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WHAT IT IS
Clientbook’s mobile clienteling capabilities integrate with The Edge’s point of sale, allowing you to create automated and scalable personal clienteling interactions.
WHAT IT DOES
The Clientbook integration uses ECon (Edge Connector) to keep data synchronized between the two systems, facilitating the transfer of information in both directions.
In Clientbook, newly added customers are automatically downloaded to Edge. Before adding them as a new record, ECon attempts to match to an existing Edge customer based on email to prevent duplicate entries. Customers originating from Clientbook in this manner are automatically set to synchronize.
Customers that are set to synchronize will transmit some data unidirectionally (one way flow) and some data bidirectionally (changes go back and forth).
Customer information that synchronizes includes: Contact Methods (Phone/Email/Address)
Edge Customer Contact Methods upload to Clientbook.
Contact Method changes made in Edge will overwrite (update) the Clientbook customer data.
Contact Method changes made in Clientbook will import as new Edge contact methods rather than updating/erasing existing.
For example, if you change a customer email address on Clientbook, we will import that change to Edge as a new contact method instead of updating the original value. This is intentional to prevent data loss in the Edge.
Edge Customer Custom fields are found on the Other Keys tab of the Edge Customer Record and can be customized via System Options.
Edge Customer Custom fields can be mapped to Clientbook Customer Preferences.
Changes made in Edge upload to Clientbook and vice-versa.
Acquisition (the first why-in) is the exception. It will upload from Edge to Clientbook, and will download from Clientbook for new customers, but changes made in Clientbook will not overwrite your original Acquisition in Edge
Edge Wish Lists = Clientbook Collections
Edge Wish Lists upload to a Clientbook Collection named Edge.
Supports both stock and non-stock wishes.
Changes made to Edge wish lists upload to Clientbook and vice-versa.
Only changes to the Collection named Edge on the Clientbook customer synchronize. Other Collections are ignored.
Edge wish list items will also appear as Clientbook Products.
Edge Notes = Clientbook Recent Activity
Edge Customer Notes upload to Clientbook Recent Activity.
Clientbook Recent Activity downloads as Edge Notes.
Changes made to existing notes in Edge upload to Clientbook and vice-versa.
Edge Sales History = Clientbook Client Purchases
Edge Sales History uploads to Clientbook Client Purchases.
Sold Edge items are uploaded as archived Clientbook Products.
Edge Service Jobs will also have ‘dummy’ archived Product records created with the details of the job.
Clientbook Messages (Emails/Texts)
Messages (emails or texts) sent through Clientbook download to Edge and appear on the EdgeCustomer’s Activity tab.
This is not related or linked to Edge notifications, though you do have the option to use Clientbook as your Edge SMS provider. Edge notification data will not appear in Clientbook.
In addition to synchronizing data, the Edge/Clientbook integration also gives you the option to use Clientbook as your SMS provider. This means all texts message notifications sent directly from the Edge would utilize the Clientbook backend to send.
HOW INTEGRATION WORKS
ECon is installed and configured on the server at your store. This installation is performed by Clientbook.
After settings are specified, an initial full upload is performed. Depending on the number of customers selected for synchronization, and the amount of other data being included (wish lists, sales, etc), this may take several hours.
Once the initial full upload is completed, the ECon service is activated and will automatically synchronize changes between Edge and Clientbook every 15 minutes.
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For more information on what data is synchronized, or for a handy Edge + Clientbook Integration tip sheet, click the button below or visit EdgeUser.com and type in Clientbook. Ready for more? Take a look around the rest of the site for additional features and tools that can help you empower your business.