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Send Mass Notification to Clients With Future Appointments

Overview

Within the Appointments Module, there is an option to send out a mass notification to clients with scheduled appointments. This is designed for cases of staff illness/emergency or when the office must close unexpectedly, and you need to communicate this change to scheduled clients.

Settings Module

  1. Go to the Settings Module > Setup tab. 
  2. Locate the Appointments section.
  3. Confirm that there is an email address entered in the field Reply e-mail for client appointment notifications (required).

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  4. If this field is empty:
    • Enter a staff email or general agency email that can be used as the sending/reply email for client appointment emails.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Change.
    • Log off and log back in to Procentive.

Appointments Module

  1. Go to Appointments Module. 
  2. Click Send Mass Notification.

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    • A mass notification window will appear.
  3. Enter a Subject.
  4. Enter a Message (up to 160 characters, spaces included).
  5. Choose who should receive the message using the parameters: Location, Staff, Appointment Status and/or Date of appointment.

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  6. Click OK.
    • A new window will open containing data that matched your search

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  7. Review the client list to see which clients will receive the message and the method by which they will receive it. 
  8. Click Submit.
    • The window will update to let you know the messages have been sent.

Notes

  • The system will look to the Clients module > Phone tab > Send Appointment reminders to: selection to identify how the notification should be sent to a particular client. The client does not need to be set up to receive appointment notifications to receive a mass notification. But, they do need to have a selection in this field and information listed for the method that is selected (a mobile phone number for Method: SMS, an email address for Method: E-Mail).
  • If the client does not have an email or a phone number on file, it will alert you to this with a red NONE. You will need to reach these clients by another means than the mass notification.