2021

Category Report: Diagramming

Category Report: Diagramming

In our “Category Report” series of blog posts we break down individual categories and look into them in a bit more depth. Today we will be looking at Diagramming apps. In MARS Diagramming apps are apps that bring diagramming and graphing functionality into Jira and Confluence
Diagramming is one of the larger marketplace categories with 81,000 instances, 94% of which are on paid apps. With the market share for paid diagramming apps at 94% (versus 64% for the marketplace as a whole) we can see that when it comes to diagramming the overwhelming majority of users believe that the added investment into a paid product is worth it.

Appfire + Spartez Software

Appfire + Spartez Software

With the takeover of Spartez Software Appfire have now made their 6th acquisition of 2021!
Spartez Software will bring 35 individuals (including 4 founders), 9 quality apps, and nearly 9,000 Marketplace instances to Appfire.

Atlassian Marketplace Fastest Movers – June 2021

Atlassian Marketplace Fastest Movers – June 2021

With Atlassian focusing on cloud and performance at scale on Data Center, how users leverage 3rd party apps is going to make a huge difference in terms of your Atlassian ROI.  We’re here to help you achieve that ROI, today and tomorrow.
With the Atlassian Marketplace booming (instances have grown 99% from 2018 to 2021) customers are increasingly recognizing the incredible value that is available from using 3rd party apps. However, with nearly 4,000 available apps and 1.6M instances, navigating it can be difficult.

Q&A with Appfire CEO Randall Ward

Q&A with Appfire CEO Randall Ward

Appfire have been the Atlassian world’s story of 2020 and 2021 as they revolutionized the Atlassian Marketplace with a spree of acquisitions. In bringing together the apps of well known vendors such as Innovalog, Beecom, Botron, Annova, and most recently SoftwarePlant, Appfire have grown to make up over 20% of all paid Atlassian Marketplace instances!

Portal Webinar Recap

Portal Webinar Recap

We recently ran a webinar on Portal apps for Jira and Confluence. Portal apps can be key to bringing context to work for role-workers and helping individuals feel a sense of orientation, especially in large corporate settings. Here’s a recap of all of the main points from the webinar:

New Apps in the 500 Club! – June 2021

New Apps in the 500 Club! – June 2021

Welcome to the new Apps in the club! When we started our analysis over a year ago, we wanted to understand if there was any major Pareto effect in the marketplace. Also we needed a way to determine who we should prioritize in adding to our categories. As a reminder vendors self select their categories on the Atlassian Marketplace. It’s certainly democratic yet it can mean if you want to know who the real players are in any category, there is a lot of “noise”.

New Apps in the 500 Club! – May 2021

New Apps in the 500 Club! – May 2021

Welcome to the new Apps in the club! When we started our analysis over a year ago, we wanted to understand if there was any major Pareto effect in the marketplace. Also we needed a way to determine who we should prioritize in adding to our categories. As a reminder vendors self select their categories on the Atlassian Marketplace. It’s certainly democratic yet it can mean if you want to know who the real players are in any category, there is a lot of “noise”.

Planning Webinar Recap

Planning Webinar Recap

At Blended Perspectives, we’re keen to share our extensive knowledge on all things Atlassian through our webinars and we’re very happy that so many of you choose to join us both live and on-demand. However, we also recognize that in the busy work day many would be viewers struggle to find an hour to set aside. Therefore, from now on all of our webinars will be accompanied by a brief summary that covers all of the key points so no one has to miss out.

Our recent webinar was on “Planning! Planning! Planning!”. Planning is a hugely significant category and we thought that it was about time for a recap, especially with recent developments–in particular Jira Work Management. Here’s our summary of all of the main points from the webinar:

Appfire + SoftwarePlant

Appfire + SoftwarePlant

Appfire have made their biggest acquisition yet, acquiring SoftwarePlant, the makers of the incredibly popular BigPicture, BigGantt, and BigTemplate planning apps. The takeover of SoftwarePlant adds another 26,000 instances to Appfire’s count taking them to 185,000 total instances (13% of the entire Atlassian Marketplace). Even more remarkably, since 90% of Appfire’s instances are paid this means that in terms of just paid instances Appfire now controls 20% of the entire Atlassian Marketplace.

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