View Contact Screen
The "View Contact" screen allows you to view and edit contact details.
This section displays general information about the contact, including name, title, birth date, department, preferred currency, and the person responsible for this contact.
In the upper right-hand corner, you will see the following buttons:
- The [Edit] button will bring up the "Edit Contact" screen where you can modify the contact details.
- If you are not responsible for this contact, and this contact has not been assigned to you either, you can click on [Assign to Me] to assign this contact to yourself. Once you assign this contact yourself, it will show up on the My Contacts Screen.
- If the contact is currently assigned to you, you can unassign with the [Unassign] button. The contact will no longer show up on your My Contacts Screen.
- If you have the required permissions, you can click on [Deactivate] to deactivate a contact. All assignments and responsible parties for this contact will be removed.
Below the basic information of the contact, you also see the person currently responsible for the contact. If you have the required permissions, you can also reassign this contact to someone else.
Custom Fields are a new feature in opentaps 1.5.
The "Contact Information" section details all of the contact data. Clicking the [Create Address], [Create Phone Number], [Create Email], and [Create Web URL] buttons will take you to the appropriate create contact information screen.
Clicking the [Update] button next to the relevant field will take you to the edit contact information screen. To expire contact information so that it is no longer used, click the [Expire] button next to the relevant contact data. Please note: contact information is never erased, only removed from view/use.
This section will list any marketing campaigns applied to the lead with the date and time the campaign was noted in opentaps. It also allows you to add a "New Marketing Campaign" by selected it from the drop down menu and clicking the [Add] button.
The "Pending Activities" section lists activities that have been created but have not yet been completed. The list can be sorted alphabetically/sequentially by clicking on any of the header categories: "Type", "Purpose", "Activity", "Status", "Scheduled Date", and "Due Date".
Clicking [New Event] will link you to the Create Event Screen of the Activities section of opentaps CRM. Similarly, clicking [New Task] will link you to the Create Task Screen of the Activities section.
This section lists the accounts relevant to the contact, including the account name, city, primary email, and primary phone number. Click the [Remove] button to remove an account from the contact's profile.
To add an account, manually enter the account's internal ID number or search for it using the lookup widget. Clicking the [Add] button will add the account to the contact's profile.
This section lists the active orders for the contact, including the Order Date, Order Name and ID, PO #, Customer, Status, Ship Before Date, and Amount. There are two buttons in the "Open Orders" section:
- [Orders] - Clicking this button will take you to the Find Orders Screen, with the contact's internal ID specified by default. You can then search for all orders.
- [Quotes] - Clicking this button will take you to the Find Quotes Screen, with the contact's internal ID specified by default. You can then search for all quotes.
This section lists any open opportunities for the lead, including the Opportunity Name, Stage Opportunity Amount, Estimated Close Date, and Opportunity For. Clicking the [Create New] button will take you to the Create Opportunity Screen. Clicking on an opportunity name will take you to the View Opportunity Screen.
Payment and Shipping Accounts
This section lists any payment options you have created for this contact, including EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), gift cards, and credit cards. There are three buttons in this section:
- [Create New EFT Account] - This will take you to the Create New EFT Account Screen to add an electronic funds transfer payment option for the contact.
- [Create New Gift Card] - This will take you to the Create New Gift Card Screen to create a gift card for the contact.
- [Create New Credit Card] - This will take you to the Create New Credit Card Screen to add a credit card to the contact's payment options.
If the account has third party shipping accounts they will be displayed here. There is no screen to enter or edit third party shipping accounts, however they can be created during order entry.
This section displays only active cases for the contact including the case's priority, subject, status, type, and reason. Clicking the [Create New] button will take you to the Create Case Screen.
The "Activities History" section lists previous activities that have already been completed. Like the "Pending Activities" section, you can sort the list alphabetically/sequentially by clicking on any of the header categories: "Type", "Purpose", "Activity", "Status", "Scheduled Date", and "Completion Date".
Clicking either the [Log Call] button or [Log Email] button will link you to the Log Task Screen of the Activities section of opentaps CRM, with the appropriate data fields to store the call or email information.
This section tracks information relating to previous catalog requests including date the request was taken, address the catalog was sent to, who the request was taken by, and whether the request has been fulfilled or not.
Bookmarks and Files
This section lists any previously bookmarked URLs or uploaded files (documents, images, etc.) relevant to the lead. Clicking the [Bookmark URL] button will prompt you with fields to enter the web address and a description of the URL or its relevancy. Clicking the [Upload File] button will prompt you with a field to enter the file name or browse your computer to find and select the file, and a field for a description of the file.
This section lists allows you to generate a contact form from existing forms to send to the contact, or to create a new form:
- [Generate Form] - To send an existing contact form, select the appropriate form from the drop down menu (for example: "New User Welcome"), and select the appropriate output format (for example, ".PDF" or "HTML") from the drop down menu. Clicking the [Generate Form] button will bring up the form for you to save or send to the contact.
- [Create New] - This button will take you to the Contact Forms Screen where you can create a new contact form that can be subsequently generated and sent to a contact.
In this section you can make notes about a account. Clicking the [Create New] button will take you to the "Add Note" screen, where you can enter the note into an information box. Click the [Create Note] button to save the note and return to the "View Account Screen". You can also edit and remove existing notes using the buttons to the right of each note.
User Manual page > The Contacts Tab