Inspire Planner Settings


    The Inspire Planner Settings page provides you with the option of enabling certain features that come with the Inspire Planner App.

    For both Salesforce Lightning and Classic users, you are presented with the same Inspire Planner Settings page.


    Please note:
    These settings should be enabled/disabled by a Salesforce System Administrator with an Inspire Planner License.



    To Access Inspire Planner Settings in Salesforce Lightning

    Click on the App Launcher and enter "Inspire Planner" in the Quick Find box. Click on Inspire Planner Settings.



    The Inspire Planner Settings Page

    A description of each setting is provided below.



    1. Enable sharing of projects to external contacts - This feature is only available in Production environments (not available in Sandboxes) and requires Streaming API to be enabled in Salesforce. This feature allows you to share projects externally with Contacts in your database.  When enabled, Contacts assigned to a project task are sent an email with a link to the project and they are able to access the project from our external project portal (  When enabling this feature, you will be prompted to grant access our external viewer to connect with your Salesforce org. Make sure you click on Allow.

    Learn more about this feature by visiting this article - Sharing Projects

    2. Enable Start Date for Salesforce tasks - Inspire Planner Project Tasks contain both a Start and a Finish Date. Salesforce Tasks, however, only have a due date. Since Inspire Planner Project Tasks map to Salesforce Tasks, this feature adds a Start Date to your Salesforce Tasks.  You have the option of using the default Start Date field that is included with Inspire Planner, or map it to a different date field. 

    3. Enable Contact task assignment notification - Enabling this feature will automatically send an email notification to your external Contacts when they are assigned a project task. This feature works in conjunction with the Send task notification option under Settings for each project.  Notification emails will only be sent if both settings are set to Enabled.

    4. Enable time tracker - This will enable the time tracking functionality within Inspire Planner.

    5. If Time Tracker is enabled, you also have the option of adding the Time Tracker Visualforce page to other objects in Salesforce.  For example, adding objects like Account or Case will allow users to log time against these records, in addition to their Project Tasks.

    Learn more about this feature by visiting these related articles - Enable Time Tracker for Other Objectsand Time Tracker

    6. Update Status of All Project Tasks from Status of related Salesforce Tasks - will synchronize the status of all Project Tasks with the status of its related Salesforce Task. 

    7. Schedule System Jobs - will schedule and run all jobs related to Inspire Planner (Inspire Planner Beacon and Inspire Planner Nightly Jobs). Click on Start Jobs.

    8. Reconcile Collaborator and Roll-Up Data - will run a system job that reconciles Salesforce Sharing records and Project Collaborators and also recalculates effort and cost data for all Projects.

    9. Global Default Project Setting - allows you to select a Project Template used to define the default Project Setting for all new Projects not created from a template. See related article: Set Global Default Project Setting.

    10. Apply Global Default - will apply the Global Default Project Setting to all existing Project Templates. For more information, please see How to Update Templates by Applying Settings from Global Default Project Setting.

    11. Migrate to Multi Role Assignment Feature - will copy existing values in Project Task Role field to the Multi-Role field. Use this setting if you have projects/templates that already have Roles populated to copy the values to the Multi-Role field.

    12. Update project type page layout definitions - executes system job that will apply changes you make to your waterfall, agile and task list project page layouts to the pages defined in Page Layout Management  custom settings which controls the page layout displayed when creating new waterfall, agile and task list projects. Please see related help article Agile Projects - Admin Guide 




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