Sterling B2B Integrator - Dashboard

The IBM Sterling B2B Integrator interface is a dashboard-style interface. Much like the dashboard in a car that provides at-a-glance information about your speed, fuel level, and other performance measures, the dashboard interface shows you important system information in a customizable format designed to make your monitoring and management tasks quicker and easier than ever before. The dashboard is designed to provide information specific to the Sterling B2B Integrator features you have installed. For example, core customers have a different dashboard display than do the Advance File Transfer customers.

The dashboard design offers a variety of benefits. You can:

  • Customize the contents of a page to prominently display the information most important to you. For instance, you may place monitors showing database usage or trading partner activity at the top of your home page.
  • Remove components you don’t need from your page displays.
  • Link to data maintained in locations outside of the interface, such as news or stock market reports for display on your page.

For details about how to manage the dashboard features to maximize visibility into your system operations and trading community activity, see Dashboard Configuration.

A dashboard is a user-configurable interface that provides summarized information at a glance.
Your Sterling B2B Integrator configuration may comprise a complex system of interactivity between clustered copies of Sterling B2B Integrator, trading partner communities, and external applications and operating systems.
Theme management is the first stage in dashboard configuration. Managing dashboard themes is an Administrator task that may be as simple as leaving the standard configuration for all user accounts, or as complex as customizing multiple themes, permission groups, and assigning them to users on a case-by-case basis.
A pane is a page in a dashboard like a page in a photo album that has pictures on it, along with a name tab attached identifying the category of pictures. In the dashboard interface, the pictures are the portlets that provide the information you need.