Compare Mass Notification Systems

Determine which emergency notification system best fits your needs.

Compare Notification Systems

There’s no shortage of emergency and mass notification system vendors in the market today. What is in short supply is clarity surrounding these companies’ capabilities.

At OnSolve, we want to clear things up. Review the Vendor Comparison below to get a side-by-side evaluation of Onsolve’s Send Word Now vs. other mass notification vendors. Once you’ve reviewed the comparison data, ask questions. Be skeptical. Pick up the phone or drop us an email to find out for yourself why OnSolve is the global leader in emergency and mass notification systems.

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Send alerts via phone, email, SMS Text OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Require a Personal Identification Number to be entered in order to hear an alert by phone OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Scheduled Alerts Schedule alerts to be sent one time, multiple and various times or at a recurring interval OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Utilize your organization’s enterprise login to access Send Word Now. OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Direct contacts to a one-time use, secure Web link to update their own contact information OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Record an alert, introduction, or both in the sender’s voice instead of using text-to-speech OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Sign emails with Digital IDs. Digital IDs provide end users certainty that all received alerts are valid OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Multi-Language Alerts (MLA) OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Select a geographic area on a map and send alerts to contacts located within the selected area OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building IconOnSolve Building Icon
Send attachments along with your alerts, and track who has accessed them. OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Allow alert recipients to connect directly to a third-party call center upon receipt of any voice message. OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Place calls to recipients sequentially, in each recipient’s preferred order, instead of simultaneously OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Combine multiple SMS alerts into a single message. OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Desktop Alerts: Deliver urgent on-screen messages to recipients working at their computers. OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Create powerful and flexible inbound voice applications (IVR) with a simple drag and-drop toolkit OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Allow contacts to access messages through a dedicated toll-free number. OnSolve Checked Box Icon OnSolve Building Icon
Render the User Interface in twenty-nine languages OnSolve Star Icon
Send alerts that bypass traditional phone networks and long distance fees OnSolve Star Icon
100% SLA Uptime Guarantee OnSolve Star Icon

Emergency and Mass Notification Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Emergency Notification System?

Emergency or Mass notification systems enable organizations to send alerts to many contacts at once using a variety of communication channels, such as voice, email, SMS text, desktop alerts, etc. Emergency notification systems are used before, during or after an emergency. They are commonly used to notify employees and key stakeholders about critical events that have an impact on business continuity and organizational resiliency. However, use of this versatile technology isn’t limited to emergency situations only.  Many organizations also use mass notification software in day-to-day business operations, such as: corporate communications, customer interactions, IT alerts, sales & distribution communications and much more.

Emergency and Mass Notification Frequently Asked Questions

How are Mass Notification Systems Used?

Primarily, mass notification systems are used for emergency communication during crisis events, such as weather emergencies.  Recent world events have increased the adoption of the technology for alerting stakeholders to man-made threats and situations, such as workplace violence, active shooter and cyber security attacks. The versatility and affordability of mass notification software also makes it an ideal solution for other, non-emergency mass notifications such as corporate communications, customer interactions, IT alerts, sales and distribution communications, and much more.

Emergency and Mass Notification Frequently Asked Questions

What features do I need?

At the end of the day, a quality mass notification service or emergency notification system must include the functionality required to fit your organization’s unique needs. There should also be flexibility in features and available options to ensure system capabilities keep up with changing organizational requirements. An important consideration for any organization evaluating mass notification software is security. With cyber-attacks on the rise, it’s important to deploy a mass notification system that will protect your data and guarantee its encryption.

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