Automation for Jira
In October 2019, Atlassian acquired Code Barrel, makers of the very popular Automation for Jira add-on. This is great news for the Atlassian community! If you are an Atlassian cloud customer, or are considering moving your Jira server to the cloud, you are in luck. Atlassian is now providing Automation for Jira at no extra cost for Jira and Jira Service Desk cloud customers.
There was always a free tier for Jira server, but it didn’t include most of the desirable features of the full version. If you wanted to automate sending emails, create if/then branches or automate workflows beyond the very basics, you needed to purchase and maintain a separate add-on.
Benefits of Automation for Jira
- The native feature helps you and your team automate tedious, repetitive tasks so you can focus on high-value work.
- Work can get messy. Lots of teams, lots of tools, lots of processes. Automation organizes all of this for you without adding workload or complexity.
- It works across all Jira Cloud products but also integrates with tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams.
- Using automation, DevOps practices flow neatly from code to production.
By automating processes that span DevOps and IT operations teams, this feature up-levels Jira Service Desk’s ITSM capabilities.
And, perhaps most importantly, it’s easy to use. You’ll have more power, without the complexity. According to a survey of existing Automation for Jira customers, more than half of people who have automated their work with Jira say it saves them more than six hours per month, and 87 percent say it helps them scale the way their organizations work.
Jira has always served teams as a single source of truth. Now, with automation working tirelessly in the background, your work will simply flow, allowing your team’s productivity to hit all-time highs.
Interested in finding out how to superpower your work by automating repetitive tasks in Jira and Jira Service Desk?