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Better Excel Automation for Jira Data Center

Export, email & save Excel reports from Jira automatically
How does it work?

Better Excel Automation creates custom Excel reports from Jira issues automatically by integrating two super-popular Jira apps:

  1. Better Excel Exporter - the most powerful Excel exporter app for Jira
  2. Automation Lite (or its advanced version, Automation for Jira) - the wildy popular automation solution for Jira

Automate your workflows with Jira-based reporting

Create custom Excel reports:

  • periodically (e.g. "every weekday 6AM")
  • at issue events (e.g. created, updated, commented, work logged)
  • at version events (e.g. created, released)
  • at sprint events (e.g. created, started, completed)
  • manually (when the user explicitly runs it)
  • when a webhook is invoked (for integrations)
Create Excel automation rules with some clicks

A rule in a nutshell: if the trigger "happens", then the action is "executed".

You can freely select from multiple triggers and multiple actions — all parametric.

Email Excel spreadsheets automatically

The Send Excel action enables you to select the Excel template, enter the recipients' email addresses, the email subject and the body text.

All these configuration settings can be static or can use template variables (e.g. the assignee of the issue).

Don't go to Jira for your reports every morning

Let the reports come to your mailbox automagically.

Daily stand-up meeting at 9:00? Schedule Send Excel to 8:50 and auto-send the sprint status report to everyone involved.

Save Excel spreadsheets automatically

The Save Excel action saves the generated PDF files to the file system.

Paths may be dynamically generated from the project's key, the issue's key, a timestamp, etc.

Issue archiving could not be easier!

Run Save Excel periodically to:

  • Produce a human-readable, searchable archive of your issues.
  • Create snapshots, baselines or backups with ease.

Plus, use Excel files to integrate Jira information into:

  • Document management systems (like Alfresco)
  • Enterprise storage (like Box, Microsoft OneDrive)
  • Cloud storage (like Dropbox, Google Drive)
  • Search engines
  • Any external service that can process XLSX files
Attach Excel reports automatically

The Attach Excel action attaches the generated Excel file to the "original owner" issue or to an arbitrary issue selected by a JQL search.

The attachment filename is dynamically generated, therefore it can include the issue key, the timestamp, etc.

Automatically capture the state of issues, sprints, projects

Attach the snapshot to an issue in order to keep the historical state in Jira.

Use these lightweight baselines for historical views, metric collection, comparisons or audits.

Integrated with your cloud storage

Better Excel Automation can export Excel files to all popular cloud storage services (in addition to the server filesystem).

How does it help me work better?

Better Excel Exporter success story (Telecom)
Automate a daily Jira status report email to your managers

"The biggest benefit of Better Excel Exporter for us is versatility. It can work with prepared templates but at the same time, it's designed to handle large amounts of data and use custom Groovy scripts during data generation."

– Frantisek Spacek, Atlassian Consultant

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Finance)
Building an enterprise reporting system with Atlassian Jira and Microsoft Excel

"Intercompany invoicing within an enterprise group of companies is never the simplest area of accounting. Better Excel Exporter helped our accounting department process invoices faster, with less errors and less oversight."

– Claudio Menetti, IT Consultant

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Manufacturing)
How BlueSun (a Procter & Gamble spin-off company) created custom reports from Jira Service Management data

"Better Excel Exporter helped us to create every type of custom reports from our service data. Among others, it enables us to understand how monthly workload is distributed among our agents or to find the top 10 recurring problems."

– Juan Jose Castro, IT Infrastructure Manager

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Banking)
How a well-known Swiss bank drastically improved process workflows with automated Excel reports

"Our goal was replacing the previously used multi-step process which was complicated, time-consuming and relied on multiple tools. With Better Excel Exporter we were able to create our Excel reports exactly the way we wanted."

– Tobias, Jira technical expert

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Media)
How Carussel generates real-time Excel reports from Jira with one click

"The dashboard is a powerful feature in Jira, but we needed something that captures the state of a project in Excel at any given moment without the hassle. Information sharing vastly improved through progress reports generated by Better Excel Exporter."

– Jana Tkacsuk, Project Manager

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Government)
Easier Earned Value metrics reporting at a US Government department

"Our users can create their own unique reports in Excel from different Jira screens. We use the Earned Value Management (EVM) method, so it's especially valuable when managers need to report on EVM."

– Celeste B. Plaisance, Atlassian Collaboration Administrator

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Hospitality)
SkyTouch made Jira sprint Excel reports a 5-minute task

"Better Excel Exporter saves us hours creating Jira sprint and project reports, and helps our team discover upcoming roadblocks. Productivity gaps are then discussed and addressed with the developer team, so it's a real support for process and product improvement."

– Jorge Pino, Technical Project Manager

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Who's using it?

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Better Excel Automation helps us to automatically distribute custom reports to the necessary recipients on a predefined schedule.

Benjamin R., UBS

We used it to regularly send a report to the top management and it worked really well. If you need to automate and send a report in Excel format via e-mail from Jira filters, give it a try.

Stefano C., Unidata

Our team uses it all the time to generate comprehensive reports that can not be done otherwise. The team and support at Midori is fantastic, fast response and updates / progress on possible resolutions.

Gary G., Fraedom

We have developed a system that allows us to generate reports in Excel format with the calculation of SLAs from the services of our suppliers. It's a system that integrates Better Excel Automation, Better Excel Exporter and Time to SLA.

José C., Deiser

It is a powerful and easy to use add-on. The customer service is also something that needs a mention.

Kyfer B., Commonwealth Bank
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Get the app free

  1. Install the app. (how to install?)
  2. Use the app completely free of charge. (note: its dependencies are paid apps)
  3. Ask questions or report problems any time by clicking the "Help" tab in the right bottom. (how to get support?)
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