Jira is an excellent collaboration tool for software development teams and companies, but you still need to set up extra solutions to properly estimate scope, plan capacity, track budgets, get portfolio-level overviews, analyze utilization, etc. Instead of implementing a gazillion additional tools to cover all that, you can simply integrate Jira with Scoro. With Scoro’s Jira integration, you can gain the necessary insights to monitor the most vital aspects of your business that contribute to its efficiency, profitability and growth.
While Scoro is a great tool for time tracking and task management in and of itself, it makes little sense to change existing processes if your team is already working like a well-oiled machine in Jira. With the integration in place, your team members can easily continue managing their tasks and time in Jira like they’re used to, while all the logged minutes get seamlessly synced to Scoro. You can then use this data in Scoro to gain insights into project health across the portfolio, monitor budgets, invoice clients, track utilization and productivity metrics, generate financial and operational reports, and more!
NB! The Jira integration is currently available in beta version.
What is synced?
You can synchronize your project phases or tasks to Jira as epics or sprints. Worklogs from Jira will be synced back to Scoro as time entries for monitoring, invoicing and reporting purposes.
What can you do you gain from the sync?
- Ensure your projects are profitable. Scoro helps you gain visibility into your costs and profitability on a sprint or epic level. You can compare quoted values with actual time and money spent, so you can spot where you’re constantly underquoting or overservicing. By identifying trends and patterns, you can adjust your quotes and margins on the go or over time to ensure you keep your business profitable.
- Ensure effective resource allocation. Scoro is known for its advanced project and resource planning capabilities. In sync with Jira, Scoro helps you plan your workload effectively on a sprint or epic level. You can keep the granular task management in Jira, but plan out sprints and epics in Scoro to ensure you actually have enough resources to deliver the promised services on time.
- Forecast utilization and prevent roadblocks. Scoro’s utilization report helps you forecast demand and availability, so you can better understand the business outlook. Make informed decisions about new sprints and epics or outsourcing and hiring, while avoiding potential roadblocks before they become issues.
- Streamline invoicing. Whether you’re working for fixed fees and charging your clients based on the actual time spent, you can bill your clients and manage invoices straight from Scoro. Moreover, Scoro’s native integrations with Xero and Quickbooks make it easy to connect Scoro with your preferred accounting software for even smoother payment tracking and reporting.
This is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg, as Scoro allows you to do much more with your data. Since everything is interlinked in Scoro, the time- and project-related data that’s synced over from Jira will feed directly into all of the reports, where you can slice it and dice it in various ways to analyze and improve different aspects of your business.
What data the two systems exchange and how depends on the type of workflow you decide on. When picking a workflow, consider which data you wish to monitor in Scoro. Contact our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on possible solutions and respective benefits. We will help you choose the proper workflow and set up the integration accordingly, so you can track and analyze the metrics you need.