Defining the priority of alerts and incidents properly is one of the most critical steps of incident response process. The right alert priorities help the response teams better utilize their most crucial resource - time. Filtering out low priority issues helps with understanding the overall system health, concentrating on the critical problems, and avoiding alert fatigue. These benefits are enough to explain why using the priority field properly is crucial.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of our advanced reporting and analytics capabilities which let you analyze your incident response with a variety of granular reports! Powered by Looker’s data visualization and exploration features, our new platform unlocks your Operations data and enables self-service analytics through unique features such as:
- Powerful visualizations: Our new platform provides many different visualizations you can use to make sense of your data. From cartesian charts to pie and donut charts to timelines and tables, your data is visualized in various ways to help you gain fast insights.
We value being an early-adopter at OpsGenie. We try to enhance our integrations as soon as possible so that our customers can access to the latest capabilities provided by our partners.
Slack recently introduced a new feature, Dialogs, and we are proud to announce that OpsGenie’s Slack App integration is already updated to leverage the new Dialogs functionality! After Slack introduced Dialogs, we got really excited since we had a use-case built for it. If you ask what that feature means, we can simply explain it as a new interactive model which is able to get different information from you and then forward that information directly to the application. Usage of Dialogs is a perfect way to perform "Add Note" actions on an OpsGenie alert in your Slack channel in a more user-friendly way. Even before Slack introduced the Dialogs feature, we allowed the user to add notes to alerts by using slash commands. However, the new way is definitely easier to use.
A couple of months ago, we introduced the Action Mapping feature for OpsGenie’s outbound integrations with Cloud-based products. Now, we are proud to announce that the action mappings feature is also available for on-premise product integrations, through the Marid integration tool! In this blog post, we’ll explain how this works in OpsGenie’s on-premise JIRA integration. In order to support the same functionality for JIRA’s self-hosted, on-premises product, we decided to add the action mappings feature to JIRA’s Marid package.
The need to synchronize the life cycles of both sides of our integrations made our system even more sophisticated!
When you provide SaaS that is integrated with other systems, services, and tools -- such as Datadog, New Relic, Nagios etc. -- flexibility, adaptability, and easy configurability become essential attributes of your service. These attributes help you do the necessary job more efficiently -- and help you supply customer needs more effectively.
Since integrations have an extensive coverage in what OpsGenie provides, we value the quality and the efficiency of our integrations. Because of this approach we put a lot of effort to enhance our integration framework. One of these recent enhancements has been providing “Action Mappings” in integrations.
Nowadays, in the broad IT technology market, large numbers of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) supply services for a wide variety of functions, such as monitoring, network, backup, and many others. Each MSP faces various challenges and has multiple goals to reach. MSPs can easily reach their goal of improving incident management for their customers, however, with the new OpsGenie MSP solution.
Falls Church, VA – March 27, 2017 – OpsGenie announced today at the MSPWorld 2017 Conference in New Orleans, the release of its new Managed Service Provider (MSP) solution to allow MSPs to extend sophisticated incident response management services to their customers.
OpsGenie is an incident response management platform, and the new solution introduces a plan that offers OpsGenie to MSP customers as a free service.
The solution synchronizes alerts between MSPs and their customer accounts, enabling seamless collaboration without compromising data privacy or control over workflows. It keeps everyone updated on incidents: MSPs can forward alerts to their customers, and OpsGenie routes information about customer responses and actions back to the MSP. The solution also lets MSP customers escalate alerts to their MSP -- either automatically or manually. Alert updates keep customers informed about progress made by their MSP.
We at OpsGenie continuously work hard to add new capabilities to our product. We are proud to announce the BETA release of a new resource that will help alleviate daily stress: Mass Notifications!
Slack is great!
It is not just a messaging app; it is so much more with its apps. OpsGenie’s integration with Slack is so thorough that it has become a top app in the Slack app directory!
OpsGenie's Slack app has built-in slash commands, which is an efficient way to execute actions on a channel. For example, you have the option to create an OpsGenie alert in a channel by typing a command like /genie alert [alert message] for [user team]. Slash commands are very powerful and cover the majority of the use-cases. However, there may be more you want to do in your Slack channel.