Statistic plugin

The statistic plugin shows statistics on device usage per application. Additionally we now support Application Tag used for grouping applications.


Statistics are a way to gather information about the way customers use services. The statistics are accessible in Site Admin. Statistics are detailed per application tag and per application. Application tags allow you to group applications.

Statistics provides information on:

  • Total devices
  • Active devices
  • Device usage
  • Number of logins
  • Accumulated login time

How to install or upgrade the plugin

  1. Log in to Site Admin.
  2. Go to the Plugins tab.
  3. Under My Plugins tab, make sure all plugins are up to date.
  4. Under Get More Plugins tab, make sure that the Statistic plugin is installed and up to date.

Initial setup after installation - Setting up application tags

If you are upgrading the feature and have already set up application tags, this section does not apply.
After the installation of the Statistic plugin, an initial task is set up automatically. This task starts a command processing historical statistic data. A nightly task is also installed to process any missing statistic data. Under normal conditions, the nightly task just processes yesterday's statistics.
The statistic feature uses the application tags to show statistics on groups of applications. As there are no application tags set up by default, you will have to define at least one application tag. Follow these steps:

1. Log in to Site Admin.

2. Go to the Applications tab.

3. Select the Applications tags.

4. You will now see the following page.


5. Press the “New Tag” button on the lower left.

You will now see the following page:


6. Fill in a name for the tag.

Apply the tag to any application that shall belong to the tag group using the associated checkbox.

Now it should look like this:


Although you might choose all applications, we recommend not doing this if you have a very large number of applications. These tag groups are used within the statistics and the graphical view of the statistical data gets difficult to read with more than 10 applications.

7. Press the save button.

You will now see the following page:


     The table now shows the new application tag “test”. As we assigned the tag to just one application “# Tagged applications” shows “1.”

You may set up as many application tags as you want. Application tags must have unique names, so the system will ask you to fill in another name if the name is already used by another application tag.

You can also modify and delete application tags on this page.

How to access statistics data

1. Log in to Site Admin.

2. Go to Statistic tab.

3. You will see the following page:


If you see the additional yellow note as displayed in the figure don’t hesitate, as it just informs you that the initial statistic task has not started yet. Alternatively, there might be a note telling you that this task is currently running and processing is still going on.

When the statistic task has already run and you should see something similar to the following:


The statistic page consists of the sections ControlsDashboard, and Detailed View.

Controls are used to set up the data to display.

You can choose which application tag to use, the data resolution, and the start and end date of the statistic data. 

Resolution provides different time slices e.g. annually, weekly, or daily. Any data will be displayed using the respective time slice. If the time slice can not fully cover the given start and end date, the data will be partial.

The start and end dates let you choose the beginning and end point of the statistics. You can choose the date using the popup calendar, by writing them directly in the input field, or by pressing the left/right button. The left/right button will choose the next date in the selected resolution.

Hint: If you want to use the right/left button to move to the previous/next year, then choose the Resolution annually and press the left/right button. Afterward, choose the resolution you want to view.

Dashboards show available statistics and a preview of the data selected by the controls.
The preview is a cumulative view of the data of all applications with the selected application tag. The title at the bottom describes the data shown. The graph shows how the data over time. The background color of the dashboard will be green if the trend is increasing or the color is red if there is a decreasing trend. The up arrow shows the number of applications with the selected application tag with a positive trend. The down arrow shows the number of applications of the selected application tag with a negative trend. If the dashboard has a black border around it, that’s the selected dashboard for the detailed view.

By clicking either a dashboard or one of the up/down arrows, you select this data for the detailed view. Clicking the dashboard will select all applications with the selected application tag, but clicking the arrows will only select the applications with the respective trend.

The detailed view displays the data separate per application in a graph view and a table view. On the graph view, you can hover on different data points to the the values. On the table view (see figure below), you get a tabular view that supports filtering, sorting, and choosing columns to be displayed.