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Adding a Participant to a Signature Group   
Page last modified on Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:46 AM (by Nash DeVita) (initially created on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:13 PM)
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E-Signature Flow/Groups: Adding a Participant to a Signature Group

Note: The setup for E-Approval Flow/Group applies only to organizations who have the Document Authoring add-on module.

To add a participant to a signature group, click Participant for the signature group in the signature group grid.

There are three (3) different types of participants that can be added to a Signature Group: 
  1. Internal Employees 
  2. External Company Contacts
  3. Employee Roles & Groups

For Internal Employees as well as Employee Roles & Groups, you will be required to select the Employee or Group that is being used for this participant.  
The Employee Roles & Groups provides a list of all roles and groups defined through the employee management area of Contract Insight. 
The Internal Employees provides a list of all employees defined through the employee management area including two additional items: 
1. Assigned Employee/User 
     a. This will dynamically assign the primary employee assigned to the contract or solicitation to this participant when the template document package is generated for a contract or solicitation. 

2. Assigned Employee/User’s Manager 
     a. This will dynamically assign the manager of the primary employee assigned to the contract or solicitation to this participant when the template document package is generated for a contract or solicitation. 

Note: External Company Contacts cannot be specifically selected at this point, because we are only setting up a template, and therefore do not know what vendors/customers are going to be assigned to the contract and/or solicitation. These participant entries get saved as saying [Assign on Merge] for the name of the participant. 

All three types of participants must have a title provided as well as specifying if the participant is locked. Is Locked specifies if the participant can be removed on a generated document from this template. 

Note: If adding a reason, that reason displays on the signing portal.

Once all the information is provided, click Save Participant.
Signature Group Rules & Conditions 

Each signature group can have specific rules and conditions defined to determine when the group actually gets rolled onto a generated document package. To begin working with the rules & conditions for a signature group, click Rules from that group’s entry in the signature groups’ grid.

Clicking Rules pops-up a window for managing rules & conditions for a signature group.

To better understand how to use the filters/conditions functionality, lets breakdown the components. In the picture below each of the components of the filtering control are numbered:

1. And/Or Selector: Used to determine if a new expression is being added as an AND or OR condition 
2. Add New Filter Expression: Adds a new filter expression to the list of conditions (takes into consideration the And/Or Selector

3. Add Expression Group: Adds a new sub-grouping of expressions to be used in complex conditions (takes into consideration the 'And/Or Selector' between groups) 
4. Remove Filter Item: Removes the filter/condition from the list of applied filters and conditions
Once the necessary conditions have been defined, click Save Rules & Conditions.

Note: The rules and conditions at the signature group level are a second-tier condition. This means that these rules and conditions are only checked or verified if the first-tier conditions are validated. The first-tier conditions are specified in the Rules & Conditions button the menu (That page is for specifying the rules and conditions for when a template is available to be generated). 

Quick Copy of a Signature Group 

To quickly copy the setup of a signature group locate the drop-down box and Copy Group just above the Signature Groups Grid.

To copy a group, select that group from the drop-down list and click Copy Group. This will create a duplicate of the selected group for this template. The copied group will initially appear as the last group in the sequence and its name will append - Copied to it. Once the group is copied, it can be managed just like any other group. 

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