Changing Many Everbridge Templates at Once

I once worked with a customer that needed to make changes to hundreds of templates. The templates were assigned to offices around the world and it wasn’t just settings that needed updating, the message content also needed to be consistent.

Doing this manually is beyond time consuming. Changing from one Group Manager role to another, not losing your place as you work down the template list… want to check your work? Sure, but you’ll have to open each template in order so don’t lose your place.

I’ve been there, and I’m happy to say there’s a solution. The Sentworks template wizard enables admins to make sweeping changes to as many templates as you’d like to select. All you need to do is make changes to one template which acts as a model for the others. Simply choose what values you’d like to apply from the source to target templates, it’s that easy. The wizard will launch with 5 settings and no cap to the number of templates you can change. The settings are, Message Title, Body, Priority, Confirmation and Category.  The screen shot below demonstrates how easy it is to use, even if the scenario isn’t based in reality.

Daily Contact Count

Welcome to the first post in a series going over some of the exciting features we’re building for Sentworks to be released in Fall of 2017.

Today’s little nugget is contact count over time. It’s one thing to know how many contacts you currently have, even better to see that growth trend-line in a chart. We know you don’t live in Everbridge so we’ll take care of some of these stats for you.

Why is this important? Everbridge licensing is primarily based on contact count and over time this number will fluctuate as head count changes, bring on new new department or citizens sign up. With your total purchased contact count in mind, Sentworks will give you a visual of this change to be compared to what you’ll need at true-up time.

What other stats like this should you expect to see? How about logins? That’ll be in there too. Why? It’s a great way to see how much usage Everbridge; even from a high level, is experiencing.

Bonus: daily “registered contacts” count.

What are we missing? What “over time” stats like logins, contacts and registrations would you like to see? Make a case in the comments below, we’ll add it to the list.