Usage Scenarios for Notification Services

Notification Services can be used for a wide variety of applications. The following scenarios provide examples of how you might use notification applications.

Consumer Applications

Notification Services can send notifications to customers:

  • A brokerage firm sends stock and fund prices based on customer-defined criteria. The notification contains a link that enables the customer to buy or sell shares.
  • A financial institution sends low-balance or payment due notifications to the subscriber's preferred device, such as e-mail.
  • An airline sends information about flight arrivals and delayed departures.
  • A real estate agent sends listings that match a client's criteria for a new home.

Line of Business Applications

Notification Services can monitor business data:

  • Your customer relations management (CRM) system, responding to a customer requiring immediate attention, sends a customer request to the account manager.

Operational Applications

Notification Services can send notifications about company operations:

  • When a machine on an assembly line needs attention, the assembly line manager receives a notification 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 a notification that contains the error message.

Business Intelligence Applications

Notification Services can track critical company data:

  • A database maintains the current inventory of all a company's products. When the inventory of network cards in the South East region drops below 50, an application receives a notification telling the application to send an order for more network cards.

Employee Communication

Notification Services can inform employees about their projects:

  • You and a co-worker are collaborating on an important proposal. When she updates the proposal, you receive a notification.
  • You are working on a new product and need to keep informed of product-related research. When a new report is available from the corporate library, you receive an e-mail that contains a link to the report.

See Also


What Is Notification Services?
Notification Services Architecture
Notification Services Programming Framework
Notification Services Deployment Options
Notification Services Security, Reliability, Scalability, and Availability
Editions of Notification Services

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