Atlassian at the moment introduced that it has acquired Code Barrel, the makers of Automation for Jira, a low-code device for simply automating many features of Jira that’s additionally one of the crucial common add-ons for Jira Software program and Jira Service Desk in Atlassian’s market. The 2 corporations didn’t disclose the value of the acquisition.
Sydney-based Code Barrel was based by two of the primary engineers who constructed Jira at Atlassian, Nick Menere and Andreas Knecht. With this acquisition, they’re returning to Atlassian after 4 years in startup land.
“For me and Andreas, it’s almost like coming home,” stated Menere, who joined the Jira workforce in 2005 when there have been solely a handful of builders engaged on the product. “It’s the place where we pretty much learned how to develop software and how to develop product. For us, this was the only company we would ever go back to.”
Because the title implies, Automation for Jira makes it straightforward to automate recurring duties in Atlassian’s problem and mission monitoring service. “Increasingly, [our customers] are having to spend a lot of time on the mundane,” Noah Wasmer, the VP of Product for Tech Groups at Atlassian, instructed me. “What we’re seeing is that with Jira as the backbone, they are interacting with a lot of systems, are duplicating work, are manually entering work into different systems. And so what we’re finding is that they’re spending an inordinate amount of time doing things that aren’t actually helping them build and create those next-generation things that help change our world.”
If you wish to scale back this type of duplication of labor, then automation is the plain factor to have a look at. And with greater than 6,000 corporations that discovered Code Barrel’s resolution in Atlassian’s market, plus the founders’ apparent connection to the corporate, Automation for Jira should have been an apparent candidate for an acquisition.
Wasmer additionally careworn that the truth that they constructed a no-code device will permit anyone who makes use of Jira to create scripts with out having to be a programmer. Automation for Jira permits customers to arrange time-based guidelines or those who run based mostly on triggers within Jira. It additionally options third-party integrations with SMS, Slack and Microsoft Groups, amongst others.
In the intervening time, Automation for Jira will stay within the Atlassian Market and can proceed to promote on the similar value of $5/consumer/month for groups with as much as 10 customers and $2.5/consumer/month for groups between 11 and 100 customers, with costs happening from there for bigger enterprises. Certainly, Atlassian will begin integrating among the device’s options into Jira, however in the interim the corporate doesn’t have something to announce on that entrance.