How to reassign a report to another client

How to reassign a report to another client

Kate Wells

IMPORTANT – This user tip relates to an older version of Genovo. Although much of the content and many of the concepts still apply to the current version of Genovo, the screenshots and some instructions may no longer be accurate.


I’ve got a simple user tip blog for you this month but it could still save you considerable time. So, without further ado let’s get stuck in…

So, why would you want to reassign a report to another client?

Well, let’s take a look at a couple of commonplace scenarios and walk through the steps you’d need to action in each scenario.

1. You want to change the client(s) a report is being written to

Example: You may need to add a client because they’ve been omitted, or remove a client that is already linked to a report because they were added in error.

1. On the Genovo dashboard click write / view report.

2. Locate the client whose report you wish to reassign and add them to the Selected Client(s) list. 

3. Click on the view reports link to the right of their name and you’ll be directed to the Report Library for that client.

4. Next, click the reassign icon, as shown in the screenshot below.

You’ll be directed to the Reassign Report page where all of the clients within your Client Library will be listed out for possible selection.

If you’re a user within a multi-user plan and share clients and reports has been activated for you, you will also be able to select another user with your company from the user drop down menu. The screen will refresh, and the clients belonging to that user will then be displayed in the client list below.

You can then reassign the report to one or more clients, within a user’s Client Library. It’s therefore important that prior to reassigning a report you check that the client(s) you wish to reassign the report to are already in the relevant user’s Client Library.

5. Select all the client(s) you wish to reassign the report to, click the reassign report button at the bottom of the page and you’ll be directed back to Write / View Report. The report will have been reassigned, and you’ll notice that the report has been saved to the Report Library of the newly selected client(s).

2. You want to use a previously created report as the starting point for creating a new report for another client because the advice scenario and recommendations being made are very similar to those in the original report

Example: At the end of a tax year you may be recommending that a number of different clients make use of their ISA allowance by investing with the same ISA provider, and into the same or similar investment strategy; and hence it makes sense to use the previous report you’ve already created as the starting point for creating the next report as it will be quicker than starting each report from scratch.

1. Follow steps one to three as above.

2. However, this time you’re going to need to clone the original report and reassign the cloned report to the other client(s), so click the clone icon, as shown in the screenshot below.

3. A copy of the original report will be created within the original client’s Report Library with the name “Copy of….”. It could take up to 10 seconds for the report to be cloned so please be patient.

4. Having created an exact copy of the original report, you can now reassign the newly created report to the other client(s) by clicking the reassign icon as directed in the previous example and as a result the cloned report will be added to their Report Library.

5. Having reassigned the report, you can now change the name of the report by clicking the edit pencil and / or edit the content of the report by clicking on the corresponding report builder link.

Kate’s Key Takeaways

In summary, there’s a couple of key points to remember whenever you’re reassigning a report in Genovo.

  • Select all of the clients you wish to assign the report to, including those already linked to the original report.
  • Clone the original report before reassigning it to a different client if you want a copy of the original report to remain within the original client’s Report Library.

That’s it for another month. I hope this blog has helped you get to grips with how to reassign a report but if you have any further questions, you know where we are.

Further Reading

You’ll find loads more really useful information in:

Of course, if you’re still stuck, or just need a helping hand, you can always submit a support ticket and we’ll get straight back to you.

Written by Kate Wells

Kate loves to help people, and has made it her mission to ensure that all of our customers have the best possible experience whilst using Genovo. She is a perfectionist, in part driven by her passion for sport. She is a keen cyclist and long distance runner, and was a member of the Team GB 2012 Olympic swimming squad. Kate is never afraid of a new adventure. In 2012 she made it through to the last 17 of The Apprentice, and although Kate is still slightly disappointed she narrowly missed out on the TV rounds at the last hurdle, we certainly believe that Sir Alan’s loss has been our gain!

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