What are notifications?
Notifications are messages to users. For example, because an action is expected of them. Or because they are waiting for an update on certain actions or documents. It can also just be a notice.
Sending notifications (automatically) is one of the basic functionalities within Prostream. That way, everyone knows what is going on: What is the status of the Wood Garden Lane project? Have the braiders already been? Does the quality controller know about the pouring this Friday? Whose responsibility is that? And has he or she already taken care of that?
How do notifications work?
Prostream automatically sends notifications, by e-mail, to the people you have selected. For example, when a task is ready for them. Or to you as a project leader when:
– New files are added;
– Changes have been made;
– Files have been downloaded;
– The status of a task has changed;
– A task was assigned to you.
In addition, you can mention users in comments at file-level. This way, notifications are also sent by e-mail.
What are the benefits of notifications?
Tight deadlines, material scarcity, plenty to do and a limited number of hands available. As a project leader, you are faced with a number of tough challenges. Notifications within Prostream ensure that the overview within your project team is maintained. Specific people know what, when and how something is expected of them.
So, as a project leader, do you link a deadline to a specific task that needs to be carried out? Then Prostream uses notifications to make sure that the person in question cannot forget that deadline. The project can continue to run according to a tight schedule.
Is there a risk that a task will not be carried out, or will not be carried out properly? Then you can intervene in time. Unnecessary delays are the last thing you need. Not to mention the extra costs that result from it.
Has a task been neatly completed? Then you receive a notification about it and you can let it go. This creates peace of mind, so that you can focus on the next deadline.
Send large files
Send big files or large quantities of files to colleagues or external parties. Secured with password so only the right person can access them.
In Prostream it is possible to convert IFC.files into 3D in order to view, edit and check them in the BIM viewer.
Quality assurance (with Snags)
In case of deviations you can easily place a Snag on, for example, a technical drawing. Create different default template snags for different observations; is it a defect, improvement or a request for information? You decide.
Place Snags containing your observations on, for example, a technical drawing. Use a photo, a drawing, a geographical map or even a 3D model as a basis for your observations.