Last updated: Sep-26-2023
You can view reports that provide DAM-specific usage information. In addition, there are a few locations in the Cloudinary Console where you can view statistics, graphs, and other important information about your account usage in general.
You can view summary details and trend graphs to help you analyze your overall DAM usage in terms of total assets, collection activity, and uploads.
- Only users with the Master admin role can access the dashboard.
- Data is cached and updated daily, so the newest information may not yet be reflected on the dashboard.
- The Admin Dashboard feature is currently not at enterprise-grade level and is unavailable for Assets.
- If you have Nexus, the metrics displayed depend on your plan. If a limited version of this feature is enabled for your account and you'd like to get full benefit, upgrade to the Pro plan from the Upgrade Plan page of your Console.
The following sections describe the metrics that are displayed on the dashboard.
Gain important insights into how your DAM is being used:
|Assets||Total assets stored in your DAM and how those assets are distributed in terms of images, videos, and raw files.||If you have relatively few videos in storage, your presentation may benefit from increasing the number of videos you use.|
|Users||Total users and how many users are assigned to each role.||If you have a lot of administrators relative to Media Library users, you may not be following the best practice of having more Media Library users than administrators.|
|Collections and published collections||Total collections and the total number of assets they contain. You can also view the total number of published collections and total assets they contain.||If you have a relatively small number of published collections, your team may be using collections mostly for internal communication.|
|Live portals||Total live portals and the total number of assets they contain.||If you have a relatively small number of total assets, your team may tend to publish portals with a small number of assets.|
See which collections have been viewed the most during a selected period of time, and find out which of your published collections are the most popular. (A single view consists of opening a collection and all actions performed in it until the collection is closed.)
On the dashboard itself, you can see the 10 collections with the most views. Click on a collection to open it for a closer look.
The downloaded version shows all published collections, ordered by greatest to least number of views.
You can find out how many total uploads were made in your product environment in the past 7 days, and how many uploads were made on each day.
You can also filter that data to find out how many uploads were performed via API calls and by account users, and how many uploads were performed per asset type (image, video, or raw file). These filters can be combined to give you an even more granular picture. For example, you can find out how many image API uploads were made on a specific day.
You can use this information to understand upload trends (for example, if video uploads increase per day, or are clustered around a certain period of time) and usage patterns (for example, if more uploads are performed by Cloudinary users or via apps that use API calls).
View summary information (e.g., email, role, associated user groups, last login date and date created) about the users that have been most active in the past 7 or 30 days. In particular, you can view the percentage of the product environment's total activity attributed to each user.
On the dashboard itself, you can see the 10 most active users:
The downloaded version shows all users, ordered by most to least active.
You can generate a report that lists:
- All account management activities, for example user management and product environment management actions.
- All actions performed on tracking-enabled product environments, for example uploading and deleting assets, updating metadata, adding assets to collections, etc.
- The Activity Reports feature is a premium feature for our Assets product, and its availability depends on your account setup. If Activity Reports is not yet enabled for your account and you'd like to enable it, please contact your Customer Support Manager.
- With Nexus, the metrics displayed on it are limited by your plan:
- This feature is not available for the Free plan.
- If you have the Enhanced plan, you can generate a report that includes the last 30 days.
- If you have the Pro plan, you can generate a report that includes the last 90 days.
To upgrade Nexus, go to the Upgrade Plan page in your Console.
Use cases for this type of report include:
- Analyzing monthly asset usage.
- Finding more details about a known action, for example, which user deleted a certain asset.
- Auditing purposes.
Some considerations when generating your report:
- You can select a start and end date for the activities that will be included in your report. The actual start and end date are not included in the report (only the dates in between).
- Generated reports will be available for up to 30 days.
- Up to 30 reports are saved at a time.
- It may take some time to generate a report. Feel free to continue your other DAM activities while the report is being generated, and check back later to see if the report is ready for download.
To generate an activity report:
- From the navigation pane, select Activity Reports.
- Select a date range and click Generate.NoteYour start date must be before your end date.
To view information about asset usage throughout your account and not limited to DAM (including summary details, trend graphs covering your overall account usage in terms of transformations, total assets, used storage and bandwidth, registered add-ons) and to sign up to receive email notifications, navigate to your Dashboard.
Select Programmable Media from the Product Selector located at the top left of your Console, and select Dashboard from the Product Navigation menu.
For more information, see Account usage data.