Key Transaction Monitors allow you to quickly identify critical transactions (Web Requests and SQL Queries) that APM has discovered and add a layer of intelligent, proactive monitoring & alerting around them. They'll all appear together in a sortable, filterable list complete with inline sparklines and access to deeper levels of data & customization.
If you haven't set up a monitor before, you may want to familiarize yourself by reading our Configuring Your First Monitor guide.
Some ideas of Key Transactions to monitor could include:
- Application Home - Arguably the most important page on a site, so keeping tight tabs on its performance is a must.
- User Login - Ensure your users are getting into your application as fast as possible to begin gaining value.
- Shopping Cart Checkout - Speedy checkout completions reduce shopping cart abandonment. Time saved here is literally more money in the bank.
- Site Search - Whether your users are there to find products, home listings, or anything else, keeping tabs of the number of results returned, the query time, and other key metrics will help provide continuous improvement for your users.