Jira Review, Pricing Info and FAQs

Learn more about Jira project management software with key information, pricing details, and frequently asked questions.

Updated on September 3rd, 2019

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Jira is a project management platform that was developed by Atlassian. Small businesses can use Jira to create project roadmaps, outline tasks, manage development projects, and more.


Plan Name


Standard (Cloud Hosted)

$7.00 /mo. per user

Premium (Cloud Hosted)

$14.00 /mo. per user

Server (Self-Hosted)

$10.00 one time fee

Data Center (Self-Hosted)

$12,000.00 /yr.


Pros: Cloud-hosted options. Supports up to 5,000 users. Useful reporting features.

Cons: No free plan. Can be expensive if you have a lot of users.

Bottomline: A scalable project management tool that is tailored for software development teams that need to manage many moving parts.

News & Activity:


News or Activity

August 9, 2019

Atlassian offers premium flavours for Confluence Cloud and Jira Software Cloud services

August 6, 2019

Digite Announces Swiftly Plug-in for JIRA

August 3, 2019

Misconfigured JIRA Servers Leak Info on Users and Projects

Key Information:

Parent Company



Mike Cannon-Brookes, Scott Farquhar




Sydney, Australia


Mike Cannon-Brookes, Scott Farquhar

Number of Employees


Number of Customers


Phone Number

+61 2 9262 1443


Level 29, 363 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia




What does Jira software do?

Jira software helps teams of developers to stay organized and manage their workflow by tracking projects and generating reports.

Read our review of Jira.

Is Jira a free tool?

Jira does offer a free trial, but there are no free plans.

See the full price list.

How much does Jira cost?

Jira starts at $7.00 per month per user for the Standard plan and ranges all of the way to $12,000.00 per year for the self-hosted Data Center version.

See the full price list.

What can you use Jira for?

  • Agile reporting.
  • Assigning tasks.
  • Creating/managing a workflow.
  • Custom dashboards.

Is Jira free for personal use?

No. Jira's cheapest option costs $7.00 per month per user.

Learn more about pricing.

How do you use Jira?

You can start by selecting a plan and signing up at www.atlassian.com/software/jira. From there you can create a company profile, add users, start projects, and more.

What is Jira Service Desk used for?

Jira Service Desk is Jira's help desk solution. With the Service Desk, you can track bugs and submitted ticket issues from customers.

What is Jira Workflow?

When you create a project in Jira, it starts a workflow. As work is done on the project, details can be added and status can be changed, allowing it to be moved from one stage to the next until the workflow reaches its end.

Is Jira a project management tool?

Jira has many different features, but at its core it is a project management solution that helps teams to become more organized, thereby improving their efficiency.

Is Jira an acronym?

Jira is not an acronym. The name is actually a shortened version of the Japanese word "Gojira," which means "Godzilla."

What is the difference between Jira and Confluence?

Confluence is also an Atlassian product, but it differs from Jira in several ways. Both are project management tools, but Jira is more focused on bug tracking and complete customization, while Confluence was designed to create a collaborative knowledge base.

Read our review of Jira.