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Overview

Notifications are a great way to let the Avantalytics system do the monitoring work for you.  While reporting and manual analysis are always needed, we allow you to subscribe to a number of notification streams and we monitor events that might lead to a notification based on the criteria you set.  This could be monitoring employee hours to prevent/minimize overtime or to monitor drive time actual vs estimated discrepancies or to be alerted to a new competitor price promotion and much more.


Notifications that are triggered are add to the queue, but you can also have them emailed to you when they occur to make sure you don't miss itThis notification gives you the ability to be notified when inventory count changes occur through the mobile app or bulk upload.  The main reason to monitor these is to be notified if changes occur which exceed a given threshold of value or inventory unit size so you can identify mistakes or follow-up on large changes.  As with most notifications you can maintain more than one alert trigger for a given notification.  In this notification you can choose to only be notified for certain items, or changes only occuring in certain regions dictated by custom regions you maintain and can choose between.  The threshold for alerts can be set based on a unit change (positive or negative) as well as a Cost $ change threshold.  In most cases we recommend Cost $ changes as you can set one notification for many items easily without getting false positive alerts for low-cost numerous items.

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  • Get Notified About New POS Data
    In many cases retail data arrives on irregular schedules - setting a notification can allow you to delay reporting until the new data has arrived.

  • Get Notified About Large Perpetual Count Changes
    With hundreds of on hand count changes being made throughout the days and weeks during season, usually you only want to be alerted to changes which indicate a large impact.
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More on utilizing notifications

Insight Panel - User Notification Insights

Setting Notifications

To set a notification click on the notification you want to open the accordion - you'll see two tabs, the "New Notification" and "Existing Notification" options.  Every notification can have different criteria which need to be met to trigger a notification, but you can see in the example below that you can select one or more employees and an hour threshold in order to be alerted when the cumulative daily clocked-in hours exceeds a threshold.  You can have multiple notifications each with different settings and managing them is done through the "Existing Notifications"  tab.

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Example - Setting Notifications for New POS Data Arrivals

One of the most common uses for notifications is often to be made aware when new POS data has become available for a given retailer.  Below is a quick walk-through in how to get this done.

Step 1 - Click on User Settings.  In the top right corner or the bottom left you will see icons that resemble three gears.  A screenshot is shown below.  Click on this to access user options

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Step 2 - Locate and click on the "Manage Notifications" button as shown below:

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Step 3 - Locate and click on the notification in "Data Flow" category fo "New POS Data is Ready".  A screenshot is shown below.  You will choose your retailer, then select "Yes" to receive the notification, then we suggest you also select "Yes" to receive emails so that you will receive the notification via email.  Click "Save Options".  If you have multiple retail accounts you'd prefer to receive notifications you can repeat this process for each relevant retailer.

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