Jira: Atlassian’s Tracker – A SRED case study

May 28, 2014

Jira: Atlassian’s Tracker can track absolutely anything!

When people ask us to best summarize Jira, we always use the same phrase – Jira: Atlassian’s tracker. You can track anything in Jira: Atlassian’s Tracker including projects, product development, risks, or even your wine collection.

Few things need the full use of Jira’s capabilities all the time. After all, many projects get by just fine with just the use of spreadsheets. Sure, Excel can be tiring, and cumbersome to track history, but it gets the job done. And undoubtedly, it’s cheap.

If there is one thing companies both large and small can’t afford to be cheap with – it’s time. Time is all we have – time is opportunity cost, time is our lives.

The Canadian Government wants us to take risks, to veer from playing it safe – how else can we boost the economy? It rewards in the form of these tax refunds and tax credits. But before awarding it needs to ensure it is (and tax payers, i.e. voters) not being gamed…

The Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program (SRED or SR&ED) provides support in the form of tax credits and/or refunds, to corporations, partnerships or individuals who conduct scientific research or experimental development in Canada.

Jira provides tracking on steroids. Good records are pivotal to whether you will get your refund. Jira can provide the tracking of risk, effort, plans and time.  Jira is especially good at tracking time when bolstered by  Add Ons from Marketplace, Atlassian’s App Store.

Blended Perspectives is…

Atlassian’s Toronto-based Expert and we have partnerships with leading Marketplace Vendors such as Tempo. We use Tempo ourselves. Tempo can help you set up Jira to ensure you capture the information you need to prove your SRED claim. We have expertise in integrations with other systems such as FreshBooks too.

For more information on Jira, give us a call – you’ll be glad you did.
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