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5 Steps to Get Cross-System Reports in AIMS Insight & Analytics Platform

Written by Ivar Sagemo | Aug 24, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Applications are eating the world.  Anywhere we go - and for everything we do - there is an App.  However, software is built on complex interconnected and interdependent software systems and knowledge about the individual systems are typically spread across departments, functions and locations.  Some is documented, some outdated, some is just in individuals’ memory.  With this interdependency and knowledge fragmentation vulnerability thrives.  And the complexity continues to increase with the explosive growth of systems interconnected and interdependent – often in real time. So, you just have to learn to deal with this complexity – it powers services we rely on throughout the day.  Your ability to manage this complexity is the definition of success.  Managing it well will improve your customers experience – B2B, B2C and towards internal stakeholders and external organizations with systems connected to your value chain.  

Managing this complexity is not easy – that’s why we built the AIMS Insight & Software Performance Analytics Platform.

With the AIMS Insight & Software Performance Analytics Platform we bring the opportunity to manage applications across your IT eco-system and beyond from Insight delivered using Automated Analytics into dependencies and impact.  Using AIMS’ Agents, 3rd party agents or your custom agent /data using our SDK/API you can feed AIMS with data from any application. 

In additional to automatically applying anomaly detection to the data you feed AIMS we also make all the data available in AIMS Analytics.  AIMS Analytics is where you customize reports for stakeholders – from executive management, line-of-business owners, IT operations, business analysts and technical staff.

5 Steps to Get Cross-System Reports that makes sense to your stakeholder

Step 1

First of all, you start out by adding an environment in AIMS (assuming you already have an account).  An Environment is any logical grouping of systems that makes sense to you.  This could be by stage – Production, UAT, Dev - or physical location – New York, Tokyo, Beijing – or any other grouping that makes sense to you. 

Step 2

Connect systems using the AIMS Agents, 3rd party agents or your custom agents and data.  When adding the Agents and any custom data you select which Environment to apply the data to.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

Log in to AIMS and select the Environment you selected to connect the agents and any custom data to.  Navigate to the Analytics tab.

Step 4

Select create new report and select the applicable block that makes sense to you.  The Chart block as an example allows you to create a chart using any data from any system connected to the Environment you have selected.  Here you can for example combine message or performance date from message flows representing business processes in BizTalk, performance data from SQL or Windows servers or SAP. 

Step 5

Add additional modules to your report, save it with a representative name and subscribe your stakeholders to the reports at the frequency you chose.

 

Now you have created one report but maybe there are other internal or external stakeholders that could benefit from the insight enabled through the AIMS Platform?  Well, you can simply create a new report and chose the applicable modules with the relevant information for the particular stakeholder.  The data available is exhaustive and if not all is there you can easily add additional sources using the SDK and APIs.