New Feature Request:Link to multiple JIRA instances
In my organization, we have two JIRA instances, and both of them need to be linked to our Zendesk account. Please add this new feature. I know TeamSupport (another ticket system) can link multiple JIRA accounts, so please consider my request.
Thanks for keeping this thread alive and for your continued feedback on this feature. I've captured all of your additional feedback towards this feature, which all helps in providing visibility of its priority and importance.
While I appreciate that there have not been updates for some time, as we progress into 2022 we may have an opportunity to explore this feature in more details. It would be great to work with you to understand your specific use case.
Please let me know if you'd be interested in 1-1 customer interview to discuss how you're using the integration today, as well as your current ways of working.
Thanks as always for the useful feedback, Jennifer. We'll be interested to hear if other users have a similar need as well.
We have the opposite - three instances of Zendesk and one instance of JIRA shared, but we can only link one Zendesk to the JIRA instance. Would also like some kind of multiple link, as it would be really, REALLY useful...
We would like to be able to have Zendesk for JIRA integration enabled on both of our JIRA instances that we utilize. We have one Zendesk instance and two JIRA instances. For now we can only enable JIRA integration for one out of two of our JIRA instances, which feels like half a solution as we have different software products that we engineer in the two JIRA instances and one ticket system that is used by all of our software products that we design. When we attempt to add the second JIRA instance to Zendesk we get the following error, circled in yellow:
If we proceed with the authentication of the Zendesk Support for JIRA integration at that point it just overwrites the JIRA integration that already existed with the JIRA instance info that we are doing at that time, but does not allow for two JIRA instances to be configured. This is even though Zendesk's apps marketplace has the ability to add more than one JIRA addon (although the site address and JIRA address is not configurable inside Zendesk apps area). So we can only have one JIRA instance or the other in place, but not both.
We have recently acquired another company that will be sharing our Zendesk Support, and they have their own JIRA instance. We would like to be able to have multiple JIRA accounts linked to one Zendesk Support.
Is there going to be a time when the Zendesk-JIRA integration, "JIRA" app, authored by Zendesk, works with multiple JIRA instances? As of now in v4.0, the integration only supports a single JIRA instance, as seen here and: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203660206/comments/360000339867
We have two JIRA instances. We know that there is at least one alternative application that allow adding another JIRA instance to Zendesk to bypass the one JIRA instance only limitation that the existing app created by the Zendesk team contains, to allow for getting another instance to connect to have Zendesk-JIRA integration. However, all the alternative apps are pricey, about 40 cents per ticket created after the "Free" trial expires. However all of the alternative app options, including the "IntegrateCloud Zendesk-JIRA Integration" app, appear to be pay per use and can get very expensive for us when we have the need to link to and create an average of 10 Zendesk tickets to JIRA issues daily x .40 cents x 30 days = $120 USD per month, this is about what we pay for our entire monthly Zendesk subscription. Even though the app in this particular app in the Zendesk Marketplace is shown as "Price: Free", it is only free to install but it is still pay to use after the first 20 tickets are created, it would cost about 40 cents per ticket creation if we were to start actively using this alternative app, in addition adding comments via the "Notify" feature are charged per comment added. As seen on their Support FAQ page here (https://integratecloud.azuredesk.co/SupportHome/Index.aspx) mentioned in the "What is a transaction?" section:
If you create a ticket in Zendesk and send it to JIRA that is considered as 1 transaction. Now when you add some comments in JIRA for linked ticket and send back to Zendesk its considered as 1 transaction. So total 2 transactions. Every time integratecloud sync comments or any piece of information from Zendesk to JIRA or Vice Versa that will be considered as transaction.
I see the big downside to the "IntegrateCloud Zendesk-JIRA Integration" app in the Zendesk Marketplace is that it looks like this "Free" version is not free, only "Free for 20 tickets", and will expire after 20 ticket creations. The software author replied with the "Free for 20 tickets" comment seen in another Zendesk Help Center forum response. Once the "IntegrateCloud Zendesk-JIRA Integration" app times out it will cease to work and require a license and using their Price Calculator it would incur or estimate to be a 40 cents per ticket creation / linked ticket / new comment charge.
In addition, compared to the "JIRA" (Zendesk Support for JIRA) app, available in the Zendesk Marketplace, authored by Zendesk, that app is less buggy compared to the alternative apps that we have tried that support Zendesk-JIRA integration. We also do not like that we have to install, maintain, and have end-users utilize two different apps in their Zendesk ticket view just to allow the two different JIRA instances to work, and one app has a completely different UI compared to the other app, and in this case the alternative apps are somewhat buggy and somewhat less feature rich compared to the one authored by Zendesk. The main issue I have would be the cost in using an alternative Zendesk-JIRA app, we pay enough for our Zendesk and JIRA subscription to begin with to have to worry about a 40 cents cost per new or linked ticket and per comment fee (transactions) just so that we can have one more JIRA instance tied to our Zendesk.
We are in desperate need of this functionality also.
We have two different DEV groups using two different Jira instances that we need to interact with Support groups in the same ZD instance.
I inquired about integratecloud but they dont have the same functionality as the OOB solution provided by ZD and would have to build a custom app. I am hesitant any time we have to rely on a third party software solution and I have even less faith when its a custom app.
Would love to see this!
Any update on linking multiple JIRA instances to one Zendesk instance, using the official JIRA app (built by Zendesk) from the marketplace? The "IntegrateCloud Zendesk-JIRA Integration" third-party app that I was using up until recently to connect my second JIRA instance to Zendesk still to this day shows as "Price: Free" in the Zendesk Marketplace but the company has decided to charge $300 USD per month to use / license the app, even though that app still to this day is advertised as "Price: Free" in the marketplace listing (https://www.zendesk.com/apps/support/integratecloud-zendesk-jira-integration/?source=app_directory) I only use that app just so that I can connect my second JIRA instance to Zendesk, as the standard JIRA app can only connect a single instance to Zendesk. I was told the "Price: Free" in the app description would be looked in to by an employee of Zendesk in this thread, as deceiving practice in the Zendesk Marketplace, seen for some apps to this day.
We only use the ticket linking feature for the app and actually only use it 3-4 times a month so it is not worth the $300 USD per month that this company wants to charge to keep using it. See the most recent review for this particular app at: https://www.zendesk.com/apps/support/integratecloud-zendesk-jira-integration/?source=app_directory to know that the pricing for this third party app is out of hand, just to get a second JIRA instance connected to Zendesk. I suppose they are taking advantage of the fact that the official JIRA app that is created by Zendesk team, which only supports a single instance, can only support that single instance at this time so that is what prompts other companies to write a third-party app. Then they charge an absorbent amount for the right to connect a second instance because of the lack of support for that in the official JIRA app. We pay enough as it is for Zendesk and JIRA licenses, and it seems like it would not be a heck of a lot of trouble to be able to add another instance connector to the JIRA app to allow communication for even just a second JIRA instance to talk to Zendesk.
Thanks for your feedback and I fully appreciate your frustration.
Unfortunately we don't have this on our roadmap at the moment but I've collected your feedback. For your reference, updating the existing integration to allow for multiple JIRA instances would require a significant re-build of the product.
Hey @...! I wanted to comment on this as well-I would also find this useful if you ever decide to put it in the roadmap in the future! Similar to others above we have acquired other companies that have their own jira instance so now as more teams come on board to Zendesk we have the need to add multiple connections. In the meantime we are looking to see if we can migrate their own teams to our Jira but I'm sure this will come up again in the future! Thanks so much.
Thank you for the feedback and I've taken note of it for the feature. Please let us know if you have any other requests for the integration.
Another request here for a global company who have different data protection rules in different locations.
We would like to link two ZD accounts to one Jira, the data that is protected in each country is not transferred.
Is this also going to be a feature soon? Or is it weighted at all by ZD?
Thanks for your feedback, I've noted it along with the other requests for the feature.
Unfortunately this is not in our current roadmap but we'll update you if we plan to build out multiple Zendesk integrations.
@... as I and others mentioned it would be great to eventually get support for global companies that have two different dev groups that use two different JIRA instances that need to interact with support groups in the same Zendesk instance. We can use it to link ZD tickets to JIRA issues and pass notes through to devs in JIRA based on Zendesk tickets, and not be limited to one single JIRA instance for the integration to be able to do that. Jennifer the original poster created this product feedback back in 2018, and it is obvious this is a needed feature. Thank you for the attention.
This upgrade would be a huge enhancement for our business. We are a consulting firm and incorporating the possibility of our clients own ticketing systems (since not everyone has zendesk) to link tickets between their current system and our Zendesk would be a huge win.
And yes, just to pre-answer questions -- Yes our clients create tickets in Zendesk and we have custom fields in forms for them to link their own ticket ids so we can create reports on their behalf based on the link tickets.
But the insights and automation we would gain would be a huge enhancement for our clients (and us) to have comments update between the 2 systems.
Any news on the option to link mulitiple Jira instances from one ZD instance?
As others have commented, we also have multiple companies and really need to be able to create Jira tickets in more than the one we have for our main company today.
We need the same solution, link multiple JIRA instances from one ZD instance. We have been evaluating Exalate as a possible alternative for now.
Hi David Gillespie, is there an update on this by any chance?
@Sean Bourke I'd be happy to meet with you
I am interested in discussing this with you Sean.
Would love to discuss our use case with you, we have multiple companies that we've acquired recently, each with their own support and dev infrastructure. We're looking to consolidate the Support instances and grow our Zendesk, but we get blocked not being able to have those support teams link tickets to a different JIRA instance.
We have as of late obtained another footiee organization that will be sharing our Zendesk Support, and they have their own JIRA example. We might want to have the option to have different JIRA accounts connected to one Zendesk Support.
We are also impatiently waiting for the support of multiple JIRA integrations
(I'm with the vendor, but I think that following links promoting Exalate can be helpful for this group)
FYI, Exalate (a zendesk approved app) allows for multiple connections such as multiple zendesk to a single JIra, or multiple Jira's to a single zendesk, or even a zendesk to a servicenow, a salesforce, a github
The link to the app is here
If you would like to see how to setup a connection - check following video
Let me know,
Just adding a comment that I am also looking for a way to connect two Jira instances to our Zendesk account and would love to see this feature added!
Adding our comment, we asked about this two years ago.
We are a software provider for multiple banks and each one has it's own Zendesk domain. Each bank is managed as a separate "project" in JIRA.
The way it is currently, we are only allowed to track how many zendesk tickets are related to each JIRA ticket for one project.
It would be invaluable to us to be able to replicate this functionality across all projects.
My company as well has two Jira instances that need to be linked to our singular Zendesk instance.
Each instance of Jira needs the ability to be integrated with Zendesk.
We have no issue creating service accounts as admins in Zendesk to facilitate multiple integrations, but this 1:1 limitation prevents us from connecting our second Jira instance to our Zendesk environment.
We are a SaaS company and one Jira instance is Engineering/Product tickets where bugs and feature requests are logged/worked. These are generated from internal employees and Zendesk support tickets reporting bugs or asking for new features.
The second instance is IT, Ops, Customer Success, so anything done to the customer's environment is logged here and needs to be attached to support tickets within Zendesk as well.
Hi Jim Keller
I'm working as a pre-sales engineer with Exalate.
Exalate was designed for use-cases like this, it's the bread-and-butter of it.
One of Exalate's features, apart from syncing tickets bi-directionally, is linking multiple Zendesks with Jira and visa versa.
The tickets/bugs/requests will out-of-the-box be fully bi-directionally syncronized, which means, if a field gets updated on either side, it will automatically update on the other side, you can change this to make it uni-directional if you so please.
Exalate is easy and straightforward to set-up and you can control exactly which data you want to send and/or receive.
If you would like to see a customized demo of the product, please book a slot.
Hi @... happy to speak with you if still looking into this.
We have multiple products each with their own JIRA instance as they are managed by different development teams. We need to be able to send the tickets to the corresponding product team so need to connect to multiple JIRA accounts.
We are in the process of creating multiple "Brands" in Zendesk so we can easily manage all tickets within our one Zendesk instance, but need to link to each individual JIRA instances in order to inform the appropriate DEV team.
Hi @... happy to speak with you.
We do have 2 instances on Zendesk and one of them is already integrated on our jira account, however, we'd like to connect the new instance with the same jira account we have.
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