A Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ 
Study Commissioned by JetBrains

JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Optimizes Developer Productivity and Enhances Code Quality

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Forrester Consulting, one of the world’s leading research companies, examined the potential financial impact a company can benefit from by adopting IntelliJ IDEA, JetBrains’ flagship IDE for JVM development.

The Total Economic 
of IntelliJ IDEA study

Read the full study for the in-depth analysis of benefits, costs, risks, and flexibility associated with adopting IntelliJ IDEA in your organization.

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Return on investment

<6 Months



Net annual benefit per IntelliJ IDEA user

Here are just some of the advantages IntelliJ IDEA provides to its users over alternative solutions such as text editors or open-source IDEs:

Higher developer productivity, enhanced developer focus, and reduced technical debt.

Increased testing and debugging productivity and improved testing plans.

More efficient code maintenance effort.

Enhanced employee experience with better chances of attracting, on-boarding, and retaining top talent.

According to the study, a company’s investment in IntelliJ IDEA pays back in less than 6 months. In the three-year term, the Return On Investment (ROI) is 850%.

What our customers say:

“IntelliJ IDEA has a big impact on helping our developers spend more time designing and building products rather than iterating on the code, identifying bugs, and resolving them.”

Technical lead, development platform

“We hired an engineer who showcased [IntelliJ IDEA]. It was more effective than [our other IDEs], and he evangelized it to spread to his local development team and then onwards in the organization.”

Lead engineer, media

“You hear developers say they don’t like the open office and they don’t like interruptions. It’s because of that ‘flow’ state; they want to preserve it. IntelliJ IDEA’s features help with preserving that ‘flow.’”

CEO, software automation company

October 2018