Email Notification Extra

Email Notification Extra

The Email Notification Extra enables SimpleRisk to automatically send e-mail notifications when risks are submitted, modified, or otherwise actioned upon. This Extra can also be added as a scheduled script to send routine reminders when risks are ready for a management review. In the SimpleRisk Core product, without this Extra, no notifications are communicated outside of the tool itself.

What are SimpleRisk Extras?

SimpleRisk Core is our widely acclaimed, award winning, free and open source product that has been downloaded over 60,000 times and contains all of the basic Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) functionality needed to establish a foundational GRC program. As an organization’s GRC program matures, extended functionality is often required to meet requirements beyond what is available in the SimpleRisk Core offering.

To address these expanded needs, SimpleRisk has developed a variety of plug-and-play modules termed "Extras" that provide functionality above and beyond our SimpleRisk Core offering. These plug-and-play modules will be essential to the success of your GRC program as your organization grows and matures its processes. While all of our Extras are available in packaged bundles with both SimpleRisk On-Premise and Hosted deployment models, they can also be purchased A La Carte for those organizations that choose to deploy our platform on-premise.

Why was the Email Notification Extra created?

The Email Notification Extra is an integral component of any successful GRC program and was introduced early on to give SimpleRisk users the ability to notify key stakeholders about risk related information.

How is the Email Notification Extra used?

The Email Notification Extra allows you to notify risk owners and key stakeholders about mitigation plans and pending reviews. Email notifications can be action-based or scheduled, making it easy and timely to alert stakeholders about risk status updates and any actions that may need to be taken. 

A few examples of Email Notification use cases include the ability to: 

  • Automatically alert designated stakeholders when new risks have been entered;
  • Automatically alert designated stakeholders when risk status has changed;
  • Remind mitigation owners when mitigation reviews or mitigations are due or past due;
  • Alert audit owners when audits are due or past due;
  • Send reminders when a risk assessment is due or past due.

Below is a screenshot showing a sample of an Action-based Email Notification. 

Email Notification

What users would benefit from the Email Notification Extra?

The Email Notification Extra is beneficial to a wide variety of roles including technical, business and senior management stakeholders and helps ensure that risk related tasks and objectives are being met in a timely fashion.

Which plans include the Email Notification Extra?

All three of our On-Prem Packages (Basic, Plus and Premium) and all three of our Hosted Enterprise Packages (Small, Medium and Large Enterprise) include the Email Notification Extra. Although our packages provide the most cost-effective way to purchase Extras, we do offer an A La Carte option if you are interested in customizing which Extras you would like to purchase.

How can I learn more about the Email Notification Extra or try it out for myself?

To learn more about the Email Notification Extra or discuss specific use cases for how your organization could use it, feel free to schedule a demo online. If you would like to try out the Email Notification Extra functionality for yourself, we offer a free (no credit card required!) 30 day trial. Please reach out to SimpleRisk Support if you have any additional questions about the Email Notification Extra or any of the additional functionality that we offer.