Dialog® Alerts Manager allows you to create Dialog alerts, which are automated email notifications that deliver new publications on your topics as they become available on Dialog.

If you run multiple alerts on your products, competitors or R&D areas you will know the difficulties of updating them when you need to change the search strategy, add a new recipient or change the frequency (from every 4 hours to every 12 months).

Dialog Alerts Manager streamlines the research process with powerful bulk editing, an audit history to keep track of changes to your alerts and who made them, as well as easy alert creation.

Features and benefits

Easy alert creation

Creating and updating an alert is quick and straightforward with Dialog Alerts Manager:

  • Previews of counts and results for searches
  • Generate new Dialog alerts from templates
  • ‘Hedge’ option for including frequently used terms for common subjects (such as adverse effects, clinical trials, and population groups).

Powerful alerts management

Dialog Alerts Manager makes it easy to manage large volumes of searches. Quickly find alerts by name, database, format, frequency, recipient, or search syntax. Then update any of these attributes in several alerts at once in one bulk edit, saving time and minimizing the potential for errors.

Self-service alerts

With self-service alerts, you can share your alerts with other Dialog® users in your organisation. This allows you to build complex search strategies that end-users can easily follow to receive relevant results from your research. This helps end-users become more self-sufficient, and also saves you time by reducing the number of individual research queries you need to answer.

Self-service alerts can be organised with custom topic trees (e.g. by department, drug or therapeutic area), making it easy for your users to find relevant alerts to follow. You can then see how many users have signed up to your alerts, helping demonstrate the value you’re adding to your end-users’ research activities.

Audit history

Download your entire audit history to provide a precise record of changes to your searches, including editor’s name and comments. An audit history is generated for every change you make to a Dialog alert, with the option to add your reasons for each change.


Alert scheduling

Plan your work effectively by scheduling your Dialog Alerts to run automatically on a day, time and frequency (4 hours, daily, weekly, or every 1, 3, 6 or 12 months) of your choosing.

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