Analytics

Horizon Business Intelligence Application for Fleet Insights

Users with access to Horizon'z business intelligence functionality will see the Analytics tab within their table of contents.

Menu option for accessing the Analytics functionality

If you have not signed into the Analytics tab previously, an additional login screen will appear. Logging into the Analytics tab uses the same credentials as your Horizon account.

Once the Analytics tab is selected and you've logged in, you'll navigate to Horizon's business intelligence tool. This tool is a customizable interface for creating operational dashboards and gaining insights into the status of your fleet. In the left pane of the Analytics screen will be a list of dashboards that have been created by you or shared with you.

Selecting any of these dashboards will present the real-time underlying data from the asset hierarchy of your fleet, inspection damage data, work order information, and task tracking information. While not all fields in Horizon are available for use in dashboards, the vast majority are available for data analytics.

Examples of Analytics Dashboards

As an example, if you're interested in gaining insights into a summary of damages found throughout your Horizon fleet, a Damage Summary dashboard can be created. Below is an example Damage Summary dashboard that could be customized in many ways for your specific use case.

Sample Damage Summary Dashboard

This dashboard provides a view into all damages in Horizon. These charts can be grouped by severity, type, material, distance from the rotor, by blade manufacturer, and many more attributes. Additionally, it is important to note the filtering functionality found in the right pane. This allows you to dynamically select or remove certain levels of severity, locations, dates, and much more.

The dashboard below is used to provide an overview of existing work orders in Horizon. This dashboard shows all of the work orders currently in your Horizon account, the number and status of tasks applied to those work orders, and groups the work orders by site. Again, these charts can all be filtered by site, status, tags, and much more.

Sample Work Order Tracking Dashboard

As a final example of the types of damage dashboards that can be created, we'll look at the erosion dashboard below. This dashboard is used to compare erosion damages across multiple sites. The erosion damages are charted for each site with the distance from the rotor as the x-axis and the total area of erosion being the y-axis. Finally, the severity of the erosion is represented by the different color bars.

Sample Erosion Dashboard Comparing Damage Location and Severity Across Multiple Sites

In this example, it is easy to call out the outlier erosion issue at Ol Gusty I where there is a concentration of more sever erosion between 34m and 38m from the rotor.

Creating New Dashboards

As an example of how to create dashboards, we'll step through how to create a new dashboard for reviewing damage at a particular site. In this example, create a new dashboard and widget that shows the location of all severity level 4 and 5 damages at the Fonz Fjord site.

To create a new dashboard, select the "+" button and then select new dashboard.

Next, select the Data Source field to be "SkySpecs Model" and add a descriptive title for the dashboard.

After the dashboard is created, a new widget can be added to the dashboard by selecting the "+ Select Data" button.

Adding a new widget will open a dialog for you to select the field you'd like to show in your chart. Since the goal is to chart data for only one site, the first step is to add the site name as the first field. This is referenced as the Farm Name in the data field set. Search for Farm and select the Name field from the list.

After selecting name, the screen will show the widget you're starting to build. In this case, we're building a pivot table and the name of all the sites in the fleet are listed. The next action will be to select "Advance Configuration" to continue adding series to the chart.

Now that we have a list of sites, we'll filter the list down to the site we want to see in the chart. To do this, select Filters in the right designer pane and hit the "+" next to add a Widget Filters section.

Then again select the "Farm Name" field from the data list. To filter on the sites you'd like to show in the chart, use the check boxes to select the appropriate site and hit "OK". In this example, we're only going to look at data for Fonz Fjord so we'll deselect Vienna.

You'll now see the widget has been filtered to only one site. The next step is to add additional fields to build the pivot table dataset that will allow us to ultimately present the data in a column chart. To do this, we'll add the damage distance from the rotor to the columns section of the pivot. Select the "+" next to columns, search for "distance" and select "distance_int". You could also select "distance" but that field will only provide the distances with values present in the data versus all the distance intervals along the blade.

You'll now see distance intervals show up in the columns of the pivot widget. The next step is to add the different levels of severity to the rows section. Again, select the "+" next to rows, this time search for "severity" and select the severity field from under the Damage Heads category.

The final step in the data selection process is to add the count of severity to the values section of the pivot. Select the "+" next to values, search for severity, and select severity. By default, because this is a number, the pivot will sum all the damage values. Instead, we want to see a count of each so we need to select the sum value next to the Total severity name and change it to count.

With the dataset complete, we'll now transform the pivot into a column chart. To do this, we'll select Column Chart from the charting drop down list.

If we want to make the column chart stacked, we can select Stacked from the chart Design pane on the right.

Once all the data and design parameters for the chart are complete, you can hit Apply and the chart will be saved to the dashboard.

While creating dashboards is an extremely powerful way to gain insights to your Horizon data, it can be challenging to initially understand how to create new dashboards. It's suggested that if you're interested in creating custom dashboards, have any initial dashboard creation demo from a SkySpecs customer representative. A demo request email can be sent to Support@skyspecs.com.

After an initial demo of dashboard functionality, there are many internet resources that can be used for more information. The analytics dashboard utilizes an industry leading business intelligence platform called SiSense. SiSense serves as the functional interface on top of all your Horizon data. There is a strong SiSense user community that hosts tutorial videos that can be found via Google or YouTube. A detailed set of SiSense product tutorial videos can be found here.

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