The practice of routinely generating and evaluating reports provides the business
intelligence that companies need to uncover problems, establish policies and accurately
measure results. SmarterTrack helps managers spot trends and improve employee performance
with powerful reports that can be emailed on a regularly scheduled basis to a targeted
Each report has a number of options that are available to help further customize
the data that is returned in a report as well as modify how that report data is
presented. In general, the following options are available at the top of the content
pane for each report:
- Generate Report - Re-runs any report using the configured options.
- Email - Allows an agent to send a specific report to a number of recipients.
- Export - Allows an agent to export the data contained in a report in either
tab delimited or comma separated value (CSV) format.
- Set Dates - Allows an agent to utilizes a pre-selected set of dates for a
report. By default, the last 7 days is used for all reports when they initially
- Print - Allows an agent to print out a report.
The following options allow the individual viewing a report to modify how data is presented. Some reports may offer all of these options while others may offer a smaller set of options based on the type of data returned.
- Date Range - Allows an agent to select a custom date range for each report.
- Chart - Allows an agent to select the type of chart that represents the data
- Sort - Changes the sort order of the data presented and presents which column
to use for the sort.
- Group By - Selects how the data is grouped together in the report. Examples
include by hour, by week or by day.
- Filter - Filters can be applied to help narrow down how data is presented
in a report. For example, for trend reports agents can filter data based on department,
group or agent. Summary reports can filtered at an even more granular level.
- Rows - Most reports offer a Rows selector. This is to specify how many rows of data to return for that report. SmarterTrack reports will only return the number of rows you specify, and does not use pagination or any other method to "hide" or over-return results. This is done for a couple of reasons: 1) Returning ALL information that falls within a specific timeframe could take an inordinate amount of time for the information to be displayed, especially for larger installations, and 2) pagination can't be reflected in email reports. Since almost all reports can be emailed to others outside of SmarterTrack, the format for the reports needs to be taken into account for that emailed report.
Report items can be grouped and filtered to create custom reports. With summary,
trend, and custom reporting, SmarterTrack provides managers with the information
they need to make educated business decisions. Note: Report availability may vary
by role and/or permissions.
Summary and Trend Reports
SmarterTrack includes more than 70 predefined summary and trend reports:
- Summary reports can be used to evaluate performance of individual products, departments,
or agents over days, weeks, or months. Summary report data is most often represented
using a bar graph. For example, a manager would use a summary report to determine
which agent had the heaviest ticket workload during a particular month.
- Trend reports can be used to detect performance trends over time. Trend report data
is most often represented using a line graph. For example, a support manager would
use a summary report to determine which business days yielded the most support requests
during the first quarter.
Once a survey is made available, managers, administrators and agents are able to
view the results of the surveys once end users start filling them out. Results are
grouped by brand, by survey or by agent. Clicking on each will display any options
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