Clients group travelers together for efficient communication, payment tracking, and marketing. In this article learn the basics of searching across your client list and how to add a new client.
Travelers vs. Clients: What's the difference?
Travelers and clients may sound similar, but they each have specific functions in Tres. Think of the travelers section as your online contact list. Store individual specific information about anyone associated with your business such as supplier sales reps, agency advisors, prospects, and of course, travelers.
Clients are how you link multiple traveler records under one umbrella as well as track trip and payment history.
- Search Clients
- Adding a New Client
- Client Attachments/Links
- Client Travelers
- Client Payments
- Client Trips
- Client Activities
- Client Marketing Codes
Search for clients using the default search bubbles for client name, type, branch, or advisors. Click + Add Filter if you wish to search by more fields. Results are sorted in ascending or descending order by any column by clicking the arrow button to the right of the column title.
Further define search results by utilizing cross area filters and operators. Cross area filters allow users to select filters from another folder in Tres. Currently users are able to add filters from the Trips folder. Operators are available in certain filters, and allow users to narrow search data. Current operators include: Equal, Not Equal, Blank, Not Blank, Starting With, and Contains.
Delete multiple client records by checking the box next to the records you wish to delete and then clicking the Delete button. Learn more about deleting multiple records.
Customize your columns, create a new view, or update a current view by clicking the Manage Views button on the upper right side of the screen. Learn more about views.
Email, export to pdf, or print a physical copy your search results by clicking the appropriate buttons.
Adding a New Client
To add a new client, click the +Add Client button at the top right of the screen.
Add key general information including Type (Personal or Corporate), Client Name, Advisor, Branch, Status (Active or Inactive), Referred By, Date of Anniversary, and Anniversary Note.
Enter optional Informal Salutation, a client's nickname or given name, as well as Formal Salutation.
Note: We recommend using the primary traveler's name when naming Personal clients starting with the last name. (Examples: Smith/John, Rodger/Randy, Jones/Brown/Taylor Girls Trip). When naming your clients, it is important to be consistent. This helps keep your database clean and prevents duplications. We recommend using a company name for Corporate clients. (Examples: Bob's Plumbing, Wax Works LLC, Hall Law Associates).
Add unlimited communications associated with the client. Enter Type (Phone, Email, Social Media, Web); Sub Type (free flow), Value (phone number, email address, or url), and Description. If the entry is a primary source of communication, check the Primary box. Checking off the Permit Marketing box will permit marketing. Click Save after entering each new communication entry.
Example: Phone - Home - 505-555-9056
After you have associated travelers to the client, debit and credit card data of associated travelers will be displayed for easy access. You’ll learn how to associate travelers to a client below.
Add Tags, Interface ID/s, Physical Addresses, and Remarks by using the appropriate add button (+) in each section.
If the client has a different mailing address, check the Include Mailing Address box to open up more address fields.
Checking off the Permit Marketing box will permit marketing.
Note: An Interface ID is a unique identifier assigned to a client profile to identify this customer for use with another application. Tags are a way to identify something and use that identification to search in the future. Learn more about Tags.
If you are adding a corporate client, you will have the option to enter a travel policy. This is an internal note and will not be visible to the client.
Click Save All at the top right corner of the screen.
Add any attachment by clicking + Add Attachment/Link. This will open up a pop up. To add attachments, simply drag and drop or browse for the file on your computer.
To add a link, enter the url and a description in the appropriate fields and then click Submit. Links to content are preferred as they are dynamic and take up less space in your system. Once the content is changed, the dynamic link in the client record is automatically updated.
Note: We recommend including the upload date when naming attachments and links. (Example: 5/1/22 Smith Viking Client Confirmation).
To associate travelers with a client, open the Travelers subfolder and click Link Travelers. This generates a search menu below.
Enter data into your filters and then click Search to pull up a list of available travelers in your system. Don't see your traveler? Further refine your search results by adding new filters or click + Add Traveler to generate a pop up and add a new traveler record.
Check the boxes next to each traveler you wish to associate with this client.
Click Link Selected Travelers.
Repeat this process to associate additional travelers.
Click Save All at the top right corner of the screen.
Once travelers have been associated with a client, designate a primary traveler by toggling the Primary button next to their name.
Assign roles. Roles are free form fields used to identify the relationship between travelers for a personal client (Examples: spouse, partner, son, daughter, friend), or the role in a company for a corporate client (Examples: owner, admin, employee, accountant).
Disassociate a traveler by checking off the box next to their name and clicking Unlink Selected Traveler.
Credit card data associated with travelers under the client will be available in the General sub folder.
See all payments paid by or paid to this client. Results are sorted in ascending or descending order by any column by clicking the arrow button to the right of the column title. Click on any individual payment to view full payment details in a new tab. Learn more about Payments.
See all past, current, and upcoming trips of a client. Results are sorted in ascending or descending order by any column by clicking the arrow button to the right of the column title. Click on any individual trip to view full details in a new tab.
Click + Add Trip to add a new trip for the client. Learn more about Trips.
All activities associated with a client are found here. Results are sorted in ascending or descending order by any column by clicking the arrow button to the right of the column title. New activities are created directly from this screen by clicking + Add Activity and entering information in the pop up. Learn more about Activities.
Client Marketing Codes
See all marketing codes associated with a client as well as select or deselect codes. Codes are filtered by Affiliation by selecting an option from the affiliation dropdown menu. This populates only the codes available for that affiliation (usually a consortia). The codes are defined by the affiliations. For codes that are custom to your agency use Tags. Toggle between viewing all codes available or just the codes you've already selected for the client.