New Apps in the 500 CLUB! – December 2021

January 17, 2022

Welcome to the new App in the 500 Club!

Made up of all Atlassian Marketplace apps with over 500 instances, the 500 Club is a key part of our Marketplace Analytic Research Service (MARS)–Blended Perspectives’ database of 3rd party Atlassian Marketplace apps.

We created MARS in November 2018 because while many Atlassian Partners make their own apps, we believed that we could bring greater value by creating a quantitative and objective database on every facet of the Atlassian Marketplace.

We believe that MARS is essential for two reasons:

Firstly, there is the vast size of the Marketplace: with 1,500 vendors, 4,000 apps, and 1.5M active installs it can be difficult to see through the noise of the Marketplace and find apps that will add value to your instance.

Secondly, there is a problem with vendors self categorizing on the Marketplace. While this is certainly democratic practically, when you’re searching for an app in a category, for example, reporting, it can be a challenge. With so many entries how do you compare true, dedicated reporting apps? Charts and diagramming for instance has 200+ apps in it, few of which have anything to do with diagramming.

MARS overcomes these problems in two ways:

To overcome the size of the Marketplace we focus our attention on the 544 apps in the 500 Club. This means we are able to have more valuable insights into the Marketplace without seriously sacrificing our breadth since the 500 Club apps make up over 82% of Marketplace instances.

And to overcome vendor self-selection, we have carefully assigned “Meaningful Categories” to all 500 Club apps based on the primary functionality. This means that when you search for a reporting app in MARS, you will only see true reporting apps.

December 2021 500 Club

Congratulations to our single 500 Club entrant this month!

Although only one app broke the 500 instance threshold this month, Time in Status Reports by RVS looks to be a very interesting one.

Time in Status Reports is a free app that offers great value status reporting. Users are given numerous views including average time in status, average time with the assignee, time with assignee per status, status transition count, and many more. It is therefore great at giving teams visibility into where time is being spent and with whom. Reports can also be viewed as charts and reports on Jira Dashboards. Time in Status is so feature-rich that we can’t imagine that it’ll be a free app for too much longer so customers should make the most of it while they can.

Like most other apps we see now breaking the 500 instance threshold and joining the 500 Club, RVS has focused on Cloud only. With 99% of new Atlassian users joining on Cloud and many larger customers migrating (on top of new innovations like Forge) vendors are increasingly being rewarded for creating excellent Cloud apps.

If you have any questions on MARS then get in touch with us at hello@blendedperspectives.com.

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