Atlassian right now introduced that it has acquired Code Barrel, the makers of Automation for Jira, a low-code device for simply automating many points of Jira that’s additionally one of the most well-liked add-ons for Jira Software and Jira Service Desk in Atlassian’s market. The two firms 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,” mentioned Menere, who joined the Jira crew 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.”
As the identify implies, Automation for Jira makes it simple to automate recurring duties in Atlassian’s challenge and undertaking monitoring service. “Increasingly, [our customers] are having to spend a lot of time on the mundane,” Noah Wasmer, the VP of Product for Tech Teams at Atlassian, advised 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 cut back this sort of duplication of work, then automation is the plain factor to take a look at. And with greater than 6,000 firms 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 harassed 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 people who run primarily based on triggers inside of Jira. It additionally options third-party integrations with SMS, Slack and Microsoft Teams, amongst others.
For the time being, Automation for Jira will stay within the Atlassian Marketplace and can proceed to promote on the identical worth 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. Surely, Atlassian will begin integrating some of the device’s options into Jira, however for the time being the corporate doesn’t have something to announce on that entrance.