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Recent changes to Senta: Practice user guide and new features

19th Jul 2019
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Welcome to this update for July 2019 from the Senta support team. Here’s a bit about new features we’ve added, as well as any recent company news.

But before we start, here is a shot taken by one of the team of the harbourside by our office in Bristol:


Practice user guide for the new client portal

As well as a client user guide for the new portal, we now have a guide and video designed specifically for practice users. The guide contains a detailed description of all features and includes a video that will give everyone in your practice a clear overview of the new client portal. This includes information about how to activate contacts to use the portal. Click here to view the new guide. 

New features

Our development team has been hard at work implementing updates to Senta. We think you’ll really like:

Assign tasks to client according to client-contact role

Previously client contact roles could only be used to choose who to send an email to. Now all client tasks can be assigned according to the client contact role. This means that you could assign a document upload task to the specific contact type you want to upload the document, such as the client’s bookkeeper.

Bulk snooze on task lists

You can now snooze tasks in bulk from any task list.

Calculated fields in forms used in tasks and jobs

Previously, calculated fields could only be used on forms on the client page. Now, they can also be used in forms that are part of a task or job. For example, you could calculate VAT return figures as part of a monthly VAT job, or calculate an AML risk assessment during client onboarding.

Show times in am/pm

Time in Senta can now be formatted to am/pm rather than the 24-hour clock. Just go to General settings > Display.

If you need any help or advice on using these new features, contact Senta Support and they’ll be happy to assist you.

Upcoming features

  • Reporting & KPIs - a variety of new charts & visualisations
  • Improved client onboarding - professional clearance, engagement letters and onscreen engagement
  • Client profitability tools - reporting on which clients are the most profitable and benchmarking clients of similar types
  • Improved notifications - choose which notifications you receive and get them by email too
  • Adding ad hoc tasks to jobs in progress - offers more flexibility in the way your jobs run
  • Practice inbox - view any incoming practice emails and triage them accordingly

Senta user groups

We run a user group webinar every quarter, with the most recent one on May 9th. The next one is planned for early September. If you would like to be part of the next user group, please send an email to [email protected].

 A video of the demo sections of the May user group is available to watch here.

Facebook group

The Senta community Facebook group is a place where any users or prospective users can ask questions about Senta, get help, exchange ideas and suggest features.

The group is already a supportive community for anyone interested in using Senta. Click here to find out more.

We are always interested to hear your thoughts on Senta - if you have any feedback, please get in touch with us at Senta Support.