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Your Appointments List contains all of the appointments that your user account has included in its filtering and has permission to see. To add, change or remove appointments, open the appointments menu from the Main Menu.
Appointments in this list can be opened and changed, new appointments can be added, and this list can also be fine tuned with filtering.
Start by tapping on the Red (+) button on the top-right of the appointments page. You will see the appointment detail screen.
- Subject – This is the title of your appointment and will be shown in your appointments list. This field must be completed in order to save the appointment.
- Customer – If your appointment is with a customer, tap on this field and start typing the customers name.
- Start and Finish – Your appointment must have a start and finish time in order to save the appointment.
- Address - If you have chosen a customer, their main address will be entered in here. If you haven't, you can enter an address in here. Once an address is linked to your appointment, you can then see the appointment on the map. Having an address is not mandatory, but if you are grouping your appointment list by Suburb or Postcode, you will want to enter these details in.
- Status – Choose the Appointment Status – eg. Open, Closed.
- User – If you want to explicitly assign the appointment to one more users, use this option.
To save the appointment, tap Confirm up the bottom-right, or go further and make your appointment into a recurring appointment.
If you need to regularly visit or service clients, you can make a series of recurring appointments by tapping the Make recurring appointment option.
What you need to know:
- Appointments can be standalone (once-off), or part of a recurring set (or series) of appointments.
- When you create a series of appointments, you can choose how often they occur – eg. On the first day of each month.
- If details of an appointment within the series (an occurrence) are changed, this creates an exception and this appointment is now treated separately from the rest of the series.
- You can tell the difference between an appointment that is standalone, part of a series or an exception by looking for an icon.
- No icon – once-off
- – part of a series
- – an exception to the series
- You can edit the series by tapping on the symbol of an occurrence. Any changes made to the series only apply from that occurrence forward. It is important to note that this action effectively ends the original series at this date and starts a new series.
- When you edit a series (and therefore start a new one as described above), SalesIn will ask what should be done with any exceptions that exist in the new series. You have the option to remove them or keep them. If you choose to keep them, be aware that depending on the changes made to the series, it may appear as if there are duplicate appointments in your list.
- To make changes to an appointment occurrence, make sure you open the individual appointment by tapping on the appointment itself, and not the symbol, which would mean you are editing the series.
SalesIn allows you to search and filter your appointments. Simply use the fields at the top of the page to sort through these.
This area defines the base filtering of your appointments. SalesIn allows you to show appointments based on how they relate to Users. Appointments can be directly assigned to one or more users, or left unassigned. They can also be assigned to Customers, and Customers can be assigned to one or more users, or left unassigned.
- Appointments Users – Include a filter based on the user(s) explicitly assigned to the appointment.
- Customer’s Users – Include a filter based on the user(s) allocated to a customer, which is linked to the appointment.
- AND operator – When used, will show results that satisfy both “Appointment’s Users” and “Customer’s Users” filters
- OR operator – When used, will show results that satisfy “Appointment’s Users” or “Customer’s Users” or both.
SalesIn helps you make sense of this filtering by generating a sentence explaining the criteria for appointments to be shown in the list.
Additional filtering, sorting and display configurations can be used, as described below. SalesIn will then show appointments when all the criteria specified is met.
- Customer – Show appointments that belong to a specified customer.
- Suburbs – Specify one or more suburbs so that appointments with an address matching these suburbs are shown.
- Status – Filter by “Appointment Status”. – eg. Open, Closed.
- Show past / future – You can specify a range of time so that only appointments inside this range are shown.
- Highlight past open appointments – Turn this on if you wish for the results to highlight an appointment in the past that is still in 'Open' status.
- Clear Search – Tap this when you would like to view all appointments in the appointments list again.
- Group By – Allows you to group the list of appointments based on Date, Customer, Suburb or Postcode.