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Improvement Engine (LinearB) vs. Basic Metrics (Haystack)

DORA metrics are the tip of the iceberg–but efficiency and business impact comes from insights and metrics below the surface. Engineering teams looking to actively improve choose LinearB because of:
DORA metrics: LinearB starts there, but goes much deeper into leading indicators
Resource Allocation: Quantify engineering impact and alignment to business priorities
Workflow Automation: Reduce cycle time by an average 44%
Engineering Benchmarks: Understand metrics better by seeing how you stack up to the industry
R&D Leaders trust LinearB to improve the ROI of their investments
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Why Choose LinearB over Haystack
Workflow Automation
Metrics for Every User
In-App Benchmarks
In-App Recommendations
Project Forecasting
Improvement Playbooks
Reporting on Custom PM Fields
Ability to Use ANY Tool
Cost Capitalization

Top 5 Reasons People Choose LinearB Over Haystack


Our Improvement Formula:

Benchmark > Automate > Improve with LinearB

You Deserve More Than Just Metrics

Providing the same basic metrics to everyone isn’t the way to increase efficiency or make a bigger impact on the business. Different roles have different needs and care about different things. And no matter what anyone says, metrics and reports alone don’t get results. Measurable, sustained improvement comes from:
Foundational metrics (like the ones LinearB gives away)
Industry standard benchmarking
Programmable delivery pipeline automation
Executive level resource allocation and cost capitalization reporting
LinearB provides those capabilities. Haystack doesn’t.
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We correlate data across your tools to identify bottlenecks and automate developer workflow optimization.

“It’s always been difficult to understand where work is stuck across JIRA and GitLab. LinearB shows us the big picture and democratizes the facts so it’s actually actionable.”

Jon Sowler

Jon Sowler

VP of Engineering



Move Past The Same Tired Reports And Basic Metrics

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