Atlassian served up new, inexpensive plate of "all-you-can-eat SaaS platform" today. Now, users can get the company's most popular tools — JIRA, Confluence, GreenHopper, etc. — for US$ 10 per month for up to 10 people.
Not only will software development teams be able to use the company’s products for cheap, but they can also pick them up à la carte style. In other words, now you can start with as much or as little as you need, and add products as you go.
This also means you can pick and choose the number of users you want per application and scale from there. Tight integration into current holdings enables tabs to appear at the top of the screen as you add new products, and sharing features include between apps, as well as shared navigation, and sharing between systems.
Atlassian OnDemand currently includes JIRA, Confluence, GreenHopper, Team Calendars, Bonfire, FishEye, Crucible, and Bamboo, as well as free maintenance and upgrades of all apps, and third-party compatibility with Google Apps, Zendesk, Salesforce and uTest.
"This is an awesome, awesome addition to our hosted services," wrote Atlassian's Michael Knighten, Director of Hosted Services, in the company's official blog post. He also noted that the change means phasing out JIRA Studio on other hosted product offerings in favor of OnDemand service. "Ten bucks gets your team started with Atlassian tools – hosted, pre-configured, and ready to go in minutes."
Awesome indeed. Check it out:
An Awesome New Look, at Long Last
The company is sporting a fresh new look to go with its new offering, new home in San Francisco (at 7th and Harrison), and its new numbers. That is, according to Atlassian President Jay Simons, the company is seeing 40 percent year-over-year growth and US$ 88 million in revenue (up from last year's US$ 56 million).
The facelift infuses the company’s logo and overall branding with a more modern flair to go along with its new emphasis on up-to-date cloud offerings:
Not too shabby for a relatively young player (founded in 2002). "It’s looking to become a $100 million company–with virtually no sales force, growing largely just through word of mouth," noted Tomio Geron of Forbes.