Request from customer

Use the Request from customer button to send an email request to the customer and ask them to complete one or more forms.

Forms can be used to:

  1. Collect information about the customer.
  2. Collect a document to run a check.
Which tasks have the button? This is set up in the task configuration. Contact your account administrator to learn more about your configuration. All tasks that can be configured with forms are listed here.
If you're an account administrator and you would like to configure customer requests, contact us and we'll help you get started. Some of the configuration steps are listed here.

Submit a customer request

  1. Go to a task that has a Request from customer button. The presence of the button means there is at least one form associated with that task which can be added to the request.
  2. To add the form to the request, click Request from customer. If there is more than one form, select the one you would like to use from the drop-down. Note that only one form for each task can be sent to the customer at a time.

    A Send request button is displayed under the profile name.
  3. If you would like to send forms associated with more tasks, go to those tasks and click Request from customer.
  4. Click Send request. The Configure and send request dialog is displayed, with your document requests listed at the top.
Only one request email can be sent to the customer at a time, so it's a good idea to ensure the request you're sending now includes all the forms you plan to ask for.
To remove a form from the request, click Remove. To add more forms, click Close, then go to the relevant task(s) and click Send request again.
  1. If the profile has an email address in their Profile data, it's displayed in Recipient email address. If there's no recipient email address, add one.
  2. The default email body copy is displayed in Recipient message. Optionally, you can customise this text.
The email subject line, title, and sender address are also determined by your configuration. Contact your account administrator to learn more.
  1. Click Send request. The following happens:
    1. The customer receives an email with a link to take them to the webpage where they can complete the form(s).
    2. The profile's Audit log is updated with a new Forms item to show the request has been sent.
    3. The profile's application status becomes Waiting for customer.
  2. After the customer adds their information, it's imported directly to the task. If the information is a document for a check, the check is run automatically.

What customers experience

When you send a request to a customer, they'll receive an email that contains a button prompting them to complete the forms.

The email will have the layout above, but the colours, logo, and text will be customised for your company.
The form(s) remain valid for 90 days after the email is sent.

When the customer clicks the button, they're redirected to a webpage with one section for every form you've requested.

If the link has expired, you've cancelled the request, or the customer has already completed the request, the page they're redirected to says This request has expired.

To complete a section, they should click it and add their information as prompted.

When they've completed all sections, they can click Finish. When they click it, they'll see a notification that says "Data successfully submitted".

It is not possible for customers to save their progress, but they can restart at any time.

Cancel a customer request

To cancel a request for a form that you've sent:

  1. Go to the task associated with the form. A customer request banner is displayed at the top.
  2. Click Cancel form request.
The customer will still have the old email request in their inbox. If any forms in the request that have not been cancelled, when they follow the link in the email, they'll see those forms; cancelled forms will not be displayed. If all forms have been cancelled, when they follow the link, they'll see a message saying, "This request has expired."

Send a new customer request

If the link in the request email has expired or if the form request has been cancelled, you can send a new customer request by clicking the Request from customer button again.

It is not possible to send new customer requests while there are any form requests outstanding. If you would like to send a new customer request, locate the task(s) with outstanding requests and cancel all the other requests.
You can also check the profile's Audit report to see which customer requests have been sent. Requests are logged as Forms items.

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