Do you use any type of messaging service to communicate with your employees? We need a system for employees that do not have a company email account for communications.
From what I've experienced and seen, most use WhatsApp. Free and easy SMS.
We use CallOneNow and it works great. I was surprised at how inexpensive it was!
I haven't personally used this solution however it came very highly recommended within AGC IT groups. https://www.alertmedia.com/emergency-mass-notification/
This is something we have been looking into slowly.
Journey Group Companies
We just purchased AlertMedia and are implementing is as I type. They have some great pricing right now.
WhatsApp is great as Keith mentioned - it has calling options, grouping/subgrouping, supports media, supports a myriad of phone platforms and best of all is free.
I'm not sure if this is just for an alerting service, but we use Everbridge https://www.everbridge.com/
Everbridge appears to be the defacto standard for emergency or mass communications with employees and even customers. No sure about international coverage.
We use Send Word Now
We also use Send Word Now - its affordable and does have a self-registration portal (however last we used it I found it a bit clunky). We have it setup to auto-import contacts from our HR/Payroll system nightly so it stays up-to-date with little maintenance.
We use Omnilert for our emergency SMS alerting. It includes a self-registration/management portal and supports SMS, email, and many others including CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) to send alerts to your website, digital signage, twitter, ... We also user their voice call add-on to place calls but that piece doesn't allow self-registration. We use voice calls on a limited basis and load the phone numbers centrally.
Their are other options too like Everbridge and RAVE. Omnilert's site is at https://www.omnilert.com/
We have used Rave Mobile Safety in the past. ravemobilesafety.com
@Dave are you talking about a single "alert" style message, or continued communication with your employees. We have many front-line workers in our factories that do not have email addresses, nor do they have computers assigned.We're still looking for a solution where mgmt can communicate with that employee base (company news, HR news, announcements), but not have to issue email addresses to employees that wouldn't necessarily check their email.
We use AlertMedia and have been very happy with it. It allows users to chose how they want to be contacted and provides a wide range of options. I was not involved in procuring so cannot comment on the pricing.