How to set up a new client on your dashboard.
Log into your account manager dashboard, then if you're setting up a new client to manage yourself, click the My Clients tab and click the New Client button at the top right.
If you want to set up a new client for a colleague to manage, then click the All Clients tab first, then click the New Client button.
Now you're ready to enter your client's details.
Put in the client's business name, and the subdomain you'd like them to use as their URL address for their account.
Some accounting practices like to use their client reference number as the subdomain. Others like to use something derived from the business's name, for example, a business called John Smith Ltd might be given johnsmith as its subdomain.
Choose the client type for this client; sole trader, partnership, etc. Remember that once this is set, it can't easily be changed. An individual who incorporates his business would almost certainly need a new account.
Choose the client status; active or inactive.
When you first set up an active client, that client will receive a 30-day, fully functional, free trial of the software. After that 30-day period has expired, you will be charged for that client.
Your practice won't be charged for inactive clients, but the client won't be able to access their account.
There is also a demo account status, which you can use if you want to set up a dummy account to show clients the software. We need to set an account as demo for you, so please ask us if you need a client account set as a demo.
Put in the client's name and e-mail address. This is the e-mail address the client will use to log into their account.
Tick the box to send the client an invitation to set their password, and put in a message if you like. The password needs to be set by the client rather than by you and it's the password they will use to access the software when they log in. You will be able to access this client's books from your dashboard as long as they remain your client, so you won't need this password - but your client needs to create a password or they won't be able to access their account and do any bookkeeping, so make sure the box is ticked.
Set the client's user access level. If you set it to Tax, Accounting and Users then the client will be able to see everything, but won't be able to do everything, for example they won't be able to file VAT returns online or post journal entries.
If you want one of your colleagues to be this client's account manager, use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.
Remember you need to start from All Clients if you want to create a client for a colleague to manage.
You also can't assign clients to colleagues if you are not a senior account manager.
Once you've done that, click Create Client and Send Invite to set up the new client and send them their e-mail to set their password, or Cancel to close the screen without saving this client.
Once you've done that you're ready to let them start their bookkeeping.
The client will be taken to this screen.
You'll see they've been taken to the subdomain where they'll log in in the future. They're invited to set their password.
Once they've done that, they're invited to log in to their account.
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