Use Asset Metrics or Key Performance Indicators

Metrics or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help you track key asset data for your monitored assets, such as assets connected, assets available, and assets utilization.

The Map view includes default system metrics for your assets. The Map page displays aggregate data for assets currently appearing in the map. You can also create dashboards for individual assets or the organization. Use dashboards to put your most relevant metrics in a single view. See Track Individual and Cumulative Asset Metrics Using Dashboards and Track Asset Metrics in the Map View for details on the metrics that appear on the Dashboard and Map.

You can also create user-defined metrics to track asset data that is relevant to your business processes. So, for example, you can create a metric to track the average hourly temperature reported by a temperature sensor. You can then aggregate this data across your assets on a dashboard or the Map.

User-defined metrics can use sensor values or computed values. For example, you can create a computed metric to show you the average fuel level value across your forklifts. Or you can create a metric to track the count of forklifts that have their fuel levels below a certain threshold. You can create the following user-defined metric types:
  • Sensor-Value Based Metric: Directly display an attribute value from one of your sensors.

  • Formula Based Metric: Calculated and aggregated based on the formula that you specify. See Define Your Own Metrics for more information on creating sensor value based and computed metrics.

  • Duration Based Metric: Tracks asset state durations based on the conditions that you specify. Your conditions can use the asset location, sensor attribute values, and other asset metrics. See Use Duration Tracker Metrics for more information on creating duration based metrics.