Adding Custom Fields to Company and Contact Information
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It is important to note that you can extend the information you are gathering around companies and contacts by adding custom fields.
If you are not permissioned to add these types of fields you will need to speak to your system administrator. You can add fields to:
- External companies – Companies.
- Company categories – Types of companies where you need specific information.
- Contacts – Individuals.
- Contact Roles – Specific types of information that you may need for groups of contacts across companies.
Creating Global Custom Fields for Companies and Contacts
|From the Global Settings page, custom fields can be attached to all organization and contact profiles in your system.
Custom fields can also be configured to only appear on certain organization categories or contact roles.
As well, custom fields can be set to only apply to internal or external organizations and contacts, or both.
Note: The terminology used in this example may differ from copy to copy of SmartSimple.
See Organization Terminology for further information.
Branch & Organization Settings
Staff & Contact Settings
In all cases, custom fields are configured in the same fashion. Go to Global Settings, click on the hyperlink corresponding to which kind of global custom field you want to define, and click the New button to create a new global custom field.
For organization custom fields, you can set the category for which the field is available:
For contact custom fields, you can set the contact role for which the field is available: