Company Alerts — company-wide alerts for Salesforce

Create company-wide or profile specific alerts and notices with ease

Elliott
Elliott
Mar 25 · 3 min read

In Salesforce Lightning there are a bunch of different ways you can send out notices to your users and staff. You could use a component on a custom Homepage, setup a company-wide chatter group, or send out mass emails.

One problem in Salesforce Lightning is you can’t always be sure where a user lands when they login, as they’ll go to where they were last working. Because of this, things on your Homepage or in Chatter might get missed — and for urgent alerts or notices could get lost.

At Appitek we wanted to make a really easy way for admins to create company-wide or profile specific alerts and notices, so we’ve created the free Company Alerts app!


At the heart of the Company Alerts app is the Alert Manager, which allows you as an admin to create your own alerts and notices.

Create and manage alerts with the Alert Manager

You can set the message, add links, set the visual appearance of the alert, and set how a user can dismiss the alert.

For important alerts you can set a timer so the alert only disappears once the time runs out!

See a preview of your alert as you create it

You can then set the alert to be company-wide or pick specific profiles who should see the alert.

This way you can have multiple alerts for different teams across Salesforce.


Once you’ve created and activated your alerts, all you need to do is add a special Lightning Component to the Utility Bar of the apps your users use.

This special component is hidden from the users so the only thing they see is the alerts you’ve created.

The “CompanyAlerts” background component handles loading and showing alerts

Once you add this component, as soon as a user logs in to Salesforce into your app, they will see all the alerts or notices that you’ve set for them!

Whether they’re on a list view page, custom page, record detail page — the alerts will always be shown to them!

Alerts being shown on the standard ‘Calendar’ page

Company Alerts is completely free to install and use, and has no limits on the amount of alerts you can create!

You can install it over on the AppExchange for free here:
https://appexchange.salesforce.com/appxListingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000FZ1WeUAL. Our fully detailed documentation will help get you setup in no time.

We’re currently still going through a security review but given the current climate we thought it best to release this offering early!

If you try it out and like it, we’d love to hear your feedback on how we could make it better. We’re constantly improving and evolving our solutions based on our user feedback.


At Appitek, our aim is to help make your job easier, by creating simple but effective Salesforce applications that make you more efficient at what you do.

Appitek is a registered Salesforce ISV partner.
Salesforce and Salesforce Lightning are registered trademarks of Salesforce.com

Appitek

We build innovative solutions for business, using the best of modern capabilities and technologies. Behind all that? The power of Salesforce.

Elliott

Written by

Elliott

Multidisciplinary full stack developer, with a history in product & digital design. CTO at Appitek Ltd.

Appitek

Appitek

We build innovative solutions for business, using the best of modern capabilities and technologies. Behind all that? The power of Salesforce.

More From Medium

More on Salesforce from Appitek

More on Salesforce from Appitek

More on Salesforce from Appitek

Adding GraphQL Mutations to the Salesforce API

Elliott
Nov 14, 2019 · 3 min read

2

More on Salesforce Tools from Appitek

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade