Tempo Budgets (Server/Data Center) vs. Cost Tracker (Cloud)

Abstract

Overview of the similarities and differences between Tempo Budgets Server/Data Center and Cost Tracker Cloud

Tempo Budgets is a Jira Server/Data Center product which is not currently available for Jira Cloud.* However, Tempo does offer Cost Tracker, a financial solution for Jira Cloud which was released to the Atlassian Marketplace early in 2020. Tempo Cost Tracker leverages the power of Tempo Timesheets to deliver a financial overview that lets you track costs to quickly assess and monitor the financial health of your projects. It is intended to solve similar use cases to Tempo Budgets, but without the same level of complexity.

One important consideration is that while the two products aim to address similar use cases, their underlying technical architecture is completely different. As a result, there is no migration path available from Budgets to Cost Tracker.

To help you evaluate whether the move from Budgets to Cost Tracker is right for you, we have put together a table to show where key functionalities diverge.

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Functionality

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Cost Tracker Cloud

Use Cases

Project budgeting

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Project tracking

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Revenue tracking

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Account management

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Service contract management

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Earned Value Management (EVM)

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Revenue forecasting

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Cost forecasting

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Billed hours support

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Track external expenses

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Budget milestones

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Reports

Expense report

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Status report

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Revenue report

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Indices / forecasting report

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Variance report

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Report export

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REST API

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Gadgets

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Configuration

Global cost rates

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Effective dates for rates

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Permission restrictions

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Issue expenses

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Auto-populate teams

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* At the time of writing, there are no plans to bring Tempo Budgets to Jira Cloud. Instead we intend to introduce new features to Cost Tracker over time to address additional use cases. Tempo is currently investing in the development of this product based on ongoing feedback we receive from existing Cost Tracker customers, partners and evaluators.