Comparing GitClear to LinearB
A December 2022 analysis including pricing, screenshots, and data
GitClear and LinearB are two of the most widely adopted companies working on Developer Analytics. While both companies connect to similar data sources (GitHub, Jira, Bitbucket), the two are at odds on the question of "How can developer metrics be used to create a better engineering culture?"
Similarities between LinearB and GitClear
Thousands of engineering managers rely on each product
Both companies treat data security as priority #1
Both tell stories by matching git history to issue tracking signals
A few reasons customers choose GitClear
1. Flexible, product-driven pricing
|10 developers||50 developers||100 developers||Per developer||100 developers on prem|
|$90 /month||$450 /month||$900 /month||$9 /month||$2,900 /month|
|$210 /month||$1,610 /month||$3,360 /month||$35 /month||$4,500 /month|
A sales-driven company is more expensive than a product-driven company. This makes GitClear a more appealing option for companies sensitive to annual costs.
2. Developer-powered vs. Manager-powered
GitClear bills itself as "the most developer-friendly analytics tool," and it requires that developers grant permission to those who want to filter on their individual stats. No other Developer Analytics tool gives developers control over who views their data.
Every developer has dealt with a Bad Manager at some point in their career, so the burden is on the tool to prove that those managers won't use it against the creators.
3. Pinpoint Tech Debt
4. Perfect for developer self-optimization
5. Empirically validated
5.5 Rapid setup, no process changes
To reap the full benefit of LinearB requires training a team to participate in a specific regimen that allows the software to generate data.
In contrast, GitClear was built to "Just Work™️". You log in, choose which repos to import, optionally connect to Jira, and wait a few hours. No credit card or no sales demo necessary. Once you see your data through GitClear, you'll realize why we grew more than 4x in 2021 alone.