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Introduction

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.

Info

Due to the fact that BigPicture includes all of BigGantt's functionalities, BigGantt was intentionally missed out in the below comparison.

Modules

ModuleBigPicture CloudBigPicture ServerPreview
Gantt

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Roadmap 1

Status
colourGreen
titlesoonYES
2

Status
colourGreen
titleYes
3

SAFe® Roadmap

Status
colourGreen
titleYes
4

Status
titlesoon
5

Resources

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Risks

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Teams

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

Metrics 6

Status
colourRed
titleNo

Status
colourGreen
titleYes

1 Will be renamed to 'Board'. 
2 Planned to be released in Q2/early Q3. More details can be found within the following issue: 

Jira
serverSoftwarePlant JIRA
serverIdd24f6c00-fd6e-39a5-9574-e9fc8b9fa0bc
keyPPM-3023

3 Currently named as 'Roadmap'.
4 Currently named as 'Roadmap'.
5 Planned to be released in the end of September 2018.
6 Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. See the notice below.

The list of missing functionalities in BigPicture Cloud

Info

All so-called Enterprise features that are brought by BigPicture Enterprise are not yet available for Jira Cloud and will be added as soon as BigPicture Enterprise becomes available on this platform. Ticket on SoftwarePlant's end:

Jira
serverSoftwarePlant JIRA
serverIdd24f6c00-fd6e-39a5-9574-e9fc8b9fa0bc
keyBIGPICTURE-4970

ModuleKey differenceExplanationPreview
Gantt

Create Jira sub-task

Atlassian Connect Jira JavaScript API does not provide such a functionality.
Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1487

GanttCreate Gantt sub-task

Will be added soon.
Ticket on SoftwarePlant's end:

Jira
serverSoftwarePlant JIRA
serverIdd24f6c00-fd6e-39a5-9574-e9fc8b9fa0bc
keyPPM-3719

GanttShow Cadences

Due to lack of 'Roadmap 1' module for Jira Cloud.

GanttDetail View

Atlassian API does not provide such a functionality.

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

Gantt"Icons" and "Type" fields are not available-

ResourcesShow tasks from all Programs (Cross-program View)

Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.

RisksEdit Risk (Pencil Icon)

Atlassian Connect Jira JavaScript API does not provide such a functionality.
Feature request on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1243

Global configurationProgram configuration

Atlassian's REST API for Jira project creation does not allow to point out which fieldScheme, taskTypeScheme and screenScheme should be used. Hence, no point to allow the user to change settings within 'Program configuration' if those are not taken into account by API.

Global configurationRoadmap configurationDue to lack of 'Roadmap 1' module for Jira Cloud.

Global 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. Due to that, Risk consequence and Risk probability fields remain non-editable.

Ticket on SoftwarePlant's end:

Jira
serverSoftwarePlant JIRA
serverIdd24f6c00-fd6e-39a5-9574-e9fc8b9fa0bc
keyBIGPICTURE-5351

Global configuration (WBS configuration)
No UI conditions mechanism for Jira Cloud.

Global configuration (Technical Info)Support data

Due to the nature of Jira Cloud hosting.

AdministrationCustom actionsAvailable in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.

AdministrationMenuAvailable in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.

AdministrationSynchronize with TempoAvailable in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.

Program Manager (Program Wizard)Create new Jira Project

Atlassian's REST API for Jira project creation does not allow to set a default screenScheme and as a result it is impossible to point out which screenScheme should be used. During project creation, Jira assigns a dedicated screenScheme which does not include fields brought by BigPicture. This is reflected in the lack of possibility to update tasks' periods. In consequence, every Program created that way would be useless as tasks' periods wouldn't be retained. Hence, our decision to keep this option unavailable.

ConfluenceGadgetsRemoved from Jira Cloud on July 7th, 2017. Details can be found here.-
DashboardsGadgets

Will be added soon. 
Ticket on SoftwarePlant's end:

Jira
serverSoftwarePlant JIRA
serverIdd24f6c00-fd6e-39a5-9574-e9fc8b9fa0bc
keyPPM-3731

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