Sigma allows you to set automated reminders based around when a Merit becomes active or inactive (expires). You can set these when creating or editing a Merit template. Recipients will always receive a notification immediately after the status of a Merit changes, but these settings allow you to send out additional notifications.
To find these settings, navigate to the Merit Templates section of your Admin Dashboard.
Find the "Optional:" section in the bottom right corner of the Merit Template menu. The lowermost of these three options will say, "Notify Merit recipients before or after their Merits become active or inactive".
Clicking on this, you should see three smaller checkboxes drop down. You can choose to send up to 3 different notifications, before and/or after a Merit's status changes. If you duplicate a notification, you will see an error message like the one below.
Below is a proper example of automated notifications. This will send a notification to the owner of the Merit 5 days before and 5 days after the status of the Merit changes.
Please note that this system works for Merits that have set expiration dates. You can set an expiration date with a custom field. Go to the bottom of the menu and you should see an icon that says "Add a Field"
In the next section, check the box that determines if a Merit is active or inactive. You can choose no default value, meaning you select an expiration date every time you send out the Merit, or you can default to specific dates. You can also default to a certain date based on the date the Merit is sent out. You can set Merits to expire X amount of days, months, or years after being sent.