About QAlert

QAlert is a cloud-based citizen request management (CRM) platform designed to help local or county governments manage non-emergency requests, work orders and other complaints. It allows citizens to communicate and engage with municipalities using various channels such as calls, texts, tweets, emails and more.

Features of QAlert include automated notifications, searchable knowledgebase, resident account creation, reporting and more. It comes with a self-service web portal for residents to submit requests, check the status of complaints and browse through knowledgebase for solutions. Additionally, staff members can utilize the platform to automate processes for routing, escalations and custom communications.

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6 Reviews of QAlert

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.50 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.5

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October 2019

Rebecca from City of Aspen

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

QAlert for the City of Aspen

We are now getting visibility into data as a City that was previously siloed by department with no central data repository. Because of this, we are also gaining visibility into processes and needs unique to each department. We can also compare needs across departments and volume of requests. It is good to know this data is captured for historical purposes, as well.

Pros

I like the simplicity of the interface, particularly on the Service Requests tab. I also like the configuration of the Service Request Types and how easy they are to manage. I like the reporting capabilities, although there are some limitations imposed by the Data Sources that prevent being able to make creating certain kinds of combined-information reports. I like being able to automate production and distribution of reports via email.

Cons

The fact that the reporting engine cannot recognize the difference between week days and week end days, while the main software can, means our reporting on response times is off. The charting and linking features both function in ways that are problematic. The series function in charting is very unclear, as to what one might expect to appear on the chart. The linking feature is misleading in that it will show activities from the Master on the copy request, but the copy request maintains independence of request status. This confuses request metrics and accountability for each request getting handled on time. Also, I wish the rules for when escalations are sent were not completely global, but could be defined by group. We have many different departments that function according to their own rules, so one global setting on this is not enough. As far as security, I wish there were a way to "lock down" some data so if a department wanted their data to be completely private, it would not show up for any unauthorized individual (such as on reports). Conversely, it would be nice if there were a way to "share" a request in which multiple departments had an interest- right now, a Service request type is associated with one department, so based on the type, only one department can take ownership for (and work on) a request at a time.

Reasons for Choosing QAlert

While I wasn't there for the process, I heard about it because I came in to employment just after the launch. QAlert was seen as more user friendly and maintainable than the other products considered, which came across as complex on the back-end. Also, the cost seemed more reasonable for the functionality offered.

Response from QScend Technologies

Replied October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review! A representative will be reaching out to you to see if a few of the issues you're running into can be resolved! Thank you for your continued support of QAlert!

October 2019

Tatyana from Broward County

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Public Relations and Communications

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

QAlert Review

Pros

What I like the most about the software is that is easy to use and navigate; also, customizing the software is very easy and it does not require a lot of effort.

Cons

What I like least about the software is that reporting can be a little confusing (I already took the certification); for example, the time zone is not set up to EST. Also, we are unable to upload PDF/image files directly into QAlert for our user to use see them; we can only upload the link to redirect them to the website. Lastly, I do not like that we cannot assign access to data based on department/user group.

Response from QScend Technologies

Replied October 2019

Thank you for your continued support of QAlert, we appreciate you taking the time to write this review! We believe some of the issues you are having can be fixed today through configuration - We will have a representative reach out to you shortly to discuss!

October 2019

Hannah from City of Port St Lucie

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

Review

Pros

Easy to make changes to request types and routes and great customer service.

Cons

Reporting Features need to be more robust

Response from QScend Technologies

Replied October 2019

Thank you for your continued support of QAlert!

October 2019

Wendy from City of Pittsburgh

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

Quick Implementation

Great value! It has allowed us to expand our services and number of responders without additional costs.

Pros

How easy it is for a non-IT professional to set up and navigate. It is so convenient and efficient to be able to do admin work.

Cons

You really need a SQL background to take full advantage of the Reporting features. Once the reports are created, they are very easy to use/modify to meet your needs.

Reasons for Choosing QAlert

Cost effective, quick implementation, easy to customize. Frequent updates continue to impress.

Response from QScend Technologies

Replied October 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review! Thank you for your continued support of QAlert!

October 2019

Paul from Borough of Somerville

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2019

Amazing Government CRM Software

As an long time user of over 10 years, this has been the best decision every made. I have seen the product migrate and improve over time.

Pros

Ease of use, EXCELLENT customer support. Training Department.

Cons

There is really nothing that comes to mind as a con.

Response from QScend Technologies

Replied October 2019

Thank you for your continued support of QAlert!

October 2019

Sara from City of Kirkland

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2019

Constituent Response Success

Pros

The ease of setting the software up as the Administrator. Maintenance is also very easy and user friendly. All the staff has been very responsive and helpful.

Cons

There isn't much customization to the design of the constituent interface.

Reasons for Choosing QAlert

Cost, ease of usability and maintenance, cloud based

Response from QScend Technologies

Replied October 2019

We appreciate your feedback!