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AUG
17

Everything you need to know about our pricing changes

JMWE and JMCF new pricing

First, on behalf of Innovalog, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their business. This patronage truly matters to us, especially in these turbulent times. We strive to meet and exceed expectations whenever our customers need help, have a question, or reach out to our support team, and we are always committed to doing our best.  

At Innovalog, we never increase our prices without first giving you valuable new functionality to automate more of your Jira processes. In the past 12-18 months, we have invested in a significant amount of new features and improvements, and we hope you find them helpful. This year, we have decided to make all pricing changes in one shot, on September 16th, 2020, as we have postponed some pricing changes from Spring to help organizations stabilize their business during this difficult time.

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JUL
02

New features in Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) now available

JMCF v 2.3.0 is here

JMCF v. 2.3.0 for Jira Server and Data Center is here, and it brings the following new features: 

Auto-indexing of related Jira issues makes searching accurate

​When displaying an issue, the value of all its Calculated (Scripted) fields is re-computed on-the-fly. Therefore, the value of any Calculated field will always be up-to-date. But when searching for issues, Jira uses the Jira index, which stores the value of all standard and custom fields and is only updated when an issue is modified (or the index is re-built).

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JUL
02

Agile projects: prioritize what matters

Prioritize Jira Stories with Midori

Build a"low effort - high impact" Jira story report with the help of JMCF and Excel

All agile teams know the value of adaptive planning and quick response to change. While there are many tools and strategies that help you evaluate and prioritize - and reprioritize - your work, one you can always count on is "impact vs. effort."
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JUN
22

How to create Confluence pages from Jira issues - with links and data - in one click

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Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) comes with over 40 point-and-click Jira workflow post-functions, conditions, and validators (here is the PDF cheatsheet of all extensions). Configuring these no-code extensions will often be enough to automate most of your workflows, especially the essential ones. 

However, what sets JMWE apart from all the "code-free" Jira workflow apps is the extensibility of all these extensions with simplified scripting. Even if you are a Groovy novice, you can use code snippets right inside all extensions for more sophisticated workflows. Our user-friendly editor and tester will assist with scripting - often, you'll be able to click your way through "coding".

Additionally, advanced Groovy users can do super-powerful workflow automation with JMWE. Take a look at this use case that Carl E. Allen just shared on the Atlassian Community site

This use case is for Jira Data Center and Jira Server. JMWE is also available in Jira Cloud, but it uses (optional) Nunjucks and Jira expressions to extend your workflows. 

MAY
22

New JMWE for Jira Server and Data Center v6.3 is here

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We are excited to introduce a new version of JMWE for Jira Server and Data Center. It includes several significant new features, as well as many improvements. We hope that JMWE will help you automate more of your Jira workflows.  

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APR
24

Workflow extension cheat sheet for Jira Server and Data Center

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Jira offers several built-in conditions, validators, and post functions that help you configure workflows. However, these native tools are often not enough for automating processes using workflows. Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) and its 40+ point-and-click post-functions, conditions, and validators, you can quickly configure thousands of sophisticated use cases. You can find all these extensions right within Jira's list of post-functions, conditions, and validators.

Check out this cheat sheet, available at innovalog.com/cheatsheet, with all of the Jira & JMWE extensions available to you.

FEB
27

Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) new version release

What's new in JMCF 2.2

JMCF v 2.2 is here! This version brings new features such as the new Transition Callers field type, support for Botron's Configuration Manager, and improvements that include better Duration field types, and more.

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JAN
21

Verify approval in a Jira workflow

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It's smart to make Jira workflows as simple and flexible as possible. I like to give users multiple ways to transition issues between statuses and even let them skip statuses when needed. But sometimes skipping a status is undesirable or creates a compliance problem. Consider an approval status for example. You'd certainly fail an audit if work was started on an issue or an issue was completed before it was approved. Luckily, Innovalog's Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) app has a validator to prevent it.

Use Case: Before work is started or an issue reaches its final workflow status, make sure it passes through the "Approval" status.

Bonus: Conditional Approval, to allow selected issues to bypass the "Approval" status.

DEC
04

New must-see features in JMWE 6.2 for Jira Server & Jira Data Center

What's new in JMWE 6.2 for Jira Server and Jira Data Center

The highly-anticipated Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) 6.2 is here, and we are excited to let you know about a few important new features, as well as many improvements.

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OCT
23

Want to migrate from JSU to JMWE?

Migrating from JSU to JMWE

Customers who run older Jira instances might still have the free version of JSU. Now it is no longer free and requires a license to operate, which you'd need upon upgrading to the latest Jira instance. Recently, JSU announced price increases, up to three-fold, and as of November 4, 2019, JMWE and JSU are priced the same*. However, some customers either consider purchasing a single workflow automation tool or want to replace JSU with JMWE. In most cases, thanks to many point-and-click extensions in JMWE, as well as extensibility via simple yet powerful scripting, it can be done easily.  

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JUL
31

ScriptRunner vs JMWE: Choose the best app for your needs

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ScriptRunner for Jira and Jira Misc Workflow Extensions are the two top-selling apps in Admin tools and Workflow categories for Jira Server and Data Center, with 23K+ and 16K+ installations respectively (as of July 2019). 

Adaptavist's ScriptRunner provides sophisticated scripting options for many admin functions, while JMWE lets you quickly and easily configure and extend workflows - and only workflows. Many Jira Admins actually use both JMWE and ScriptRunner, but they use them for different things. 

Here, we outline the main differences between JMWE and ScriptRunner to help you decide when to use one app versus the other. 

JUN
11

Automatically transition Jira Issues

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As a Jira administrator, I frequently see this problem: child issues are closed but nobody remembered to close the parent issue. Users have already moved on to the next thing and the parent issue sits in its incorrect status forever. Or maybe it's the opposite: the Epic is closed, but its Stories, Bugs, and Tasks were forgotten.

When issue status does not reflect reality, reporting is a nightmare. All completed or unneeded issues should be transitioned to their final status. Why not take this step off your user's "to do" list and automate it? It's easy to automatically transition issues with Innovalog's Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) app.

Use Case: When all child issues are closed, automatically transition the parent so users don't need to do it manually. Example: When all Sub-tasks are transitioned to the "Closed" status, automatically transition the Task issue to the "Closed" status.

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MAY
15

Tell us what you've built in Jira and win a NINTENDO SWITCH​ [this contest is now closed]

The Jira workflow contest is on!

We know you have ideas on how to make your Jira workflows better, and we hope Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) and Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) help you do that.  Take a few minutes [updated 6/17/2019 raffle closed] share how you use JMWE or JMCF and we'll share it with the world (we will respect anonymity if you prefer). Not sure how it would look? Just take a look at these real-life use cases already shared by other Jira superstars.

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APR
10

About Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE)

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MAR
12

Build your first calculated custom field with JMCF

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Here, we use the Transition Caller custom field type to display the person who resolved an issue (as an example). Using this custom field type, you can display, search for and report on the author of any transition based on actual transition IDs or between one, many, or all statuses. We cover the latter one in the above video.

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FEB
18

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) now supports Jira 8

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions Now Supports Jira 8

Jira Software Server and Data Center 8.0 is built for speed and scalability. It brings substantial performance improvements and a more updated look and feel. Together with the new Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) 6.0.0, you can make work flow better and faster than ever.

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FEB
13

Boost your Jira Boards with JMCF calculated fields

Customize your Jira board with a calculated field

In Jira, you can customize your Board cards to help users focus on important details. You can filter according to your preferences, change colors, and display up to three fields. Adding a field you already have available in Jira is not difficult. However, you often want to show information not stored in an issue field, or pull it from a related issue.

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FEB
12

About Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF)

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JAN
19

Say Hello to Innovalog’s JMCF 2.0 for Jira Server!

Introducing Jira Misc Custom Fields 2.0

We are super-thrilled to announce the release of Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) 2.0 for Jira Server. Over the past eighteen months, we've seen an increase of feature requests for our free JMCF app. With this commercial release, we tried to implement as many requested features as possible. This highly popular app has been truly transformed and we hope that it helps customers improve their day-to-day Jira processes.

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