In the epoch of IT technologies information rules the world. It comes from various sources including the Jira project management platform so popular among development teams.
However, it's not enough to just compile information today. You need to quickly process it, analyze, transform into digestible visuals to discuss with peers, and of course, use it to make important decisions.
There is a bunch of business intelligence solutions such as Power BI and Tableau in the current market to cover all the above needs.
Most of the IT teams use some of the BI tools to stay informed, updated and efficient. Though, when they start to figure out how to add Jira as a data source to be processed and included in the process of decision-making, they face an issue.
If you are using Cloud Jira solution, it offers a default option of data export, though it is rather challenging to set it up and tweak. The default content pack uses Basic Authentication to connect to the JIRA Rest API, and in most cases this option may require additional Jira administration skills from the user, even if it looks easy to execute.
As to Server & Data Center Versions, they don't provide an option to import data to Power BI from Jira, which means you need to use special connectors to do it.
In this blog post, we will explain how to export your JIRA data to Microsoft Power BI platform with the help of Power BI Connector for Jira