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Adding Projects

How to add a Project

All users are able to add Projects to Capsule and there are several different ways of doing this.

  • Using the Add new button found in the top menu bar

  • From the Project List page you’ll find a dedicated button to Add Project

  • Using the Actions menu on a contact you’ll find the option to Add a Project for that specific contact.

  • Using the Mail Drop Box to automatically create a Project when sending/forwarding an email.

  • From the Project Board using the button to add a brand new Project directly into the relevant Board and Stage.

  • From an existing Opportunity using the option to Add a linked Project.

How to create Projects via the Mail Drop Box

You might like to create a new Project as soon as you send an email or receive an initial enquiry regarding a piece of work. Capsule makes it easy to create a brand new Project directly from your email inbox using the Mail Drop Box.

Capsule will create a new Project linked to the contact that the email has been sent to/received from, using the email subject as the name of the Project and the email is automatically attached to that new Project. When forwarding an email to your Capsule account, you can create a brand new Project by replacing dropbox@ with project@.

It will look something like this: project@12345678.examplecompany.capsulecrm.com

The Capsule user forwarding the email will be set as the Project Owner.

Who is responsible for a Project?

By default, when you add a new Project it will be assigned to you (Project Owner). You can reassign it at any time to another user. The Owner is responsible for the Project and by default will be assigned any Tasks and Tracks created.

Owner & Team drop down with options to select 'assign to' owner/team/me

On plans with access control features you can assign ownership of a Project to:

  • User only - All tasks default to this user.
  • Team only - All tasks default to the user adding them.
  • User within a Team - All tasks default to this user.

How to assign multiple Projects to a User or Team

Administrators can reassign Projects to another User/Team in bulk from the Projects page. To do that:

  1. Go to the Projects page and select the Project List View
  2. Filter or use the checkboxes to select the Projects you would like to reassign
  3. Once happy with the selection, click the 'Assign' button
  4. Select to assign the Project to another Owner or Team.
two projects are selected in the list view and the option to assign an owner is displayed

How to add Contacts to a Project

For every Project you will need to select a primary Contact. Any note or email activity logged against the Project will also be displayed on their contact record. Read more on logging activity on your Projects here.

Project edit page is displayed with an organization and two people records linked. There is also an option to search for other records to add to the project.

As well as the primary Contact, you can choose to link additional contacts to the Project. These contacts will be detailed on the left hand side of the Project and can easily be accessed as a list. The Project will also be listed under the ‘Projects’ tab on their contact record. Any activity logged on the Project such as emails or notes will not be displayed on the additional contact records.

The linked organization record is displayed with the Projects tab selected. Two projects for that organization are listed.

How to add Projects to a Board

Add a new Project to a Board

When creating a new Project there are dedicated fields for selecting the Board and Stage the Project will be added to.

New Project edit screen displaying the field options to assign the Project a board and a stage

Alternatively, you can add Projects directly into the relevant Board and Stage using the button in the top corner of each Stage.

The project board with columns displayed. At the top of each column is a + icon which allows the user to create a new project on that stage

How to add an existing Project to a Board

You can also add an existing Project to a Board and give it a Stage. This can either be done on an individual basis or in bulk.

To do that on an individual Project record:

  1. Open the Project record that you would like to add to a Board
  2. Click the Add to a Board button at the top of the page
  3. Here you can populate the ‘Board’ and ‘Stage’ fields to move the Project into a Board view.

To add multiple Projects to a Board:

  1. Go to the Projects List View
  2. Apply filters to gather a list of the Projects you would like to add to a Board
  3. Click the Move button on the right hand side
  4. Here you can populate the ‘Board’ and ‘Stage’ fields to move the list of Projects into a Board view in bulk.
two projects are selected in the list view and the move button has been selected. A modal is displayed where the user can select the board and stage they would like to move the projects over to