Sharing Mention Reports is a great way to keep your team members and stakeholders informed about the metrics and insights your Alerts are fetching. One seamless method of sharing reports in your account is scheduling email reports.
When you schedule a report, Mention will routinely send out copies of the report to your mailing list on the scheduled dates and times that you programmed. In these emails, your recipients will receive a download link to download a copy of the report in multiple formats such as PDF, PPTX, and Excel.
In this article, we will teach you about the options available to your for scheduled reports and how to program a scheduled report in your account.
Frequency of Scheduled Reports
All reports on the Company Plan can be scheduled to send automatically via email for a desired timeframe. The options for scheduling include:
Daily: an email will be sent every day to your mailing list or you can choose to send the email every (x) number of days such as every 3 days.
Weekly: an email will be sent every week to your mailing list or you can choose to send the email every (x) weeks such as bi-weekly emails.
Monthly: an email will be sent every month to your mailing list or you can choose to send a report every (x) months such as every 4 months.
On Specific Days: for this option, you can choose multiple dates that you want the report. After the final date, we will stop sending the report.
Scheduling a Report
Once you've created and modified your report to fit your needs, you can schedule the report to share it to any email address you would like. To schedule a report, you will need to go to the Reports tab and open the report that you would like to schedule out:
From there, please follow these steps:
1. Open the Configuration Page
On the upper right-hand side of the report, click on the not scheduled icon in orange:
2. Set-Up Your Configurations
Once clicked, the pop-up menu will appear for your report where you can set your configurations for the scheduled report:
Here are your options for the configurations:
Frequency: choose the frequency of your emails (daily, weekly, etc.) and the specific time that the email will send. As you choose your configuration, Mention will display a preview to show you when your scheduled reports will be sent.
Recipients: add the emails of the people that will receive your scheduled report. You can add up to 20 recipients in a scheduled report.
Report Format: depending on the Mention Report, you will have multiple options for the report format. The format you choose will determine the download link in your emails. Here are your options:
Listening, Comparative, Custom Reports: PDF or PPTX
Mention List: PDF, HTML, XLS, CSV
Social Analytic Reports & Social Comparative Reports: PDF
Personalize Content: if you click on this option, you will be able to add a mail subject and description to your email.
3. (Optional) - Send a Test
Once your configurations are set, feel free to click on the Send a Test button to review the scheduled report in your own email inbox.
This will allow you to make sure that the text and design of your email is fit to your standards.
4. Schedule the Report
After everything is set, you can click on the Schedule button and your report will be all set! Mention will send out your report on the next designated scheduled date to your email recipients. To confirm that your report is properly scheduled, you will see the Scheduled icon appear in your dashboard:
Modify Scheduling Configurations or Un-Schedule a Report
If you need to make any edits to your scheduled report, please click on the scheduled button to re-open the configuration page. Here, you can make adjustments or un-schedule the report by clicking on the Un-Schedule button:
Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.