NOTIS - Notification Server is a comprehensive and powerful web based solution that enables you to send out MMS, SMS & Emails from your computer & mobile phone to clients across the world.
Ducont’s NOTIS solution provides customers with a practical and efficient way to contact multitudes of people anytime anywhere. The solution is capable of broadcasting MMS, SMS and E-mails effectively.
The product is envisioned for assisting organizations and giving more flexibility to customers/guests to communicate through MMS, SMS or emails. It is designed for use with enterprise, financial & business applications & is built on a reliable, secure, scalable platform ideal for corporates of any size.
NOTIS can be integrated with various applications & is capable of fast and reliable transmission of important data. The solution functions on Windows family, UNIX and Linux.
Our solutions interface enables easy maintenance and administration for both users and system administrators.
NOTIS is developed by an organization with its core focus on web based & wireless messaging solutions.
The solution helps business houses and corporates to capitalize on the power of MMS & SMS messaging to reach customers and prospects effectively.
DUCONT NOTIS Functionality
NOTIS from DUCONT has the following key features mentioned below:
Bi-lingual (English & Arabic) Message Support
DUCONT’s NOTIS is fully Unicode compliant & supports sending of messages in Arabic & English.
Multi-lingual User Interface
NOTIS website user interface has been developed in 2 languages, English & Arabic. A multilingual website ideally supports locales & users can access the website either in Arabic or English based on their language selection.
Notifications can be delivered to the end users at the same time through multiple channels like e-mail and SMS. NOTIS acts like a switch connected to multiple networks/ gateways (E-Mail Servers and SMSCs).
Users can be defined within the system for notifications. NOTIS provides a hierarchical structure for user set-up. Users can be created as individual entities or as group users to receive the notifications & perform other operations.
Send SMS to Active Directory Users
SMS messages can be sent to Active Directory users from NOTIS web interface. In order to fetch the details from Active Directory, active directory authentication details need to be provided.
NOTIS which is browser-based interface helps in creation & managing distribution list for send notifications & bulk messages. A distribution list can be permanent, saved & retrieved any number of times. A distribution list can be a subset or can be a superset of an existing list.
A customer or mobile number can be made a member of multiple distribution lists, which gives the organizations using NOTIS the freedom to categorise customers on multiple parameters & multiple times. Users can create, manage their on distribution list for sending notifications and bulk messages.
Bulk Email is an Easy-to-Use mailer sender to send mass emails to users or groups. These bulk emails can be broadcasted instantly which helps for marketing and advertising. NOTIS helps email to be sent quickly & emails can be tracked for statistics purpose & the same can be exported as reports.
Copying/ Moving Mobile Numbers between Distribution Lists
Mobile numbers created under a distribution list can be moved or copied into different distribution lists.
Export Distribution List
Distribution list details can be exported into a file and the same file can be used to upload the details to a different distribution list in the future.
Upload Load Distribution List details via Excel
Data that needs to be uploaded into a distribution list can be done using a excel sheet.
NOTIS checks your spelling of the SMS message intended to be sent to the users. Once the message is typed spell check can be used to correct the spelling mistakes and send the message.
Integration with social networking
Social networks offer organizations a variety of ways to leverage their users to communicate message. Delivering tools that allow information to spread through social networks, thoughtful ways is one of the best uses of the Internet today. NOTIS can be integrated with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace & LinkedIn.
Users of NOTIS can be assigned message limits. Any user can send only the number of messages assigned to him/her. Along with users Groups also can be allocated with messages limits & any group/user cannot exceed in sending messages allocated to him/her.
End-users can subscribe to specific types of events and they are alerted whenever specific events that satisfy criterion are met. The Event Manager takes care of sending the notification messages to the target user or the group of users as defined by the criteria.
When a user is unaware about the details to be entered into a field, a short descriptive message will be displayed when the mouse is moved over the control.
Problem Escalation Setup
Whenever a problem or issue is encountered then notifications will be sent to the support engineer/user configured as First Level, Second Level, Third Level etc for support. The response of the support engineer will be sent to a short code informing that the problem will be attended by him/her so as to end/stop the sending of notifications for that specific issue.
The Messaging Service provides functionality to ignore/avoid words that have been configured by the Administrator that must not be delivered to mobile users. The administrator can specify filtering criteria based on which words of messages will not be sent to the users. If any message uses a word which has been configured not to be delivered then a corresponding message is displayed to the NOTIS user.
An open XML based programming interface is exposed for maximum flexibility with APIs for event triggering, subscriber personalization, and delivery personalization. Leverage alerting capabilities across the enterprise by including web services, Java/J2EE app servers, legacy systems, packaged applications, websites and content feeds.
Users can choose a theme for their web page. Once the theme is decided, on logging into the website in future will open with the theme that was selected earlier.
Rules-based Delivery Personalization
End-users can visually personalize & automate their delivery channel preferences. These rules can be based on various parameters including priority level, event time etc of the messages.
Short code Management & PULL Services
Ducont can provide connectivity to operator short codes & can be configured for different pull requests.
NOTIS provides a proper audit trail on the notifications. The audit trail information can be used for generating reports of the messages and can be used for billing purposes. The delivery receipts of the messages can be requested and NOTIS will guarantee acknowledgements. However, the acknowledgements depend on the support on the SMSC.
NOTIS provides a detailed audit trial. Further detailed log showing the time of login into the system, sent distribution lists names, Distribution list/s created or deleted, successful addition of mobile number to distribution list and logout time etc.
Graphical Representation of Statistics
Message sent details/statistics are represented in a graphical format using Crystal Reports.
Low Cost Solution
Since the solution provides an integration of various delivery channels in one product and seamless integration across the channels, it is a very cost-effective solution.
Quick Integration with Applications
NOTIS is built on component architecture which makes it is easier to integrate with existing applications without much overhead and time to implement the solution is reduced.
Send SMS & receive real-time delivery reports
Pushing of messages to multiple contacts at same time is made simpler with NOTIS. The SMS application also offers different options to broadcast your SMS; SMS can be sent & there is a delivery report option which can be requested for each receiver, thus you can tell recipients that received your SMS, those that did not and the reason for same can be provided if the SMSC supports the same.
Support for Unicode
NOTIS is completely Unicode compliant & supports Arabic (Unicode) & English messages which can be sent to users.
The system provides logs of all information relating to the messages that will be helpful for generating any statistics and can also be used in billing of the services etc.
Two-Way Communication Channel
NOTIS offers a Two Way Messaging platform which allows users to receive SMS, besides sending SMS. This allows user complete flexibility in managing incoming messages. Users can modify/alter or delete these received messages as per the business need.
With its in-built scheduler, users don’t need to be on the system all the time to send messages. Users can undertake an entire month or even years messaging task in one day. All that has to be done is compose the messages and schedule them. Messages will be delivered on the set time and date which saves time and energy.
Advanced phone-book option
NOTIS eliminates the stress of typing numbers any time you want to send SMS. This SMS application allows users to create groups and saves contacts in your account, with in-built error and stress reduction technology which removes the need to worry about repeated numbers and time consumption.
Think of your business being heard of in over 130 countries in the world, imagine the powerful impact that will have on your business; increase in sales, profitable returns on investment, great product awareness, amazing business presence and so much more.
With SMS Marketing, you can expand your business horizon, boost customers’ loyalty and retention, promote products or services, provide purchase incentives and open doors to new markets with ease. Why spend a lot in printing and other forms of marketing when you can realise much with so little by means of SMS?