I'm trying to find out if FNMS has a capability of sending a message based on trigger in FNMS. For example we would like to use the review date of a contract as a trigger to send some kind of message to another system in order to start a workflow there.
Does anybody know if FNMS has this kind of function built in? Thanks for your help.
Nov 05, 2019 08:26 AM
There is an area within FNMS, with some limited functionality. Some details have been discussed here. If you are looking for "serious" workflows, you should look for a real workflow engine and integrate FNMS data in it.
Nov 05, 2019 11:09 AM
Nov 06, 2019 10:01 AM
There is a blog post collecting feature requests. I have requested "general email alert & reporting functionality" there. Please, feel free to upvote some ideas.
The Contract portal is still available by default, just try http://<FNMSServer>/ECMBusinessPortal/
Nov 07, 2019 02:17 AM
Nov 07, 2019 09:55 AM
@rruitinga no problem,
the software bot method is very janky but it's "a" method to do stuff that requires the manual human effort
as for using the windows messaging, I realised I never mentioned that in more detail, I have a short guide that shows how to set up email from task scheduler,
it's not concise and I think I could get this more granular than simply tasks failing to execute. Something I learned a few months back was that agent (and some parts of the beacon which use the agent components) logs some of its events in the windows logs under the "managesoft" log so you can most likely get some windows reporting using the attached method
Naturally, my test system is full of errors 🙂
but you can see the logic here, im pretty sure you can tell windows to execute an email task whenever it see's an error status in these logs or something to that effect
Nov 11, 2019 05:17 AM - edited Nov 11, 2019 05:21 AM
A typical approach I've seen used for sending emails from a FlexNet Manager Suite On-premises system when appropriate conditions occur is to do this through PowerShell scripting: have a script which runs on a regular basis to generate and send emails as appropriate for the particular workflow in mind.
I don't have an example to share showing contract notifications, but do have a sample illustrating sending emails to users when unauthorized software is found on their computers. See the attached .zip file. Here is an example of what an email sent by these scripts looks like:
Take a look in the README.md file for more detailed information about what this sample does, and how to work with it.
If somebody does end up adapting this approach to send email notifications about contract events, feel free to post here!
Dec 21, 2019 04:07 AM