Example: automated PDF reports

Example: automated PDF reports

Automated PDF reporting for UniFi sites

This custom solution was developed for a client who is managing a large number of UniFi sites and who wanted to send out a monthly PDF report to their customers showing how their network has been performing together with some metrics from their Zendesk Service Management system.

These reports needed to be sent out each month in a consistent and automated fashion, saving a lot of time creating reports manually while also demonstrating their innovative character.

For this, we developed a custom reporting solution and it does exactly what the client requested, and a bit more…

Benefits achieved:

  • consistent reports for the clients delivered to their email address in PDF format within an hour after month end
  • no manual intervention required once a customer site has been added to the solution
  • their staff can spend time on higher value tasks

Features:

  • fully automated generation and sending of the PDF reports
  • report styling and layout match the house style of our client
  • low touch, easy to administer
  • integrates with the UniFi SDN controller and the Zendesk Service Management solution
  • ability to configure multiple TO/CC/BCC recipients for each site report

A sample report as shown in the administrator back-end of the solution:

 

The HTML formatted email template that is used to send out the monthly PDF reports can easily be modified by an administrator:

 

The site-specific settings for the report:

October 30, 2018