Setting Notifications on Documents

Notification alerts can be set on documents that will remind a user that a date is coming up. These notifications can be set on any date type tag and sent to any email address, regardless if the person being notified is a user in ContractWorks




Step 1: Enter in a date on the date tag. 

Enter Date


Step 2: You will see two check boxes under each date tag, ‘enable notifications’ and ‘enable recurrence’. Check the ‘enable notifications’ box and additional notification options will appear.

Enable Notifications


Step 3: Enter in the number of days prior to the set date you would like to send a notification. Note: This is in days, so if you would like to set a notification 2 months in advance, that will be approximately 60 days. Set multiple alerts by entering in multiple days.

Enter Days


Step 4: Enter the email addresses of those that will need to be notified of this date. Multiple email addresses can be entered, and this can go to any valid email address including group or distribution emails.

Enter email


Step 5: Optional. Set a reminder note. The notified will receive a basic message that the date is coming up, but you can set a personal reminder if desired on the specific document. 

Reminder Note


Step 6: Optional. You can enable recurrence to update the tag value automatically and re-trigger the reminder notification on a recurring basis. Check the enable notifications box, select the appropriate number of months to update the tag value. You will see a preview of the recurrence schedule.

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Step 7: Save the changes. You can now manage the notification alert on the document or within the notifications report if you are an administrator, located under Reports > Notifications Report. The notification recipients will receive an email when the dates arrive.

Save Notifications


***NOTE: Administrative users have the ability to set up notifications on the template level. When the template is applied, the notification options chosen during the template setup will appear on the document level as well. Below are the steps for setting up notifications on a tag template:


Step 8: Go to Tags & Templates and click on Templates. 

Tag Templates


Step 9: Select your template.

Select template


Step 10: Check the box to enable notifications for any date type tag.

Enable Notifications


Step 11: Apply the template to a document.

Apply Tag Template


Step 12: The notification settings will appear on the date tag. You will just need to fill in the date if not already tagged.

Notifications enabled