Since the first rollout of the usage activity dashboard in March, we’ve continued our work to provide you with a better reporting experience. Many of the old usage reports have now been migrated to the new admin center. Today, we are happy to announce three new usage reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online, which provide you with additional insights about how end users in your organization are using and adopting Office 365.
Here’s a look at these new reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online on the blog by @Anne Michels.
Agreed. Having a "reporting role" would be very beneficial. Though on the flip side the sort of people who would be reviewing the reports would most likely at least be a power user or hold some other role like user admin.
Re. a "reporting" role - the ability for non-administrators to interrogate reporting data and produce reports is commonly found in third-party products. Take a look at Cogmotive Reports (www.cogmotive.com), which offers a free service to tenants with less than 50 seats. They have lots of reports - far more than you find in the Admin Center - all of which can be generated by non-administrators.