User preferences allow actions to be done automatically, such as opening a screen when you start an application, filtering for specific data by creating prefilters, and more. For many of those preferences it is possible to generate recommendations in Intelligent Application Manager (IAM) based on your work behavior.
RecommendationsRecommendations are simply user preference suggestions in IAM based on the user logs. Users can generate new recommendations and apply them with the recommendation tasks in the ribbon.
Recommendation tasks in the ribbon
There are ten different recommendation types and for each type only one recommendation will be generated at a time.
Recommendation typesThe following ten recommendation types are implemented in IAM:
Each recommendation type has its own description and icon. The icons and more detailed descriptions are shown in the recommendations pop-up.
What’s newAs you might’ve figured out, the recommendations feature, previously known as advices, isn’t new. However, in the 2017.1 release we’ve made big changes to this feature.
Calculating recommendationsWe’ve made several improvements to the way that recommendations are calculated.
One recommendation per typeIn this release, only one recommendation is generated per recommendation type. In the previous releases the amount was unlimited and every recommendation was shown in the pop-up, which could confuse users.
Simplified calculationsBecause the amount of recommendations per type were unlimited in G9.8, it was important to set requirements for the recommendations to keep the result set small and logical. These requirements needed complex calculations, including the parameters: threshold, amount (number of logs) and timespan. With the new structure, where only one recommendation is shown per recommendation type, these parameters are unnecessary.
Performance boostBy simplifying the calculations, generating recommendations received a performance boost. In some cases, the generation process went from minutes to seconds.
User interfaceNext to the underlying mechanisms, we’ve also changed the user interface for recommendations.
Recommendations for multiple applicationsThe recommendations were generated for the currently active application only. They will now be generated for all loaded applications.
Default interval typeThe possibility for users to select an interval type to generate recommendations has been removed. The default interval is one week. IAM administrators can change this by editing the interval type in the global settings in IAM.
Interval type in the global settings
Extended pop-upAs for the pop-up, more information is shown. Recommendation type icons have been added, the descriptions have been renewed and the task/report indicator has been changed into an icon.
Applying recommendations generates new onesWhen the user chooses to apply or ignore a recommendation, a new recommendation of the same type will be generated automatically after the apply button is pressed.
Recommendation tasks in IAMThe tasks to generate and apply recommendations moved from the recommendations page to the users page. Therefore, it is no longer required to choose a user. Since the recommendations are now generated for multiple applications, the application selection has also been removed.
Recommendation tasks in IAM
FinallyWe hope that we started to make your job life easier and we will continue to take the intelligence in IAM to the next level.
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