Create Categories and Assign Pods

Categories provide the ability to classify Solstice instances in ways that are meaningful to you. Mersive strongly recommends assigning Pods to categories once you've imported them into Solstice Cloud. Once created, categories can be used to filter, sort, and compare usage data among the different types of Solstice instances to help drive business decisions. For example, data from Solstice Cloud's meeting analytics can help you determine future meeting room construction based on the most utilized types of rooms. Categories can also be used to select specific Solstice Pods to schedule software updates. This allows you to schedule software updates for your Pods based on location or department to avoid disruptions.

The Solstice Cloud portal allows you to automatically categorize Pods by location and create your own custom categories. Creating a robust category scheme allows you to drill down into your deployment usage data in meaningful ways. For example, you can compare Solstice usage between buildings to see how the technology is being adopted at each location or compare the average meeting duration of bookable vs. non-bookable huddle spaces.

Mersive recommends that you follow these guidelines when assigning categories.

  • Create categories that can be applied to all Pods (e.g. create a "City" category instead of a "Denver" category).
  • Start with broad categories then drill down into more specific ones (e.g. create a category for Country, City, Building, then Department or Floor).

Here is an example category scheme:



Country City Building Department Room Type


US Denver Denver HQ Marketing Conference Yes
US New York NY Office Sales Huddle No
Italy Milan Corso Vittorio Product Office  
UK London 141 Sussex Gardens Engineering Public Area  
Beijing China Jiang Jun Si Lu Chemistry    

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