Important Content Update Message
We are currently updating the OP Help Center content for the release of OP 20. OP 20 (official version 20.0.x) is the certified, 2015 Edition, version of the Office Practicum software. This is displayed in your software (Help tab > About) and in the Help Center tab labeled Version 20.0. We appreciate your patience as we continue to update all of our content.

Why can't OP just put something on the notification sidebar?

We will update the notification sidebar.  However, sometimes the technology issue is related to being able to access/log on to OP.  Also if a user is already logged into OP, s/he will not see the alert on the notification sidebar.  Text alerts provides another communication channel.