Recently, I replied to a question regarding OpsCenter reporting. I find OpsCenter rather intuitive and easy to use, but I've dealt with a lot of similar stuff for several years, so I can understand how someone new to it might need a short guide/tour. I'm going to post a simple 'how-to' in creating simple alerting similar to output of the Activity Monitor (or bpdbjobs).
Within OpsCenter, the Report Template I get the most out of is the "Tabular Backup Report." This report gives me a lot of fields and a lot of fields to filter by. To get to this report, you can click on:
Reports (Tab) -> Report Templates -> Backup -> Job Browser -> Tabular Backup Report.
The Tabular Backup Report gives the following columns: Client Name, Job Duration (sec), Job End Time, Expiration Time, Job File Count, Throughput (in KB/s), Job Primary ID, Job Secondary ID, Schedule/Level Type, Master Server, Media Server, Policy Name...