Generating asset data reports

You can use the Reports option on the BlackBerry Radar Dashboard main menu to create different types of report about your asset data. Each report presents the requested asset data in graphs and tables.


General report features

Creating a report takes two clicks: Click Reports from the Dashboard main menu, and then click one of the new report buttons in the Reports view (the green add report above).

The Dashboard may have an enormous amount of asset data available. The following features help you generate and store just the data you need for each report:

Set a time range

With the exception of yard check, which is based on a specific time, each report has a Time Range option at the upper left corner. The default time range is "Today”—your report will include asset data from midnight till the time the report is created. You can select a different range from the dropdown list, including:

The exact time range of the report is shown under the report name.

Set filters

Each report type may contain one or more Included sections and a Filter section. The Included sections let you decide what geofences, or asset types, or individual assets, to include in the report. The Filter section gives you the option to include only cases that appear to be out of the ordinary. These options allow you to filter the data to be included in the report.

The Included sections

By default, each Included section has the Automatic or All option selected, which means "include all" (that is, all geofences, asset types, or assets). To make your own selection, use the Custom button.

Note: For reports that provide more than one Included sections, you can only custom select one of them. For example, in an Asset Mileage report, if you want to custom select individual assets under Included Assets, you must select All under Included Asset Types.

Note: For each report type, you can select up to 1,000 items from the custom selection list of any Included section (geofences, asset types, or assets).

The Filter section

Some reports offer a Show only exceptions checkbox under Filter. When checked, the report will include only assets that contain data that is considered out of the ordinary compared to other assets in the same group.

For example, in a yard that contains multiple assets, if Asset X has an idle time of 300 days while the idle time of all other assets is significantly lower, Asset X is likely to be considered an "exception" in this group. In this case, if the Show only exceptions checkbox is checked, the yard check report will likely include only Asset X with the data in question highlighted, and leave the other assets out.

Any assets with data that is considered an exception will have the data in question highlighted in color in the report, regardless of whether the Show only exceptions checkbox is checked.

Save the report

You may save the report for viewing later. Type in the report name field to overwrite the default name. You can always click the edit button edit button next to the report name to rename it later. Click Save Changes. Your report will be saved and available on the Reports view, under its report type and with a blue icon.

Reports view

View a saved report

You can open any saved report in the Reports view by clicking on it. Click < Go Back to close the report and return to the Reports view.

Refresh a report

To refresh a report, click < Go Back to close it, and then reopen it in the Reports view.

Modify or delete a report

You can modify or delete any saved report.


Dwell report

A dwell report gives you a summary of the dwell time of your assets in your selected time range and geofences.

You can select a time range and geofences to specify the scope of data you want to include. See Set a time range and Set filters for more information.

The dwell report is generated and updated as you change your selections of time range and geofences. It presents dwell time information in three ways:

Pie chart: number of idle assets and their average dwell times

The pie chart groups the average dwell time of each asset across all selected geofences into ranges and presents each time range with its number of idle assets. Each color represents a range of dwell time as indicated in the legend above the chart. Hover your cursor over a color, and you’ll see the percentage that number and color represents.

Histogram: idle assets and dwell time over time

The histogram to the right of the pie chart depicts the changes in the number of idle assets and the assets’ idle time through the selected time period. The histogram presents data from all selected geofences. In the histogram,

Dwell time by geofence

This section presents asset dwell time information by geofence. Data is shown in a table that includes:

If you have a large number of geofences, they will be displayed on multiple pages with “Previous” and “Next” buttons that help you navigate between pages.

For each geofence, you can:

Selected geofence

This section shows the trend of idle assets as well as information about each idle asset in a selected geofence, over the selected time period, including:

Histogram: Avg Dwelling Assets per Type

This histogram is a stacked area chart, describing the trend in the numbers of dwelling assets in each asset type over the selected time period.

In the sample screen image below,

Assets in Geofence

The assets table includes details about each idle asset in the geofence, including:


Detention report

The detention report looks very similar to the dwell report except for one aspect: it reflects the detention time of your assets in client geofences.

You can select a time range and geofences to specify the scope of data you want to include. See Set a time range and Set filters for more information.

The detention report is generated and updated as you change your selections of time range and geofences. It presents detention time data in three ways:

Pie chart: number of detained assets and average detention time

The pie chart groups the average detention time of each asset across all selected geofences into ranges and presents each time range with its number of detained assets. Each color represents a range of detention time as explained in the legend above the chart. Hover your cursor over a color, and you’ll see the percentage that number and color represents.

Histogram: idle assets and detention time over time

The detention histogram depicts the changes in the number of idle assets and the assets’ idle hours during the selected time range. This diagram reflects data from all selected geofences. In the diagram,

Detention time by geofence

This section presents asset detention time information by geofence. Data is shown in a table that includes:

If you have a large number of geofences, use the Previous and Next buttons to navigate between pages.

For each geofence, you can:

Selected geofence

This section shows the trend of idle assets as well as information about each idle asset in a selected geofence, over the selected time period, including:

Histogram: Avg Detained Assets per Type

This histogram is a stacked area chart, describing the trend in the numbers of detained assets in each asset type over the selected time period.

In the sample screen image below,

Assets in Geofence

The assets table includes details about each detained asset in the geofence, including:


Yard check

The yard check report shows you the state of the assets in your selected yards (under Included Geofences) at the selected point in time (under Time Selection). The report includes the following two sections:

The Show only exceptions checkbox under Filter gives you the option of including only assets that are considered exceptions in their group. For more information, see Set filters.

You can also subscribe to have yard check reports emailed to you. See details below.

Time selection

The yard check report allows you to choose a specific report time, under Time Selection. The default selection is Now. You can choose:

Subscription

To subscribe to yard check reports and receive reports in your email:

  1. In the Reports view, click New Yard Check, or open an existing yard check report and click Edit Report.
  2. Under Subscription, check the Subscribe box.
  3. Click the dropdown list to choose a report time and frequency.
  4. Click Save Changes.

A green ribbon icon, along with the subscription time, appears under your yard check report name. The green ribbon icon will also appear with your saved report on the Reports view, indicating successful subscription.

Note: You can only subscribe for the user account that is logged in, as shown under the Subscribe checkbox.

To unsubscribe,

  1. In the Reports view, open the yard check report that contains your subscription.
  2. Uncheck the Subscribe box.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Assets by geofence

This section gives you a summary of the state of the assets in each geofence at the selected time, including:

Selected geofence

Click a geofence in the Assets by Geofence table to get a detailed yard check report about the individual assets in that geofence and their respective cargo status, door status, and idle time. You can click the asset identifier to bring up the asset details on the map.


Cargo utilization report

The cargo utilization report presents an overview of the utilization state of your fleet--how many assets are loaded, and how many empty, through a selected time range. A loaded asset is considered utilized.

Note: Cargo utilization reports are not available for assets that are associated with the following modules:

A cargo utilization report may look like this:

You can select a time range and geofences to specify the scope of data you want to include. See Set a time range and Set filters for more information.

As you complete your time range and geofence selections, the cargo utilization report is automatically generated and updated. The report consists of three sections:

Average number of loaded and empty assets over time

The histogram is a stacked area chart and shows the trend of the numbers of loaded and empty assets over the selected time period.

Utilization by geofence

This table lists all the included geofences and their asset utilization status. For each geofence, the table displays:


Asset mileage report

The asset mileage report presents in a table a summary of the distance each asset has traveled in the specified time range.

Generate a report

To generate an asset mileage report,

  1. Edit the report name by typing into the report name area.
  2. Select the time range, included asset types and included assets. See Set a time range and Set filters for more information.
  3. Click Save Changes on the upper right corner.

Asset mileage table

The Asset Mileage table details the mileage information of each included asset:

Edit the report

You can edit the report settings.

  1. Click the Edit Report button.
  2. To rename the report, click the edit button next to the report name.
  3. Make changes to the Time Range and the Included areas as you have done before.
  4. Click Save Changes.

You can also:


Fleet utilization report

The fleet utilization report presents a summary of the transit time of each asset in a table.

Generate a report

To generate a fleet utilization report,

  1. Edit the report name by typing into the report name area.
  2. Select the time range, included asset types and included assets. See Set a time range and Set filters for more information.
  3. Click Save Changes on the upper right corner.

Fleet utilization table

The Fleet Utilization table lists all the included assets and their:

Edit the report

You can edit the report settings.

  1. Click the Edit Report button.
  2. To rename the report, click the edit button next to the report name.
  3. Make changes to the Time Range and the Included areas as you have done before.
  4. Click Save Changes.

You can also: