With each new release of our Cloud-hosted plugins, we endeavour 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 point of reference 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 modules of BigPicture and BigPicture Enterprise.
Due to the fact that BigPicture includes all of BigGantt's functionalities, BigGantt was intentionally missed out in the below comparison.
|Module||BigPicture Cloud||BigPicture Server|
|Roadmap (SAFe® )|
The list of missing functionalities in BigPicture Cloud
|Module||Key difference||Explanation||Preview||Issue to track|
Create Jira sub-task not available on Cloud
|Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1487|
|Gantt||Detail View not available on Cloud.|
Atlassian API does not provide such a functionality.
|Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-69721|
|Risks / Gantt/ Board|
Edit Risk (Pencil Icon) / Edit Issue dialog not available on Cloud
|Feature request on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1243|
"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:
|Technical configuration (WBS configuration)|
Not available due to no UI conditions mechanism for Jira Cloud.
|Technical configuration (Technical Info)||Support data|
Not available due to the nature of Jira Cloud hosting.
Respect Jira's Screen scheme configuration
|Not available at the moment.|
|Administration||Synchronize with Tempo||Not available at the moment.|
|Confluence||Gadgets||Removed from Jira Cloud on July 7th, 2017. Details can be found here.||-|
Not available at the moment.
|All||Jira keyboard shortcuts 1||Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box can be displayed by pressing '?' ('Shift + /').|
|All||Not able to bulk change time tracking values such as original estimate||Apparently it has not been implemented by Atlassian||https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-12595|
|All||JQL hints as you type in Search Box and Quick filters||Atlassian API does not provide such a functionality.|
|All||Enhanced JQL functionality allows you to search for items 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 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 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.
More information about functioning of custom fields related to third-party apps can be found on the following page.