back to article Everyone wants a piece of software maker Atlassian's ass

Investor hunger to grab a slice of Atlassian has led the Aussie-turned-Brit-based software-as-a-service developer to upgrade its IPO price range by double digits, valuing the business at $4.1bn. The enterprise software organ, which is set to list on NASDAQ this week, had expected to issue stock at between $16.50 to $18.50 per …

  1. Grikath Silver badge

    The company is quite unique in that it

    makes an actual ..profit?!!

    What is the world coming to?!!

  2. EddieD

    Good for them.

    I enjoyed using Confluence when I was working at a University, it was easy to get to grips with, even for the less computer literate, which made my job in support less painful.

    I think that the lack of marketing/direct sales is a plus - they only put in the software what is asked for, not what they think might make a good sales pitch.

    1. Sykobee

      Re: Good for them.

      When you consider that Confluence is one of their weaker products, that should give you a hint as to how the other software performs.

      Basically, Bamboo, Stash (BitBucket) and Jira are the leading software options in their field. They win by being locally installable (don't need to export your data outside of your network) unlike competitor cloud offerings, and actually working (there's issues of course, but it's software).

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good corporate slogan - maybe the third item contributes to profit - although the iPod seems a trifle steep.

  4. Charlie Clark Silver badge
    Go

    Wish them luck

    Atlassian's business model is based entirely around the service it provides unlike, say GitHub's, which looks like another massive data grab.

    So, as a user of BitBucket for a number of projects I hope that they can continue to provide great service even to us freebooters!

  5. Andrew 99

    wounded bull

    I'll say one thing for Atlassian - they know how to charge.

    We started out on a Jira early version, (3.15) its like the Lotus Notes database of the day. Now our yearly charge is x2.5 from our original licence cost and since its stable and configurable enough, junior engineers configure it. Since everyone has their own idea of "configuration", its like the wild west in there.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No need for a sales force

    Atlassian have no need for a saies force, that's what they have Partners for!

  7. Stretch

    How can you call it SaaS?

    They make most of their money off on premise enterprise deployments. Just like all the other software vendors.

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