Jira is a popular bug tracking application developed by Atlassian and used by thousands of developers. It is used mostly by software developers and IT professionals for reporting and tracking of bugs in their projects.
Because it was developed by software developers for software developers, most other professionals find Jira is difficult to use.
This article is not a review of Jira, but to point to the advantage of having bug tracking as part of a complete project management application.
Our tight integration of Bug tracking and task management brings developers and quality assurance engineers to the same page to collaborate and fix bugs real fast.
Better than Jira
Jira is good, but Binfire project management software is much better! Every project in Binfire has its own task manager and bug tracking modules. This is a big deal if you have many projects and managing a large team.
Projects are much more than just tasks and bugs. They include team communication, document collaboration, approvals, and reports.
Binfire is more than a task management or bug tracking tool. It is a complete work management application which conforms to the way you work.
Each bug has its own dashboard which makes it much easier to track the status of a bug and add more information. Priorities are set in the dashboard for each bug. The developer can mark a bug as “started” when starting to work on it. A tester can mark it “complete” when the bug is fixed.
Binfire also has a separate robust task manager for each project. Bugs could be attached to their related tasks. For example, if you have a task called UX, you can attach all bugs dealing with UX to that task.
This feature is extremely powerful because it links bugs to tasks which are related.
For big projects, dependencies are instrumental in making the project manageable. Binfire supports dependencies in its task manager.
In fact, Binfire has the only Kanban board in the industry which supports dependencies. There is no other Agile project management application that can claim this.
Add to the above, all the collaboration features like the message board, live chat, document collaboration and interactive whiteboard and you get a powerful project management application.
We could have integrated Binfire with Jira, but we wanted to make a better tool for developers and test engineers. We strongly feel the native integration of tasks and bugs always works better than when features are integrated using third party software.