Your organization's Service Provider Portal is controlled as much as possible by your organization. This means that you choose who has access to it, what they can see and change, and what terms they must agree to before access is granted.
The Portal Administration area in your WhosOnLocation account is where you configure the settings for your Service Provider Portal. There are three sections to set up:
Accessing Portal Administration
To access your Portal Administration section, you must have the Service Provider Manager (Administrator) user role assigned. For more information on the Service Provider Manager user roles, have a look at Granting Service Provider Manager User Role rights.
With this role assigned, go to Tools > Service Provider Manager > Portal Administration (from the left-hand menu).
This section is used to grant access to your Service Provider Portal to service provider members. You can add as many Portal Users as you want
Service provider members that have access to your Service Provider Portal are given the Contact Role Type of Portal User. You can add as many Portal Users as you want in your account, either by assigning them the Portal User contact role type or by adding them in the Portal Users tab in Portal Administration. For more information on Contact Role Types and how to assign them, have a look at Contact Role Type Settings.
A member is not able to access the portal with this user role alone, they must also be sent a login permission email to set up a password.
To add a member as a Portal User from Portal Administration and send them a login permission email, from the Portal Administration section:
You will land on the Portal Users tab and be displayed with a list of member's currently with the Portal User role type.
1. Click Add Portal Users
2. Enter the member's name into the search field
3. Select the member's name from the dropdown list
4. Click Add Portal User
5. Select the member(s) you want to send login permission to using the checkbox(es) on the right
6. Click the Run an Action menu
7. Select Send Login Permission Email
8. Click Run Action
The chosen member(s) will be sent an email prompting them to set up a password and log in to your Service Provider Portal.
Login Permission Status
You can track who has access to your portal, who has been sent permission but not acted on it, and who has not been given access yet by checking the Login Permission Status of a member in Portal Users. Each status represents a different stage the member is at with their permission.
Active - The member has access to your portal and is using it
Activated - The member has set up a password but has not yet logged in
Pending - The member has been sent a login permission email but has not set up a password
New - The member is a Portal User but has not been sent a login permission email
Incomplete - The member is a portal user but doesn't have an email address in WhosOnLocation so cannot be sent a login permission email
You can remove login permission, and the Portal User role type, by clicking Remove next to their name in the Portal Users tab.
Data Access Permissions
This section is used to manage what the members who have access to your portal can see and edit. Most options have three settings to choose from, Edit Rights, Read Only, and Hide. You can also set some options to Required, meaning when an organization is edited or a member added, they have to enter this information.
Edit Rights - The members can add or edit this information
Read Only - The members can see this information but not edit it themselves
Hide - This information is hidden from your members
Data Access Permissions is broken down into four sections to make managing the options simple and logical: Profile Information, Categories & Groups, Insurances, and Members.
The contact information for the member's organization. You can select the information to which members can make changes to keep the details up-to-date.
They will not be able to change the status of the organization, the Legal ID, or the Organization Owner, any other details of an organization's Profile Information can be set up for a member to edit. Any information with the Required box selected will have to be entered in order to save any changes made in this section by the member, this will be signified to them by a red asterisk.
Options to make editable by members are:
Service Provider Type – The legal entity type that this organization is registered as
Organization Name – The legal name of the organization
Trading As – The trading name of the organization if different from the legal name. If the trading and legal names are the same the trading name will be automatically added.
Phone Number – The contact phone number for the organization
Email Address – The main contact email of the organization
Physical Address – The main physical address at which the organization is located
Country – The country the organization is from
Categories & Groups
The categories and groups an organization belongs to in WhosOnLocation. These are options set up in Service Provider Manager to group together similar organizations. You can give the members the ability to add their organization to the groups set up in your account, they will not be able to change the groups themselves.
You can manage the edit rights for each individual group meaning that if you have particular groups used for induction or qualification grouping, you can make them read only or hidden leaving the rest available to use. You can't make any groups required so if you want organizations to belong to certain groups you will need to stop these from being edited.
For more information about Categories & Groups have a look at Category and Group Settings.
Giving the members the ability to manage their organization's insurances. This is a simple yes or no whether you want members to be able to manage all insurance policies for their organizations. This makes it easier and faster to keep insurance records up-to-date; instead of sending their updated insurance through to you, they can simply upload the details via the portal.
Expiry notifications will still be sent, as per your settings, to remind the members to update their insurance information. If you enable insurance managing for Service Provider Portal, you may want to add extra instructions for uploading this information themselves rather than sending it to you.
The information about service provider members that portal users can manage. This is mostly contact information about the members but you can also include account status, photos, and contact role types.
Any information with the Required box selected will have to be entered in order to save any changes made in this section by the member, this will be signified to them by a red asterisk.
Options to make editable by members are:
Full Name – The member’s name. You must have a first and last name to add a member
Job Title – The member’s title in their organization
Primary Email Address – This is used for contact, sending notifications, invitations, and inductions to the member
Other Email Address – Can be used to send an induction or for contact records
Mobile Number – This is used for contact, sending notifications, invitations, and inductions to the member
Phone Number – For your contact records
Extension Number – In case an extension is needed to reach the member at their phone number
ICE Number – The number of the member’s emergency contact
Status of Account – The status of the member in WhosOnLocation, chosen between Pending, Active, Inactive, and On-Hold. You may want the portal user to be able to activate their members when they are coming on-site
Photo - A photo of the member for identification purposes
Contact Role Types - Choose the contact role types for the member in this organization
To revert back to the default terms provided for you, click Apply Default Terms.
With these settings configured, your Service Provider Portal will be all set up and ready for your service providers to use.
Keep an eye out for future updates as we release new Service Provider Portal features throughout the coming months.