November 19, 2021

Introducing Dashboard Insights: A better way to visualize your integration data

Winona Rajamohan

Content Marketing Manager

Introducing Dashboard Insights, an interactive and comprehensive view of all your Smartcar integration data.

Everything we do at Smartcar is to create better developer experiences for the future of mobility. That’s why we’ve revamped our in-app dashboard to help businesses track and manage the performance of their Smartcar integrations.

We’ve made several improvements since the dashboard’s launch three years ago — like including the highly-requested API usage tracking and a redesign for clarity and accessibility.

But with the release of Dashboard Insights, we’re tying everything together into a single source of truth for your Smartcar integration. No more siloed data for your reporting.

Here’s what you can expect when logging into the new Smartcar dashboard.

All your usage data in one place

What do we want businesses to get out of Dashboard Insights? An easy-to-use channel for accessing data on all vehicles integrated with Smartcar.

Say hello to an all-new landing page that lets businesses access and visualize their most important data first.

Our customers value real-time data on active vehicles, API requests, and errors to keep their operations productive and cost-efficient. So we redesigned the display of those data points for customers to get an immediate overview of their integration performance when logging into the dashboard.

Instead of only highlighting one graph on the ‘Usage’ tab, we divided the tab into four graph cards — the number of API requests, status code insights, number of active vehicles, and vehicles by make. Customers can click into each chart item to view a filtered dashboard with more information, like the endpoint and status codes of vehicles of a particular make.

Easily generate and share detailed reports

We turned to customers for feedback and quickly learned what our top priority would be: embedding detailed information on every API request, error, and vehicle for businesses to quickly identify what they need to do next.

That’s a lot of information to digest. So we made some new changes to help businesses gain more actionable insights about their integration data:

📊 Export comprehensive data reports: Download data on all API requests and export them into a CSV file. In addition to fields displayed on the dashboard (vehicle ID, endpoint, status code, error type), exported files also include extra details like request IDs, request actions, and the durations it took.

🚗 Aggregated view of vehicles and API request logs: To provide more context on vehicle requests, we included request log data right into the ‘Vehicles’ report. Now customers can immediately refer to the types of requests, total number of requests, and error rates of each vehicle.

🗃 Filter dashboards by date and category: Apply filters for date range, vehicle make, and status code to narrow down on specific groups of data in your dashboard.

Improved onboarding for new users

If you’re a new Smartcar user, we’ve optimized our user experience to help you get started with your first request.

Instead of being welcomed by an empty dashboard, check off each step in the ‘Let’s get started’ card to start seeing your usage data trickle in. We also included links to our tutorials to help you along the way.

Stay on top of all vehicle API requests

With Dashboard Insights, we hope to empower businesses with a tool to streamline integration management, identify trends, and make better decisions with data.

Log in to your Smartcar dashboard and start introducing these new improvements to your existing workflow. Curious to learn how else we’re helping mobility businesses deliver great apps? Request a demo and talk to our team today!

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