The dashboard is another module in the system offering many unique and practical features. It consists of two sections; statistics and charts and it is designed to give the users relevant information about the fleet status and the performance of the units.
1- Statistics: this section is dedicated to collecting the numerical facts and data of the fleet of units to empower the users to make insightful and scientific decisions.
- Units tab: gives the user a quick overview of the status of the fleet of vehicles; the total number of units in addition to the number and percentage of active and inactive units. Active units are online units that send current updates to the server and they include: Moving units with their engine off, Moving units with their engine on, Stationary units with their engine off, and Stationary units with their engine on. Inactive units are offline units that do not send any updates to the server for a certain period of time and they include: units that were moving over an hour ago, units with no messages available, and units that were stationary over an hour ago.
When you click on any of these items, a table with detailed information about the units appears at the bottom of the screen. This information includes Name/s of unit/s, last time the unit sent an update to the server, device IMEI, Device serial, SIM number, SIM serial, and device.
You can filter the units by geographical zone and/or by group. Also, you can export the list of units as an excel sheet. Finally, you can remove the table by clicking the (X) sign.
B- Status: Status of the unit is a tag you put on the vehicle when you first add the unit or when you edit it. For example, a status could be “broken”, “in maintenance”, “in warehouse”, etc. This tab allows you filter the units according to their status. Units that are tagged with a status are called Linked Devices, and units that are not tagged with a status are called Non-Linked Devices and you can see the number and percentage (of total number of units) of both the linked and non-linked devices on top of the screen.
– Linked Devices: As explained above, this section shows the units which are linked with a status. A table of the linked devices appears at the bottom of the screen containing detailed information about the linked units. This information includes Status, Name of unit, last time the unit sent an update to the server, device IMEI, Device serial, SIM number, SIM serial, and device. Using the dropdown list, you can show all linked units or filter units according to their status. For example, if you have a number of vehicles linked with the status “Maintenance”, choose the status “Maintenance” from the list and the vehicles will appear in the table below.
You can also, filter the units by geographical zone and/or by group, and export the list of linked units as an Excel sheet.
– Non-Linked Devices: This section shows the units which are not linked with a status. They appear in a table containing detailed information which include Name of unit, last time the unit sent an update to the server, device IMEI, Device serial, SIM number, SIM serial, and device. You can filter the units by geographical zone and/or by group and export the list of non-linked units as an Excel sheet.
C- Others: Contains numerical data about different aspects of the system, like number of zones, users, customers, trailers, drivers, events, event status, reports, in addition to roles and permissions.
2- Charts: Charts tab is the second major tab in the Dashboard module. It is used for analyzing, and comparing the numerical facts and data of the fleet of units.
This section contains the previously generated charts. But when you first visit the charts tab, you will be faced with a blank page with the words “No Data to Display”. To start analyzing and comparing data, click on the “Add New +” icon at the top right of the screen.
A new screen will appear with five data groups to choose from; mileage, maximum speed, average speed, fuel consumption, and engine hours. In the middle of the screen, you find a list of your registered units. Select the unit which you want to generate the data for, or select a number of units to compare between or select all units. You can find units by typing their names in the search box above the list.
On the right side of the screen, you can set the time and date from the predefined existing dates (Today, Yesterday, Week, Month), or a custom date (Specified Interval, Starts From Until Today, and For Previous).
Choose the Data Range: Top Ten Selected or All Selected. Top Ten will compare the ten units with the highest numbers. All Selected will compare all units.
Choose the type of chart which suits your needs. If your Data Range selection is Top Ten, you will have three chart shapes to choose from; Bar, Pie, and donut. If your Data Range selection is All Selected, you will have two chart shapes to choose from; Area and Line.
Finally, choose the layout size of the chart and click save to generate the required data.
In the Chart List you have the following buttons to help you control the chart:
– Drag: helps you move the chart with the mouse.
– Toggle Chart Layout Size. It appears only when you choose Data Range- All Selected and it changes the layout size between two and three columns.
Export: You have the option to export charts as PNG, JPG/JPEG, or PDF.
– Change Chart Type: changes the type of the chart between line and Area, if you choose Data Range- All Selected… And between Bar, Donut, Pie, if you choose Data Range- Top Ten.
– Actions: choose Edit to change the input information of the chart, or Delete to remove the chart.