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Same-As Customers in CertCapture

Create a Same-As relationship to share taxability information across duplicate customer records. Once customer records are marked same-as, they share certificate and exposure zone information. Changes or additions to certificates and exposure zones are applied across all linked customer records. This feature is only available for Enterprise accounts.

Warning: Unlinking a customer record from a same-as relationship does not undo certificate changes or restore old certificates and exposure zones.


Create a same-as link between customer records

  1. Find your customer record and then click the Same-As tab.
  2. Review the customer records you plan to link before proceeding. Remember, once a same-as link has been established certificates and exposure zones will change and those changes cannot be undone automatically. Any mistakes could lead to inaccurate changes in customer records that you will then need to fix manually.
  3. Click Add Same-As Customer. Use the Company and Customer Number fields to find and select the customer to link.
  4. Click Link Same-As Customer to finish.
  5. CertCapture aligns the taxability information between the two customer records, including certificates and exposure zones.
    • Other information fields, such as address and phone number, are not impacted
  6. Click the History tab to review the changes that occurred.

Review Same-As customer records in a company

  1. Go to Customers > Same-As Editor
  2. Same-As candidates are listed on the left. Click the checkbox beside a customer and then click Save & Mark Checked to remove it from the list.

Example of a Same-As relationship

  • Customer A and Customer A2 are the same company, but they exist in CertCapture as two separate Bill-To customer records
  • You have a valid certificate for the Company A customer record, and want to apply that to Company A2
  • Once you apply a Same-As relationship to these two customer records, Company A2 inherits the certificates already applied to Company A
  • Company A2 will also inherit any future certificates applied to Company A
  • Any edits made to certificates or exposure zones are also applied to other customers in the Same-As relationship
  • Before removing a Same-As relationship, understand that CertCapture does not automatically restore certificates and customer records to their previous state.
    • Use the Same-As functionality with care, as creating and disconnecting Same-As relationships can result in erroneous taxability information. Any changes to certificates or exposure zones created by the same-as relationship will remain after unlinking.


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