In this article, you will learn about the client importing process in Workiz.
Workiz can help save you valuable time by importing various pieces of historical business data — including client information.
Before preparing your client data for import, please note that client information is required in order to import other entities, such as jobs, leads, estimates, and invoices. If you are planning on importing these other entities, you may save yourself some time by omitting the clients that are already included on those files.
If you are using or plan on using the QuickBooks Online integration, you may also save some time importing your clients by simply connecting your Workiz and QuickBooks accounts.
|What we can import||What we cannot import|
Workiz can only accept flat CSV or XLS/XLSX files for importing purposes. A flat file is a plain text file with each row representing a single, separate entity (e.g., one row = one client).
A flat CSV cannot have complex hierarchical structures or relationships between separate rows.
When compiling your data, be sure to create a separate file for each entity. If you are requesting an import of clients, jobs, leads, estimates, invoices, and items, you will need to have six separate files.
Client field guidelines
Workiz prevents the creation of duplicate clients by finding an existing email address and phone number. If your file contains duplicate clients, the number of clients on your file may differ from the number of clients that are actually imported.
May be optional if phone number is provided instead.
Can only contain one email address.
|Phone||Required*||May be optional if email address is provided instead.|
|Service address||Required||Can be formatted into one column or individual columns. Must include:
|Billing address||Optional||Can be formatted into one column or individual columns. Must include:
Must be formatted as "true" or "false," where true = allow billing enabled and false = allow billing disabled.
With this setting enabled, you will be able to close jobs associated with this client despite having an outstanding balance.
If not provided, this field will be set to disabled.
|Ad source||Optional||Must match one of the sources that already exist in Workiz.|
Must match one of the custom fields that already exist in Workiz.
Follow the guidelines below based on your field type:
Client import sample file
For more help with putting together your client import file, please see the attached file below.