Introduction

With each new release of our Cloud-hosted plugins, we endeavor to reduce disparities in functionality and customization between them and our Server-hosted versions. However, due to technical prerequisites and limitations of Jira Cloud, inevitable variances remain.
Our Server-hosted BigPicture remains the gold standard, serving as a reference point for its Cloud-hosted equivalent.
In the tables below, you can find such disparities by comparing and contrasting the features and functionalities of Cloud- to Server-hosted BigPicture and BigPicture Enterprise modules.

Since BigPicture includes all of BigGantt's functionalities, BigGantt was intentionally missed out in the below comparison.

Modules

ModuleBigPicture CloudBigPicture Server
New Gantt

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Board (SAFe® )

YES

YES

Roadmap (SAFe® )

YES

YES

Resources

YES

YES

Risks

YES

YES

Teams

YES

YES

Calendar

YES

YES

Reports

YES

YES

The list of missing functionalities in BigPicture Cloud – issues on the SoftwarePlant's side

ModuleKey differenceExplanationPreviewIssue to track
Risks, Gantt, BoardEdit Issue dialog (pencil icon) not available on CloudNot available at the moment.

Feature request on SoftwarePlant's end:  ONE-36079 - Getting issue details... STATUS

AllOnline presenceNot available at the moment.

Feature request on SoftwarePlant's end:
ONE-34510 - Getting issue details... STATUS


The list of missing functionalities in BigPicture Cloud – issues on Atlassian's side

ModuleKey differenceExplanationPreviewIssue to track
Gantt

Create Jira sub-task not available on Cloud

Atlassian Connect Jira JavaScript API does not provide such functionality.

Ticket on Atlassian's end - click here.

Gantt 

Scope

Detail View not available on Cloud.

Atlassian API does not provide such functionality.

Ticket on Atlassian's end - click here.
BigPicture configuration

"Risk consequence" and "Risk probability" fields are locked.

Atlassian's REST API allows the plugin to add Select List (single choice) type of fields on installation only when they are locked.

For more information, refer to this article.


BigPicture configurationRespect Jira's Screen scheme configurationThe UI element (swiper) is not available. The Jira Cloud hosting security always requires respecting the screen scheme configuration, so the administrator has no possibility to configure the application in this regard.

BigPicture configuration (WBS configuration)
Not available due to no UI conditions mechanism for Jira Cloud.


BigPicture configuration (Technical Info)Support data button

Not available (in versions 8.1 and lower) due to the nature of Jira Cloud hosting.

n/a
ConfluenceGadgets

Following differences in the Confluence architecture between Jira Server and Jira Cloud:

  • Gadgets from Jira Server are automatically available with the same login mechanisms;
  • Gadgets from Jira Cloud were removed on July 7th, 2017 (you can find details in this JIRA Knowledge Base).
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AllJQL hints as you type in Search Box and Quick filtersAtlassian API does not provide such functionality.

AllEnhanced JQL functionalityJira Cloud doesn't support JQL enhancement.

Allinline editingInline editing of the "status" field is unavailable on Jira Cloud. 

If you have any further questions or are still in doubt about why certain options or features remain inaccessible, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team via our Service Desk.

Custom fields from third-party Jira apps in BigPicture and BigGantt

Depending on the functionality of a given plugin, custom fields based on third-party Jira apps may have limited or different functionality in the Cloud version of the product. For example, Traffic Lights can be displayed only as a text field. 

You can find more information about the functioning of custom fields related to third-party apps on the following page