Notification Services can be used for a wide variety of applications. The following scenarios provideexamples of how you can use notification applications.
You can use Notification Services to send notifications to customers:
A brokerage firm can send stock and fund prices based on customer-defined criteria. The notificationcan contain a link that enables the customer to buy or sell shares.
A financial institution can send bank account balances and overdraft notifications.
An airline can send information about flight arrivals and delayed departures.
A real estate agent can send listings that match a client's criteria for a new home.
Line of Business Applications
You can use Notification Services to monitor business data:
A customer requires immediate attention, as reported by your customer relations management (CRM)system. The text of the customer request is sent to the account manager.
You can use Notification Services to send notifications about company operations:
When a machine on an assembly line needs attention, the assembly line manager receives anotification about which machine is down and what the error is.
When a production server's event log receives a critical error, the on-call support technician receives anotification that contains the error message.
Business Intelligence Applications
You can use Notification Services to track critical company data:
A database maintains the current inventory of all products. When the inventory of network cards inthe South East region goes below 50, an application receives a notification. That notification tells theapplication to send an order for more network cards.
You can use Notification Services to ensure employees are informed about their projects:
You and a coworker are creating a critical proposal. When the proposal is updated, you receive anotification.