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 choose from a list of recommended categories or create your own. 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 "Location" 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, then Office).

Here is an example category scheme:

Region City Building Room Type Department Bookable
Southeast Denver Denver HQ Large Conf Marketing Yes
Midwest New York 65 Blake St Med Conf Engineering No
Mid-Atlantic Amsterdam Midtown Huddle Sales  
Northeast Chicago 50 West Broad St Personal Office Med School  
West Seattle Parham Campus Public Area Business Office  

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