Getting Started with OnSpot

Learn about OnSpot reporting and how to get started.

OnSpot is a user-defined set of criteria that helps the user determine when an automobile is ready for the next step in its life cycle or inventory process and is another method for managing a group of vehicles based on user-defined criteria. A single on-spot definition may consist of several mappings that create a link between a subset of tracked assets and a condition that these assets should meet in order to be considered on-spot. In the automotive industry, the user may define that vehicles of a certain consigner will be on-spot only if located in a certain zone.

In order to run OnSpot, there must be at least one mapping definition. Each definition or mapping creates a link between identified tagged vehicles and specific conditions; and when the conditions are met, the vehicle is considered on-spot. For example, users can create an on-spot mapping of vehicles that are selected for retail, fail the A/C check, and are processed to return to the plant.

My Apps OS Settings page listing on spot reports

Once OnSpot definitions and their mappings have been set up, they will appear on the OnSpot Settings page, as well as in the OnSpot drop-down menu on the Dashboard's OnSpot widget, and OnSpot drop-down list on the Map and My Lot menus. 

When no OnSpot definitions have been set up, the My Applications OnSpot Settings page displays a message to set up an OnSpot definition and mapping.

App Settings OS empty My Applications on spot settings tab with no on spot definitions

OS List empty on spot drop down list displaying no definitions created yet messageSimilarly, various OnSpot drop-down lists will be empty and direct users to System Management. For steps, click to Setting Up & Managing OnSpot Definitions and Mappings.