What does Impact mean in APM Transactions on Kibana?

I was looking at the Kibana dashboard for APM for one of my services, and in the Transactions tab, I came across a column named "Impact".

Can anyone tell me, what does Impact means in this context ? Like, impact on what, on my server or on my application or on something else? Please find below the details of my setup and the screenshot.

Kibana version: 6.8.2
Elasticsearch version: 6.8.2
APM Server version: 6.8.2
APM Agent language and version: Java 1.5.0
Browser version: Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Original install method (e.g. download page, yum, deb, from source, etc.) and version: deb
Fresh install or upgraded from other version? Fresh Install


It’s basically the relative Avg. duration * transactions per minute

Thanks @felixbarny for the quick help.

To add to what Felix said: Impact helps show the most used and slowest endpoints in your service - in other words, it’s the collective amount of pain a specific endpoint is causing your users.


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I opened elastic/kibana#44313 to make sure these definitions are shown in the UI.

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