The Home Page of a Subscription

This article describes the Home page for a subscription. We're using Asset Tracking to explain general concepts that are applicable to all other subscriptions. It shows a set of metrics to summarize everything from the number of assets to their allocation by groups and departments, as well as a summary of alerts.


  1. Subscription Menu - Every subscription (Staff Safety, People Flow, etc.) has a similar menu. Here are brief descriptions of each item.


    This is the default page for the subscription. It shows the set of analytics to summarize everything from the number of assets (Total Items in App) to their allocation by groups and departments, as well as a summary of alerts by several criteria.

    Shows a list of the assets that are included in the subscription (Asset Tracking in this case). For example:

    Shows a list of the devices (tags) that are assigned to assets in the Asset Tracking subscription. (See Hardware in our website LINK for a list of the devices you can use to track assets.)

    Shows the events that have been logged in the subscription.


    Examples of events include:
    • Low battery on a device. Zone violation – where an asset entered or exited an unauthorized zone.
    • Zone violation – where an asset entered or exited an unauthorized zone.
    • Dwell time exceeded – where an asset remains in a location longer than allowed.
    • Below par level detected – to note that the quantity of a given asset has dipped below certain levels.

    Provides additional analytics for the subscription. In the case of Asset Tracking, these involve general Asset Monitoring (with historical summary of alerts by department and by alert type), Asset Utilization, and Maintenance.



    Shows a list of previously run reports. It also allows you to run reports immediately or to schedule them to run in the future and to run on a designated time interval—hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly).



    Shows the site hierarchy (Site > Building > floor) so you can choose the floorplan of interest for location tracking. This is the map (or set of maps) you migrated from Vision or added to a fresh sofia install. The map shows the zones you might have designated for location-based rules.


    Route Manager

    Displays any existing time- or ordered-based routes and allows you to create new ones.


    Rule Composer

    Displays existing rules and allows you to edit them or create new ones. Rules are at the center of location tracking to generate events and alerts to specific situations. For instance, when an asset leaves a certain area or requires replenishment. Or when a person signals a man-down situation.



    Shows the sofia users for the subscription. The list also highlights in gray the users who aren’t assigned to the subscription in question.



    Displays the threshold values you set for reporting on a metric of interest and for a given group—which you may select from the Select Group drop-down at the top-left. For example, in Asset Tracking you can set the percentages that constitute under, moderate, optimal, and over utilization levels for a group of assets you might have created to include a set of laptops. Likewise, in Hand Hygiene, you could set the time length for wash validity duration.


  2. Basic Metrics - From top-to-bottom, a quick glance at:

    • Total Items - The number of assets you're keeping track of. 
    • Open Alerts - The number of alerts that are still in Open status.
    • Alerts Past 24 Hours - The number of alerts that occurred in the past 24 hours.
    • Alerts Past 30 Days - The number of alerts that occurred in the last 30 days. 
  3. Items By Group - A listing of the groups under which you've organized your assets and the number of assets in each group.
  4. Items By Department - A breakdown of the number of assets by organizational departments.
  5. Alerts By Type (Past 30 Days) - The number of alerts by type for the last 30 days. The alert types refer to the rules you created earlier that give rise to the alerts in the first place.
The Panel Options

When you hover over a panel for any metric, you'll notice that four icons appear at the top-right corner. Here's an explanation of what these options allow you to do.



  • The left-most metrics—Total Items, Open Alerts, Alerts Past 25 Hours, and Alerts Past 30 Days—show only options for Full Screen Reading, View Data, and Save.
  • While hovering over an option, you will see the option's description and a link (Tell me more) to a detailed explanation of the underlying dashboard engine, STIMULSOFT.



  1. Sort - Offers a drop-down of sorting options:
    Panel Sort Options
    Items by Group Sort_Items_by_Group.png
    Items by Department Sort_Items_by_Dept.png
    Alerts by Type Sort_Alert_Types.png
  2. Full screen reading - This works the same across all panels, causing them to take up all the space on the screen.


    While viewing the Items By Group or the Alerts By Type panels in full-screen mode, you may select circle slices or bars, respectively, to filter the dashboard data. A checked filter icon indicates you've entered the filter mode. For example:


    When you close the full-screen view and return to the Home screen, all other panels automatically refresh with metrics corresponding  to your selections. 

  3. View Data - Shows the count of items for a given metric. For example:
    Panel View Data Results
    Items by Group View_Data_-_Items_by_Group.png
    Items by Department View_Data_Items_b_Department.png
    Alerts by Type View_Data_by_Alert_Type.png
  4. Save -Lets you save the data in the panel in several formats, including:

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