As an Admin of UCM, you have a few options available to you with the New Direct Entry Process such as, defaulting to the New Entry Contract Attributes Page, setting the order that your Users follow when entering a Contract, as well as potentially making certain pages required before a Workflow Email is sent out.
Please note, that this new Entry Process is currently only an option for Full-Access Users. Read-Only Users will be given a modified version of this process in a few weeks.
How to Default to the New Direct Entry Process
While every User will have the choice as to which entry method they'd prefer to use, you as an Administrator can choose which screen your Users see by Default when they use the Direct Entry icon from either the Home Page or the Contracts Tab dropdown.
Under the Settings area of Company Administration, all the way at the bottom, you will see Default to New Direct Entry.
Clicking this option will give you a single checkbox that you can check to make the New Process the Default.
If you check this box, then your Users will see the page like the one below when they select Direct Entry. They will have the option to go back to the Legacy Style of Entry however using the icon at the top (1).
If you leave this box unchecked, then your Users will be taken to the Legacy Entry Page, but they will still have an icon that takes them to the New Entry Process (2).
Your Users will continue to have this option for the remainder of 2022, however in 2023, we will be looking to make a permanent switchover to the New & Improved Entry Method for all systems and Users. We will be sure to communicate well in advance with all Admins and Users prior to the switchover occurring.
Rearrange Order & Require Pages on New Direct Entry Process
As a system Admin, you also have the ability to choose which order the different Entry Pages appear to your Users, as well as determine if you want to make certain pages mandatory to go to prior to submission.
Under the Contract Administration area of Company Administration, all the way at the bottom again, is Contract Entry Process Administration.
This area will allow you rearrange the order your Users enter a Contract (A), meaning you could have them Add Documents before creating Templates. Any changes you make here will affect ALL Users, and be a systemwide change.
NOTE: We recommend you keep Data Entry as the first page after Contract Attributes, since there will be future enhancements that will operate best with Data Entry being first, however you can change the order if you so choose.
You can also choose to make certain pages Mandatory by checking the box next to them (B).
By making a page Mandatory, you are just affecting which navigation icons appear below as the User is entering a Contract. With the requirements we have set in the image above, there would only be the option to move onto Template Creation from the Data Entry Page, and then on the Template Selection Page, you would have to select a Template and fill one out before being allowed to move onto the Document Upload Page, or the Contract Container.
By default, there will be no requirements set, and we also suggest you use these requirements only if you absolutely need to guarantee certain pages are ALWAYS interacted with. Your Users will still have the ability to go into the Container and add more Documents or Templates just like they always have after the Entry process is over.