident management and project management tools, Atlassian fits seamlessly with agile workflow processes, making it incredibly accessible across many industries.

One of the major reasons why Atlassian has become a leader in this field, is the wide range of products that are able to integrate with numerous plug-ins. In terms of versatility and integration options, Atlassian’s potential is widely regarded as on the best in the industry, with constantly improving software enhancements, which further expand the plug-in potential.


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As mentioned in the overview, one of the competitive advantages of Atlassian can be summed up succinctly: integration, integration, integration.

With a one-time platform for development and support teams, Atlassian offers both a user friendly environment, which seamlessly works alongside other integral features.

When it comes to what makes it a competitive option for businesses, the list is quite extensive. So, that said, what elements make it better than other options, or preferable to other technologies on offer?

Here’s a list which, if not explaining everything in great details, gives a valuable overview for anyone considering Atlassian for their business needs: 

  • Seamless integration across the Atlassian products
  • One time platform for Development and Support teams
  • Supports Agile development
  • Variety of plug-ins
  • Easy to use and easy to set-up
  • User-friendly design
  • Excellent support
  • Pricing plan-More cost-effective option than many competitors
  • Ability to customize and automate as required
  • Free online support and documentation

Of course, each company, business and industry has varying needs, depending on the nature of their online systems, existing software and overall IT ecosystem.

Even so, the flexible integration elements alone, would suggest that Atlassian is a viable option for anyone looking to use Confluence, Jira or any of the other products that have helped make Atlassian so successful and innovative

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