GitHub Vs CircleCI

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 03, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - GitHub or CircleCI?

CircleCI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than GitHub, GitHub is rated higher (91/100) than CircleCI (79/100). Both tools offer the same amount of features.

Looking for the right Application Development solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How GitHub compares with CircleCI?

GitHub: GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, fas...

CircleCI: Almost no business is immune from the need for quality software development. The act of building quality software, and shipping it quickly, has become the core engine of value creation in companies across all industries. CircleCI allows teams to rapidly release code they trust by automating the build, test, and delivery process. Thousands of leadin...

Who's more expensive? GitHub or CircleCI?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Application Development software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for GitHub and CircleCI.

GitHub price starts at $4 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 GitHub is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Application Development software. CircleCI price starts at $30 per month , when comparing CircleCI to their competitors, the software is rated 8 - higher than the average Application Development software cost.

Bottom line:CircleCI is more expensive than GitHub.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared GitHub Vs. CircleCI based on some of the most important and required Application Development features. GitHub: Basic Reports, Customizable Reporting, Data Import/Export, Online Customer Support, Data Analysis Tools, Access Permission Request. CircleCI: Mobile Access, Project Collaboration, Continuous Backup, Web Access / Restoration, Application Lifecycle Management.

Target customer size

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and a variety of types, including new startups. and CircleCI's target customer size include: Small, medium and large size businesses.

GitHub

ITQlick rating
(4.8/5)

starts at $4 per user/month

GitHub is a web based application development solution and repository for businesses of all sizes. Its capabilities include integrated issue tracking, milestones and labels, collaboration, and others. The softw...

Categories: Financial reporting, Data Analysis Tools, Team Collaboration, Remote Access.

CircleCI

ITQlick rating
(4.6/5)

starts at $30 per month

CircleCI is a fast growing cloud-based Development Tools Platforms software, it is designed to support small, medium and large size business. CircleCI received a rating of 4.6 from ITQlick team. The software c...

Categories: Team Collaboration, Web Collaboration, Application Development, Mobile performance, Manufacturing Execution Software (MES).

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GitHub: 6 Features

Basic Reports
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Online Customer Support
Data Analysis Tools
Access Permission Request

CircleCI: 6 Features

Mobile Access
Project Collaboration
Continuous Backup
Web Access / Restoration
Application Lifecycle Management
Remote Access
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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GitHub
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$4 per user/month
Functionality
16
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CircleCI
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
79/100
Pricing
8/10
License pricing
$30 per month
Functionality
15
Stackify
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$35 per server/month
Functionality
14
Anypoint
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
KOHEZION
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
4.6/10
License pricing
$25 per user/month
Functionality
3
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.