Who Uses Jira Service Desk?

IT Teams. Growing companies moving away from using emails for support, who want a solution to be implemented quickly and who want to consolidate systems and use a single platform across IT.

What Is Jira Service Desk?

Jira Service Desk is simply modern service desk software that's easy for anyone to use, simple for your admin to set up, and has everything your IT teams need out-of-the-box including automation rules, SLAs, real-time reporting, and ITIL-certified processes like incident, problem, and change management. Deliver great service, at a fraction of the cost and set up time of competitors.

Jira Service Desk Details

Atlassian

https://www.atlassian.com

Founded 2002

Support

  • Online

Deployment

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
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Jira Service Desk pricing overview

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Jira Service Desk has a free version and offers a free trial. Jira Service Desk paid version starts at US$10.00/month.


Starting Price

US$10.00/month. See pricing details

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Jira Service Desk Features

  • Case Management
  • Complaint Classification
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Forms Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Routing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Survey Management

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  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Appointment Management
  • Call Centre Management
  • Email Management
  • Knowledge Base
  • Live Chat
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queue Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Workflow Management

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  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Automated Routing
  • Call Centre Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Email Integration
  • IT Asset Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Real-time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Configuration

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  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Supplier Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Capacity Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Patch Management
  • Remote Access/Control

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  • Bug Tracking
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supports Agile
  • Supports Scrum
  • Task Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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  • Contract Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Incident Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Release Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalogue
  • Service Reporting
  • Ticket Management

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  • Asset Tracking
  • Availability Management
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Release & Deployment Management
  • Self Service Portal

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  • Assignment Management
  • Dashboard
  • Escalation Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Project Management
  • Recurring Issues
  • Task Management

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  • CMDB
  • Change Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Incident Management
  • Knowledge Base
  • Mobile Access
  • Procurement Management
  • Remote Control
  • SLA Management
  • Self Service Portal

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Jira Service Desk Reviews

Showing 5 of 253 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.2/5
Peter W.
Web Developer
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 28/6/2019

"Powerful but confusing ticket manager"

Comments: Once we got our heads around the rather clunky and busy UI we've realized just how useful JIRA is.
It's now the Universities ticket manager of choice and is used by every member of support staff.
No other ticket manager (that we've found) comes close to the features offered by JIRA.

Pros: JIRA offers a huge amount of features, from simple support tickets to project workflow planning.
Our method of project management (agile) works brilliantly with this, we're able to assign work in 'Sprints' that match our real working week.
The ability to link JIRA with other 3rd party applications is excellent, we've integrated it with our content management system and QA / testing software.
The wide use of JIRA makes communicating with other organisations much easier, most support companies are at least registered here.

Cons: The pricing is rather expensive, its not too much of a problem for a large institution such as ours, but for smaller businesses this may be too much.
The user-interface and general layouts really aren't intuitive, for a new user it takes a while to get their head around the various features and processes. It took a few weeks for even the more experienced developers to get used to it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 28/6/2019
Chirag S.
CITO
Insurance, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/2/2020

"Efficient service desk for companies small, medium or large"

Comments: Prior to using Jira Service Desk, were using a combination of Excel and SharePoint with workflows. We couldn't get great reports. It was hard to customize. Workflows broke without a reason because, you know, it's SharePoint. And the entire process of serving customers was dead slow. We brought in Jira Service Desk as a test bed. Within 2 hours, we were testing and customers were putting in tickets. While we used most of the default settings, the value we were generating was way beyond we ever had. Then, we set up SLAs and watch reports for a few days. We were able to see everything we wanted - who reported the issue, when, what was the priority, how many comment exchanges happened, how much time did we spend, did we meet SLAs, what was the solution, etc. Fast forward 2 years. We are now able to create strategies to service internal and external customers better based on the data from Jira. It has helped us go from making gut-feel decisioning to data-centric decisioning. Good data wins debates. Jira helped us with good data. We are also utilizing Jira's excellent searching, dashboarding and API functionality to feed data to other systems and drive changes beyond just customers.

Pros: Jira Service Desk was very easy to get started with. You could literally sign up for it and begin using it within an hour. Ticketing system is very customizable and powerful. Customers can be added in bulk and customers can sign up for entering issues. We were able to create different projects (or service queues) so that customers could send requests for IT help, or administrative help, or help with projects. Each such project/queue had different fields. Metrics are all built into the software, so we can know how often Service Level Agreements were breached, who breached them etc. The sheer amount of customizability is a joy. However, without discipline and thoughtfulness, it is very easy to customize it the wrong way.

Cons: We feel that the price point could be lower and the speed could be a little faster. Atlassian has made improvements with speed. If a company had 5 people manning different queues and the issue volume is low, the cost would be ~1500/year for those 5 users. So, it would may not be cost effective for a small company that is watching their costs closely. We also felt that a Wiki is not built in. So, if a common solution needs to documented that spans multiple tickets, there's no way to do so. We could buy Confluence from Atlassian for an additional cost.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/2/2020
Verified Reviewer
Full Stack Developer
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 9/9/2020

"Amazing tool for sorting your company problems"

Comments: Software problems reporting for clients, in-house sorted problem manager

Pros: I like that it is so customizable - you can create different directories, workflows how to solve a task, say how important tasks are.

Cons: When there are many teams and the service desk ticket count is high then the resource needed to load the page jumps up - but its just few more seconds.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 9/9/2020
Angel S.
LMS Systems Analyst
Airlines/Aviation, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 17/5/2019

"Cannot Manage Our Own Users"

Comments: JIRA customer support has been extremely unhelpful. Several tickets and requests have been issued (from several customers) in their customer portal with no response or solutions offered.

Pros: I loved this software when we first implemented. We were able to mass upload our users, use custom user IDs, set their passwords, and link their email address through a simple file upload. We were also able to change their email addresses, and edit their names as needed.

Cons: Over time, JIRA has made changes to the service that have led us to terminate our service. We are no longer able to edit anything but our users full name. We cannot change their email addresses to meet business needs, nor can we assign them a user ID - instead having to incorporate their ID into their name in order for us to find them in the system the service desk was designed for.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 17/5/2019
Verified Reviewer
ICT Systems Coordinator
Music, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/7/2019

"A great option for on-site ICT service desk management"

Comments: Overall we are very happy with Jira Service Desk; it has allowed us to provide a higher level of support to users than our previous service desk, and non-profit pricing was very beneficial for us. The software is usable in its default setup but we have found that there is still plenty of customisation that can be done if needed to suit more complex requirements.

Pros: I find the UI of Jira Service Desk very clean and modern compared to other service desks software on the market. Included with the service desk is a customisable user-facing portal for users to raise tickets in, which proved very popular with staff when raising tickets alongside traditional email tickets. Due to the way Jira splits service desks into different projects, we were able to create service desks for other departments in the organisation which helped improve productivity and workflow. There are some very useful and well-designed default reports included for ticket statistics (which can be used to keep management happy!). We found the default setup of Jira Service Desk fit our needs very well, but it is very easy to customise ticket workflows and other features to suit more complex needs.

Cons: For a service desk technician using Jira Service Desk the back-end UI for managing tickets can be a little overwhelming, however this can be fixed by editing the default workflows for tickets to hide not required information and details. The administration settings are somewhat unintuitively set out for system administrators, but once you get to grips with the layout it becomes easy enough to find what you need from the settings page. We found the instructions on the Atlassian website for setting up an external redirect with a custom URL in IIS a little sparse on detail, but a quick trip to the Atlassian forums cleared up any queries we had with the process.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/7/2019