VANCOUVER, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comalatech, today announced the launch of Canvas for Atlassian JIRA OnDemand, built with Atlassian's new Atlassian Connect development framework. Canvas for JIRA helps organizations comprehend complexity by visualizing issues, like software bugs, new features, tasks, or support requests, on interactive boards. On the boards, users can manipulate these issues in dozens of ways. Simply dragging an issue across the customizable rows and columns changes JIRA attributes like assignee, version, label or an organization's custom fields.
Comalatech has been building add-ons for Atlassian products since 2007 and is one of the highest grossing developers in the Atlassian Marketplace. Comalatech's comprehensive line of add-ons covers workflows, page publishing and tools for visualization for Atlassian's on-premises versions of Confluence and JIRA. With the release of Canvas for JIRA and Confluence OnDemand, Comalatech brings its Canvas products for visually organizing content through boards to Atlassian's SaaS collaboration and issue tracking products.
In October 2013, Comalatech introduced Canvas for Confluence OnDemand to help teams brainstorm and collaborate on content. It comes pre-loaded with boards for business and agile development teams, such as Project Retrospectives, Product Roadmaps, and SWOT analysis. Teams can also build a custom board to support a framework specific to their needs. That release helped Comalatech tap into a new market of over 10,000 teams using Atlassian's SaaS products. The choice to reinvent Canvas as an add-on for JIRA was natural. According to Roberto Dominguez, CEO and founder of Comalatech, "Users loved Canvas for Confluence - they simply pressured us into making a version for JIRA."
"Atlassian Connect is a game-changer. It opens the Atlassian Marketplace to developers for both on-premises and SaaS versions of JIRA and Confluence," says Dominguez. "Since Atlassian announced their OnDemand service we've been rethinking our portfolio with Connect in mind. By offering substantial freedoms in choice of technology stack, Connect makes it easy to deliver a seamless user experience for Atlassian JIRA and Confluence."
"We re-imagined our Ad hoc Canvas product in the context of Connect and OnDemand, and we are delighted with the outcome - we achieved the promises of security, stability and scalability. Remote interfaces are a fabulous way to partition functionality in today's cloud environments, and our initial concerns about the latency of connections have not been a worry."
Comalatech gives credit to Atlassian's Marketplace for easing commercialization. "In 2013 we migrated our existing product line to Marketplace. It removed a lot of sales friction, which helped us reduce costs and allowed us to focus on building products and services that make money. Sales for Canvas for Confluence continue to exceed our expectations, we have every reason to expect the same or better for Canvas for JIRA."
A leading provider of Atlassian add-ons for the past seven years, Comalatech's award-winning suite of products continue to enhance the way hundreds of businesses across the world create and manage their Confluence and JIRA content. Comalatech's flagship product, Ad hoc Workflows, is best known for adding process and compliance controls into Confluence, Atlassian's collaborative intranet and document sharing platform. Their other headline product, the award-winning Ad hoc Canvas, allows users to visually build and organize Confluence content through boards.
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