Introduction

With each new release of our Cloud-hosted plugins, we endeavor to reduce disparities in functionality and customization that exist between them and our Server-hosted versions. However, due to technical prerequisites and limitations of Jira Cloud, inevitable variances remain.
SoftwarePlant's Server-hosted BigPicture remains the gold standard, serving as a reference point towards which its Cloud-hosted equivalent should be developed.
This document examines 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
Technical configuration

Respect Jira's Screen scheme configuration

Not available at the moment.

AdministrationSynchronize with TempoNot available at the moment.

Feature request on SoftwarePlant's end: ONE-19957 - Getting issue details... STATUS

ConfluenceGadgetsRemoved from Jira Cloud on July 7th, 2017. You can find details here.-


DashboardsGadgets

Not available at the moment.

-

Feature request on SoftwarePlant's end:

ONE-7584 - 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 a functionality.

Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1487
GanttDetail View not available on Cloud.

Atlassian API does not provide such functionality.

Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-69721
Risks / Gantt/ Board

Edit Issue dialog (pencil icon) not available on Cloud

Atlassian Connect Jira JavaScript API does not provide such a functionality.

Feature request on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1243
Technical 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, which means you can't:

  • change their name and description
  • edit their possible values
  • remove them
  • change their Context

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You can:

  • change the Risk fields mapping in the configuration of the App (to use another field)

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  • create a custom field that better meets your needs and use it for the field mapping
  • associate the Locked fields with various screens to use them in your projects


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


Technical configuration (Technical Info)Support data button

Not available due to the nature of Jira Cloud hosting.

n/a
AllJQL hints as you type in Search Box and Quick filtersAtlassian API does not provide such functionality.

AllEnhanced JQL functionality allows you to search for issues based on data stored exclusively in the App's database (i.e., Box properties, soft links, etc.)  Jira Cloud doesn't support JQL enhancement.

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