This guide is designed to further explain the relationship between Teams, User Accounts, and Roles while also walking you through, step by step, how to create teams and user accounts in FieldPulse.
FieldPulse is structured to scale with your business, and as companies grow, they typically group into multiple teams under different managers. Because of this FieldPulse requires that your team members be structured into teams, even if it’s just 1 team. At least 1 team is required. Each team has designated ‘Team Managers’ and ‘Team Members’ for assigning work or being assigned work, and user accounts can be Team Manager and Team Member of multiple teams.
Team Managers can create and assign work to Team Members and view all of their scheduled work. However, only certain User Accounts can be designated as a Team Manager depending on their role. Only Manager (or Admin) role can be designated as a Team Manager.
Team Members can be assigned work as part of the team. Unlike Team Managers, any user/role can be designated as a Team Member of a Team, including Team Managers. The roles include Admin/Manager, Service Agent, Subcontractor, and Assignment role.
User Accounts created by the company admin are required in order to login and use FieldPulse. Only the company administrators have the ability to create new user accounts for the company. User accounts use the individual’s email address as their login ID, and a password can either be created by the admin or created by the user after creation. Each user account requires a designated role, which include Manager, Service Agent, Subcontractor, and Assignment Role. The different roles provide different levels of access to the application and company data (click here to learn more about the roles and their abilities).
Here is a step by step guide on how to create new teams in FieldPulse. By default, your company is automatically setup with a team called ‘Default Team’ but it can be renamed and modified as necessary.
1) Select the ‘Company Settings’ option from the menu and then select the 'User Accounts’ tab and then the 'Teams' tab.
2) On the Teams page, click 'Create New'
3) Enter a Team Name (and description if needed), select the designated Team Managers and Team Members, and click ‘Save’ to create the new team
Note, all managers and all team members are selected by default.
4) You'll see the new team populate on the Teams page
Creating User Accounts
If you'd like more in-depth information on creating new team members, including a step by step guide, visit our article: Adding Team Members
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