Video: Jira vs Zoho Projects

JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development. Combining a clean, fast interface for capturing and organising issues with customisable workflows, OpenSocial dashboards and a pluggable integration framework, JIRA is the perfect fit at the centre of your development team. JIRA free alternatives are: Trello, Todoist. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted JIRA alternatives pay attention to Redmine, Bugzilla, Trac
Zoho Projects is an online project management software with collaboration and bug tracking that allows project teams to collaborate and get work done faster. Planning and Tracking helps you keep your project on schedule. Collaboration helps improve the communication within the team. And the Bug Tracking module allows you to track the bugs that software projects are bound to generate and fix all bugs in time.
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2015 - Zoho Projects 5 brings new faster interface and useful features to stand out over JIRA

New version of the popular project management app Zoho Projects 5 provides a new UI that is faster, more appealing and with a full-screen design that makes the best use of your display. The new version also introduced Work Hours for tasks. You can now set the number of hours for a resource—independent of duration—and specify this in multiple ways (eg, work hours per day, the percentage of hours per day, or leave it at total work hours and let Projects 5 do the rest). Another new feature - SLA Automation. Zoho Projects 5 ensures contractual compliance to your customers by setting up automated escalations, based on defined criteria. Thanks to integration with accounting system Zoho Books, you can now allocate a budget for your projects, record expenses, edit them, and view expense reports—without ever leaving Projects.

2009 - Zoho Projects linked to Google Apps to defeate JIRA

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Zoho continues to integrate its products with competitors. At that time the online project management service, Zoho Projects, was integrated with Google Apps. And it makes sense, as Google Apps don't provide own project and task management tools. So what has been done? First, customers can now login to Zoho Projects with the same username and password they use for Google Apps. Second, from now users can link their documents from Goolge Docs to the projects inside Zoho Projects (its interesting that Google still doesn't provide similar function in GMail and Google Sites, where it could be useful).

Third, no you can import and display the project calendar with all milestones, tasks and appointments in Google Calendar (or on Google Sites page).

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And the last feature they created is Zoho Projects gadget with project latest activities, timesheets and tasks, that you can embed in GMail, Google Sites or iGoogle home page.

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