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In Job Planning, what does the 'Bridge Services' button do?

Article ID
ias-1211
Article Name
In Job Planning, what does the 'Bridge Services' button do?
Created Date
22nd January 2004
Product
IRIS Practice Management
Problem
In Practice Management, what does the 'Bridge Services' button do?
Resolution
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Setup your standard job types
  • Press the bridge services button Introduction The bridge services button may be used as a quick way to setup services on clients in bulk. For example, if you have 300 people registered in Accounts Production then pressing the bridge services button will assign each client an Accounts service. Tip: The bridge services button is often used when a practice first starts with practice management and has already been using other IRIS products (such as Personal Tax or Accounts Production). Once you have run this process once, when you create a new client you may want to allocate a service at the point of creating a client. See KB 6679 What is the ‘Take on new client’ standard job type for? Setup your standard job types The ‘Bridge Services’ button is only applicable/available to Jobs linked to the Standard System Job Types To setup your standard system job types:
  • Open IRIS Main Menu and click on IRIS Practice Management. Log in as Master
  • The staff control panel will be displayed
  • Click on Setup | Standard Job Types
  • Allocate a job to one of the standard job types. Press the bridge services button When pressed the system will cross-check the clients registered within a product (eg. Accounts Production) and see whether they have that service (eg. Accounts Production). If they do NOT have that service, then the system will create the service on the client’s service tab.
  • Open IRIS Main Menu and click on IRIS Practice Management, log in as Master
  • The staff control panel will be displayed
  • Click on Launch | Job Planning
  • Enter a service (e.g Accounts) by clicking on the magnifying glass
  • Click on Find
  • You will see the ‘Bridge Services’ button available
  • Click on ‘Bridge Services’
  • A message will be displayed ‘ This operation will create accounts service records for client that have been registered for use within IRIS Accounts Production, where that are not already present. Are you sure you wish to continue?’
  • Click ‘Yes’. The service for ‘Accounts’ will be created for those clients, who do not have so. Tip: It is recommended that you take a backup before commencing this process. Note: If the service already exists on a client then system will not change the database. Bridge Services Rules In IRIS Practice Management in order to use Job Planning, ‘bridge services’ correctly you will need to make sure you have each of these particular steps carried out below in order to create the service for the client. These Rules explains what needs to be carried out for each of these standard job types:
  • Accounts
  • Partnership Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Sole Trader Tax
  • Corporation Tax
  • Trust Tax Accounts The client needs to be registered in Accounts Production:
  • Open the IRIS Main Menu and click on IRIS Accounts Production
  • Click on the magnifying glass and select data type ‘whole practice’
  • Highlight a client ‘e.g. A001’ and click on Select
  • The following message will be displayed. The client ‘A001 trade’ is not currently a client for Accounts Production. Do you want to register it for Accounts Production
  • Click on Yes The client needs to have accounting periods:
  • Open the IRIS Main Menu and click on IRIS Accounts Production
  • Click on the magnifying glass and highlight client (e.g. A001) and click on view
  • The client maintenance screen will be displayed
  • In the basic tab click on the ‘periods’ button.
  • Click on add and enter Accounting Period (e.g. 30/04/09)
  • Click on OK and then OK again.

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