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Action Cards Explained

If you manage a large number of cold chain devices, it's great to be able to share information about them quickly. But how? Action cards can help - take a look at the video below.

How are Action Cards generated?

Since Pogo LT already sorts cold chain performance records, it can automatically identify the alarms contained in the summary spreadsheet. Using this as a guide, Pogo LT reads a single line in the spreadsheet that corresponds to a single cold chain device, and identifies the ones with many alarms. Then it automatically builds and populates a document for each device of concern. Each card contains all of the important information about a single device with alarms so that colleagues can find it easily. This ensures that cold chain information doesn't just stay in a spreadsheet. Bringing urgent issues to your attention is what Pogo LT is all about, and Action Cards are just one more way to help.

How to use this feature

There's nothing special to configure, just launch Pogo LT and create a summary as usual. Each time you do, you'll receive a link to download action cards that you can share with colleagues via messaging apps.

When your summary is complete, Pogo LT will show you a summary screen that provides options for a few different downloads. You'll receive this same set of options via email that you can refer to later.

Scroll to the bottom of the summary screen or email and look for the option to download action cards.

Common actions from the Pogo LT summary screen

Action card contents

  • location
  • date
  • facility name
  • names and contact information
  • CCE model
  • alarm status
  • temperature charts
  • photos

A typical Pogo LT action card showing example metadata and picture

Sharing action cards via WhatsApp

Action cards are at their most useful when you can use them in a conversation with your colleagues. Since they're PDFs, action cards can be attached to your messages using any common messaging app.

Go to your inbox, and click on a Pogo LT summary email. The attachments included will be named according to an unique ID for the device.

Open the attachment, then tap the menu button at the top right of the screen. Select 'share' and pick your app. Now your conversation will have a quick reference point for the most important facts about the device you're focused on, all in one place. Your colleagues can even forward the card as well.