When you use messages to notify employees on the Avanti Self-Service Portal (ASSP) you may find it useful to have the messages appear immediately after the employee logs in to the ASSP. This can be accomplished by creating a widget for the messages.
Messages Widget Source
Each widget uses a Widget Source to control where the data displayed in the widget comes from, and the general look and feel of the widget. If a widget source for messages has not been created, you will need to add one now.
The steps to setup the messages Widget Source are as follow:
Web Services > Installation and Maintenance > Widget Sources.
Add a new
Widget Sourceby pressing
The following settings will create a new Widget Source for messages that are available for any User Class (Employee, Manager, or Regular users).
Within the Details settings you can also select an Icon, and change how the Widget will look by selecting a Style.
Add the Messages Widget to ASSP
Web Services > Installation and Maintenance > Widget Defaults.
Add a new widget by pressing
Source Codefield select Messages. (The fields of the widget will fill in automatically from the selected Source Code.)
Default Codefor the widget.
Default - Adds the widget for everyone in ASSP. Employees can remove it, if they'd like.
Default New - Adds the widget to any employee that hasn't changed their widgets.
Fixed - Adds the widget for everyone in ASSP. Employees cannot remove it.
Save and add the new Widget now by pressing
Now when the employee logs into the ASSP they will be able to view and read their messages from the widget.