We need a way to poll apps for statistical data for use in dashboards or 3rd party integration via the REST API. Right now any integration requires the entire recordset transfer which isn't optimal when looking for summary data.. Information that could be useful;
1. Count of All Records
2. Count of Records by stage
3. Date of last submission
4. Date of first submission
These would be extremely useful for management dashboards looking at performance reports based on FEB submission data. It could also serve as a basis for Server Admins to gauge the use and effectiveness of specific apps by allowing them to do simple reports.
Note, this could also serve as a starting point for this idea https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/Wfaabb24b7579_40dc_b432_f48574dadefd/entry/system_administrator_dashboard_statistics?lang=en