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FAQ Friday: Event notifications


FAQ Fridays are where we address some of the more common questions we get asked over the course of the week. Have a question you want us to answer? Just comment below, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook, or send us an email at info@simplebi.com.

In today’s FAQ, we take a look at event notifications.

Event-driven notifications are a way of keeping your finger on what’s happening in your business without having to keep reading through endless reports. Instead, the software does it for you. You begin by setting a few key values. Let’s say you want to know when a particularly large volume of orders are placed. You can set a threshold value and have simpleBI send you (and other key stakeholders) an email alert whenever orders come in above that threshold.

Where the real power of event-driven notifications comes in to play is when you use event-driven notifications to set up a cascading series of events. If X happens or if value Y reaches a certain point, calculations can be performed, reports can be generated, further analysis can be done, and the right people can be alerted so that they can make the right decisions at the right time to stop a negative trend in its tracks or take best advantage of a positive one.

Going back to our example, when a large volume of orders is placed, simpleBI could automatically run a comparison report against current inventory, available staff, or any other process that needs to be considered, and automatically send email notifications as well as copies of relevant reports to the people who need to be in the know.

And because simpleBI works anywhere you happen to be, you can get event notifications at your office, on your tablet, or even on your smartphone.

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