Introduction to Notifications

You can use notifications to stay up-to-date on your performance, celebrate a new sale, and so much more!

Using notifications you can make several actions trigger automatically once certain criteria are met. Imagine the following scenarios:

Case 1: A sales rep closes a deal as won

  • Show the rep on TV screens around the office.
  • Send an email to the rep's team leader.
  • Send a push notification to everyone on the same team as the rep.

Case 2: You reach your sales target

  • Send a message to the CEO.
  • Show on all TVs in the office.

How to setup the notification

Selecting what the notification should be based on

First, select whether you want to base your notification on an individual thing happening, such as a deal being won (case 1) or the result of a calculation, such as reaching the target (target - sales, case 2).

Case 1: Select "A new or updated registration"

Case 2: Select "The result of a formula"

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Remember to select "Limit notification" and select the time period you want to limit this formula to include data for - e.g. month for monthly sales target. If you do not select this, the actions will run every time your data changes and you have reached your target.

Please note: You can only limit the notification when sending a notification based on "The result of a formula".

Now select a data source for case 1 or a formula for case 2. If there's some data or result you wouldn't want to trigger the notification, you can click "Add filter" to seek out the specific values you are looking for. E.g. if you have deals/opportunities you could make a filter for:

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The example above will trigger whenever a deal from Pipedrive gets the status "Closed Won".

Screenshot 2019-09-27 at 11.23.50This example will trigger when the number of won deals (according to the formula shown above) is more than 10.

Limiting the notification

Secondly, we need to limit when the notification will be sent. For instance, for case 1 we do not want to send notifications for deals won last month, if we receive them again.

Fill out "Enabled from this date" with the latest date from which you do not want the notification to send actions. Let us say for case 1 you enable the notification today, then you most likely want to set it to your current date and time to avoid "old" deals to trigger the notification.

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Tip: "Enabled from this date" will use the date field you have selected as "Default date used in formulas" on the data source. Make sure this is aligned - e.g. if you want to display notifications based on close date, make sure it is not set as created date in which case the created date might be before your "Enabled from this date".

Finally, make sure to fill out "Enabled for teams". For case 1, as we will only send out notifications for members of the team defined in "Enabled for teams". For case 2 this will decide who is included when calculating the formula. E.g. if you set the team to Sales Team 1, only their sales would be taken into consideration when figuring out if the monthly target has been reached.

Screenshot 2019-09-27 at 11.29.03The example above will only include members of the four teams mentioned. You can click "Choose employees" to select employees instead of teams.

Deciding what actions should be used

Lastly, you need to decide what actions should happen once the notification is ready to trigger!

You can read more about the actions available here:

Frequently asked questions

Will a notification ever trigger more than one time on the same data?
No, the first time we trigger the notification we block it from being sent again, if you use case 1 from above. This means that it is a perfect fit if you e.g. want to display a notification once you sell something. You would make it trigger when a deal/opportunity goes into the stage closed won and if it for any reason by mistake is moved back and forth it will not trigger again.

Can I enable a notification for all teams without selecting them?
No, you must explicitly include every team that this notification is enabled for using the field "Enabled for teams".

The notification does not appear on my TV/mobile/etc
You can see a log of the triggered notifications by clicking "Log of triggered notifications" at the top right corner of the page when editing the notification. If we sent it, it is most likely a configuration issue on the client (TV/mobile/etc).

I would like the filter to be either A or B - is that possible?
Unfortunately not at the moment - you would need to create two separate notifications. This might not always be the right solution, so if this is the case, please get in touch with our support via support@plecto.com; they'll help you resolve this swiftly.