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What is the difference btw a JSW and a JWM site?

Can you only create business projects in a JWM application on a cloud site or also in a JSW application on a cloud site?

Can you create software projects in a JWM application to or du you also need JSW then?

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Vishwas Rising Star Jan 28, 2022

Hey @Ulrika Eriksson 

When we have JSW product we get both JWM and JSW project templates.

But if you have just JWM site then only business projects.

In order to create software projects(agile) we have to have JSW.

Hope this helps !!



Vishwas Rising Star Jan 28, 2022

FYI I pulled this out from this link


Do I have to pay separately for Jira Work Management?

For now, any licensed Jira user has access to Jira Work Management projects and features once enabled for your organization’s instance. Creating a Business project while using Jira Software or Jira Service Management means you are creating a Jira Work Management project.

You are still able to purchase Jira Work Management individually and can do so here.

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Rob Horan Community Leader Nov 03, 2022

hi @Vishwas ,

Thanks for the link, though this doesn't give a yes or no - and the JCMA REQUIRES JWM to be present on a site separately.  In cases like that (from experience since Atlassian sent me to this post), customers are being charged separately for JWM.

This situation is very much unclear.

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Gaurav Community Leader Jan 28, 2022

Hello @Ulrika Eriksson 

JSW (Jira Software) and JWM (Jira Work Management) are 2 separate products. Both can co-exist on the same site but have separate purposes.

These products have different templates available though you can customize any template to suit your needs and can use them interchangeably, though it is not recommended.

Please share if you have any further questions.

Kindly accept the answer if this helps resolve the query.

Hi Ulrika,

Jira Software, Jira Work Management, and Jira Service Management can be thought of like different flavors of Jira. They all share some core features, but then are each specialized for different types of work: JWM for business teams, JSW for software teams, and JSM for support desk teams.

You will need to activate each type of Jira on your instance in order to create projects. So, if you have JSW only, but what to create a business project, you will need to add JWM. The pricing is different for each product (and dependent on how many users you need for each product), but you get an estimate of how much it will cost with the Jira Cloud calculator:

Ron Levy Atlassian Team Jan 30, 2022

Chiming in here - as mentioned above, if you have a JSW license you can create "business projects" which are essentially Jira Work Management projects, without needing to add a separate JWM license.

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