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Add a New Influence User

Add a New Influence User

It is possible to create new Influence user very easily in the Influence Database.
This guide explains how to add a new Influence user, and the various options available when you add a new Influence user.
When doing so it is important to ensure that you set the correct permissions/access levels for the users

  1. Login as the ADM user (or other user with suitable privileges)
    Choose Maintenance > Setup > user Profiles.
  2. Enter a user ID for the new user (e.g. FRSM – Fred Smith) and then press <Tab> on the keyboard, or click […] to choose an existing user.

(See the end of this document for a quick summary)

Pages Available

General - this page has general user information such as name, email, telephone, etc.
Access&Controls - used to setup various system privileges such as editing code tables, editing templates, etc.
Auto Signature - 
on older systems this can be used to create an email signature.
(Newer systems should use Outlook signatures in preference to this, which is an older, obsolete method.)

Logins - 
this page holds details of logins/subscriptions to 3rd party services such as SYNETY (phone integration) or
Broadbean (Job Posting)
Office Settings - details of allowed OFFICES are stored on this page if using the "Multi-Office" system within Influence.


User ID        
The UserID / system Login, e.g. You might use FRSM for Fred Smith

Use the settings in here to determine if password expire, what the password is, and to hide users.  (NB: the ‘default’ password is the same as the UserID, e.g. FRSM / FRSM ) Please leave Navigation root as DESKTOP.
Password - Set the password to login for this user.
Expire Password/Expiry Date - Does the password expire, and if so what is the Expiry date.
Allow Change - Allow the user change their own password when logging in.
Hide User - Hide this userID from any drop-down lists in the system
Profile - This user record is to be used as a "PROFILE" and is effectively the "Template" that is used when creating new users.

Contact details     
Use this section to set basic contact details such as email, Job Desc, Tel & Mobile. You should also select the correct Main Team using the drop-down menu’s (If necessary other Teams can be added using Setup>codes Tables) Other Info 1-5 can be used for whatever else you like – simply free text fields.

This controls the level of access that a user has to various parts of the system

Display                            the level for displaying fields within the database.
Modify/Mandatory          the level above which mandatory fields must be completed.
Create                             the creation level
Delete                             the level for deleting record (recommended = 00 unable to delete!)
Code Tables                    the level of access within code tables (IF allowed access to code tables)

Verbose Warnings           If this is ticked, then messages about non-completed mandatory fields pop-up in a window otherwise the
                                        message appears at the bottom left of the screen (see below)


NB: Often the 'verbose' warnings are too intrusive, especially if there are several fields which are mandatory as each warning is displayed ones-after-another and it is generally recommended that the option is turned off.

Profile User

It is possible to create a TEMPLATE UserID by ticking the small ‘Profile’ checkbox in the Security section of the General page. A UserID which has been set in this way will not be displayed within the Influence system but will be used as the “template” for every subsequent userID which you create.

Access & Control page

 This page gives additional control over what features users can access.


Consultant select on W/B
This should always be ticked.
Display equal Op. Fields
Only tick this for ‘compliance’ managers, or people who should see fields such as “ethnic origin”, etc. do NOT tick for standard users.
Edit equal op. fields
As above.
Explorer from Docs Tab
Tick this is the user needs the ability to open the ‘documents’ folder for a candidate (or client) using windows explorer.

Edit Codes on the fly
Tick only for users with the ability to add codes to system drop-down menus (e.g. business type, Role Codes, Area codes, etc.)
Edit Templates from Jnl. Entry
Tick to allow users to edit/create email templates from the Journal entry screen.  (NB: This is normally a good idea for most users – they will only be able to edit templates created at a priority equal or lower than their own)
Post to Broadbean
Tick this for users allowed to Post vacancies using the BroadBean integration link. (if Purchased)
Do not allow timesheet entry
Prevents a user from entering timesheets using the ‘TEMPS’ system
Allow Edit of entered Timesheets
Allows a user to edit timesheets after they have been entered into the TEMPS system.
Grammar Check on spell check
When using the Spell-check on journals, should it run grammar checking – recommend NO (too annoying otherwise)
Allow compliance Edit (Cand)
Over-rides parameter RECB-Priority(22) which controls the priority level needed to edit compliance items on a candidate and always allows this user to edit irrespective of their priority level.
Allow compliance Edit (Client)
Over-rides parameter RECB-Priority(23) and always allows this user to edit irrespective of their priority level.
Allow use of PC Areas
(or Postcode Radius)
Tick to allow the user to perform a postcode Radius search (e.g. find candidates within xx miles of a given postcode) – NB Only works if the Postcode radius module has been bought.
Allow use of bulkSMS
Tick to allow a user to send SMS messages (texts) directly from the system. NB Only works if the SMS/text module has been bought.
Mobile Device Access
Not in use at present – for future development.
Allow contact Merging
Tick if the user is allowed to MERGE two contact records. (recommend this is restricted to a limited number of users)
Allow compliance edit (Plcmnt)
Over-rides parameter RECB-Priority(25) and always allows this user to edit irrespective of their priority level.
Allow post to inTIME
Only tick this for users allowed to POST Placement details (& documents) to inTIME – only valid if using the integration to the InTIME On-Line timesheets software (In time is a 3rd party company and is not associated with Influence Software in any way,)
Allow Candidate Merge This allows consultants to run a candidate search, then right-click in the results and MERGE two duplicate candidates together to form a single record.
Contact Controller Allows users to edit the [Control] dropdown at the top-centre of the Client record to determine if the firm can be contacted, if Journal are allowed, etc.
 Allow Booking deletion  allows users to delete BOOKING record - (even if their delete priority is set to 0 to prevent them deleting other records in the system.)
Macro Manager  allows a user to use the macro manager for mass mailshots (if it says 'All users' then it means the overl system parameter is set to allow all users and it cannot be set individually.  - see parameter Rec_E, Flag(20) Macro manager Usage: All / Selected / None.)


Auto Signature page

This page allows the setup of email signatures that will be used by Influence.

NOTE: The best/easiest way to set this up is simply to enter the name of the MS Outlook signature
that the user has into the Use Outlook Signature field,

e.g. In MS Outlook Fred smith has a signature call “Fred_Sig” simply enter Fred_Sig on screen.



If the user does not have an MS Outlook signature it is possible the create a signature template within the large white
box as shoiwn above. Right-click in the box to sleect any 'merge' fields you wish to use.



  1. Login as a high-priority user (such as ADM), and choose Maintenance>Setup>User Profiles
  2. Enter the new User_ID into the User ID field, then press <Tab>
  3. Complete the details on the General page – pay particular attention to Priorities for users.
  4. Complete details on the Access & Control Page (recommend Edit Templates from Journal Entry = ticked, Edit Codes on the fly = Not Ticked)
  5. Select the Auto Signature page, and either enter the name of the relevant MS Outlook signature, or design/create a signature using the system (right-click to select fields from the user record to add to the signature design)
  6. When happy with setup, click [APPLY] to save the record.
  7. Either Enter another User ID to create another user, or press [OK] to save & exit.



A Typical example of system priority setup is shown below

‘Std’ User
‘Admin’ / Super User
40 80
40 80
Code Tables


These are our typical recommendations, but feel free to vary these or create additional levels or bands as you wish.

‘Display’ priority  - This controls which fields a user can see. It is possible to amend the display priority for an individual field within the system. e.g. You could make the ‘Current Salary’ field at the top right of a candidate display priority ‘70’ which means that ‘Std’ users above would not see this field, but Managers would.

‘Modify’ priority - This controls whether a user can amend (modify) the content of a field. Similar to the display example above you can set the modify priority for fields within the system.

'Create' Priority – This is not currently used within the system.

'Delete Priority' – This controls whether users can delete records. Priority 00 prevents deletions – any other priority (10 or higher) allows users to delete records. NB: For deleting Candidates/Clients or Vacancies you can also set a PASSWORD which must be entered before a record can be deleted.

Code Tables – The priority here determines if a user can ‘Edit’ records within code tables (the drop-down lists in the system) or not.


To find out more about hiding fields or editing screens, please contact Influence and arrange to speak to one of our support team or your Influence consultant to arrange some system administrator training.



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