Creating Departments
Now that you've created your community and started to invite users you'll want to start creating departments. Learn more below

Accessing the Department Manager

Administrative Panel > Customization > Department Manager

Within this "Department Manager" panel you'll be able to create departments and ranks for those departments, this will be the central panel for deciding permissions based on "ranks", when new, removed, or modified Custom Forms, Calendar Categories, and Rosters will be reflected with available permissions under each rank.
Sonoran CMS Department Manager Panel - Add/Remove/Edit Departments & Ranks
Rank Power will be compared to other users as a global user power, this will be utilized to determine if you can modify other individuals. If your power is higher than another individual then you can modify them, if it's less then you cannot.

Creating Departments Guide

1. Fill Out Department Information

You will be prompted for three information fields:
  1. 1.
    Department Name (Example: Police Department)
  2. 2.
    Short Name (Example: PD)
  3. 3.
    Department Type (Primarily will use Primary Department)

2. Add Ranks

Click the green "Add Rank" button.
This will create a new section where you'll need to specify both of the following fields:
  1. 1.
    Rank Name (Example: Chief of Police)
  2. 2.
    Power (Example: 75) Look above at the blue informational hint for Power explanation.
  3. 3.
    "P" & "S" Buttons (This will specify if a rank can be assigned to someone as a primary or secondary rank only.

3. Assign Permissions

This is where you'll need to assign permissions for the system under "CMS Permissions"
  • "Application Permissions" is for the custom forms
  • "Calendar Permissions" are based on the calendar categories made in Administrative Panel > Customization > Customization
  • "Roster Permissions" are based on the custom records made in Administrative Panel > Customization > Custom Roster Editor.

4. Add Department

Once you've created your department and ranks to your liking with the specific permissions that you would like you will need to hit the green "Add" button located above the Department Information. This will save and add the department to the system.