0:16 Informational Displays
1:41 How many people are in the building?
2:50 Is the building running out of space?
3:31 What are the busiest days of the week?
3:53 What are the busiest hours of the day?
4:20 How are (collaborate spaces) being used?
5:09 How are (focus spaces) being used?
5:55 Are there enough (spaces)?
6:12 Views by sensor coverage
Welcome to Atlas. Let’s explore the building analytics view.
There are a few pieces to get to know before we dig into your charts. First, in the left column, you’ll see information about your building, including headcount, how many people you have per desk, and the number of desks. Under that, you’ll see your floor information. It will again show the occupancy number of the floor, the number of people per desk available on the floor, and the number of desks. On the floor information, you’ll see color dots. These represent the different space types, and how many of them you have on the floor. Here you can see orange dots are meeting rooms, and there are 14 on the floor. If you want to exclude a floor from your reporting, you can toggle on and off the eye icon. Floor data automatically rolls up into the building-level reporting.
Below the informational boxes, you’ll see two settings boxes. The first allows you to select which spaces will be included in the reporting, and what color they will show as. You can also see their totals for the building. Below that is the operating hours box, which will allow you to set the hours you’d like to report on.
To navigate to the floor view, you can either open your side panel and select a floor, or click on the arrow next to the floor name.
Now we can move to the reporting section of the page. Each report will show which space type it’s reporting on, and then a question that report should answer. So this first report is for the building totals, and answers the question “How many people are in the building?” The reports will allow you to choose between peak and average numbers, depending on the reports that make the most sense for your goals. Are you looking to see what a standard day looks like with averages, or would you rather see the highest number through the day so you can know how much to plan for at peak? You can also choose between occupancy and visits for your report. Occupancy requires full sensor coverage, but will give you the best picture of how many people were in your space, accounting for entrances and exits. Visits just show entrance numbers, and require Entry sensors. Since Density sensors are anonymous, these numbers are not filtered for things like employees, people lingering in doorways, or returning to their cars and coming back inside. Instead, it gives you an idea of traffic flow throughout the day. This will also change your other reports to visit data. We’ll stay with occupancy for this video.
To answer “how many people are in the building” we can scroll along the chart to see the daily numbers. We can also download a CSV to see the totals for the whole day.
The next chart is a scatter chart that answers “Is the building running out of space?” The green represents the ideal usage, and dots on the upper left will show when the building is running out of space, and dots on the lower right show when there is too much space. Hovering over the dots allows you to see what day and time that dot represents, so you can look at what times are busy, and what times are empty. If your dots all trend towards the left, as you see in this location, the building frequently has more people showing up than it has available spaces. This is a good indicator that you may need to expand or look into how you can repurpose unused spaces.
To the right, you’ll see the chart “What are the busiest days of the week?” This chart looks at three months of data, and shows the busiest days over that time frame. You can adjust the month using the arrows under the chart. You can also select to show the peak or average numbers on this chart, and download it as a CSV or image.
Below that, we’ll answer “What are the busiest hours of the day?” This chart displays a week worth of data, selected by clicking on a specific week in the top building occupancy chart, and will show you the occupancy trend by peak or average for the week. Looking at the hourly overview can help you decide things like staffing, spot popular time trends that could help with event scheduling, or show the hours when your space will need extra cleaning.
The next chart shows for selected “collaborate” spaces. In this example, we’ll look at meeting rooms, but this could also include enclosed workspaces and open collaboration spaces. Each row will show capacity and a number next to it. This indicates the maximum number of people meant to be in this meeting room. The number in gray next to that shows the number of rooms you have in that size. The chart breaks down the group sizes actually using that space, and the percentage of time they used the room that week. In this example, you can quickly spot that the most common group sizes are 2-3 people or 3-6 people, regardless of room size. This allows you to see if your room sizes match the meetings your location is actually having, and if options like a room divider or phone booths would relieve some of the pressure.
Next, we have how are focus spaces being used? We’ll look at how are desks used, but this will also open for all focus types, including phone booths and workstations. See the help article Building View Analytics for the full list of categories and types. This chart compares how often desks are in use for at least 1 hour vs 3 hours. The light blue will show the one hour usage, and dark blue will show the three hours. The closer the bars line up, the more people are remaining at their desks rather than using collaborative spaces. You can scroll your mouse over the charts to see the number of people using desks for peak and average, and quickly compare this to the number of desks available in the building to see how close you are to running out of space.
Finally, we have our “are there enough” occupancy heat maps. This chart shows the percentage in use for more than 1 minute, by 15-minute increments. You can quickly see the peak times of different spaces, and download as an image or CSV.
It’s important to note that this page will look different for every customer and building. We’ve explored an example with extensive coverage and space types. You may only be covering building-level, in which case your view will only show the first three building charts at the top of the screen. If you have a floor level, but you aren’t seeing any additional space reporting, you may not have submitted a floor plan, or covered individual spaces on your floor. Focus space types are typically covered by our Open Area sensors, which allow a more detailed view of the usage of a location, while Entry sensors provide the visit data. If you have any questions about reporting you aren’t able to see, but would be useful to your team, please reach out to Support.