• Firstly, Alerts are located within the Setup Tab of the system

• They are used as an automated warning tool which aids people who wish to know more about their individual datasources and how exactly they are performing.

• One can set three different types of Alerts, for example a Max Threshold Alert. In this alert the user defines a set limit of usage (a threshold) for a particular datasource. If this is ever breached the user will then be notified either by email or SMS, depending upon their preference.

• All alerts triggered within the system are also placed into our events log file. The events log file contains triggered alerts as well as notes entered by the user.