Account Info

October 24th, 2020 by

Overview

The Account Information page allows you to have direct control over the key information about your company and account.

It also has settings to help you control the look and feel of your account.

Please remember after making any changes you need to click .

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Account Information and Preferences

Below are the following setting options you have in the Account Section:

Active/Pause Switch – If this switch shows active then all action plans will be running. If it reads paused then no actions plans will run in that account.

First and Last Name – The first and last name of the main contact for the Account.

Company – The company name. This will also be how your company name is displayed.

Account Holder – the name of the Account Holder. This is usually the same as the first and last Name.

Address 1, 2, 3 – These are used to store your company’s mailing address.

Phone – This sets the default phone number for the account. This is the number that will be called by default for all Action Plan automated calls.

Office-Phone – The number that will be inserted into your email unsubscribe footer to ensure CANSPAM compliance. It is a display only field in that place.

Website – Allows you store your company’s website information in ClientTether.

Email – Sets the default email for the account. Unless other options are selected, this is the default email that will receive daily reminder notices and will be the reply-to email for outbound emails from Action Plans.

Notification Auto-Delete Days – This allows you to set how many days a notification will be in the notification bar before it will automatically be removed.

Record Call Switch – If green, or on, all calls in and out of will be recorded. If grey, or off, the calls will not be recorded.

Notification Switch – If green, or on, you will hear a ding every time you get a notification. If it is grey, or off, you will not hear the ding.

Changing Password

This allows the Account Owner to change their log in password. To do this:

  1. Type your current password in the field marked “Current Password”
  2. Type in the new password in the field marked “New Password”
  3. Confirm the new password by retyping it in the field marked “Repeat New Password”

Common mistakes include mistyping your current password or having the two instances of the new password not match.

Theme Settings

Theme Color will adjust the text color in certain areas of your account.

Header Color will adjust the color of the header.

Footer Color will change the color of the footer.

Logo allows you to upload your company logo. This will then be displayed in the top left of the header and the bottom right of the footer.

Account Settings

January 8th, 2021 by

Overview

If your ClientTether account has been enabled as a Multi-Unit account, you will be able to add sub-accounts beneath your Enterprise Account. If not, you will not see the Account tab in the Settings menu within your account.

The Account tab in the Settings menu allows you to

  1. Login as a Sub-Account’s Account Owner
  2. Edit Existing Accounts
  3. Delete Existing Accounts
  4. Create New Sub-Accounts

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  1. Create New Sub-Account
  2. Login as Sub-Account
  3. Edit Existing Accounts
  4. Delete Existing Accounts
  5. Complete Set Up for New Sub-Account

Create New Sub Account

Click next to “Create New Account”

Once the new window appears you can enter in the following information:

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Phone Number*
  • Email*
  • Username*
  • Company Name*
  • Web Address
  • Account Owner*
  • Time Zone
  • Choose if you are cloning an account
  • Activate Proposal System (Must be activated in Add ons)
    • Royalty Rate
    • Marketing Rate
  • Set the Password*
  • Select if Self Pay Account (Must be Activated in Add ons)

Anything that is denoted with a * is required.


Login as Sub-Account

You can click next to the account to login to that sub account.

This is helpful if you want to review that account’s pipeline details, lead conversion rate, activity, or other reports. It also enables you to view contacts, history, and to help support sub accounts by engaging contacts on their behalf.

Edit Existing Account

Click and you can edit the account’s:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Company Name
  • Web Address
  • Account Owner
  • Time Zone
  • Activation of Proposals
    • Royalty Rate
    • Marketing Rate
  • Update Password

Please remember you cannot currently activate self pay for an existing account.

Delete Existing Account

Click to delete an account.

You cannot undo this action once it is done.

Also be aware that you cannot delete an account that has sub accounts.

Complete Set Up for New Sub-Account

Once a new sub account has been created, regardless if it is a clone, you will need to complete set up for the account.

In order to do this you must log in to the account via the ClientTether Login Page. You cannot do this by logging in via the Accounts or Accounts Settings pages.

Once you login as via the ClientTether login page you will be prompted to:

  1. Enter your credit card information
  2. Select a phone number

Once those two pieces are entered the set up for the sub account is complete.

ActionPlans Settings

November 16th, 2020 by

Overview

The purpose of the ActionPlans settings are to allow you to control communications that come in and out of ClientTether.

Please make sure to click the save for each category if you make any changes in those categories.

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Action Call Options

Action Call Options are settings specific to immediate or delayed automated calls in action plans.

You have three general choices

  1. Default – Calls the number listed as Phone on the Account Info Page
    1. You will note there is a check box below the Default setting. This will route automated calls to the phone number for the Assigned User. This will work as long as the Assigned User account has a phone number listed in their user profile.
  2. Ordered – Will ring through a set order of users.
  3. Simultaneous – Will call a set group of users at the same time. The first to pick up gets the call.

With ordered and simultaneous options a list of users and phone numbers will appear that you can organize between Active and In-Active columns.

Please note the order is important for the Ordered setting. The order does not matter on simultaneous.

ClientTether Phone Returns

These settings affect how things are handled in your system when someone calls your ClientTether account phone number.

You have seven general setting choices in this section.

  1. Caller Id – select if you would prefer to see the ClientTether Number on your phone or the number of the client calling in.
  2. Play Client Status Message – Let’s the caller know they have reached your company and someone will be with them shortly. This setting also immediately calls your team (per the call settings below) and notifies them of who the caller is (if known) and gives them the option to accept or decline the incoming call. If Declined, the caller will receive a notification that all agents are busy and that they can leave a message.
  3. Ring Time Before Rolling – how long the caller is allowed to be on without an answer. Depending on your settings this will either move them straight to voicemail or to the next number if you are using Ordered calling.
  4. Default – Calls the number listed as Phone on Account Info Page
    1. You will note there is a check box below the Default setting. This will route automated calls to the phone number for the Assigned User. This will work as long as the Assigned User account has a phone number listed in their user profile.
    2. Pass Through – Allows you to tell the system to NOT check for machine answering, which allows a machine to answer and give a prompt or message. Ideal if you are using a hunt group for your main number. This feature is not available in all accounts. If you are interested please reach out to your Client Success Manager.
  5. Ordered – Will ring through a set order of users.
  6. Simultaneous- Will call a set group of users at the same time. The first to pick up gets the call.
  7. This field is for you to type the phone number you want incoming calls to your ClientTether Account phone number to be forwarded to.

With ordered and simultaneous a list of users and phone numbers will appear that you can move between Active and In-Active columns.

Please note the order is important for the Ordered setting. The order does not matter on simultaneous.

System Emails to/from Users

This series of settings allows you to determine what happens when emails are being received into the system and being sent out from the system.

You have three General Categories

  1. BCC Account Owner When… – Allows you to choose to bcc the account owner when certain events take place such as when
    1. Action plans or scheduled emails are sent
    2. Bulk emails are sent
    3. Manual Emails are sent
    4. New Leads are created by parse, post, or API
    5. Account Owner sends an email
  2. Send Today’s Schedule To… – You can opt to have the schedule sent to either the account owner or the account users. If you don’t check either box it won’t be sent to anyone.
  3. Action Plan Emails
    1. You can opt to have Action Plan Emails “sent” from Assigned Users. If this is not checked all Action Plan Emails are “sent” from the account owner.

Account Text Settings

These settings affect how things are handled in your account when you receive a text to your ClientTether number.

In this category you have four settings.

  • The phone number you want to receive all text notifications if there is no Assigned User (AU)
  • Whether to send texts to the Account Owner during Operation hours only or not.
  • Whether to send Delayed Action Plan texts during business hours only or not.
  • End Connection Plan on Return Text

The Account Text Settings are related to the Notification Controls.

In the Account Text Settings, enter the phone number where ‘all’ Text Notifications should be sent if the Account Owner’s Settings includes Text AU and the Contact does not have an Assigned User (AU).

Notice the Purple ellipse in the image above. This highlights that Text Received is set in the AO’s settings to send the AO a message by text if they are the AU or fwd the text to the specified number if there is no AU. In other words , if a text is received from a Contact that does not have an AU, then the text notification will be sent to the phone number entered.

For example let’s suppose two different Contacts send a text message into the system. One has an AU and the other does not.

Contact 1 has an Assigned User (AU). Therefor the system will only consider the Notification Controls of the AU (both Text and Email).

Contact 2 does not have an Assigned User. In this case the Notification Controls of the AO will be considered. If Text AU is true, then a Text Notification is fwd to the specified number entered here because there is not AU. (If the Email AU is true, then the system will fwd an email to the AO’s Email.)

Notice the second checkbox in the Purple ellipse is not checked, which means if Contact 2 sends in a “Stop” texting me message, that message will not fwd to the specified number entered here.

One might ask, is it possible to shut down Notifications enough that all messages are essentially lost? The answer is, “yes”. But Notification’s control on a User by User basis is the User requested feature now embodied in Notification Control and Account Text Settings. The Account Text Settings is an attempt to have one last bucket to collect messages.

Add-Ons

January 15th, 2021 by

Overview

The Add-Ons tab in Settings allows you to turn on and off various optional features that are available.

The Add-On features available in your account are dependent on several factors. Not all Add-Ons are available for all accounts.

To activate a feature, you simply need to click in the checkbox to the left of the description.

If more configuration or options are available, they will either be accessed in the Add-Ons settings tab (i.e. Mailbox Power) or in a new settings tab that will appear once the corresponding Add-On has been activated.

If you are looking for a feature and cannot find it please reach out to your Account’s Success Manager.

List of Add-On Features

* Designates that these features are only available for specific White Label accounts.

Announcements

April 27th, 2020 by

Announcements will come in periodically about updates or new features in ClientTether.

Also if you are an account owner you can create announcements to keep your team and sub-accounts up to date on new developments within your organization

View Announcements

To view announcements there are two options

Create Announcements

To create announcements you need to:

  1. Go to the Announcement tab in Settings
  2. Click next to add announcement
  3. Enter the title for the announcement
  4. Pick the date for the announcement
  5. Select who you want the announcement to go to
  6. Type up your announcement in the text editor
  7. Select Pending or Publish
    1. Pending will save the announcement as a draft when you save
      1. If you put it in pending you will still need to publish it
    2. Publish will push the announcement to the those you wanted to receive it
      1. Active displayed in Right-Side Bar
      2. Inactive available in history
  8. Click

Editing existing Announcements

  1. Click on
  2. Make Desired Changes

Stats for Announcements

  1. Click on
  2. Use check box if you wish to see which users have not received your announcement

Billing Info

June 4th, 2020 by

The Billing Info tab will be available to enterprise level accounts and sub accounts utilizing the Sub Account Self Pay feature.

Basic Information about your current default payment card will display.

If you want to update your card enter:

  1. Credit card number
  2. Name on card
  3. Expiration date
  4. CCV for the new card.
  5. Click

This is will only be available to Account Owners and Admin Users.

Capture External Emails in ClientTether

September 13th, 2022 by

There are two sides of capturing external emails inside of ClientTether.

Inside of the SMTP Settings tab you will find a system generated BCC email. This is your key to capturing external emails inside of ClientTether.

Capture Outgoing Emails

The first use case is when you are sending an email to a contact from your email system: Gmail, Outlook or etc. Put your system generated BCC Email in the BCC field before sending. In this case, the outgoing email is sent to your contact and to ClientTether’s email parsing system. ClientTether will read the message, find the original recipient’s email and compare that to Contact Emails in the system already. Supposing the system finds a match, the body of the outgoing email will be captured as an History Note.

Capture Incoming Emails

The second use case is capturing incoming emails in ClientTether. In this case, a little more setup may be required. The basic concept is that you will fwd the incoming email to our system generated BCC Email. This can be done one at at time if you want to be strategic. Or you can set up a Filtering Rule in your email tool to send lots of items. In either instance, ClientTether will read the message and find the original sender’s email. Our system will attempt to match the sender’s email with a Contact in your list. Supposing a match is found, the body of the email is captured as an History Note.

Please Note: Google will not Fwd email with a Rule without the receiving end agreeing to such an action. Hence, you will have to work with your CSM to respond to Google in acceptance of FWD emails.

Contact Type

April 6th, 2022 by

Contact Types are used to segment various Contacts into logical groups for managing, reporting and sales. Additionally, you are able to create a unique Sales Cycle for each Contact Type.

The System defaults to 5 Contact Types named as follows: Clients, Employees, Partners, Vendors and Other.

Many Account Owners elect to rename the Contact Types within their account to better suite their specific business needs. This process can be completed via the Settings Menu at the Contact Type tab.

Renaming Contact Types:

Custom Fields

March 30th, 2022 by

Overview

To capture information within a Contact Profile that is not already included in available fields, add a Custom Field.

To view available information fields and add a Custom Field, click the Contact Info tab to expand the information panel.

To create a Custom Field, follow these steps:

  • To add a Custom Field, after clicking the tab icon to expand the Contact Info tab, click on the button. Now choose the input field type from the drop-down selections. Next, add the name of this Custom Field in the Label field and then add the Value and click the This Custom Field is now added to this Contact Profile. To also add this Custom Field to ALL CONTACTS within your account, proceed to the next step.

  • When adding a Custom Field within a Contact Profile, to also add this new Custom Field to all Contacts within the account, navigate to Settings–>Custom Fields and click this icon at the far right of that specific Custom Field you wish to add to all Contacts within your Account.
  • Please note: When updating all Contacts to include this newly added Custom Field, the update process timeline will be determined by the volume of Contacts within the Account as well as ongoing system activity.

Email Settings

August 26th, 2020 by

Overview

Email settings allow us to set up SMTP and IMAP configurations with outside email services.

In other words, you can send email out from ClientTether from your email account, whether it be GMail, Outlook, iCloud, etc. This can help boost your deliverability rates and keeps a record of all sent emails in your email account Sent folder.

Always make sure, when you use this feature to check the box in the top that says enable SMTP and IMAP as you set up your connection.

Make sure you have done everything with your email service to allow SMTP and IMAP options to be available. This differs by service, so you will need to verify with your email provider anything you need to do on your end.

If you need to find out who hosts your email service please follow the directions in this link.

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Custom

The Custom option allows you to use any email provider to set up your SMTP/IMAP service with.

You will need to look at documentation provided by your email provider to get the

  • SMTP Host address
  • SMTP Port
  • IMAP Host
  • IMAP Port
  • Password (Usually App Specific)

Make sure you check the Check Box for Enable SMTP and IMAP

Gmail

Gmail is by far the simplest setup. This can be used with any google email system.

  1. Check box for Enable SMTP and IMAP
  2. Select Gmail (Auth Process)
    1. If you set up Gmail through the old process you will need to do this new process. You will see the word’s OLD and NEW. Select the Gmail with NEW. See this video.
      1. If you don’t see New and Old then you never set up on the old system.
  3. Type your email address into the box
  4. Click “Sign in with Google” button
  5. Select the google Account you wish to use
  6. Click “Allow”
  7. You will see a message appear in green that will say “Success: Congratulations, token for your gmail is generated successfully.”
  8. Click “Test SMTP Send” and you will get a test email sent from ClientTether that will display that it was sent from your email address.

Please note that the name that shows on your GMAIL SMTP sent emails is your First Name and company name in your ClientTether Account.

iCloud

The the SMTP Host/port and the IMAP Host/Port are already provided for you here. You will just need to

  1. Check box for Enable SMTP and IMAP
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Get the correct password
    • This should be an app specific password
  4. Log in to the app to connect your email account to ClientTether

Outlook OAuth 2.0

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Connecting ClientTether to Outlook

To connect to Outlook please follow these steps

  1. Go to Settings in Hello! menu
  2. Go to Email (SMTP & IMAP) Tab
  3. Select “Outlook via OAuth2” from the dropdown Menu
  4. Click “Sign in with Microsoft”
  5. Select the Microsoft account you wish to link to ClientTether
  6. You will be directed to a sign in page
  7. Once your sign in has been verified you will be directed back to ClientTether and see you are connected.

Warning: Some PDF files will not be allowed to send via Microsoft SMTP OAUTH 2.0. This is something caused on Microsoft’s side and is outside of ClientTether Control. To be safe we always recommend attaching the PDF files as a link and not as an attachment.

Email capabilities

This connection will allow you to send emails directly from your Microsoft Outlook account via ClientTether.

As long you have clicked the checkbox next to read email your incoming Microsoft emails will create a notification in ClientTether and be accessible via the history notes.

Please be aware that there can be up to a 15 minute delay from when the reply email hits your Outlook account and it shows up in ClientTether.

Disabling SMTP and IMAP Email Setting

  1. Uncheck Check box for Enable SMTP and IMAP
  2. Go to Custom option
  3. Make sure all fields clear
  4. click “Save Settings”

Email Signature

December 22nd, 2020 by

Overview

The email signature page allows you to create an email signature for your login and potentially for all users in your organization.

Use the text editor to insert and edit images and/or texts.

To make a signature conducive to being reused by multiple users please make sure to use the Logged In User Tokens.

We highly recommend not using the table feature of the text editor to create signatures.

When you are done click “Save Template”. If you wish to send it down to all sub accounts and users then click “Export Signature To All Sub Accounts”. If you want to protect from being changed click the box next to “Protect from Overwriting”.

Putting Logos on left side of Signature

A common issue that has been reported by our users is when they design their signatures they have an image or logo they want to the left of their information.

When they design their signature in our text editor it appears to do just that, but when it is sent the image or logo is above the information.

Here is how to fix this issue:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Got to Email Signature
  3. Click in the text editor this will open the code editor
  4. scroll to the top of the code
    • This is important in case you have more than one image.
  5. You will see this:
    • To be clear this may not be the very first thing in the code. You want to find the first <div…> followed by a <figure…> that is listed in the code.
  6. Highlight the <div ….> line
  7. Replace it with this (copying and pasting is very acceptable):
    • <div class=”se-component se-image-container __se__float-left” style=”float: left” contenteditable=”false”>
  8. You may have to add spaces at the beginning of your text lines to create the proper space between the text and the image. This can be done in the regular editing mode. It does not need to be done in code editor.

Always test your signature in an email to make it looks the way you want it to in delivery.

Enterprise Settings

November 6th, 2020 by

Enterprise Settings is available to the Enterprise Account Owner and Admins.

This portion of the account settings options allows the Enterprise Account Owner to maintain brand consistency, sale cycle, lead source, proposal template, and contact deletion consistency across all sub accounts. Our Franchisor and Dealer clients use this setting frequently to ensure data integrity across their national brands.

Remember that locking the lead source at an enterprise level will restrict franchisees or other sub accounts from adding their own lead sources to their accounts. This can restrict some flexibility at the local level that you may need to allow.

If you will be using ClientTether to track your Royalty reports, please note that you can adjust Royalty rates and Marketing Fees in this area of the account settings.

A Special Note on Sales Cycle

If you lock a sales cycle it will only lock the sales cycle for the Accounts directly under you.

It will not lock the sales cycle for accounts that are sub accounts for other accounts in your system.

It will not lock the sales cycle for other accounts that are the same level as you.

Files

July 16th, 2022 by

The Files feature in the Settings menu allows the user to add and save content to be used within the account.

Files added here can include PDFs, company logos, videos, thumbnail and other images, etc.

The most common use of this feature is to have the system generate a URL to be used when embedding content within emails and SMS messages sent from the system. The purpose of utilizing the File feature and URL tool is to allow the system to store and host added account content on system servers that may otherwise be too large or if included directly, cause a message to be flagged as spam.

To add a File within this menu, click on the green plus sign at the top of the page.
Next, select the File to be added to the account, from your device/computer files.

Once the selected File has been added to this menu, note the icons generated at the far right:

The circled down arrow icon allows for download of the File to your device/computer.

The plus-sign icon allows duplication of the File within the account.

  • At the Duplicate menu, select from provided options to only duplicate the File or share/send a duplicate of the File as preferred.

The link icon allows the user to copy the system generated URL to the clipboard to then be used to embed the link to this File within emails and SMS messages sent from the system.

Hosted Pages

July 20th, 2020 by

Overview

Hosted pages are designed to allow your team and clients access to

  • Online Scheduling tools
  • Data Entry Forms

Please note you cannot Iframe a hosted page on to a different site. This is for security reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Using

Hosted Pages can be used by embedding them in websites or by using them in templates by utilizing hosted page token with the correct “Slug”.

You can also use them when scheduling events in a contact profile

Creating

There are four types of hosted pages you can create.

  1. ChatTool Test Page
  2. CT Sign
  3. Online Schedule
  4. Lead form

ChatTool Test Page

This page will be activated by out ChatTool Engineer if you have commissioned at ChatTool to be built. It is designed to allow you to test your ChatTool before launching it on your website.

If you are interested in a ChatTool please reach out to your success manager.

Online Schedule

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Hosted Pages tab
  3. Click between “Hosted Pages” and “Add New” in upper left corner
  4. Create unique name
  5. Create unique Page slug
  6. Select “Online Schedule” from Type drop menu
  7. Select what days and time you are available for appointments
  8. Make sure Token Fill is filled out with a name that you would like have displayed in emails with clients.
  9. Set other fields as you see fit
  10. When done click

Lead Form

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Hosted Pages Tab
  3. Click between “Hosted Pages” and “Add New” in upper left corner
  4. Create unique name
  5. Create unique Page slug
  6. Select “Simple Lead Form” from Type drop menu
  7. Select Categories you wish to include in lead form
  8. When done click

Editing

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Hosted Pages tab
  3. Select icon next to Hosted page you wish to edit
  4. Make your desired changes
  5. When done click

Deleting

  1. Go to settings
  2. Select Hosted Page Tab
  3. Find Hosted Page you wish to delete
  4. Select icon for that Hosted page.
  5. Confirm you wish to delete it.

After you have create a Hosted Page, you can share that page with subaccount using the identified icon in the image just above. When shared, the receiving subaccount will NOT be able to edit the hosted page. All editing rights remain with the originating account.

Lead Routing

January 20th, 2021 by

Overview

Lead routing allows you to automatically sort your leads to either sub accounts or users within your own account.

Lead routing will automatically sort any new leads, and you can also signal for it to sort any old leads as well.

Please note you are only allowed to have one lead routing plan per Enterprise account.

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Activating Lead Routing

To activate lead routing:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Add-Ons Tab
  3. Check box next to “Activate Lead Routing”

Once this is done you will see the Lead Routing tab appear above the Lead Source Tab in Settings.

Using Lead Routing

To utilize lead routing

  1. Go to Lead Routing tab in Settings
  2. Select whether you are sorting leads to Users or Sub Accounts
  3. Select how you want to sort the leads
    • Round-Robin
      • Evenly distributes leads among Users or Sub Accounts.
    • State/Province
      • Allows you to assigns specific States/Provinces to the Users or Sub Accounts.
    • Postal Code
      • Allows you to assigns specific Postal code(s) to the Users or Sub Accounts.
    • Lead Source
      • Allows you to assigns specific Lead Source(s) to the Users or Sub Accounts.
  4. Set your Mapping
    • Select if you want this to apply to Existing Customers in your account
    • Select if you want action plans is sub accounts to activate based on lead source. (IF you are applying the lead routing to existing customers this option is not available)
    • For everything other than Round Robin, Select who you want default leads (so leads that don’t fit any of the mapping) to go to.
    • For everything other than Round Robin assign the mapping to the correct User or Sub Account.

If you are lead routing to sub accounts AND want to activate action plans. Lock your Lead Sources at the Enterprise level.

Lead Sources Settings

December 31st, 2020 by

Overview

Lead Sources allow you to easily and automatically track lead attribution and lead source performance.

Lead source settings allow you to see:

  • All of your Lead Sources
  • Individual web keys for Posting
  • Individual IDs for API requests.

To create a new Lead source:

  1. Click next to “Lead Source”.
  2. Type in the desired name
  3. Click

To Edit or Delete a lead source:

  1. Click
  2. Change name if desired
  3. Delete by clicking if desired
  4. Exit out of Edit mode by Clicking

To acquire or get a new Web Key for posting:

  1. On the desired lead source Click

Note: If you refresh the web key, any place you were using the previous web key will need to be refreshed with the new web key you generate.

If you cannot see Lead Sources or edit Lead Sources in Settings then they have been locked at the enterprise level.

Log Codes

November 20th, 2020 by

Overview

Our Log Codes function allows you to provide a systematic framework of reporting calls “Call Codes” within your organization. This directly affects what is available to your organization in the Log-a-Call feature in the Whiteboard Tab.

When your team uses this tool within a client profile, they can send automatic updates to the account owner by email or text that includes the logged call notes and Call Codes attached to it.

When setting this feature up, you can select whether communication on Log-a-Calls is done via Email and/or text by default.

You can create your Reason and Disposition Codes

  1. Select Contact Type
  2. Select Code Type
  3. Enter Code name
  4. Enter a description
  5. Click

You can also see the list of your current Codes at the bottom of the page.

As a note, Reason Codes are there to provide the reason for the call, such as, “Reschedule”, “Complaint”, “New Service Request”, etc. Disposition Codes are intended to indicate what action was taken with the client on the call, such as, “Rescheduled”, “Cancelled Service”, “Forwarded to Sales”, etc.

Notification Settings

December 2nd, 2021 by

Overview

The Notification Tab is in Settings.

You potentially have two internal tabs Control and Rollup. We will discuss each of those in depth later.

However, it is important to note the notification settings for this tab are saved per user and are not universal for the account.

Also please note that the Rollup tab will only appear if you turn on the Notification Roll-up Add-On.

Please note both of these settings are applied to the specific user not the account as a whole.

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Control

The control tab allows each User to decide exactly what type of Notifications they will receive.

In some cases you have three options for your notifications:

  • System
    • This controls whether the Notification is displayed in the right side panel of ClientTether. This is not specified by AU.
    • This option is available for every Notification type.
  • AU
    • System Notifications will only show to you for that notification if they are generated in relation to a contact where you are the Assigned User.
  • Text AU
    • If the user is the Assigned User for the contact then they receive a text Notification.
  • Email AU
    • If the user is the Assigned user for the contact then they receive an email otification.

Please also note that if the User is rolling up Notifications they will only see the roll up of the notification types they have selected in Control.

Also if you use the gold login button for an account or the green login as button for a user the notifications you see will be the same as the user you just ‘Logged in as’. Your credentialed settings do not go with you.

Control tab is always available in the Notification tab regardless of what Add-ons are turned on or off for the account.

TermDescription of Notification
SystemNotifications Generated on the Right Side Panel in ClientTether. This is not dependent the user being the Assigned User for the contact.
AUSystem Notifications, Notifications Generated on the Right Side Panel in ClientTether, for Contacts ONLY if you are their Assigned User.
Text AUIf the user is the Assigned User for the contact they will receive a text notification
Email AUIf the user is the Assigned User for the contact they will receive a email notification
Account Paused*The toggle in Settings->Account Info has been changed from Active to Paused
Action Plan StepsSteps of an Action Plan have been completed and the step had the notification option selected.
Assigned UserIf a contact has been assigned an Assigned User via a Sales Cycle or through an Action Plan. You will not receive a notification for a manually Assigned User.
Client ExportCompletion of a contact export.
Client ImportCompletion of a contact import.
Client UpdateCompletion of a mass Contact Update done via update option on the contact list. This requires uploading an excel sheet.
Contact MovedContacts moved between accounts for example if a contact is lead routed, released, reassigned, etc.
Download ReportA report from the Dashboard is available for downloading.
Email Failed Error*An email send failed. This notification only happens if you are NOT SMTPed into an outside email system.
Duplicate Client* A notification that a duplicate contact has been submitted to the system. Please be aware the AU email and text options will send an email and/or text to the Assigned User of the original contact.
Franchisee Statistics ReportThis specific report from the dashboard is available for downloading.
Test Inbox ReadIf user has set up SMTP and clicked button to test reading the inbox.
Email ReceivedIf user receives email. Please note this is only available for those SMTPed into Outlook via the Oauth2 Process.
New LeadA new contact has been created for your account. Does not populate for manually created contacts.
Manual AppointmentIf check box for notification checked when creating Appointment a notification will be generated at the time of the appointment.
Manual Call Schedule If check box for notification checked when creating Call a notification will be generated at the time of the call.
Manual Contact Reminder If check box for notification checked when creating Reminder a notification will be generated at the time of the Contact Reminder.
Manual Email SentManual email sent to contact
Manual Text SentManual text sent to contact
Bulk ReassignedMore than 5 contacts moved to account via Bulk Reassign
Bulk Released More than 5 contacts moved to account via Bulk Release
Warnings*
Parser CreatedNew contact created by Parser
Parser UpdatedExisting contact updated by Parser
Pass Through
Proposal OpenContact opens proposal via long or short quote link
Proposal Sign* Contact signs proposal
Proposal Sent to DispatchProposal has been sent to Dispatch. This is a specialty only available to select clients.
Single ReassignedContact moved to the account via reassign
Single Released Contact moved to the account via release
System Information*
System Error Information*
Text Received* New text message received. Please note the AU email and text messages only send if you are the Assigned user for the contact.
Text Stopped* Contact has unsubscribed from text messages from your number. Please note the AU email and text messages only send if you are the Assigned User for the contact.
Texting can only resume for these contacts if the contact sends a text saying to your ClientTether number saying “Start”.
ThumbTackNew ThumbTack message received. Must have ThumbTack integration turned on.
Voicemails* New voicemail received. Please note the AU email and text messages only send if you are the Assigned User for the contact.
* Strongly encouraged to be selected on

Rollup

The roll up tab allows you to select sub accounts you wish to see notifications for in your right side panel while being in the parent account.

Please note if you have selected to see only specific notification types in the control tab that those types are the only notifications that will roll up to you from the subaccounts.

Remember this setting saves per user and is NOT a universal account setting.

Opportunity Settings

December 30th, 2020 by

Overview

Opportunity Settings allow you to see and create Opportunity Templates that are available for all contacts.

To create a new template:

  1. 1. Click next to “Add New”.

    In the new window enter:
  2. The Opportunity Name
  3. The likelihood of this type of opportunity closing
  4. The Deal Size
  5. If an Appointment has generally already been set
  6. Click when done

Please note the only required filed is the Opportunity name. Fill out the remaining fields based on what will work best for your organization.

To edit an existing Opportunity template click .

To delete an existing Opportunity click .

Proposals Settings

October 24th, 2020 by

Overview

To help you centralize your operations, ClientTether provides a proposal system that is easily customized to suit your needs.

This page will provide the details on how you can customize the proposal system on your settings page.

Topics

Activating Proposal System

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click Add-Ons Tab
  3. Select Activate Proposal System 2
  4. Proposal tab will appear
  5. Select Proposal tab

Quote Header Settings

Quote Number and Prefix

Next Quote Number allows you to set the number that will be used for your first quote. From that point forward the system will auto-increment the number. This field will display the next number in the sequence.

Quote Prefix allows you to add a prefix to the Quote number. This can be used for branding or segmenting multiple system accounts in one Quickbooks account.

Page Header Information

Proposal Header Information Allows a series of check boxes that allow you select what you would like displayed for your clients on their quotes.

Production Manager Settings

In simplest terms do not use this setting.

When assigning a production manager for a proposal it will pull from the list of users on your account.

Do not use the Production Manager Settings to create new users.

Create new users via the User Settings Tab.

Tax/Display Settings

  • Tax Settings
    • Allows you to decide for the account (Not sub accounts) whether you want to:
      • Include Tax in Deal size
      • if all Line Items are to be taxed
        • If all of your line items need to be taxed this saves you time. Rather than making you go into each individual line item and have to check to tax it.
  • Tax Districts
    • This feature allows you to create individual tax settings for different areas in your territory
    • You can create a district by:
      1. Clicking Next to Tax Districts
      2. Enter Name
      3. Enter Labor Tax
      4. Enter Manual Tax
      5. Click Save
    • You can manage your existing Tax districts by:
      • Editing them
      • Marking a default
      • Deleting them

Additional Display Settings

  • At this menu, you can also determine the following:
    • Display taxes on Quote and the Invoice
    • Display discounts on the Invoice and Quote
    • Show Line Items on the Invoice
    • Show Line Item price ($) on the Quote or Invoice.
      • Please note: If this option is selected, the Line Item price ($) and the column will both display. If not selected, neither will display on the quote or invoice.
    • Show Payment Schedule on Quotes
    • Remove the Category column from Quotes. If your structure is better suited to 2-Tier, this is recommended.

PDF Page Details

Use the top text field, labeled “Term and Conditions” to enter in any pertinent terms and conditions for your service that your clients need to know.

To include your “Terms and Conditions” information on invoices and and within the system user view, please toggle the “Terms and Conditions” switch on (as shown below) within Proposal Settings at the PDF Details tab. The default setting for this option is set as off or not shown.

Use the bottom text field, labeled “About Me” to provide any additional information about your services or company that would be beneficial for your clients.

Sub Contractor Emails

Use this setting to add in any emails for subcontractors that your company uses.

This makes it possible for you to email information directly from the proposal to your subcontractor.

 Pre-Notes

The Pre-Notes section allows you to create notes for common things that you will encounter on a proposal.

Its not for a product, but rather notes about something.

An example would be “Dog present”

 Bid Types

Overview

The Bid Type setting allows you to assign Types, Category and Line Items for your proposals.

To help clarify an Type is the most general grouping, for example, Flooring.

The Category is the specfic category under the Type. So for Vinyl could be a category under flooring.

Line Item is the specific product. So Johnny’s Bamboo Vinyl Flooring would be the line item.

So the pattern is we work from the most general to the most specific Type->Category->Line Item.

So in the example it would be Flooring->Vinyl->Johnny’s Bamboo Vinyl flooring.

Type

The steps for creating a Type are:

  1. Click the directly under Bid Type and to the right of “Add New Bid Type”
  2. Enter the Type name
  3. Select if you would like the room measurement feature to be on for this type.
  4. Select any sub accounts you want to allow access to this type.
  5. Click the button
  6. Click the at the type right part of the window
  7. You will see your new Type displayed at the bottom of the type list.

Category

The steps for adding a new category are:

  1. Hover your mouse over any of the existing Bid Types
  2. Click on the icon next the Bid Type you hovered your mouse over
  3. Enter the name for the category
  4. Select the display order
  5. Select the bid Type
  6. Click button
  7. Click in top right part of window
  8. Click next to Bid Type you assigned the new category to
  9. Your new category will be displayed below the Bid Type

Line Item

  1. Select any Drop down of Bid Type
  2. Then select any drop down of bid category
  3. Click next to category
    1. You will notice if you hover over this it will say “Add Line Item”
  4. In the Add/Edit Line Item select the category the line item will under
  5. Select item type
  6. Give the Item a name
  7. Write a description of the item
  8. Enter Display Order
  9. Check if taxed
  10. Add any custom fields
  11. Enter any calculations for retail and/or sub rates
  12. Click

Please note: You can also set and save the default field size for your notes in Line item.

Formatting for your notes will also carry over into the quote and invoice descriptions settings.

Please note: When you delete a Line Item, a dialogue box will appear and you must click “OK” to continue. Once deleted, you can view the Line Item in the Archives Tab in Proposal Settings. From that menu you can restore it for use if needed by clicking on the green arrow. Also note that when a Line Item is deleted and archived it will still show in Proposals where it was previously used.

Calculations for Line Items

Predefined calculations for line items will save your team lots of time and take away the potential for human error when calculating totals for proposals.

In this section we are going to walk through how to build those calculations successfully in the Proposal Settings.

These calculations can be created by using Custom Fields and Constants.

  1. Create any needed Constants
    1. On the Proposal Settings page hover your mouse over the bid type the Line item will be under
    2. Click
    3. Enter the name of the new Constant in the Label field
    4. Enter the Value of the new constant in the Value field
    5. Click
  2. In the specified Line item create any needed Custom Fields
    1. Across from Custom Form click
    2. Create a name for the field by entering it in the Field Label field.
    3. Select Field Type
    4. Enter Default Value (not required)
    5. Select Field Size
    6. Enter field Calculation
      • Only available for Field Type “Calculated”
      • Please note any variables used for these calculations must either be Constants or Field Keys for Custom field that are above the current Custom field. You cannot use Custom Fields Field Keys below the Custom field you are working on.
  3. Create Calculations
    • Three Places this can be done
      • Field Calculation for a specific Custom Field
        • Total for specific field
      • Calculation for Line Item Total: Retail
        • Total for Line Item for Quote
      • Calculation for Line Item Total: Sub Rates
        • Used for calculating costs for sub contractors
        • This will be shown on work orders
    • Use order of operations when creating calculations
    • Using Tokens in calculations
    • Below is a list of symbols that could be used to create your calculations
      • () to set order of operations
      • * Multiplication
      • + addition
      • – minus
      • / division
      • % modulo

Sharing Bid Types with Sub Accounts

In the proposal settings you cannot share the following directly to sub accounts

  • Sub-Contractor emails
  • Pre-Notes
  • Quote Types

However, you can directly share a bid type with sub accounts.

This will autmotically share the categories and line items under the bid type.

Please be aware sub accounts cannot edit line items that have been shared with them. If they wish to make a change they can duplicate the line item and make their desired adjustments to that duplicate.

To share the bid type:

  1. Hover your cursor over the bid type
  2. Click
  3. In the window click on the field under “Select SubAccounts”
  4. Select the account(s) you wish to share this with.
    • Please note that any accounts you have already shared it with will appear in this field, and will appear with light grey text in the drop menu.

Sales Cycle Settings

December 31st, 2020 by

Overview

The Sales Cycle allows you to track and visualize the progress of contacts throughout your sales process.

A unique sales cycle can be created for each Contact Type.

To create a new step in the Sales Cycle, first, navigate to the Settings menu, click on Sales Cycle, and:

  1. Click next to “Add New”
  2. Select whether the new step is Inactive or Active
    • Active steps in Sales Cycle will be displayed in your Pipeline and Dashboards.
    • Inactive steps are a way of showing the contact is not actively progressing through the Sales Cycle. These are often lost leads. These steps are not displayed in your Pipeline or Dashboards.
  3. Enter the step’s Sort Order
    • This designates where in your Sales Cycle this step should fall.
  4. Name the Step
  5. If during this step in your sales process a customer is quoted or closed select the appropriate check box to automate tracking of this parameter.
    • If customer is neither quoted nor closed in the step don’t check either box
    • Note: Each step following the point when a client is quoted, you will want to check that box, so the data is tracked correctly.
  6. Select if the step has a designated Assigned User
  7. Check the Add Notification box if you want a Notification that a contact has reached this step.
  8. Click

If you cannot see or edit your Sales Cycle that means it has been locked at the enterprise account level.

Please Note: If you have any contacts currently in a sales cycle step, you can only edit it, you will not be able to delete it.

Self-Pay Sub Account Feature

December 31st, 2020 by

Overview

The Self-Pay sub account feature is only available for new sub accounts. You cannot use this feature with existing accounts.

In order to use this feature your account must be enabled as a multi-level accounts, which allows you to create sub accounts.

This feature allows your sub accounts to directly pay ClientTether, so you do not get charged for their account each month.

To use this:

  1. Reach out to your Success Manager and let them know you would like this feature turned on.
  2. You will know the feature is on by going to Add-Ons in Settings and see that it has a check mark next “Activate Self-Pay Subaccount Option. Ask your Success Manager for details
  3. Once Active, Go to the Account tab in Settings.
  4. Click next to create a new sub account.
  5. In the “Create New Account” window toggle to on.

Finish Setting up the account.

When the new account owner logs in for the first time they will be prompted for their Credit Card Number and then they will be allowed to select their phone number.

The credit card information for any account can be updated at anytime after set up by going to the Billing Info tab in Settings.

Tags Settings

November 16th, 2020 by

Overview

The Tags tab in Settings allows to see all of your accounts tags in one place.

You can:

  • create new tags
  • edit existing tags
  • see which contacts have these tags
  • duplicate the tags to a sub account
  • delete tags

Users Settings

July 15th, 2020 by

Overview

There are four User types available within your ClientTether account:

  • Account Owner (AO)
  • Admin User
  • Standard User
  • Salesperson

The AO can access all features within the account with the exception of the Call Center feature.

Admin Users can access/view all features of the account, mirroring the access/view of the AO, and also cannot utilize the Call Center feature.

Standard Users have a restricted or limited view of the account which excludes them from having access to edit Action Plans, delete Contacts, and change most Settings. Standard Users do, however, have access for to the Call Center Feature.

Salesperson Users have a restricted or limited view of the account which excludes the from seeing Contacts that are not assigned to them both in the Contacts lists and Pipeline. Additionally, Salesperson users cannot edit Action Plans or change most Settings. Salesperson users are able to set and save custom filters.

Please note: At the Users panel within Settings, the ID for API v2 is provided for use when creating an API or POSTing Calls in regards to specific Users.

Topics

Creating Users

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click User Tab
  3. Click on icon next to “Create New User”
  4. Select User Type
  5. Enter First Name
  6. Enter Last Name
  7. Enter Phone Number
  8. Enter Email
  9. Create a User Name
  10. Select the Default landing page for this User (determines the first page this User will see after logging into the account).
  11. Select the Default Contact Profile Tab for this User (determines which tab within the Contact Profile is shown first).
  12. Create your Password
  13. Verify Password
  14. Select “Show Calendar” to have your calendar shown when comparing calendars for Events.
  15. Check the box at “Send Daily Email Reminders” to have ClientTether email you each morning with updates regarding Contacts within your account.
  16. Click

Once saved, this new User profile has been created. The new User will then log into the ClientTether account using the unique User Name and Password credentials created here.

Please note: The AO and Admin Users can log in and view the account as a specific User by navigating to Settings and then the Users tab. At the Users List, click on the login button adjacent to the User account profile you wish to view. Confirm your access choice at the pop-up menu and then view the account as that specific User/User Type to confirm access is as intended.

Editing User

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Click the User Tab
  3. From the Users List, click on the edit icon
  4. Update the User profile as needed
  5. If you update the password, please click to save your updates.
  6. All other changes made within the User profile will automatically save when you exit the screen.

Deleting User

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Click the User Tab
  3. From the Users list, click on icon adjacent to the User profile you wish to delete.
  4. Confirm this selection at the pop-up menu.
  5. Once deleted, the User profile will be stored at the list under the Archived Users tab.

Archived Users

Once Users are deleted their profiles are accessible in the Archived Users tab within the Users List.

Please note that Contacts assigned to an Archived User will have their assigned user box outlined in orange in the Contact Profile.

When a User is archived, the password is automatically reset by the ClientTether system to prevent access to the account using those credentials.

If you wish to restore a User, then click the restore button next the archived User you wish to restore.

Please not: If you restore the User, you must update/reset the password in the Users List and provide those updated credentials for access to the account.