Accessing your dashboard

How is the Dashboard made?

The dashboard is mainly divided in two parts, the first one is dedicated to the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and the second part is composed with statistical widgets, showing a various range of charts.

  • The KPIs give you a quick overview of the current state of your assets. How much do all of your assets cost? How many assets do I have? What is the average duration of their contracts? etc.
    In addition, you can find on the bottom of the KPIs, the values for the previous periods, and indicators suggesting a change: are your assets in a good state?
  • The Widgets show you various charts, with filters, that will allow you to have a more detailed view of all of your assets data. Which type of cost is the highest? What is the brand distribution of my assets? You can also find widgets containing alerts and notifications, and maps regarding the last locations of your assets.

The goal of the Dashboard is to provide you with a clear picture of your assets and highlight what is good and what needs to be improved.

Personalising your Dashboard

The dashboard is where you find the KPIs and Statistics for all your assets. It can be personalised to display the information most important for you. Let’s take a quick tour!

Step 1: Accessing your Dashboard

By default, this is the first screen you will see when login into BulbThings. On the left side of your screen, you can see the main menu. By clicking on Dashboard, it will display the KPIs and Statistical Widgets of all of your assets. These are shown in boxes and can be customised as we will show in the next steps.

Step 2: Visualising your Dashboard (Part 1)

Don’t forget that there is more information available than what you can see on the screen! Use the scrollbar on your right-hand side to move along the screen and have full visibility of your widgets. Also, the “Widgets” library, green button on the top right, will allow you to choose which KPIs and Widgets you would like to display on your Dashboard.

Step 3: Visualising your Dashboard (Part 2)

The top part of the Dashboards contains the KPI boxes, the rest of the page displays the Statistical Widgets.

Every user has different needs in terms of what they want to display first in their Dashboard. That’s why we offer a range of various KPIs and Statistical Widgets that you can choose to display, or not, and that you can position in the order that makes the more sense to you.

Step 4: Displaying your KPIs

There are two ways to select which KPIs you would like to display on your Dashboard. You can click on the green button “Widgets” or click on the plus sign in the small dashed box.

Step 5: Choosing your KPIs widgets

By clicking on the “widget” button or on the small sign in the dashed box, the Widget Library will appear. At the top of the widget library are tabs, where the different types of widgets are displayed: KPI or Stats. The currently selected tab is highlighted in orange.

The library displays the widget as it will appear on the Dashboard, followed by its description, and a “On/Off” switch button. When the widget is on display, the button is turned on.

If you notice a widget that you would like to have, but appears to be empty, that means that you need to import the related data into BulbThings.

Step 6: Displaying your Stats widgets

There are two ways to select which Stats you want displayed on your Dashboard. You can click on the green button “Widgets” or click on the plus sign in the large dashed box.

Step 7: Choosing your Stats widgets (Part 1)

By clicking on the “widget” button or on the plus sign in the dashed box, the Widget Library will be available. Make sure the right type of widgets are displayed: KPI or Stats. The option in view is highlighted in orange.

The library displays the widget as it will appear on the Dashboard and a On/Off switch button. When the widget is on display, the On button will appear.

Step 8: Stats widgets descriptions (Part 2)

Unlike the KPIs widget, you need to place your mouse pointer over the widget to display its description.

Step 9: Rearranging your displayed widgets

Hovering your cursor or pointer on top of a widget box’s title, it will change its appearance to that of a cross with four points. This means that by clicking on the left-button in your mouse, you will be able to hold the widget box and interchange its location with other similar widgets, and so highlight the data you would like to display (i.e. KPI or Stats).