Reporting

Index Exchange (Index) provides tools that you can use to gather performance data and metrics to make informed decisions about your programmatic buying activity.

Buyer use cases

As a buyer, here are some scenarios where our reporting tools can help you:

  • Monitoring: You can ensure that everything is operational and that you are tracking toward your goals.

  • Optimizing: You can identify areas where you may have inefficiencies and use data to increase your performance.

  • Alerting: You can identify when specific KPIs pass their SLAs or thresholds, and then notify key stakeholders.

  • Troubleshooting: You can quickly drill into problems, identify root causes, and fix them.

  • Revenue reporting and billing: You can track ad spend activity throughout the month with reporting.

Available fields

As a buyer, you have access to a wide range of reporting fields that span the following types of data and performance metrics:

  • Demand data (bid events)

  • Deals data

  • Brand data

  • Transaction data

For more information about all the reporting fields available to you, see Data dictionary.

Reporting services

Index provides access to reporting data through the Index UI and the Client Audit Logs (CAL) API.

Index UI

You can use the Index UI to create, schedule, and manage your own reports. Building reports in the Index UI is designed for users who want to easily create and manage their reports through a user friendly UI. For more information, see Reports in the Index UI.

CAL API

The Client Audit Logs (CAL) API allows you to retrieve raw log files for impression and bid events through the API. It requires a more technical setup and maintenance on your end, but provides you with the freedom to build out your own reporting solution. This solution is best for buyers with engineering resources. For more information, see Client Audit Logs (CAL) API.

Reporting APIs

The following table lists the reporting options and their features that are available through an API with Index.

Reporting option Access to data Format of data Customizable reports Delivery scheduling

Reporting API

The Reporting API provides aggregated reporting data that can be delivered through email, Amazon S3 bucket, or pulled through the API. You can create your own customized reports and schedule their automated delivery.

  • API

  • Email

  • Amazon S3

  • csv, csv.gz, and csv.zip

 

CAL API

The Client Audit Logs (CAL) API allows you to retrieve raw log files for impression and bid events through the API. It requires a more technical setup and maintenance on your end, but provides you with the freedom to build out your own reporting solution. This solution is best for buyers with engineering resources.

  • API

  • gzip compressed CSV files (.csv.gz)

No

No