The software giant announced plans to expand its collaboration and analytics services and develop an online marketplace for developers to sell software to customers, but the announcement also brought more talk of the impending departure of Jira.
The company has been in the midst of a leadership overhaul that is believed to be aimed at making it more agile, responsive and open.
The new management is led by Ramesh Kumar, who has been the CEO of JIRA since 2012.
The new leadership is expected to focus on the company’s core product, which includes a cloud-based, open source, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that includes support for a number of popular financial products.
According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, the company has already started work on a new product called Jira Analytics, which is designed to provide the same features of the current Jira platform.
“Our vision is to be a great open source software platform for developers, as well as an easy-to-use platform for companies to develop and deploy applications on,” Kumar said in a statement.
Kumar also revealed that the company is expanding its global presence, including in South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, China, India, Brazil and Argentina.
Jira Analytics is a cloud platform for financial software development that will also include APIs and a marketplace for business users to sell their applications.
For more on Jira, see: Jira: The latest news from The Wall St Journal, Jiaburn: How Jira changed my life and more. Posted by Matt Meadows at 6:39:24