Comparison of different Jira reporting add-ons | Actonic – Unfolding your potential

Comparison of different Jira reporting add-ons

Atlassian's Jira is an Agile tool that supports companies of all kinds in planning tasks and resources. However, the one-size-fits-all approach doesn't always meet all individual requirements. For this reason, there are numerous add-ons on the market that expand the basic capabilities of Jira, enabling the already existing reporting functions of Jira to be expanded with several solutions.

We would like to introduce you to some of these reporting solutions from the Atlassian ecosystem to help you find the right tool for your requirements.

Reporting apps for Jira

This tips & tricks article compares the following Jira reporting tools: Document Generator (included in Xray), Xporter, EazyBI, Tempo Timesheets and Report Builder. To do this, we look at both the export options for the created reports and various features of the apps.

Features

In the following tables we take a closer look at some important features of the tools, such as whether you need previous knowledge to use them or which programming language you need to be able to use, and compare them with one another.

Required prior knowledge

Programming language

Document Generator

Willingness to use Xpand IT’s own syntax

Own language

Xporter

Willingness to use Xpand IT’s own syntax

Own language

EazyBI

Multidimensional databases, general understanding of BI tools

MDX (MultiDimensional eXpressions)

Tempo Timesheets

None

Existing templates only

Report Builder

JavaScript

CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Timesheets

Team planning

Document Generator

No

No

Xporter

No

No

EazyBI

No function of its own, but direct integration with Tempo possible

Yes

Tempo Timesheets

Yes

Tempo Planner (additional app) required

Report Builder

Yes

Yes

Export options

Especially when creating reports, the available export options are an important factor when it comes to comparing different tools.

PDF

Jira Dashboards

CSV

Document Generator

Yes

No

No

Xporter

Yes

No

Yes

EazyBI

No

Yes

No

Tempo Timesheets

Restricted

Yes

Restricted

Report Builder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Of course, the features above are just a few of the many points that you may need to make a decision. If you need a more detailed comparison, please contact our experts, we will be happy to help you!

But which app is the best option for you?

In our comparison of the Jira reporting tools, Report Builder is clearly ahead of the other tools. It is an all-round solution, whether for Jira reports, as a gadget in your dashboard or a PDF for supervisors or stakeholders. We work with well-known programming languages and our reports can be quickly created, specially adapted and then exported. We can implement all individual requirements for you, unless Atlassian restricts access to data.

Report Builder is our “Swiss Army Knife” for reporting in Jira and if you want to find out more about how it works, we have exciting articles for you: How Report Builder works | Actonic – Unfolding your potential

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