Although Jira’s built-in sprint reporting features and capabilities are quite robust, they don’t always fit the reporting needs that users have in mind. In addition to being superficial, default reports are typically limited to individual projects. This is inadequate especially when you’re working on multiple related projects and would like to combine data to track the progress of all of them.
Business intelligence tools like Power BI
are designed to pick out data from Jira and other dynamic environments to generate deeper insights and simplify decision-making. Power BI allows you to generate consolidated reports across various business functions and processes. You can also combine data from multiple sources such as your Financial Management software, CRM tool, ERP platform, or project management tools like Jira
Reporting is also easier with a BI tool. Instead of building individual charts in Jira, you can build one convenient dashboard in Power BI that helps to visualize and contextualize your data quite vividly. With all the features of Power BI, you can create any visual reports to suit your specific needs.
Microsoft Power BI also simplifies the process of sharing reports with stakeholders. You can share reports seamlessly with non-Jira users and the reports you share are automatically updated as new data is added.