Welcome to Apricot! This guide is intended for clients who choose to self-implement in Apricot Essentials, meaning you are not working with our Professional Services experts. Following this guide step-by-step will ensure that you configure your new Apricot Essentials site with all the features and functionality you need to start entering and reporting on essential data.
Apricot Data Entry:
Understanding Programs and Program Enrollment
Reviewing: Prebuilt Apricot Forms (in Training Academy)
Individual Service Plan
Step 1: Edit Prebuilt Forms
Any field that is not gray in the title can be edited. If you find gray ones you do want to edit, let us know and we can help. Feel free to customize and add additional fields for things you’d like to track beyond our templates
Update Lookup Lists
Sites & Programs
Primary Reason for Exit
Class Profile & Attendance
Pantry Service Log (if using this module)
Update Referral Email Trigger
Go to Standard Forms > Under Participant
Edit the Referral form
Update the Email Trigger with org relevant information
Step 2: Build New Forms
You can build a new form for anything not already in the system. Be sure to review available forms in the Template Library as this will provide ideas and starting points for building forms.
Administrator > Form Designer > Templates
Follow along: Using the Template Library
Anything you are tracking about a Participant should ideally be a Tier 2 form underneath to be filled out with each interaction.
Step 3: Programs & Roles
Access to data in Apricot is controlled by Programs and Roles. Customize the existing Programs to match what services your organization offers.
Set up Roles based on the different types of staff that might access your data with what they need to see:
You will also likely want to make sure your form settings put new data in the right programs:
Step 4: Data Entry
Enter Staff/Volunteer Profiles
Create records under Staff/Volunteer Profile
Import existing data from your other system into Apricot
Enter in Referral Agencies (If not using Network Referrals)
Create records under Referral Organization Profile
Step 5: Roll Out to Staff
Have staff register for the Social Solutions Training Academy:
Visit the Bonterra Training Academy self-signup page
Complete the registration information (First Name, Last Name, Email, Language)
Enter the following code: Apricot End User
Demonstrate the data entry process for staff
Utilize the Basic Essentials Solution Design provided below or create your own, as a visual reference for new staff members.