In this article, you will learn how to create sub-statuses in Workiz.
What is a status?
Statuses — also known as parent statuses — are conditions you can assign to a job to describe the state of a job’s progress. They are a great way to help improve communication across your team, providing everyone with enhanced visibility on the current stage of a job’s development.
By default, you will be able to assign one of six statuses to a job in Workiz:
- In progress
- Done pending approval
Although you cannot add new job statuses, you can create sub-statuses that exist underneath parent statuses.
What is a sub-status?
Workiz allows you to further customize the state of a job’s progress using sub-statuses. A sub-status is a secondary, more detailed condition that you can assign to a job. It exists underneath a parent status, allowing you to provide greater detail beyond the default statuses on your Workiz account.
Sub-statuses are completely customizable so that you can create conditions unique to your individual business. Workiz does not provide default sub-statuses, but here are some examples of the sort of sub-statuses you can create in Workiz:
|Default status||Example sub-status|
Creating a sub-status
While you won’t need to create a status, you will need to create sub-statuses as desired.
- From the navigation bar, select > Settings
- Under Job Settings, select Sub-Status
- From the Sub-status page, select Add New
- Create your sub-status:
- Parent status: Choose the parent status that you are creating a new sub-status for (e.g., In Progress, Pending, etc.)
- Sub-status: Enter a name for the sub-status you are creating
- Select Save
Updating a job's sub-status
To learn about updating a job’s status or sub-status, please see this article.