Quantum Collaborate can be accessed from the Tools section in Quantum Cloud.
Click the Tools dropdown and select ‘Quantum Collaborate’.
How do I start to collaborate with my client?
Enter the name and email addresses of the person you want to collaborate with, and select if they are a ‘Client’ or ‘Barrister/other’ (clients will see different ‘client-friendly’ wording where appropriate).
When you are ready to send your invitation click ‘Create collaborator’. This will send your collaborator an email with instructions for accessing their account.
Once you’ve created your collaborator’s account, the Case information and Shared forms tables will appear.
Any data you have in Case information will be sent to the client as soon as their account is created.
Once you have created your client as a collaborator, they will be able to complete and amend their case information.
When the client submits a form back to you, any differences between your and their Case information will be highlighted as below.
When case information data differs, you will see options to accept all or compare the changes made by the collaborator.
Select which form(s) to collaborate on by clicking the ‘Select forms’ button.
A pop-up list the forms you can share - tick the one(s) you want and then ‘Save form selection:
(Note you can add further forms at any stage.)
You’ll then see the form(s) selected appear in the list of Shared forms:
Your collaborator can now begin entering data into the form(s) you have shared.
What happens when my client submits the form back to me?
Once your client has submitted a form to you, you’ll see that it’s status changes in the Collaborate dashboard, showing that it’s ready for you to review:
1. The status of the form will be 'Awaiting Review'
2. 'Accept All' accepts all of your client's changes and and overwrites your version of the Form E.
3. 'Compare' shows you the differences between your client's version of the Form E and your own.
4. When you are happy you have reviewed your client's Form E, and imported any differences across to your own version, click 'Mark as Reviewed'. You can then return the form to your client if necessary.
What happens when my Case information doesn’t match my client’s?
When your client has made a change to the general case information, you will need to accept their changes, which will update your case file, or 'Update Collaborator's information', which rejects their changes and replaces with your own version.
The case information must be matched up before you can continue to review the forms your client has submitted.
How do I compare my client's information with my own before accepting it?
When a client has made changes to a form, you can choose to compare their changes with your own version of the form before accepting the changes.
In the example below, you can see the client has made a change to the date of the decree Nisi.
The changes are displayed underneath the data entry fields showing the collaborator’s data as follows:
Data that is identical in both forms is shown in grey
Data that’s in the collaborator’s form but not yours is shown in green.
Data that’s in your form but not the collaborator’s is shown in red strike through.
If changes have been made to an item in a table (a list of items), you see all the items in the table (not just the ones that have changed), with a description of their status (i.e. ‘Added’, ‘Removed’,’Edited’ or ‘Unchanged’). However within each item you only see those fields that are different to yours, with the differences shown in green and red as described above. (The exceptions to this are the income needs sections where you don’t see ‘Unchanged’ items.)
Any editing you do to your collaborator’s data in this comparison mode is temporary until you import the data into your copy of the form. (This means if you refresh this page, or log out before importing the data, then edits made here will be lost, and the data will revert back to that submitted by your collaborator.)