Nagster is a tool that can be used to augment business processes by adding structure to the processes and increasing awareness. It is commonly used to send lists of items that require an individual to take certain actions. It can be structured so that each person gets only their list of items as opposed to sorting through the items for the larger group. Since their list is presented right in the email, it is more efficient than mass emailed spreadsheets or having each user run their own reports. In many cases it is used to augment the business process around systems where adding data validations are impractical. It can also be used for exception reporting to management.
Some examples: • Send an email to each person who did not submit their Time and Attendance on schedule. • Send an email to each person who left a data field blank in a scenario where it needs to be filled in. • Send an email to each assigned person including his/her items that are due today. • Send an email to each assigned person including his/her items that have been assigned to them for longer than 14 days. • Send an email listing all of the items that have exceeded the work estimate. • Send an email listing all of the time entries where the incorrect item number was used. • Send a list of unassigned items that have been unassigned for 3 days.
As far as I can see there is no other tool like this on the market as a stand alone tool. There are probably other much more expensive tools that do report bursting and email ditribution.
The user of this softare is a business user who is technical enough to write SQL. It could also be used by even the most novice software developer. The tool is very easy to use and anyone who can write SQL can created automated email messages.