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How to Create a Report in Jira (Part One)

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We have reached a point in life where almost every decision we make has become data driven. If you really think about it, you’ll realize it isn’t even something new. Why are you using Facebook over Twitter? Because all your friends are on Facebook. Why are you buying all these items off of Amazon? Because a Buzzfeed article told you they’re cheap and ridiculously useful. Why are you reading this book? Because it’s gotten a lot of great reviews. Why are you using Jira at work? Because it’s the most efficient way for your team to maintain a productive workflow. How did you find that out? Through proven reports run in Jira. Something you yourself can learn about your own business. So, how do you create a report in Jira? That’s what we’re here to explain.

What is a report?

The most basic explanation of a report is a meticulous form of writing with a good deal of information gathered from testing, research, and thorough investigations of a myriad of things from recurring issues to events, inquiries, and even happenings.

Each report is different and depends on your specifications or requirements. The end goal is to have some sort of document that includes observations, findings, statistics, and summaries of information pertinent to your case. It can simply be a summary of paragraphs, or it can include enhancements such as tables, graphs, and charts.

What are the benefits of reports for your business?

Reports play a crucial role in any business. The data gathered from them help you figure out what’s working, and what isn’t. What you should focus on, and what is fine the way it is. They also come with a host of benefits you’ll simply want to reap! Here are a few:

  1. They help keep a team apprised of the progress on specific projects.
  2. They make it easy to keep track of issues and monitor when problems arise.
  3. They help figure out the broken links in a workflow to better manage the work time.
  4. They offer real-time insights vital to your business to improve your decision-making.
  5. They help you anticipate future performance to refine your business operation.

How do you create your own report?

What’s great about Jira is that it is fully aware of the importance of reports for any team workflow. As such, it comes equipped with its own reporting systems, as well as allows for the integration of third-parties that offer dedicated reporting add-ons.

Jira offers the following solutions to generate reports:

  • Built-in filters
  • Custom filters
  • Dashboard
  • Self-service/Interoperability
  • Wallboard/Information Radiator

Of all of these solutions, the Jira dashboard is the one that’s the most versatile, enough for you to adapt it to fit your needs. The dashboard allows for the integration of various ‘gadgets’ to organize all your projects and keep you aware of what’s happening and what milestones you have achieved. 

One way to customize your Jira Dashboard is through one of the handy integrations we just mentioned. For that, we are going to recommend Custom Charts for Jira. The add-on extends the dashboard’s functionality to a higher degree by helping you create dynamic and customizable reports with the use of pie charts, bar charts, line charts, among other things. This freedom allows you to showcase your brand in the best light with a consistency every business certainly requires.

If you’re a mobile user and are eager to use this add-on from your phone, that might pose a little of an issue, as the Jira Mobile app doesn’t support third-party integrations. However, there’s no need to fret. Mobile for Jira does. This mobile app will help boost your productivity on the go, offering you more features and third-party support. This integration can be a rather powerful one, helping you make the most out of the reports you generate, without being constricted to your desktop or laptop.

Conclusion

Data controls every aspect of your life. Whether it’s through the power of suggestion or a fully informed investigation on the matter, both heavily apply. So it’s time to make the most of the data generated on a daily basis. With the help of Jira reports, you’ll be able to gather all of this data in a neat and user-friendly report, offering you the information in the clearest and most efficient way possible.

2 comments

Thank you for showcasing our Custom Charts for Jira app @Aliaa El-Nashar - Infosysta 💙 Accurate and easy reporting is such a game-changer for companies big and small. Saving a few more minutes or making important data-driven decisions, it's all backed up by data.

@Teodora _Old Street Solutions_ indeed it is. Data-driven decisions have become quite vital, it's important to find the best ways to utilize this strategy.

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