There are a number of relationship types you can set up for your client records in Mercury.
Setting up Relationships in Mercury
- In the CRM application, open a Person record and click on Relationships in the left-hand panel.
- Click the to create a relationship between this client and a new client, or
- Click to link one client to another existing client. Enter the client's name in the Search People field, select that record and click Add.
- Select the relationship type from the Relationship drop-down box.
- If you tick the Formal checkbox, each time you create an Opportunity under one of the clients or add one of the clients to an existing Opportunity, both clients will be added together. Ticking Formal will not change existing opportunities.
Note: If the contact relationship in an Opportunity is either Solicitor or Accountant, then the Relationship data will automatically populate the relevant fields in Apply Online when you click the Enter Apply Online Application button. If this data already exists in Apply Online, it will back populate into Mercury when you click the Update from AOL button.
Linking Clients who are married
Married clients are treated slightly differently in Mercury. If two clients are set up to be in a formal relationship (married), each time you add a client to an Opportunity, the other client will automatically be added as well.
Note: This also ensures the married couple's living expenses are not split into individual splits in Apply Online applications.
Dependents can be captured in a few ways. Either from the People>Details tab, or by creating a child record in the People>Relationships tab. Both sections are linked so if you create one, the other will be generated automatically.
Your clients can also record their dependents in the Client Centre, under the My Details tab. This will automatically populate into your CRM.
See this article for more information.