December 2014
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Powerful alerts for Office 365

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [1] | Category: Products | 12/4/2014


Another great product of ours is making its way to Office 365. Smart Alert Pro now has an app version!

Smart Alert Pro replaces the built-in alerts. Some of the additional features include:

  1. New types of recipients: you can send alerts to column values (such as User column or even any other colun containing emails). This way the alert can go to a different recipient for each items in the list. Think Leave Request sent to a different manager depending on the employee while still stored in the same list. You can also email to contacts list or even to typed-in emails.
  2. New event types (document check-in/check-out) and timer-based alerts (2 days before Due Date or 1 year after Modified)
  3. Conditions - only alert me when Amount is greater than $1000 or when Status changes to Approved
  4. Mail Templates - create your own email templates in your own format, it doesn't even need to look like SharePoint. Plus, enclose item attachment and documents

Smart Alert Pro gives you the tool to create accurate, focused alerts, instead of filling your inbox with dozens unnecessary messages, helping your business to run smoother.


Associated Items Column brings repeating sections to Office 365

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [3] | Category: Products | 12/4/2014


Good news! The app version of our essential Associated Tasks Field is now available in the Office Store. Called Infowise Associated Items Column, this amazing tool allows you to create and manage relationships between your lists and document libraries. Think creating repeating sections, e.g. invoices, purchase orders, subtasks and much more. With relationships, you can easily create real life business application right inside your SharePoint.

You add, view and manage related items (stored in a separate list or document library) right inside the New/Display/Edit form of the parent item or document, making relationships seamless and effortless. But that's not all, you can also see the related items directly from the parent list view, giving you drill-down capability. You also have sorting, paging and view switching inside the embedded associated items, along with the full context menu.

But the real good news are still to come. Associated Items column comes with a companion column type, Associated Items Summary column. This column can automatically summarize items in the assigned Associated Items column, such as counting the number of item or calculating a total of a number or currency column. It's done completely automatically, with no need of manually updating. You can even summarize just some of the related items, those passing your conditions. For instance, counting just the number of open tasks assigned to the project, then you can have validation rules and/or alerts based on that value (for instance, prevent closing a support ticket that still have open tasks).

As you can see, Associated Items Column is an invaluable addition to your Office 365 toolbox and will help you take real advantage of this great platform!