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Syncing Stratus and InSpired
There are four ways that information goes back and forth between Stratus and InSpiredByYou, two are automatic and two are manual. Here's a short description:
InSpiredByYou Synchronizer - Located on the Tools menu in Stratus, the synchronizer should be manually run any time you make changes to the InSpiredByYou Preferences in Stratus.
Automatic Data Sync - An automatic data sync occurs about every 15 minutes between Stratus and InSpired. This job uploads new prepaid orders, contracts, and Animoto videos. The data sync also downloads new online orders, signed contracts, and favorites images.
Session Upload - The Publish Images tool is used to manually upload images from a single session to InSpiredByYou. See also: Publishing Images to InSpired
Automatic Session Upload - This feature can be enabled to have Stratus automatically upload session images to InSpired based on a specific session status. See also: Automating InSpired Uploads
This topic will explain the InSpired Synchronizer and the Automatic Data Sync. For information on uploading session images, refer to the topics listed above.
Any time you make changes to your InSpiredByYou Preferences in Stratus, you need to manually sync the settings with
your InSpiredByYou website using the InSpiredByYou Synchronizer. Settings you need to manually sync include your company logo and marketing image, tax rates, shipping methods, promotions, price list, payment methods, watermark options, as well as any of the client options you might enable/disable on InSpired. Note: If you've never set up your InSpiredByYou Preferences in Stratus, please refer to Setting up the InSpired Integration before using the InSpired Synchronizer.
Follow these steps to sync your settings:
Any InSpiredByYou settings that have been changed in Stratus since the last time you synced will automatically be selected when you open the synchronizer.
Check any items you want to synchronize and uncheck any items that you don't want to sync at this time.
Click Start Sync.
If you encounter any problems, click View Logs to see the errors and contact StudioPlus tech support.
With the InSpired integration, there is an automatic data sync that occurs between Stratus and InSpired (approximately every 15 minutes). The following items are processed during the automatic data sync:
Prepaid Orders - Any Stratus invoice marked as a prepaid order for InSpiredByYou since the last data sync. See also: Uploading Prepaid Orders to InSpired
Contracts - Any contract added to a Stratus session since the last data sync. See also: Using InSpired for Contracts
Animoto Videos - Any Animoto video that has been added to a Stratus session since the last data sync. See also: Uploading an Animoto Video to InSpired
Favorites - Images marked as client favorites.
Contracts - Contracts that have been e-signed by the client since the last data sync. See also: Using InSpired for Contracts
Orders - Online orders created since the last data sync. See also: Tracking Online Orders