AppDynamics Business IQ Walkthrough

Demystify analytics and business IQ. Utilize the raw data at your fingertips and make it work for you! This simple walkthrough will guide you through the basics of navigating the AppDynamics UI to harness the power of BIQ via dashboards and analytics.

October 16, 2019 3 minute read

Software applications heavily drive business outcomes in the modern world, yet there is a large amount of data that goes uncollected, uncorrelated...unseen. AppDynamics Analytics allows application owners to gather detailed data points and arrange it to answer critical business questions, such as: What is our most popular reward type? How much money does an outage really cost us? What part of my application is used the most? All this can be answered by correlating the raw data already at your fingertips collected from normal AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring (APM) operation. Below are the steps you can follow to get a feel for navigating to see, view, and manipulate the data.

Application Flow Map

  1. Navigate to the WWT SaaS AppDynamics Controller
  2. Use the following credentials to log in
    1. Account: wwt
    2. Username: Kiosk
    3. Password: KioskP@$$W0rd
AppDynamics log in screen

3. Select the AD-Financial-Next Application

Screenshot of the WWT SaaS AppDynamics homepage pointing out where to find the AD-Financial-Next Application

The Application Flow Map displays the interactions between your applications, highlighting important near real time information such as average response time, calls per minute, and much more. This flow map can even be used to pin point specific problem areas with complication application behavior.

AD-Financial-Next Application Flow Map

Dashboards and Reports

1. Select Dashboards & Reports

Screenshot pointing out the Dashboard & Reports tab

2. Select AD-Financial-Next Rewards Dashboard

Screenshot pointing out the AD-Financial-Next Rewards Dashboard

3. Take time to explore the dashboard's contents. These graphs are able to answer business questions in near real time.

Graphs in the AD-Financial-Next Rewards Dashboard


1. Select Analytics

Screenshot pointing out the Analytics tab

2. Select Searches

Screenshot pointing out the Searches section

3. Select Redeem Rewards Errors

Screenshot pointing out the Redeem Rewards Errors row

Observe the visualization of the data in this Search. These widgets were created in a Search and then used in a dashboard. The Search can be modified independently of the dashboard widget. Searches are a powerful way of querying the data to satisfy a business question such as "How many active users are experiencing errors?" or "What distribution of rewards are experiencing errors?" or "What type of card is experiencing errors?".

4. Select Data to see the raw data powering the widgets.

Screenshot pointing out the Data button

The data shown here represents the correlated data that AppDynamics collected. Data collectors pull relevant business contextual information out of application behavior to help build a holistic picture that represents application health and success. In a modern world where software application govern your business, knowing up/down health is not enough anymore. You need a solution that will monitoring application health AND success.

Screenshot of Redeem Rewards Errors Data
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