Best Jira On-premises Alternatives: Issue Tracking Software System

Struggling between project management versus issue tracking software? Choosing one impacts the quality of your help desk. Project management helps employees collaborate on work projects. Issue tracking software sorts queries at your help desk, support desk, or complaint desk so you can serve your customers and employees better.

Jira is best known for its project management software system under the parent company Atlassian. While Jira has a lot to offer, soon, it will no longer support its on-premises, self-hosted option. It’s the cloud or bust.   

While Asana and Trello are excellent project management tools, it takes a special breed of software for issue trackingJira Service Desk alternatives include:

Best Issue Tracking Software Systems: Jira Alternatives


Solarwinds is one of the original solutions to issue tracking, help desk, and ITSM since launching in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Although the company has been in hot water in the past, it continues to maintain a high reputation amongst its users. 

checkmark1 Starting as low as $19 per agent/month
checkmark1 30-day free service desk trial or 14-day help desk trial
checkmark1 Discounts available for academic institutions, government, and nonprofits
checkmark1 Devices with an IP address that are tracked for asset management incur fees
checkmark1 Online community of 180,000 Solarwinds users 
checkmark1 Core features: IT ticket management, risk detection, integrated assets, reports, and dashboards

See: Capterra reviews Solarwinds vs. Issuetrak


Only a year after Solarwinds, HelpMaster launched its help desk software in Canberra, Australia. If the time difference between you and Australia is a dealbreaker, feel free to keep scrolling. 

checkmark1 Starting at $54 per agent/month
checkmark1 Free trial download 
checkmark1 Training and implementation services available 
checkmark1 Versatile for multiple usages: bug tracking, issue tracking, help desk, ITSM, HR, etc.
checkmark1 Core features: Email-to-ticket conversion, knowledge base, auto-assignment, escalation and alerts, reporting, etc. 


Launching just a few years later in 2002 and headquartered in Tel Aviv, SysAid is a renowned contender among issue tracking tools. Known for its help desk, ITSM, and ITSM AI products (and its quirky mascot), SysAid has grown and rebranded itself quite successfully.

checkmark1 Pricing is not available online. Request a quote!
checkmark1 Cloud and on-premises hosting are available
checkmark1 10,000 customers worldwide
checkmark1 Core features: ticket automation, asset management, reporting, platform customization
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See: Capterra reviews SysAid vs. Issuetrak

If these aren't what you were looking for, then maybe the best issue tracking software systems solution is right under your nose (hint, hint!).

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