NEW: Data Dashboards for BrowseReporter Monitoring Software (v6.0.2)

October 2021 new release CurrentWare 6.0.2

CurrentWare version 6.0.2 is here! Here are the most exciting features that we’d love to highlight.

  1. Data Dashboards for BrowseReporterReview your organization’s user activity data straight from the web console. Easily see aggregated data of your entire workforce or drill down to individual activity metrics in just a few clicks.
  2. Reclassify Categories Locally for BrowseControlReclassify website content categories for BrowseControl’s Category Filtering feature. Assign websites to categories that best reflect their use in your business.
  3. Quality of Life ImprovementsDuplicate operator accounts and various bug fixes and optimizations.
  4. Windows 11 Compatibility—The CurrentWare development team has been hard at work to provide you with our endpoint security and user activity monitoring software for Windows 11.

Learn more about the changes in version 6.0.2 in the release notes

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Data Dashboards for BrowseReporter

Hey everyone, this is Dale here. I am the Digital Marketing Manager for CurrentWare.

In today’s video, I’d like to show off the new user activity data dashboards that were introduced to BrowseReporter in version 6.0.2. 

With these dashboards, you can review the productivity levels, web browsing, application usage, and bandwidth consumption of your entire workforce from the convenience of a web browser. 

These dashboards work in tandem with BrowseReporter’s computer activity reports to provide valuable insights into how technology is used in your organization.

Today’s video is just a sneak peek of what BrowseReporter is capable of; as time goes on you can expect to see further enhancements and data points added to these dashboards.

How the Dashboards Work

To begin using the new dashboards simply select the groups or users you would like to review, then select the desired time period.

Here at the top of the Overview dashboard, you will see a comparison between the data from this period and the previous time period. This gives you a high-level glance into whether the given metrics have increased or decreased during this timeframe.

Below that, we have graphs showing the Top 5 most used websites and applications. This shows you what computer activities your users spend the most time on.

Next, you’ll see the top 5 most active and idle users or groups. 

BrowseReporter automatically switches from Active Time Tracking to Idle Time Tracking when the user stops using their keyboard or mouse for a set period of time; this threshold can be changed to fit your organization’s needs.

Dashboards for Specific Groups/Users

Let’s drill down even further by clicking on one of our groups.

In this group sub-dashboard, you can see the most productive and unproductive users in the group, along with a dedicated Activity Log. 

Likewise, if we started out looking at a specific user rather than a group we would be taken to a sub-dashboard with that specific user’s online status and computer activity data.

Activity Log For Raw User Activity Data

The activity log lets you review the raw data that is used to populate the dashboards. 

You can use the search function to find specific information, use the column men u to adjust what columns appear, and sort the data that is displayed.

What data points are available in the Activity Log will vary depending on the dashboard you’re viewing.

For example, here in the Overview dashboard, we have access to Group or usernames along with several active and idle time metrics.

In the productivity dashboard, we’d have access to the group or user name, the number of users, and various productivity metrics.

Likewise, the Activity Log of the Websites dashboard shows domain names, active time, web content categories, and the productivity categorization for the domain.

The Activity Log of the Applications dashboard shows the application name, process name, active time, and idle time.

If you’d like to use the Activity Log data in a business intelligence tool you can easily export your user activity data to an Excel spreadsheet. 

If you’d like to provide a visual copy of the Activity Log to someone else, you can use the Export to PDF function. The PDF will display the Activity Log, including hyperlinks to the sub-dashboards of the groups or users shown. 

So long as the viewer has access to an operator account with sufficient permissions they’ll be able to follow these hyperlinks to learn more about the selected user or group.

To finish things off, let’s take a look at the dashboards offered in version 6.0.2

Productivity Dashboard

Switching over to the Productivity dashboard you will see how much time was spent on productive, unproductive, and neutral web browsing. You’ll also see who the most productive and unproductive users or groups are, as well as the top 5 websites and categories. 

What is considered productive can be customized by going to BrowseReporter’s Productivity Grading window; a shortcut to this can be found in the dashboard settings. 

From here you’ll be able to specify whether a given website category or a specific domain should be labeled as productive, unproductive, or neutral.

Internet Browsing Dashboard

Moving on to the Websites dashboard you will find the total active and idle time for the selected groups or users, the top 5 websites and most active users, as well as the web browsing Activity Log.

Application Usage Dashboard

In the applications dashboard, you will find similar graphs showing how much time was spent using applications, the top 5 most used applications, the 5 users that spent the most time using applications, and the application usage Activity Log.

Bandwidth Consumption Dashboard

Finally, we have the bandwidth usage dashboard. Here you’ll be able to see who is using the most bandwidth and how much bandwidth was used each day.  

If you’d like to see what websites are responsible for anomalies in bandwidth usage you can run BrowseReporter’s Bandwidth Usage by URL report. 

This report will show you the exact websites that are consuming bandwidth; from there you can decide whether the bandwidth hogs need to be blocked with BrowseControl or if other corrective measures need to be taken.

Conclusion

Ready to boost operational efficiency, employee productivity, and endpoint security with advanced awareness and control over how your employees use technology in the workplace? 

Get started today with a FREE trial of any of our software solutions. 

Simply visit CurrentWare.com/Download to try our software for yourself or get in touch with us at CurrentWare.com/Contact.

Thank you!

BrowseReporter’s user activity dashboards give you the insights you need to identify productivity leaks, detect excessive bandwidth usage, and improve business intelligence.

  • Review your organization’s user activity data straight from the web console; no need to generate reports!
  • Easily see aggregated data of your entire workforce or select specific groups/users to populate the dashboard with their data
  • Use the activity log to review, sort, and export raw user activity data as PDF or CSV files. Customize the columns that appear in the activity log to focus on the metrics that matter most.

Reclassify Categories Locally for BrowseControl

CurrentWare website category reclassification tool. Discord changed to computer games, LinkedIn changed to business and services

In version 6.0.1 we introduced a reclassification tool that allowed you to locally change the default category displayed for a given website in BrowseReporter’s reports. 

With the version 6.0.2 update, the new website content category classification will be reflected in both BrowseControl’s category filtering feature and BrowseReporter’s website content category reports.

For example, the default category for Discord.com is Chats. If you would prefer that it be classified as Computer Games in BrowseControl and BrowseReporter, you can make that change for your deployment with this feature.

In addition to providing more granular customization options for your environment, this feature provides a fallback in the event that a website is misclassified by BrowseControl’s category filter.

NOTE: If you find a website that is incorrectly classified you can submit it here to help correct the misclassification in future releases.

Quality of Life Updates

CurrentWare operator settings with "Copy Operator" selected
  • Added the ability to copy/clone/duplicate Operator accounts for easier management when creating accounts
  • CurrentWare version 6.0.2 has been tested and verified to work with Windows 11. For full details, see our system requirements page.
  • 25+ bug fixes and optimizations

Conclusion

CurrentWare version 6.0.2 is available now. To get access to the latest features, you will need to update your CurrentWare deployment. If you’re new to CurrentWare you can get started today with a free 14-day trial for CurrentWare version 6.0.2.

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Sai Kit Chu
Sai Kit Chu
Sai Kit Chu is a Product Manager with CurrentWare. He enjoys helping businesses improve their employee productivity & data loss prevention efforts through the deployment of the CurrentWare solutions.
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