The Activities report shows the total time spent in applications and on websites. The report consists of a chart accompanied by a table. By default, the chart displays information about 15 most popular activities. When the mouse cursor is placed over an activity, the program shows a popup window with detailed information about this activity: active, idle and total time spent on it. The table lists all report activities sorted by active time.
Activities can be categorized right in the report using the Category column. By default, the system categorizes applications and websites using its own applications database, keywords found in webautocat.ini (for websites) and the website content database (if accessible by subscription). More information on this feature can be found in the Categories and Activities section.
When an activity is clicked either on the chart or in the table (double click), the system will redirect the user to the Detailed Application Windows or Detailed Websites report, depending on the type of activity selected. When an activity-specific context menu is opened in the table, you can also view an Activities By User report or apply a site or application filtering rule, thus quickly blocking access to a program or site.
Activity reports have two tiers. In this report type, the second tier displays the windows and web pages involved in each activity. This way, you can see what document was opened, what site sections were visited, what IM contact the user mostly chatted with and so forth.
The Activities report allows you to assess time distribution across applications, sites, windows and web pages. It can help you quickly get a clear picture of a user’s activities, activities of a group of users or an entire department. To view reports from different points of view, use additional filtering parameters described in the Report Controls section.