Dashboard is an application developed to monitor the KPIs (key performance indicators) of your vehicles. The indicators are the following: mileage, fuel consumption, engine hours, average and maximum speed, stays, visited geofences, time in trips, idling. The application provides a possibility to either generate charts on the basis of any selected parameter or carry out a comparative analysis on the basis of two parameters.
In order for the application to work correctly, you should have the Query reports or messages right to the units and the View report templates right to the resource.
After you sign in for the first time, the work area contains a list of units, a mileage chart (10 units with the maximum mileage for the previous day), and a fuel consumption chart (10 units with the maximum fuel consumption for the previous day).
The unit list of units is a table with relevant information on the units: name, connection state, location, last message time, speed. You can filter the list by any of the above mentioned parameters.
You can close both the list and the charts. To open the list and the charts again as well as to add new charts on the basis of the same or another parameter, use the icons in upper right corner of the application.
Key performance indicators are parameters which are relevant to the units and which allow to analyze the unit history and the practicability of the actions related to the units. There are the following indicators in the application:
Click on the icon in the upper right corner to open a dialogue box where you can select the chart type (in this case Charts), units, and the required parameter. The ways of selecting units are described below.
The application allows you to detect any number of units with the maximum or minimum parameter value from all the available units. For example, suppose there are 50 units in your fleet, and you want to know which 10 of them have the maximum or minimum mileage value this month. To do this, select All units in the drop-down list, indicate the filtration type (the maximum or minimum parameter value), and enter 10 in the Show units field.
To display all the available units in accordance with their parameter value (from the maximum to the minimum one or vice versa), type in the total number of units.
When selecting filtration by the minimum value, activate the Skip zero values option to display the units with the minimum but not zero values.
To analyze data on a unit group, select the required group in the drop-down list. For a unit group, as well as for several units, indicate the filtration type, the number of units to display, and choose whether to skip zero values or not.
To analyze data on a particular unit, select the required unit in the drop-down list. If you select an interval which lasts more than one day, each column of the chart displays information for a certain day.
The Multicharts feature allows you to compare charts on the basis of two different KPIs, which helps to analyze them and find correlation.
Click on the icon in the upper right corner of the application to open a dialogue box where you can select the chart type (in this case Multicharts), units, and two required parameters.
The process of selecting units for Multicharts is the same as for Charts and includes the following options: all units, a unit group, or a particular unit.
After selecting All units or a unit group, select the method of calculating values. There are two options available: the value is calculated as Average or as Total. Suppose you have selected All Units and indicated Average as the method of calculating values. In this case, the sum of all the values received from the units is divided by the number of these units. You can use the Skip zero values option so that the units with zero values are not taken into account. If you select All Units and use the Total method, the sum of all the values received from the units is displayed in the chart.
Below, there are two column headers showing the KPIs on the basis of which charts should be made. By default, these are mileage and time in trips. To change the KPIs, click on the required column and select the necessary parameter. To generate a multichart, click OK.
After clicking OK, the chart is displayed in the work area. You can add any number of charts and drag them to any place of the work area.
The name of the chart reflects its configuration. In left part of the chart header, you can select the way of displaying the chart: circle diagram, line chart, grouping bar chart, accumulating bar chart, horizontal bar chart — for single-parameter charts; line chart and grouping bar chart — for multicharts.
Most charts have a legend. The legend of a single-parameter chart shows the list of units included in it and the colours corresponding to the units. The legend of a multichart shows the selected parameters and the colour corresponding to each axis. Depending on a chart type, you can disable either units or an axis by clicking on them in the legend, and they disappear from the chart. If you double-click on an item in the legend, the chart is rebuilt to display only the data on this item (for example, on the selected unit).
The default time interval is Yesterday. However, you can select other intervals such as Yesterday, Today, Week, Month, or click Custom and indicate another time period manually. Any changes to the time interval are applied to all charts in the work area.