Get started with Client Management
After reading this topic you will know:
How to keep your clients organised by using client folders.
Understand how to use the client list to better find clients.
Make changes to your clients' details including what products they are subscribed to.
Did you know there's an in-product tour that you can open within Client Management?
If you've not already worked through the tour, take a look by selecting View product tour when using Client Management
The product tour explains how to:
Organise your clients into folders.
Work with the client list.
View and change your clients' details.
Access your clients' subscriptions.
We'll explore these same areas in these help topics as well.
Organise your clients into folders
You'll see client folders when you're on the client list and have Folder view selected.
Consider the scenario where you do work for a company called Imagine Microsystems. You are engaged to do the final accounts work for Imagine Microsystems and also the personal tax returns for the directors Isabella Brown and Amelia Thomas.
A client folder lets you group the company with the directors so they appear together in the client list.
In Client Management:
Clients are defined as individuals or organisations that you do work for. You can add subscriptions like Sage Accounting to a client. Select the Clients tab to view the client list.
Contacts are quick references that include basic details like phone numbers and addresses. You cannot add subscriptions to a contact. Select the Contacts tab to view the contact list.
For details on how to add clients read:
Work with the client and contact lists
The client list is where you’ll find all of the client folders and clients. View the client list by selecting the Clients tab.
The contact list is where you'll find all of the contacts. View the contact list by selecting the Contacts tab. You'll also find a client's related contacts within each client's record in the Relationships tile.
The prospect list is where you'll find all your prospects. View the prospect list by selecting the Prospects tab. You'll also find a client's related prospects within each client's record in the Relationships tile.
Your list may look different to other colleagues in your practice if the person in charge of administrating Client Management in your office has given you access to a selection of clients instead of all of them.
Key parts of the client list
|A||Toggle between displaying the clients within their client folders or as a flat list by selecting Folder view or List view.|
Select Include hidden clients in list to show all clients including those you've hidden.
|C||Find clients by entering their names in the search box.|
Select Filter to display a subset of clients.
|E||Add clients ready to store their details.|
|F||When in the Folder view, expand a client folder in the list to see the clients within.|
|G||Select Actions for additional actions to take with your client folders and clients.|
|H||Individuals and organisations are shown when a client folder is expanded.|
For details on how to find clients in the client list read:
View and change your clients' details
Once you've added your clients to, Client Management it's easy to update their details.
It's simply a case of finding them in the client list, selecting Actions and then editing their details.
For details on how to update your clients read:
Manage details for your clients, contacts and prospects
Access your clients' subscriptions
So that you can provide bookkeeping and payroll services for your clients, you can buy a subscription to Sage Accounting or Sage Payroll and assign them to one of your clients.
You can open any of your client's subscriptions from the client list by selecting the name of the product in the same row as the client.
Or once you've opened a client, you can find them in the Products tile.
If you're accessing a subscription that your client is paying for, open the client, select the Products tab, then find the subscription under the Connected heading.
For details on how to manage subscriptions read: