The Managing Alert Types feature is only available to administrators.
During the close process, users might encounter roadblocks such as a hardware failure, software issues, system failure, and so on. They can create an alert identifying the problem, and attach it to the task.
For example, a user is running an AP Period Close process and can't log on to the AP system. The user creates the alert indicating “Software Issue” as the type and assigns it to the System Administrator. The System Administrator resolves the login issue, then closes the alert or submits it for approval.
You can maintain a list of alert types to categorize alerts.